5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Set off from Kampala and head to Queen Elizabeth national park, located on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori in Kasese using the Masaka-Mbarara road. Stop over at Mpambire drum makers and the equator for photographs. Go on to Queen Elizabeth; check in at Mweya Safari lodge/Mweya Hostel/Simba Safari Lodge. After checking in, take some time off to relax, you can either do an evening game drive in the Mweya Peninsula. You will spot buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes and elephants or you can visit the Lake Katwe town with its attractive display of crater lakes. Check out salt mining. Return back t

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

Day 2: Game Viewing and Launch Boat Cruise

Wake up early, take breakfast then start with a game view to Kasenyi plains. You are likely to see black and white colobus monkey, bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes. A collection of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. Return to lodge for lunch; then in afternoon go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel (2hrs) along Lake George-Lake Edward, come eye-eye with gaping hippos, crocodiles, leopards though infrequent. Ornithologists should look out for over 550 resident species like flamingos, red

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

Day 3: Transfer to Kyambura Gorge

After breakfast, proceed with chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00am. Did you know that chimps are our closest relatives? You can easily spot the similarities we share with chimps. Check out more primates mainly Black and white Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkey among others. In the afternoon transfer to Semliki National Park which is just 4 hours drive. This Park is found at the western border of Uganda and Congo Republic next to Lake Albert and covers the eastern part of the Ituri forest joining Uganda and Congo River separated by the Semliki River. Semliki is an ornithologist’

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

Day 3: Transfer to Kyambura Gorge

After breakfast, proceed with chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00am. Did you know that chimps are our closest relatives? You can easily spot the similarities we share with chimps. Check out more primates mainly Black and white Colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkey among others. In the afternoon transfer to Semliki National Park which is just 4 hours drive. This Park is found at the western border of Uganda and Congo Republic next to Lake Albert and covers the eastern part of the Ituri forest joining Uganda and Congo River separated by the Semliki River. Semliki is an ornithologist’

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

Day 4: “Sempaya Hot Springs”

Begin with the most eye-catching item in Semliki, the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting up from an 8m-wide hole at a hot temperature. It’s the largest of its kind in the country. Along the same trail, you can recognize quite a number of bird species like blue –breasted kingfisher and Frasier’s ant-thrush and primates like the grey-cheeked mangabey and red-tailed monkey. Continue to Mungilo waterfall and see more attractive birds especially if you are a birder. Late afternoon go for a boat trip on Lake Albert, an exceptional lake in its own right. Check out the

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS

Day 5: Return to Kampala

Enjoy breakfast at leisure and head off to Kampala not forgetting to stopover in Fort Portal for lunch. This marks the end of this trip.

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARKS