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The Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The famous park was named after Queen Elizabeth II of England to commemorate her visit to it in 1954. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a gem in Uganda’s tourist attractions – your 3 days safari will be an unforgettable experience.
The park’s diverse ecosystems comprising of its savannahs, thick forests, fresh water lakes, craters, and fertile wetlands, offer a conducive environment and habitat to over 95 mammals including the classic big game, 10 primate species including the endangered chimpanzees, 600 bird species and various kinds of floral and plant life. This 3 days Queen Elizabeth National Park safari is the ideal getaway for the avid nature lover.
Entebbe International Airport
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Your 3 days Kibale National Park chimpanzee trekking tour will begin with one of our experienced driver-guides picking you from a suitable location in Kampala. You will then embark on your journey to Kibale National Park situated in the South-western Uganda, close to the peaceful Ndali-Kasenda crater area, and within a few hours drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Rwenzori mountains, Semuliki National Park and the Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve.
You will have lunch in Fort Portal town – Uganda’s renowned tourist hub. Before continuing to Kibale National Park, you will visit a number of remarkable tourist sites within Fort Portal; the Tooro palace – the residence of King Oyo, the reigning monarch of Tooro kingdom. The palace”s location on Kabarole hill offers a panoramic view of Fort Portal town and a large part of Tooro Kingdom.
You will also visit the Karambi tombs – the burial sight of three of Tooro kingdom’s famous kings.
Finally, you will may have an optional visit to the fabled ‘Amabere ga nyina mwiru’ – a remarkable cultural site comprising of limestone caves concealing the fascinating features of a woman’s breasts dripping a whitish-milky substance. A traditional Tooro legend has it that the breast-like features (amabere) are Nyinamwiru’s breasts.
You will arrive at Kibale National Park in the late evening, and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Your second day of the 3 days Kibale National Park chimpanzee trekking tour will begin with an early breakfast before heading out to Kanyanchu Visitor Center for a briefing from the park authorities after which you will be allocated a chimp community to track.
Chimpanzees live in large communities of about 100 individuals, and a typical tracking experience lasts between 2-6 hours. You will have the opportunity to watch the chimps go about their daily routine; feeding, patrolling, hunting, copulating, as well as playing and breastfeeding for the little ones. Kibale National Park has the highest concentration of chimp population in Uganda.
After your chimpanzee tracking experience, you will go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary in the late afternoon after having your lunch. The swamp is a habitat to over 200 bird species, and a variety of primate and mammal species including; the various kinds of monkeys, otters, bush pigs, bushbucks, sitatungas, and mongooses.
You will retire to your lodge in the late evening for dinner and overnight. This will mark the end of your second day in Kibale National Park Uganda Safari.
On the last of your 3 days Kibale National Park safari, you will have an early breakfast and then head out to Ndali – Kasenda crater lakes region. The region is a mass of lakes formed from ancient volcanic activity dating back to over 1000 years.
The region offers you a scenic view of the rolling hills, the rugged landscape and thick greenery covering the surrounding areas. It is not advisable to swim in the lakes however, because they have green toxic water and they give off a sulphuric smell.
You then set off for Kampala, on tour way you will enjoy a serene drive back to your desired destination in Kampala or to Entebbe airport if you have a flight to catch. This will mark the end of your 3 days Kibale National Park chimpanzee trekking tour.