Primate Holidays

4 Days tour

Queen Elizabeth National Park

This 4-day Uganda Safari offers an unforgettable experience at Queen Elizabeth National Park, the country’s second-largest. The itinerary includes a Queen Elizabeth Chimpanzee Trekking tour, providing opportunities to observe diverse wildlife such as climbing lions in Ishasha sector, the big 4 animals (elephants, lions, leopards, and buffaloes), as well as antelopes, waterbucks, bushbucks, warthogs, and numerous bird species. Additionally, visitors can encounter primates in Kyambura Gorge, including chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, and black and white colobus monkeys, ensuring a memorable wildlife and primate adventure.


 Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The 4-day Queen Elizabeth National Park tour begins with collection from your location in Kampala by a driver-guide, followed by a briefing on the itinerary. The journey to the park, lasting 6 to 7 hours, includes a stop at the equator for photo opportunities and shopping. Lunch is served at Igongo Cultural Centre, offering various attractions. Continuing the journey via Masaka, Mbarara, and Bushenyi, passing tea plantations, you arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park. An evening game drive in the southern Ishasha sector allows sightings of tree-climbing lions and Uganda kobs. Accommodation options range from luxury to budget lodges like Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge, or Pumba Safari Lodge.


 Day 2: Morning game drive (lion tracking) and afternoon Boat cruise.

On the second day of the 4-day Queen Elizabeth National Park tour, you’ll start with breakfast before embarking on a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains, featuring lion tracking to spot these majestic creatures. The drive offers sightings of leopards, elephants, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, and various bird species. After the game drive, you’ll return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an afternoon excursion—a canoe cruise on the Kazinga Channel, linking Lake George and Lake Edward. This cruise presents opportunities to observe elephants, hippos, Nile crocodiles, and diverse birdlife such as pelicans and fish eagles. The cruise lasts approximately two to three hours before returning to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay. Accommodation options include Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge (moderate), and Pumba Safari Lodge (budget).


 Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge.

The third day of the four-day Queen Elizabeth Chimpanzee Trekking Tour begins with an early breakfast followed by a journey to Kyambura Gorge, known as the valley of primates, in the eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Participants will receive a briefing on chimpanzee trekking before embarking on a guided jungle trek accompanied by an armed ranger. Alongside chimpanzees, visitors may encounter other primates like red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, baboons, and vervet monkeys, as well as various bird species during the two to three-hour trek. After trekking, guests return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later in the day, the itinerary includes a visit to the crater lakes, including Lake Katwe where locals extract rock salt for sale. Additionally, participants can explore Lake Munyanyange, renowned for its avian species such as flamingos and black-winged stilts. The day concludes with dinner and overnight accommodations at a choice of lodges including Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Queen Elizabeth Safari Lodge, Park View Safari Lodge (moderate), or Pumba Safari Lodge (budget).


 Day 4: Departure to Kampala.

On the fourth day of the four-day Queen Elizabeth Chimpanzee Trekking Tour, following breakfast and check-out, you’ll embark on a morning game drive in the park with your guide to catch a glimpse of any animals missed the previous day. The game drive lasts around three hours before you head back to Kampala City. En route, you’ll pass through tea plantations and enjoy lunch in Fort Portal. Continuing your journey via Mubende, you’ll arrive in Kampala in the early evening, where your driver-guide will drop you off at Entebbe Airport or any other preferred location, depending on your travel arrangements.