7 Days Uganda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari
The 6 days Murchison falls, Semuliki and Kibale National park safari is a worthwhile trip giving you a chance to explore the 3 most exciting Game parks of Uganda. All these parks have unique attractions that are very adorable and magnificent to embrace once you reach them. Murchison falls with its most powerful water fall, Kibale rain forests with the chimpanzees & the golden monkeys and also Semuliki National Park with its famous Sempaya hot springs.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Coffee and/or Tea
- DAY 1 : DEPART ENTEBBE/KAMPALA-TRAVEL TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, our representative from Ssemambo Alex Tours and Travel will pick you from the hotel and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. En route, make a visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for your big 5 Experience where you will have an hour of Rhino tracking and another stop will be in Masindi for lunch.
We shall then proceed with our journey to Murchison falls national park, Uganda's largest national park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeests, buffaloes and elephants. Reaching in the park in the late afternoon, you will visit the falls at the top where you will see the magnificent falls passing through the 7m gap with rocks and form the Victoria Nile.Later you will check in your lodge and relax for the evening.
Red Chill Rest Camp
DAY 2 : GAME DRIVE- BOAT CRUISE
you will have your breakfast early in the morning and go for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda's largest national park and be on the look out for the wildlife including lions, giraffes,elephants among others. For any birder their are quite a number of birds to sight during the drive like the kingfishers, standard night jars,herons and more.Later return to the lodge for some rest and lunch.
After lunch, you will head out for a 2-3 hr boat/launch cruise to the base of Murchison falls were you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including hippos and crocodiles and several water birds like he kingfishers,wagtails,herons,shoe bills and many more. Continue with a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls as you enjoy the thunderous roars of the magnificent falls as they make their way through an 8m gorge and falling at 43m to meet again the Victoria Nile. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top of the falls is unforgettable.
Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.
Red Chill Rest camp
DAY 3 : CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN BUDONGO FOREST
After an early morning breakfast, you will leave for chimpanzee tracking within budongo Forest and this takes approximately 3-5 hrs. The forest is as well known for its special Mahogany tree species which are very tall. In addition their are numerous primates including the Forest galago, red- tailed monkeys, potto as well as blue monkey , in addition to several bird species like the yellow- footed eye catcher and the white thighed horn bill. Later you will return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.
Red Chill rest Camp
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK
After your breakfast, you will drive to semuliki National Park situated in Bundibugyo district along the western boarder of Uganda. On the way, you will enjoy this spectacular drive with views of Lake Albert and the legendary mountain Rwenzori ranges.The park has a great location within western Albertine Rift valley region and occupies the eastern section of Ituri forest connecting Uganda with Congo river separated by River Semuliki. The park has got approximately 400 species of birds mainly forest birds. In the Evening you can decide to go for a night game drive through the park. Dinner and over night at the lodge.
Ntoroko Game Lodge
DAY 5: GAME DRIVE-EXPLORE THE SEMPAYA HOT SPRINGS
You will have breakfast,after you will drive to the Toro Semuliki Wildlife Reserve for a chance to catch with early species that rush from their hideouts, animals to see include the savannah elephants, water bucks, buffaloes, warthogs, Uganda kobs, crocodiles and bush babies.
You will return to the lodge for lunch and after set out and visit the sempaya hot springs. These springs have a geyser that shoots up from the 8 m hole, and water is at a high temperature. Hot springs of sempaya have a temperature of more than 100 degrees Celsius with hot surrounding pools and here you will also have a chance to taste boiled eggs and bananas; boiled from the springs along the trail were the hot springs are located, you will be in line to see a number of birds such as the blue breasted kingfisher, and various primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, and the blue cheeked mangabey. later, you will proceed to Mungilo water falls were you will have an opportunity of seeing a number of beautiful bird species which is a great time for birders. Later you will return to your lodge for dinner and over night stay.
Ntoroko Game Lodge
DAY 6: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park while enjoying the beautiful drive south west through Fort Portal where you will have a lunch break. You will have different sights like; the Toro kingdom Palace, Royal Tombs, the mosque, several shops and much more Kibale National Park is famous for its primates like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and L'Hoest's monkey and while on your chimpanzee trails you will see them swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. The park is also one of the great rain forests in Africa and has the largest community of chimpanzees consisting of 1-100 individuals.
Later after lunch , you will take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good sight for birders and here watch out for the great blue turaco, papyrus Gonolek, herons, and kingfishers among others. Other primate species to view include; the bush pigs, baboons, bush bucks and more. Dinner and over night stay at your lodge.
Chimpanzee Forest guest House
DAY 7 : CHIMPANZEE TRACKING- DEPARTURE TO KAMPALA/ ENTEBBE
After an early morning breakfast, you will go to the staff headquarters where you will be briefed about the Dos and Don'ts while doing chimpanzee trekking.After, you will start your search for the chimpanzee within the park and this can take you half a day depending on the movement of these primates. These primates are the closest relatives to the human being and they share 98% of their DNA with that of the human beings. There are other primates in the area like the golden monkeys, baboons,L'Hoest's monkey, white and black colobus monkeys, red colobus and blue monkeys. Other animals to watch include; forest elephants unique from the common type and giant forest hogs. Later on return to Kampala/ Entebbe with lunch along the way and this will end our safari.
Departure Point :
We pick up our clients from an agreed point i.e Airport, Hotel, home of resident.
Departure Time :5:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.