Chimpanzee Kalinzu Tour, 2 days

Chimpanzee Kalinzu Tour, 2 days

When it comes to seeing Chimpanzees in the Wild of Western Uganda, Kalinzu is the second best choice for seeing Chimpanzees on a Trek after Kibale Forest with a 95% Success Rate in observing Chimpanzees.

Kalinzu Forest – Chimpanzee Tracking is accessible from the Mweya area of Queen Elizabeth Park it is 45-minute drive – this is a National Forest where Minimum Age for Chimpanzee Tracking is 12 and not 15 to the delight of many. Kalinzu Forest is near to Queen Elizabeth Park and chimpanzee trekking here is usually better than in the Kyambura Gorge. You can make Kalinzu Forest Reserve an all-day outing by hitting the excellent hiking trails and birding that are found here in Kalinzu Forest.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve & drive back to Kampala

Day 1
Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Leave Kampala or Entebbe in the morning and drive to southern-western Uganda direction going through Mpigi, Masaka, Mbarara, Bushenyi and reach the park in the afternoon. But along the way, make a stop in Mbarara town for lunch. Then drive and arrive at the park in the afternoon. Continue straight to Mweya Peninsula where there is a dock/pier where cruise ships set off from. Begin your 2-hour cruise on the channel. You will see an array of animals and birds by the water sides. These include hippopotamuses which wheeze and spew simple feet away from the boat; buffaloes hang around in the shallow waters. The shores of the channel harbor several birds like the pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many more. After the voyage, drive to the lodge for a wonderful overnight stay at Enganzi Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge.

Day 2
Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Forest Reserve & drive back to Kampala

This morning we will leave for the 08.00am chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve. Look forward to see a range of primates mainly Chimpanzees that are visibly many in the jungle. The forest has six different primate species including the Vervet Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and many more. The woodland is also known for 414 tree species, 378 Bird Species, 262 categories of Butterflies , 97 Moths plus Reptiles and Flowers. Besides the Forest Walks in search of chimps and other primates, a visitor can as well do research, conservation education, bird watching, butterfly Identification and small mammal viewing among others. After the excursion in the forest, you will then start the journey back to Kampala with a stop in Mbarara Town for lunch. Proceed with the tour and arrive in Kampala in the evening hours.

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