Value+ 5 Day Kibale Forest Chimps plus Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari

Posted by on May 30, 2019

Combined Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari

 Moderately Priced Value+ 5 Day Kibale Forest Chimps plus Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari


 Value+ 5 Day Kibale Forest Chimps plus Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari – Combine Chimpanzee Trekking or the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale with the abundant wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park in this moderately priced Safari that takes in two of the most popular parks in Uganda.

This Value+ Priced 5-Day Kibale Forest Chimps plus Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari includes two of the best mid-range lodges, Isunga Lodge for Kibale Forest and Enganzi Game Lodge while you are in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Combine the Medley of Natural Wonders, Queen Elizabeth Park with Kibale Forest where the Central African Jungle meets East Africa. Kibale Forest the Primate Capital of East Africa with 13 species of Primates and more Chimpanzees than any other location in East Africa.


Day 1 – Kibale Forest – Bigodi Wetlands:

Your Moderately  Priced Value+ Kibale Forest Chimps plus Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari begins as we depart your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe at 6:30 am, and we head for Kibale Forest National Park in Western Uganda – a four drive from Kampala and closer to five from Entebbe.

On the way to Kibale Forest, there is an optional stop at the Nakayima Tree, a traditional cultural site where the old cultural methods are still practiced, and people come in pursuit of miracles through traditional practices, locally called witchcraft.

We are headed for Isunga Lodge where you will be staying for the next two nights during your time in Kibale Forest and the Bigodi Wetlands Jungle Swamp.

Lunch

 3 pm guided Nature Walk Hike in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, which is a fascinating place where you have an expert guide with you to point out all there is in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary. This is a fantastic Jungle Swamp, and you often walk on planks above the swamp itself – the vegetation, trees, flowers, plants are so green, so colorful and that alone is worth a visit to Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is the perfect place for Birders, and you will see many species here, including the large Blue Turaco, Brown Parrots and many others. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is also home to many primates including Chimpanzees who come here looking for food, black and white Colobus, gray Cheeked Mangabeys, red-tailed Monkeys and many others are found here. The Sitatunga semi-aquatic Antelopes have also noticed her and often can be seen even though they are quite shy.

This is about a 3-hour hike and nature walk for birders, those that love nature and different settings, primate lovers, love butterflies, and merely the feeling of walking through the jungle.

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

Lodging: Isunga Lodge- Mid-Range Lodge

 

 Isunga Lodge-Moderately Price – Excellent reputation:

A newer moderately priced lodge that gives its guests value plus for their money.  We have used this lodge with great success on our safaris, and our Clients have responded more than positively.

There are six cottages with en-suite bath. All with a very private setting. All overlook Kibale forest, and you can have a sunrise coffee or sunset drink on your veranda, enjoying the splendid view before you.

The food is prepared thoughtfully, and the service is excellent at the lodge, which is reflected in the excellent reputation the lodge has.  None of our Clients staying here have ever voiced a complaint.

There are higher cost moderately priced lodges in Uganda that do not match what you receive at Isunga Lodge.


Day-3 Chimpanzee Habituation Experience:

The day begins early as you head into the forest after a briefing with your Ranger. Not only will you seeing  Chimpanzees but at least 5 or six different types of primates. Then there is the forest itself with its beauty and ruggedness. There are over 200 Butterfly Species, and 350 Bird Species found here.

Kibale Forest is home to about 1500 Chimpanzees and is the best Place in East-Africa for sighting Chimpanzee Tracking.  Things to wear and Bring: A light day-pack, a liter of water, wear jeans, a long-sleeved shirt for protection, a hat is good, light hiking boots and a light rain-jacket. You will need two liters of water and a packed lunch from the lodge

The all-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience that most find quite informative, enjoyable and you are in Kibale Forest from morning to late afternoon with researchers and trackers. Here y

Lodging:  Isunga Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch – Dinner


Day 3 – Queen Elizabeth Park:

 Breakfast  and we are taking a two-hour-plus drive to Queen Elizabeth Park where we are headed for the lodge that you have chosen for your time in Queen Elizabeth Park

Before we check in, we take the most scenic Katwe Explosion Craters drive. Twenty-seven kilometers of scenic wonders. It is the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park with splendid views of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the Western Rift Escarpment with the vast Savannah below, Lake George and Lake Edwards connected by the natural Kazinga Channel – there are about 12 explosion craters, made famous recently by a picture in National Geographic.

