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chimp tracking
chimp tracking


Day 1       You will be picked up from your Hotel by your Safari guide and depart by road for Semliki Wildlife Reserve; this scenic drive will take you down the eastern side of Lake Albert. Semliki reserve is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley. It is one of the most diverse habitats in Africa with wonderful examples of Riparian forest, gallery rain forest, borassus palm forest, and short and high grass savannas. Chimps exist next to elephant, lion and buffalo as well as the usual western Uganda species. Following dinner we will go on a night drive. This is the only place in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night drive. You never know what you may see. Often the big cats are sighted as well as the diminutive genet and serval cats. Unusual nocturnal dwellers also show themselves, such as the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged nightjars depending on the time of year. There are always surprises on the night drives.
Overnight at Semliki safari Lodge/Kanyankyu Ecological site (FB)

Day 2       An early morning rise, tea in your tent, and then you will go down into the beautiful gallery rainforest to track wild chimpanzees. Chimps are tracked by researchers in Semliki at dawn and dusk, as they tend to disappear in the middle of the day. There are also a number of bird species which are found in this picturesque forest. You will return to the lodge for lunch and the chance to relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquility of the Lodge. In the late afternoon you will go for a game drive, stopping along the way to watch the African sun dip below the horizon.
Overnight at Semliki safari Lodge/Kanyankyu Ecological site (FB)

Day 3       An early morning game drive will give you a different perspective on the park and animals in it. Return to the Lodge for a late, but leisurely breakfast. On leaving Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve, you will drive through the attractive green countryside eventually ascending the Western Rift Valley to Fort Portal. From here we will continue on to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. There over 611 recorded species of birds found here including the martial eagle, black-rumped buttonquail, Verreaux’s eagle owl and African skimmer to name but a few.
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 4       After a cup of coffee, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meter deep. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick for this spectacular trekking. After primate walk, drive to the lodge for lunch and a chance to relax by the side of the swimming pool.
After lunch, enjoy the two hours launch trip on Kazinga Channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild life. Evening drive to the crater lakes region is lovely and splendid.
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 5       After breakfast, your safari guide will drive you to Kasenyi Area of the Park for a sunrise game drive. Here you will be able to see numerous elephants as well as water hog, lion, hyena, Uganda kob, waterbuck and bushbuck as well as the salt lakes. We will then drive back with our packed lunch to Kampala arriving in the late afternoon.




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Quoted price includes;


  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals in the park
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drive
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodges.