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4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Wildlife Safari-Murchison, Chimpanzees Trekking-Kibale

4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Overview

Our 4 Days Uganda Safari is an amazing Uganda tour offering Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park as well as game viewing safaris in Murchison Falls National Park.

Starting and finishing in Kampala, this affordable 4 days Chimpanzees and Uganda wildlife safari offers an opportunity to experience Rhino tracking on foot adventure. This will be done in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary– the only site for spotting wild Rhinos in Uganda.

Following that thrilling adventure, this 4 days Uganda safari will take you to Murchison falls park, Uganda’s biggest park (3,893km²). This great park got named after the world’s most powerful waterfall Murchison Falls found along the Nile within this park.

Murchison park holds over 144 mammal species counting 4 of the African safari Big Five except Rhinos and it holds the world’s largest population of Rothschild’s Giraffes. This park also boasts an impressive checklist of birds totaling over 451 species including the rare Shoe-bill.

While in Murchison falls National Park Uganda, you’ll enjoy a game drive, a boat cruise on the world’s longest river –the Nile as well as an incredible hike to the top of the falls.


Next, this Uganda trip takes you to Kibale National Park to experience a once-in-life- encounter with the endangered Chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

Kibale Forest holds the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa thus, dabbed the Primate Capital of Africa.

Kibale forest national park is home to over 1,500 chimps and besides Chimpanzees, it holds other amazing 12 primate species plus a total of 70 animal species such as the Forest Elephants.

And for bird lovers, Kibale park is home to over 370 bird species counting the elusive Green-breasted Pitta.

Please note that this 4 days Chimpanzees and Uganda wildlife tour is so ideal for time-bad travelers interested in exploring the rich wildlife of Uganda in the short time possible!

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4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Activities

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
  • Tracking Rhinos on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game driving in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruise on the Nile- the world’s longest river
  • Viewing the world’s most powerful falls- Murchison Falls

4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Destinations

Day 1 & 2: Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park

Day 4: Transferring back to Kampala

4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Highlights

Day 1: Transferring to Murchison falls National Park. En route, visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Undertake a game drive in the morning, an afternoon boat cruise on the Nile, and a hike to the top of the falls

Day 3: Transferring to Kibale forest national park

Day 4: Tracking Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park and transfer to Kampala after.

4 Days Uganda Safari Tour – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transferring To Murchison Falls National Park. En-Route, Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

You’ll rise early for a morning breakfast around 6 am from your hotel in Kampala. Later, meet our driver guide and embark on a 310km (5-6 hours drive) to the mighty Murchison Falls National Park- Uganda’s biggest park.

This scenic drive will take you through the historical battleground of the Luwero Triangle, the picturesque lush landscapes of Uganda, vibrant towns, and amazing local markets.

Also, along this drive, you’ll encounter several people going for their daily life activities.

On reaching Nakasongola, you’ll branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary– the only place to spot wild Rhinos in Uganda. While here, you’ll undertake a memorable 2 hours adventure of Rhino tracking on foot with a company of a local expert ranger.

This experienced ranger will share with you a lot of fascinating information concerning the behavior of these wonderful prehistoric creatures.

Please note that a Rhino is among the African safari Big Five– animals that were termed as the most challenging to hunt on foot by trophy hunters.

During the trek, also expect to encounter other amazing animals in this Sanctuary such as Bush-bucks, Uganda Kobs, and some of the 300 bird species. And among these include the Grey-crowned Cranes, and colorful Kingfishers, African-blue Flycatcher.

On finishing this thrilling adventure, you’ll settle for lunch around and continue driving to Murchison falls park through Masindi town and the lush Budongo Forest.

Upon arrival in the evening, check-in at your lodge, relax and have dinner as well as an overnight stay.

Highlight Of This Day:

  • Tracking Rhinos on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Accommodation Includes: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Driving Distance & Time: About 310km (5-6 hours drive)

Activities & Services On This Day:

  • Transferring to Murchison Falls NP
  • Rhino trekking on foot in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Other Amazing Optional Activities On This Day:

  • Enjoy a bush dinner in Murchison falls park
  • Undertake a night game drive safari to spot nocturnal animals such as Leopards, Hyenas, Lions, etc.

Day 2: Undertake A Game Drive In The Morning, An Afternoon Boat Cruise On The Nile, And A Hike To The Top Of The Falls

Wake up early for a morning breakfast around 6:30 am and after transfer for a 3-4 hours game drive in the dazzling northern sector of Murchison Falls NP.

You’ll drive through beautiful rolling grasslands which are dotted with Borassus Palm trees. On this expect to encounter numerous birds as well as game animals such as:

  • Rothschild’s Giraffes
  • Cape Buffaloes
  • African Elephants
  • Lions
  • Leopards
  • Hippos
  • Olive Baboons and,
  • Various antelope species such as Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Uganda Kobs, and Oribis.

On finishing the drive, you’ll drive back to your lodge to relax and have lunch.

Later in the afternoon, transfer to undertake an afternoon boat cruise on the Nile (the world’s longest river) to the bottom of the Murchison Falls.

During this 2 hours picturesque boat cruise, you’ll spot various animals coming to drink along the Nile as well as encountering water residents. And among these include pods of Hippos, Nile massive Nile Crocodiles, as well Monitor Lizards.

