Uganda Wildlife & Primate Safari – 5 DAYS
SEMLIKI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Day 1: Drive to Semliki National Park
Take a great breakfast and drive to Semliki National Park heading to the eastern side of Lake Albert. Located in the basin of the western Rift Valley, Semliki National Park is among the Uganda’s National Parks with many habitats like Riparian forests and rain forests with very short and tall grass savannah. Semliki is also well-known for its night game drives that help you spot nocturnal (night-time) dwellers like the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged night-jars, cats, hyenas and leopards among others. Semliki is the only place in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night drive. The park by and large offers an abundance of surprises as you never know what you may come across. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge or Kanyankyu Ecological site.
Day 2: Semliki Wild Chimpanzee primates Tracking Tour
Take a cup of tea before heading to the remarkable rainforest on wild chimpanzee tracking. Chimps are typically tracked at daybreak or early evening due to the fact that they tend to disappear in the middle of the day. There are also a number of bird species which are found in this scenic woodland. After an impressive chimpanzee trek, you may in the afternoon relax at the pool or go game drive while you have a glimpse of the dropping sun. Take the meals and spend the night at Semliki safari Lodge/Kanyankyu Ecological site.
Day 3: Semliki Game Drive Safari, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take a game drive as you leave Semliki National Park. The ride will take you through the attractive green surroundings in due course ascending the Western Rift Valley to Fort Portal. After that you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park and reach in the afternoon. Use the remaining time of the day for a nature walk around the Mweya Peninsula, and you will spot animals like the Uganda Kob, bush pigs, bush bucks, colobus monkeys and many others. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Mweya Hostel.
Day 4: Wildlife Tour And Chimpanzee Primate Tracking
Have breakfast and head for a jungle walk in the Kyambura gorge in walk for finding chimpanzees and other primates. Or you may go for a walk in the Maramagambo forest to track primates. You will retire from the walk for lunch at the lodge and then go for a Kasinga Channel launch cruise in the afternoon. This boat trip will give you an interesting look at game like hippos, buffaloes and lots of water birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology.
Day 5: Game Drive Safari And Transfer Back To Kampala
Early in the morning before dawn, you will wake up for a game drive in the Kasenyi track of the park to catch a quick look of the early risers and predators going back to their covers. Retire from the game drive for behind schedule breakfast and then pick up your parked lunch and return to Kampala. You will reach in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Africana, The Lodge or Grand Imperial Hotel.