Check into the comfortable Enganzi Game Lodge

Lunch

`Late afternoon game drive with Driver-Guide and Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger.  Both have rich wildlife knowledge and understanding of Queen Elizabeth Park. The ranger also adds security on your game-drive. The Ranger is not required but part of our Security that we provide for Clients.

We cross the candelabras euphoria tree studded savannah. The vehicle has a pop-up roof so that you can stand and take better pictures if you use a bean bag, you can steady the camera for better pictures.

Hopefully, you will see lions, leopards, bush pigs, giant forest hogs, elephant herds, buffaloes, various species of antelopes, savanna birds, hyenas, monitor lizards, an occasional rock python and lots more.

Dinner

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Lodging: Enganzi Game Lodge


 Enganzi Game Lodge-$$$:

Enganzi Game Lodge – with that affordable extra added touch Enganzi Game Lodge offers quality and yet is affordable in price.

Enganzi Game Lodge is the perfect base while exploring the scenic Queen Elizabeth Park with its wildlife, explosion craters, the vast Kyambura Gorge, the endless Maramagambo Forest and more.

The tented cottages come with a full bath and have extensive views down the Albertine Escarpment to Queen Elizabeth Park.

We have used this lodge for most of our mid-range Safari clients for over 4 years with excellent results at a value-added price.

Enganzi Game Lodge is also a family-friendly lodge open to children of all ages.


Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth Park:


Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth Park:

A very early Breakfast before or have it after the game drive  – you can begin your first game drive at the crack of  dawn which is about 6:30 am here – that is also the time you can pick up a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger to go with us. Mornings are also a time where you see more of the predators return from their night of prowling, and there is nothing like a Savanna Sunrise.

Each game drive is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours in length, and one is different from the last.

Nothing is predictable but that most likely, you will enjoy yourself as nature unfolds itself as you slowly drive across the savanna.

Lunch

3 pm: A Boat Safari ride on Kazinga Channel with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. At one time, there were too many hippos, and their grazing denuded the surrounding grasslands. Before independence, they would be culled by the wildlife authorities. The locals ate the meet, and after Idi Amin came to power, poachers and soldiers, and again at the fall of Idi Amin, many hippos were shot by locals, rebels, and soldiers.

There are also crocodiles (crocodiles had been absent for a few thousand years but started to show up in the 1950s and have increased in numbers), countless of birds on the shore and overhead and in the water of the channel. This is a pleasant boat ride where you can get some great pictures of elephants, antelopes, predators in late afternoon and buffaloes on shore. Hopefully, you will get an open-mouthed hippo shot with your camera.

Dinner

Lodging: Enganzi Game Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Day 5 – Return to Kampala or Entebbe:

Breakfast and morning game drive through the Mweya region of the park on a game drive in search of more lions,  monitor lizards, elephants, buffaloes, and herds of antelopes.

Stop at the Equator for picture-taking having lunch at the Equator Restaurant that is located right on the equator or one of the other lunch places situated here.

Arrive in Kampala or Entebbe early evening as the 5 Day Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safari comes to an end.

Included in the Safari: All activities and lodgings listed, private safari vehicle, experienced driver-guide, well-maintained safari vehicle. Does not include drinks at lodges such as sodas, beer, wine, no tips, and no laundry included in price.

Lodging for this Safari:  Lodging may vary due to a lodge being booked – we will notify you of any changes and alternate accommodation similar in quality and price.  Such changes rarely occur, they can, however during peak seasons.


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