4 Days Uganda Safari – Chimpanzees Trekking And Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour – Overview
It starts and ends in Kampala, this unforgettable 4 days Chimpanzees and Wildlife safari Uganda tour takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is home to the only wild Rhinos in Uganda.
Here you will get great chances of tracking the white Rhinos on foot and see what a 2-ton animal looks like.
This exhilarating 4 day Uganda Wildlife Safari will also take you to Uganda’s biggest national park (Murchison Falls National Park).
This park is named water the amazing Murchison Falls where River Nile passes through a 7 m gorge escarpment falling 45m down into a pool.
Murchison Falls park boosts 144 mammal species including 4 of the big 5 animals and has the biggest population of the Rothschild Giraffes. And, this park has a phenomenal bird checklist of over 556 recorded bird species including the Shoe-bill.
While in Murchison park, you will enjoy game drives, a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls viewpoint.
You will proceed to Kibale National Park to trek Chimpanzees in their natural habitat on foot. Kibale Forest has one of the highest numbers of primates worldwide. It has over 1500 Chimpanzees with 12 other primates.
This park has a total of 70 Uganda mammal species with 370 bird species including the rare Green-breasted Pitta.
4 Days Uganda Safari Chimpanzees And Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour – Safaris Prime Activities
- Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park
- Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
- Outstanding safari game drive adventure in Murchison Falls National Park
- A boat cruise on the world’s longest river – the Nile River
- Viewing the most powerful falls in the World – Murchison Falls
4 Days Uganda Safari Chimpanzees And Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour – Featured Safari Destinations
Day 1 & 2: Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Kibale National Park
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala
4 Days Uganda Safari Chimpanzees And Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour – Highlights
- Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and en route to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
- Day 2: Do a morning game drive, afternoon boat cruise, and hike to the top of the falls
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Day 4: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and transfer back to Kampala
4 Days Uganda Safari Chimpanzees And Wildlife Safari Uganda Tour – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park And En Route To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
After a wonderful morning breakfast at around 6 am at your hotel in Kampala, drive to Murchison Falls National Park which is about 310 km and may take 4-5 hours.
You will enjoy the panoramic drive northwest through the former battle zone of the Luwero Triangle. This comes with the alluring rural landscapes of Uganda with a lavish green cover, sparse human settlements, centers, and markets where you will see people going on with their daily routines.
Continue your journey driving through the amazing flat stretches of Nakasongola district before en-routing at Nakitooma for a 7km drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda to have wild Rhinos.
Upon your time of arrival, you get the opportunity to track the Rhinos for 2 hours on foot under the guidance of an expert ranger guide. If the Rhinos are a bit far, you may drive closer to reduce the distance of the foot trekking.
During this epic activity, your ranger will tell you more information concerning the Rhinos and how you are to behave when tracking. When you have spotted the magnificent prehistoric creatures, you are permitted to be in their presence for 1 hour.
In addition to seeing the Rhinos, you also have a chance of seeing other animals like Water-bucks, Bush-bucks, and Uganda kobs. And, many birds to over 300 birds harbor within the sanctuary e.g. Grey-crowned Crane, Kingfishers, and Abyssinian Ground Horn-bill.
After, the gorgeous activity, head to Murchison Falls park passing Masindi town and Budongo Forest. Arrive at your lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
The highlight of the day: -Tracking wild White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot.
Day 2: Do A Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Boat Cruise, And Hike To The Top Of The Falls
Have your breakfast at around 6:30 am and after head on a 3-4 hours game drive in the northern sector of the park. You will drive going through the rolling grassy hills dotted with Borassus palms and swarming with notable African Savannah animals.
Some of the Savannah animals include;
|· Rothschild’s Giraffes|
· African Elephants
· Cape Buffaloes
· Jackson’s Hartebeest
|· Defassa Water-bucks|
· Uganda Kobs
· Bush bucks
· Bohor Reed bucks, and Forest primates
There are so many animals and the checklist reaches over 144 species.
After enjoying the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation.
You then set off for an afternoon launch cruise along the significant Nile River to the bottom of Murchison Falls. This boat trip lasts for 2 hours and you will get the ultimate experience.
