On this 4 day Uganda wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth National park you will have a game drive, launch cruise and Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge. This magnificent park has rolling back ground of snowcapped Rwenzori ranges. Hiking to Kyambura chimpanzee sanctuary is one of the interesting activities not to be missed while on a Uganda safari.
Early morning, your driver guide will pick you from your overnight accommodation. You will be driven to the western part of Uganda in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park is crossed by the equator and has several wet and dry craters.it is also found on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. On the way, you may make a stop at the equator in Kayabwe to take some photos while standing on both side of the earth at the same time. Cary on arriving late in the evening ready for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana lodge/ Simba Safari Camp
Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise
The drive guide will pick you from your lodge and drive to the Kasenyi crater area where several animals feed from. You may drive passed several craters and but the most outstanding in lake Nyamunuka with a putrid smell of rotten eggs. It is the hospital for most sick animals but some end up dying here.
The network of tracks may enable you to find elephants, buffaloes, topis, giant forest hogs, elands, lions, leopards, water bucks, bush bucks, a number of birds loiter in the park like the lesser and greater flamingos, shoebill stork, corncrake, white-winged warbler, pink-backed pelicans to mention but few.
After lunch, embark on an exclusive launch cruise on Kazinga channel that is the link of Lake George to Lake Edward. The shore of this channel are always flooded with birds including the foreign migrants that fly from as far as Europe during the winter seasons. During the launch cruise, you may get to see the biggest number of wild animals that move to the channel to quench thirst. Return to the lodge.
Get up early for breakfast and you will be taken to the Kyambura gorge to see the chimpanzees. They freely live at the floor of the gorge so you need to hike to get them. They live in the 100m deep gorge carved by Kyambura River as it flows across the rift valley floor towards the Kazinga channel. Chimpanzees are similar to humans with genes closer to about 98% of those for humans. They live in communities under the leadership of an alpha male. They normally keep up in the trees during the wet season and the feed closer to the ground during the wet season. Watch other primates like the olive baboons, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and so much more.
Get back to the lodge and relax.
Day 4 Return home
Having enjoyed the fun in Queen Elizabeth National park, get back to your return journey. You may get to see other sites you may have missed the previous day like Visit Ngamba Orphaned chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC)