Chimpanzee Trekking & Tracking in Uganda

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Best time to go: January to February, June to AugustDecember

5 Nights | from £2,595pp

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Track for chimpanzee and other primates in two of Uganda’s majestic National Parks
  • Enjoy bird watching, boat excursions and game drives amidst spectacular scenery
  • Relax into the rustic ambience and excellent facilities while staying at beautiful game lodges

Day 1 Arrive Entebbe
As you arrive at Entebbe Airport you will be met by a member of the A&K team, who will drive you the short distance to Boma Guest House which retains the charm and character of the original 1940s home, set in tropical gardens with views of Lake Victoria, conveniently located near the airport.
The Boma Entebbe

Day 2 Entebbe / Kibale Forest
Set off for Kibale Forest National Park in the west of Uganda, a drive of around 7 hours. You’’ be staying at Ndali Lodge on a working tea plantation, perched on the rim of an extinct volcano in the beautiful Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region. The volcanic craters were formed 11,000 years ago and have filled with water over the ages to form a series of tranquil lakes. The lodge sits on a narrow ridge with outstanding views of the ancient volcanic landscape. The eight individual cottages have en suite bathrooms and plenty of privacy with views across to the Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park. At night the dining room is festooned with candles - the lodge has no electricity or generators, lending a romantic and tranquil ambience. The lodge is well located for chimpanzee tracking and bird watching in the Kibale Forest, and walking and boat trips in the Bigodi Swamp.
Ndali Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
This 766 square kilometre tropical rain forest is the natural habitat for 12 primate species, and his home to the highest primate density on the planet. You will be guided through the forest by an expert in search of families of chimpanzees and red Colobus monkeys which you will find chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees. The trees, some as tall as 60 metres, form a majestic canopy above the profusion of rainforest life. During your trek you may also come across buffalo, Uganda kob, genet, civet, waterbuck and bushbuck and, if you are lucky, the rarely-seen forest elephant.
Ndali Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Kibale Forest / Mweya Safari Lodge
Set off for the Queen Elizabeth National Park, a three hour drive away, where you’ll be staying at Mweya Safari Lodge. Mweya is located on a peninsula in the heart of the spectacular Queen Elizabeth National Park, with spellbinding views over the Kazinga Channel from every room. The park itself is home to an abundance of game and some of the best birdwatching in East Africa. The Kazinga Channel has the highest concentration of hippo in the world; an afternoon boat excursion grants you a close encounter with these and other game such as crocodiles and buffalo, while experiencing the profusion of colourful bird life that inhabits the area.
Mweya Safari Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park
The superb wildlife viewing in the National Park means you will be spoiled for choice: game drives, boat trips or birding excursions, although the highlight undoubtedly is the chimpanzee trekking in the Kyabura Gorge, on the eastern side of the park, 35kms from the Lodge, where you may also see red-tailed and vervet monkeys and black-and-white Colobus.
Mweya Safari Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Mweya Safari Lodge / Entebbe
Return to Entebbe Airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 6 day suggested holiday will cost from £2,595 per person, based on two sharing, including two chimp treks and private transfer throughout, excluding international flights.

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Fly to

Entebbe

flying time

8 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required

Best time to travel

December - March, June - September

Weather

With a tropical climate, the hottest months are December to February. The main rainy season tends to be between April and May and then again from October to November. Due to the altitude the mountain air is a lot cooler. The best times to visit are Uganda are from December to March and from June to September.

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