Also, expect to spot Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthogs, ad numerous antelopes along the Nile banks as well as some of the 451 bird species of Murchison park. Usually, colorful Kingfishers, Red-throated Bee-eaters, African fish Eagles, Cormorants, Egrets, and Herons are spotted.

Upon reaching the base of the falls, you’ll embark on a charming hike to the top of the falls. Reaching the top, you’ll enjoy the dramatic views of the massive Nile River fighting to go through a 7m narrow gap before plunging 45m along a cliff.

This amazing picturesque area is characterized by a great roar, a white plume of spray, and a lovely permanent rainbow. The area is superb for photo shoots!

From here, you’ll return to your lodge for dinner, and overnight.

Highlight Of This Day:

  • A wonderful boat cruise on the world’s longest river to the bottom of the most powerful waterfall

Accommodation Includes: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Activities & Services On This Day:

  • Morning game drive in Murchison falls park
  • Afternoon Nile boat cruise to the base of Murchison Falls- the world’s most powerful waterfall
  • Hike to the top of the falls

Other Amazing Optional Activities On This Day:

  • Undertake a night game drive to spot nocturnal game animals
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon safari experience in Murchison falls park
  • Spot fishing experience along the Nile
  • Birding watching
  • Undertake a cultural encounter

Day 3: Transferring To Kibale Forest National Park

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast from your lodge around 7:30 am, you’ll check out and transfer 340km (6-7 hours drive) to Kibale National Park.

This scenic drive offers you impressive views of the great Albertine Rift Valley, Lake Albert, Butiaba Escarpment, and the dazzling Blue Mountains of the Congo before stopping in Hoima town.

From Hoima, you’ll continue driving to your lodge in Fort Portal where you’ll unwind, have dinner as well as and overnight.

Please note that Fort Portal (the seat of Toro Kingdom) is one of the most attractive and cleanest towns in Uganda.

It’s situated amid the lush undulating hills, covered in beautiful tea plantations in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon- the Rwenzori Mountains, Africa’s 3rd tallest mountain.

This city also has a strong attachment to the legendary Bachwezi Dynasty which are believed to have been demi-gods. It’s said that numerous scenic crater lakes in Fort Portal are said to have been formed by the supernatural power of these demigods.

Highlight Of This Day:

A very scenic drive through impressive countryside landscapes with rural settlements and village towns en route.

Accommodation Includes: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Driving Distance & Time: About 340km (6-7 hours drive)

Activities & Services On This Day:

  • Transferring to Kibale park

Other Amazing Optional Activities On This Day:

  • Fort Portal Crater Field hike adventure
  • Visiting Amabeere cave
  • Cycling tours in the lush Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Undertake the Fort Portal town tour

Day 4: Tracking Chimpanzees In Kibale National Park And Transfer To Kampala After

You’ll enjoy an early breakfast around 6:30 am and transfer to Kibale National Park the best area for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda as well as Africa. Chimp trekking offers you a memorable experience of encountering the man’s close cousins in their natural habitat.

Science proves that chimps share about 98-99% of DNA similar to that of man thus, they’re considered man’s cousins.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale starts with a briefing at 8 am from a professional ranger who shares with you the dos and do nots of this great adventure. Following the briefing, embark into the jungle in search of the habituated chimp community.

During the 2-5 hours trek in search of these intelligent endangered apes, you’ll spot other gorgeous primates in Kibale Forest such as Olive Baboons, Red-tailed Monkeys, L’Hoest’s, Vervets, Black and white-Colobus, and Blue Monkeys, etc.

You’ll get a golden chance of spotting some of the 370 birds species in Kibale Forest such as:

  • Black Bee-eaters
  • Afep Pigeon,
  • African-grey Parrot,
  • Abyssinian Ground Thrush,
  • Blue-breasted Kingfisher,
  • Blue-headed Sun-bird and,
  • Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, etc.

On spotting chimps, you’ll spend one full hour with them enjoying them feeding, roaming the ground, swinging in trees amazingly, kissing, grooming as well as breastfeeding if any.

Unquestionably, this fascinating encounter will enable you to come to agree that chimps are truly close cousins of man! Visitors are allowed to take photos only with the use of a flash less camera.

Retire from this remarkable adventure and embark on a 326km (5-6 hours) drive to Kampala. You’ll arrive in the evening and this makes the end of your 4 days Chimpanzees and wildlife safari in Uganda tour.

Highlight Of This Day:

  • A thrilling encounter with the man’s closest genetic cousins- the Chimpanzees

Driving Distance & Time: About 326km (5-6 hours drive)

Activities & Services On This Day:

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Transferring back to Kampala

End Of This 4 Days Safari Uganda Tour

Safari Inclusions

  • A full-time experienced English-speaking safari driver guide
  • 4×4 safari van or 4×4 safari Land Cruiser all having a pop-up roof for game viewing plus a functioning A/C
  • Full board accommodation on a safari
  • Park entrance fees to all tourist places mentioned
  • Activity fees for all tourist activities mentioned
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit fees
  • Fees for the boat cruise
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board in the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

Safari Exclusions

  • Fees for international and domestic flights
  • Fees for Uganda Visa
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips while on the safari
  • Extra beverages (drinks) for example alcohol
  • Other expenses not included in the itinerary

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