4 days chimps elephants and tree climbing lions.

This 4 days’ adventure highlights search for wildlife, chimpanzee tracking, nature walks and visiting a Salt Lake. It leads us to the Ishasha wilderness which is famous for the rare tree climbing lions and other cats.

Day 1 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2 Game drives and boat trip
Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Ishasha
Day 4 Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

Day 1 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
This morning, you will be met by your guide for transfer to Uganda’s most visited National Park. You are to have lunch on the Mweya peninsula and then begin your adventure with a boat trip on the Kazinga channel which will give you an opportunity to see many animals including; crocodiles, hippos, elephants, kobs, monitor lizards and so on. Also expect to see many bird species including; the marabou stalk, African Fish Eagle, pelicans, cormorants and so on. We then go for an evening game drive in the Kasenyi sector. This is a mating ground for antelopes and there for a good hunting area for lions, leopards, hyenas and other cats. We later check in our lodge for overnight.
Travel time – Approx. 6Hrs
Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation –Kazinga Channel View Resort/The Bush Lodge/ParkView Safari Lodge
Day 2 Game drives and boat trip
We wake up early for a morning game drive to search for the early risers. This is the best time to spot predators such as lions, leopards and the spotted hyena. We then drive back to our lodge for late breakfast and later visit Lake Munyanyange to see flamingos. We proceed to the Katwe Salt Lake. This Lake has been in existence since the 16th century and is responsible for the survival of people in Katwe village. You will see/get to know how local salt is extracted and made ready for consumption and sale in this area. We end our day with an evening game drive in the Kabatoro sector which is famous for large herds of elephants and is also a feeding ground for hippos. This evening, be ready to take a picture of a feeding hippo.
Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation – Kazinga Channel View Resort/The Bush Lodge/PartkView Safari Lodge
Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Ishasha
After breakfast, we prepare ourselves for the once in a life time experience (chimpanzee tracking).You may track the chimps in the Kyambura Gorge or Imaramagambo Forest or Kalinzu Forest; the choice is yours. This activity is a bit challenging but very rewarding, so expect to walk for one to six hours depending where the chimps will be on this day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to enjoy your time. The chimpanzees’ behavior can provide a clue to that of our early ancestors. We then start our journey to the Ishasha sector to search for the rare tree climbing lions.
Travel time – Approx. 3Hrs
Meal Plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.
Accommodation – At the River Ishahsha/Ishahsha Jungle Lodge
Day 4 Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
We wake up for early breakfast and later embark on a game drive to search for some game. Expect to see elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, hyenas, leopards and so on. Towards noon, expect to see the tree climbing lions lazing in the fig trees. We then drive to our lodge for lunch and start our long journey to Kampala/Entebbe. You will be transferred to a destination of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe hence end of service.
Note that Uganda time is GMT +3HRS.
Walking safaris
Boat trip
Game drives
Chimpanzee tracking
Visit a salt lake
Budget –USD 590
Mid range – USD 715
Luxury – USD 880
All Park Entrance fees
1 Chimpanzee permit per person
Boat trip on the Kazinga channel,
Game Drives and game ranger fees.
Transportation in a 4WD Safari car
English speaking driver/guide
All accommodation while on tour
All meals(breakfast, lunch and supper)
Enough bottled drinking water on safari
Contribution to the local community at Lake Katwe salt lake (US $10 Per person)
International flights
Visa fees ( US $ 100) per person.
Drinks besides water and tips
Laundry unless provided by your accommodation
Meals not included on the itinerary
Optional activities stated in the itinerary.
What to pack
Light clothes (for game drives in the warm savannah)
Jackets, hat, sunglasses
Personal cameras and binoculars.
Insect repellent to avoid insect bites on game drives and boat trips
This safari will be confirmed after receiving at least 1/4 of the quoted price, the remaining balance can be settled on arrival.
A flying Air Balloon Safari in Queen Elizabeth can be arranged on request. (US Dollars 380 per person)