You will see various animals in the water and those coming to the river banks to drink water. Sightings of Hippos, Nile Crocodiles, and Monitor Lizards are guaranteed. Be on the lookout for Buffaloes, Elephants, and Antelopes drinking water on the riverside.
And there are various birds as well to see since the bird checklist of the park is over 556 bird species.
Some of the notable birds that you will see include;
|· Goliath herons|
· Squacco heron
· Egyptian geese
|· Horn bills|
· African fish eagles
· Saddle-billed storks
· And, the iconic Shoe bill storks.
Upon reaching the base of the falls, you will embark on the hike to the enchanting top of the falls. Here, you will enjoy the sights of the falls and marvel at how River Nile squeezes through a 7 m cliff gorge dropping 45 meters.
During this course, the waters of the Nile River make a rapidly thunderous roar sound and a voluminous water spray. This is a great time for you to pose for pictures of Murchison Falls and after head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
The highlight of the day: A morning game drive and a wonderful boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls.
Day 3: Transfer To Kibale National Park
Enjoy your breakfast at peace at around 7:30 am and drive about 441 km (8-9 hours) to Kibale National Park. You will drive along the striking scenery of the Albert Rift Valley with Lake Albert inclusive.
Other impressive scenery you will see are the Butiaba escarpments and the Blue Mountains of Congo before stopping in Hoima town for lunch. After your amazing lunch, drive to Fort Portal for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
Fort Portal is located on rolling hillsides, near tea plantations in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains and it is one of the most attractive cities in Uganda.
This town is the seat of the ancient Kingdom of Toro and it also has a solid relationship with the mythical Bachwezi Empire.
Many believe that Ndahura the first Bachwezi King retired in Fort Portal in Mubende after he renounced the throne to his son Wamala. And, also, it said that many crater lakes in the vicinity of the town were his creation.
The highlight of the day: A scenic drive through the striking countryside landscapes with rural settlements and village towns.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale National Park And Transfer Back To Kampala
Have an early morning breakfast at 6 am and drive to Kibale National Park. This park is popular for those in search of Chimpanzees (human’s closest relatives with DNA 98.7% similarity).
Kibale National Park is home to 3 habituated Chimpanzee families and trackers and guides are specialists in locating the apes.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park begins with a briefing at 8 am. When in search of the Chimpanzees, you also have opportunities of seeing other 12 primate species.
|· Uganda Red Colobus|
· L’Hoest’s Monkeys
· Red-tailed Monkey
· Blue-tailed Monkey
|· Black and White Colobus Monkeys|
· Olive Baboons
· Vervet Monkeys
· and Grey-Cheeked Manga-beys
You will also see various bird species in the forest as some are unusual and not commonly spotted anywhere else in Uganda. The bird checklist is over 375 bird species.
|· African Green-Breasted Pitta|
· African Pitta
· Abyssinian Ground Thrush
· Afep Pigeon
· African Grey Parrot
· Black Bee-Eater
· Blue-Breasted Kingfisher
· Blue-Headed Sunbird
· Brown Illadopsis
· Cassini’s Spine-tail
· Crowned Eagle
|· Dusky Crimson-wing|
· Little Greenbul
· Nahan’s Francolin
· Purple-Breasted Sun bird
· Red-Faced Woodland Warbler
· Ruwenzori Apalis
· Scaly Breasted Illadopsis
· Western Nicator
· White-Naped Pigeon
· And, Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird
Once you spot the Chimpanzees, you be with them for 1 full hour and you are free to take many pictures though do not use the flashlight.
After hours of guaranteed excitement, drive back to Kampala (326km about 6-7 hours). You will arrive late evening and this will mark the end of the tour.
- Full-time English professional safari driver guide
- 4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C
- Full board accommodation
- Chimpanzee trekking permit fees
- Boat cruise fees
- Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle
- Bottled water
- International &domestic flight fees
- Visa fees
- Laundry services
- Items of personal nature
- Gratuities and tips
- Other beverages/ drinks
- Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above