5 Days Queen Elizabeth national park, Semiliki national park and Kibale national Safari
5 Days Queen Elizabeth national park, Semiliki national park and Kibale national Safari offers interesting adventure wildliufe is a leisure safari for travellers who are mainly looking relaxation. Queen Elizabeth national park is located in the western part of Uganda offering the great experience of different Antelope species. Queen Elizabeth national park is home to the tree climbing lions in Uganda. The park is occupied by 2 great lakes – Lake Edward and Lake George which meet at a channel commonly known as the Kazinga channel. Queen Elizabeth national park has plenty of animals and other experiences to be enjoyed while on your stay in Uganda ranging from wildlife, culture, boat cruise to nature walks for bird watching and chimpanzee trekking.
Semuliki national park and reserve is located in Bundibugyo district near Fort portal town adjust to Congo Ituri rain forest. The park is mainly known as home to Uganda’s largest hot springs which consist of male and female with an interesting history. These hot springs are one of a kind in Africa and visiting them is one of the most rewarding experiences in Uganda. Semuliki national park also has about 53 mammal species and over 400 bird species recorded in this park thus making it one of the top birding destination in Africa earning a title of “True birders Haven”
Kibale Forest National park on the other hand as another destination to visit while on this 5 Days Uganda Safari, is one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of natural rain forests in Uganda protecting up to a total of 70 mammal species and 13 species of primates including the endangered chimpanzees with an are coverage of about 795 square kilometres and with the lowest point of about 1,100 meters on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. Kibale forest national park is located in the western part of Uganda in Kabarole district and is the only park where we find the world endangered Chimpanzees and other primate species and also one of the best birding destinations in Uganda with about 375 bird species. Kibale national park is adjacent to Queen Elizabeth national park and it creates a 180 kilometres long corridor between Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park and Kibale national park.
- Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 2: Lion tracking/morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
- Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and visit the Sempaya hot springs
- Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Swamp
- Day 5: Visit Amabere caves and waterfalls – transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depending on your location, you will be picked-up by our company representative/guide who will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. The park is located in the western part of the country, it’s a 6 to 7 hours’ drive with en-routes. Via Masaka road, you will have a stopover at the Equator where you will be able to take photographs and visit the craft shop, proceed with lunch en-route.
On arrival to the park, visit the crater lakes then to your lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay at Elephant Hub Safari lodge for mid-range/Pumba Safari lodge for budget/Elephant Plains Lodge for Luxury option
Day 2: Lion tracking/morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
You will wake up early and head out for a lion tracking experience after which en-route game drive to catch up with the early risers. Explore the Kasenyi sector – a known mating ground for kobs and a hunting ground for lions. While on the game drive, expect to see some of the big four-game including lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, also different species of antelopes, warthogs, and white Colobus monkeys just to mention a few.
You will then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will get an opportunity to see a number of bird species, elephants and buffalos, hippos, and crocodiles at the lake shores. Return and relax at lodge as above
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and visit the Sempaya hot springs
After breakfast, check-out of the lodge to connect to Kasese where you will visit the copper mines, thereafter proceed to Fort portal where you will have your lunch then proceed to Semiliki national park to visit the Hot springs. These hot springs are the largest in Uganda, divided into female and male however they both have a geyser that shoots up from 8 meters holes with a high temperature of up to 100 degrees Celsius. The strength and hotness of the springs are amazing as one can boil eggs and in few minutes, it is ready to eat. The community around the park also visit the springs to perform rituals basin on their beliefs.
Return to connect to Kibale national park where you will check-in at your lodge for late for refreshment and spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse for mid-range/Isunga lodge for budget/ Crater lakes Safari Lodge for luxury
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Swamp
Wake up early and drive to Kibale Forest to the briefing point before you head in the forest in search of the exuberant chimpanzee groups in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. Spend an hour in their presence. After trekking, go for a swamp walk in Bigodi swamp – one of the richest swamps with birds and primates like Baboons, red-tailed monkey, Black and white monkey among others. Dinner and overnight at lodge as above
Day 5: Visit Amabere caves and waterfalls – transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Wake up at leisure, have breakfast then check-out of the lodge, visit Amaberea caves and waterfalls and the crater lakes then embark on your journey to back to Kampala/Entebbe. This is about 5-6 hours’ drive with en-route lunch. The driver will drop you off at your hotel in Entebbe. End of the trip.