The 3 Days Kibale Queen Elizabeth package takes us through the two national parks which are relatively close to each other
Kibale National park is found in the southwest of Uganda, it’s one of lowland and montane forest. With an evergreen forest of 766kms in size.
It is estimated to cover up1600metres, it was gazetted in 1932 and formally established in 1993 to protect a large number of the forest area.
It’s an important eco-tourism and safari destination known for its population, it’s a habituated place for chimpanzee and 12 other primates like the red colobus monkeys, rare L’hotse’s monkey, blue monkeys, Uganda mangabey.
kibale adjoins queen Elizabeth park to the south to create a 180km’s long corridor for wildlife between ishasha sector.
It has one of the diversity with elephants traveling from Kibale National park to Queen Elizabeth.
It’s a habitat to different mammals like the red and blue duikers, bush bucks, antelopes, hogs, warthogs, Buffaloes, leopard and golden cats.
It protects 325 bird species including olive, long tailed cock and 229 tree species. some are endangered timbers including the cardia Millen and many more.
In addition, there are ferns and different grass. The forest reserve of kibale under story is dominated by shade torrent shrubs and herbs like the pollia condensate.
The area park’s area is also a habitat for the local people; the Bakiga who inhabit near the park.
Whereas Queen Elizabeth National park is understandably Uganda’s tourist destination, the most visited National park in Uganda with the biggest number of Tourists throughout the year.
It is found south west of Uganda, 400km from Kampala the capital city of Uganda. The park was found in 1952 as Kazinga National park.
It’s a home to 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds. At the Ishasha sector there are tree climbing lions, the parks ecosystem includes sprawling savanna, Hamid ford, shady, sparkling lakes and wetlands which make a unique class for the big game.
Around here, you can have a panoramic view of Kazinga channel where the highest population of hippos is found.
This channel joins Lake George in north east to Lake Edward in the southwest and a nearby forest of Maramagambo which is a habitat to most of the bird species in the park.
The Park is known for its famous volcanic features including volcanic cones and steep deep craters such as katwe Crater Lake which is known for salt mining.
Highlights of the trip
|Tour | Safari inclusive
||Transportation in a safari vehicle, All park entry fees, Fuel, Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, Game drives, Guide, Accommodation fees and all meals, Bottled water|
|Tour | Safari Exclusives
||Tips, Phone bills, Beers or sodas, Any tours not mentioned in the above itinerary, All items for personal use.|
Chimpanzee trekking, Bird watching, Nature walks, Boat ride, Game drive and Salt mining
ITINERARY of the 3 Days Kibale Queen ElizabethSafari Package
Travel to kibale national park:| 3 Days Kibale Queen Elizabeth Package
Wake up early morning for breakfast, then our driver/guide will brief you about the whole itinerary and you set off your journey early morning at 6am.
This enables us not to encounter with the traffic jam and also to reach early at the park. Expect to have a stopover in fort portal for lunch and continue with the journey.
You will reach at the park by 2pm to check in at the lodge and prepare for the chimpanzee trekking at Kibale forest the trail takes approximately 4 hours.
Our experienced guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a short briefing about chimpanzee trekking, meet with the game ranger who will go with you to the forest.
Have an encounter with the chimpanzees as they swing, pant hooting, scream to locate their members, slapping the tree bars, eating, nesting, hunting, displaying their new nests.
This experience with the ‘cousin of man’ is unforgettable. During the trekking you will sight out bird species like the long tailed cock, and many more.
You may also spot out primates like the red colobus monkeys, rare L’hotse’s monkey, blue monkeys, Uganda mangabey. After the trekking you will return to the Lodge for dinner.
Accommodation (optional) Meal plan: dinner [Chimps nest, Kibale forest camp, Primate Lodge]
Day 2 Queen Elizabeth national park – 3 Days Kibale Queen Elizabeth
Wake up early morning to get ready for a nature walk through the Bigodi wetlands. Bigodi wetlands is part of the eastern edge of the forest.
Spot out some bird species including the waxbills, weavers, cuckoos, kingfishers, fly chancers.
You will have a chance to Spot out different types of monkeys like the blue monkeys, red colobus monkeys, see the warthogs, antelopes.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Flora with different species, take pictures and enjoy the trip in the middle of the tropic forest.
Have your lunch at the lodge and prepare to drive to Queen Elizabeth National park with our experienced driver/guide.
Our next stop will be at Queen Elizabeth. Then, check in at the lodge and get ready for the afternoon boat ride along Kazinga channel.
You will encounter with herds of hippos, Buffalos, crocodiles, with a number of bird species, the Kazinga channel attracts a variety of animals, so get ready for the encounter.
After the Boat ride you will experience the salt mining at Lake Katwe for 1 hour with the local people, see how they mine the salt bars out of water. And get back to the lodge for dinner.
Accommodation (optional) dinner, breakfast [Simba safari cam, Bush Lodge, Mweya Safari lodge]
Day 3 : Return to Kampala | 3 Days Kibale Queen Elizabeth Package
Wake up early morning for a cup of tea and get ready for Kasenyi trail where you will spot out different animals like the elephants, lions, buffaloes, Uganda kob, antelopes, a lucky day can be yours to spot out the leopards during the trail.
After an encounter with wildlife at Queen Elizabeth Park, your driver/guide will drive you back to Kampala using Mbarara route.
Have a stopover at the equator where the sun passes in Africa, you might as well take pictures for memories in the middle of the north and south pole imaginary line.
There are craft shops around the equator, you may wish to buy yourself one souvenir.
After this experience return to the road, Drive to and prepare for your departure.