Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale and tree climbing lions Queen Elizabeth National Park
Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale and tree climbing lions queen Elizabeth national park take you to two of the country’s best national parks. The first is Kibale Forest National Park, which is well-known for its chimp activities, and the second is Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is well-known for its animal watching opportunities. These two national parks are well-known for their diverse fauna, and Queen includes an extra Kazinga channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George.
This safari might begin at Kibale Forest National Park and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is around 130 kilometers distant. During the dry season, it takes 2 hours to link to Queen Elizabeth National Park; however, during the wet season, it takes 3 hours.
To get the most out of this safari, all you need is a skilled local tour operator that understands what they’re doing. Aga Safaris can plan this safari accurately for you and ensure that you get the greatest value out of it. We can arrange you reservations for lodging, chimp permits, transportation, and professional safari guides.
This safari typically takes over 3-5 days to complete, and the overall number of days depends on your travel budget as well as the amount of days you have on your safari. The more days, the more safari activities that can be included in your tour Itinerary. Travelers who want to go on this safari should book in advance, especially if their travel time is with in the high season of June to September or December to march.
The best Activities to do on While this exciting safari
Chimpanzee trekking will be done on this safari in Kibale Forest National Park, which is home to more than 1500 chimps. Chimpanzee trekking activities can be performed by a traveler only if he / she has a chimpanzee trekking permit issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Kibale national park has one habituated chimpanzee family, which is tracked by a maximum of 72 people each day.
On this safari, the day of chimpanzee tracking will kicks off with briefing at the Kanyanchu visitors center, where visitors are briefed about the various rules & regulations of the chimpanzee tracking safari activity.
Groups of not more than eight tourists are formed and provided with armed ranger guides to lead them into the forest in search for chimps. Tourists are taken to the beginning location, where armed ranger guides lead them via several walking tracks into kibale national park forest.
The effort to search for chimpanzees takes participants to various locations where chimpanzees regularly throw out fruits. The hunt for the chimps takes 2-6 hours, and trekkers have the chance to witness many animal species like as mammals, primates, birds, and flora. When chimpanzees are sighted, trekkers are given an hour to spend with them, allowing them to learn about their routines, take photographs, short videos, and observe them carrying out their every day activities.
Meeting tree climbing lions ln Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth National park
One of the goals for doing this safari is to witness tree climbing lions, which can only be seen in one place in Uganda. The tree climbing lions talked about on this safari may be encountered in Queen Elizabeth National Park ishasha sector, which is situated within 140 kilometers from Kibale forest national park. Tree climbing lions are extremely rare and can only be seen in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Manyara in Tanzania.
During a game drive in the ishasha sector, you can come across tree climbing lions. During the morning and evening wildlife game drives will allow you to witness the tree climbing lions peacefully hanging on acacia trees. You are allowed to snap as many photographs as you like after you see the tree climbing lions, but only from inside the safari vehicle.
Tourists will learn about the various reasons why these lions are distinct from others. Not all lions can climb trees, but those of Ishasha sector can reach the branches from which they rest. Lions that climb trees. Tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector climb trees for a variety of reasons, including avoiding stinging insects, escaping heat, and finding a perfect place to view and locate their prey.
Other things to do While on this safaris
This safari offers a variety of activities in addition to chimp trekking and encounters with tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector. The number of activities available on this safari will be determined by the amount of time available and your trip budget. Nature walks, which may be done in both national park to experience nature on foot, community visits, bird watching, and a boat-cruise on the Kazinga channel of queen Elizabeth national park.
When to go on a chimpanzee safari in Kibale national park and when to see tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabaeth National park
A chimpanzee safari and tree climbing lion safari at Kibale and queen Elizabeth National Park can both be done at any time of year, but certain months are better than others.
The dry season months of June to September and December to February are ideal for this safari since they are characterized by little or no rainfall, short and thin vegetation offering clear views of animals, and good roads going to the park.
Because the parks are always open throughout in the dry and rainy season, chimpanzee tracking safaris and tree climbing lions can be done in Kibale from March to May and October to November.
Budget tourists benefit during the rainy season since lodges and tour companies offer discounts. The wet season is not ideal for this safari since heavy rains affects the trail making them muddy, animal tracks, and roads leading to the park. The undergrowth is lush and dense, limiting views of wildlife and making photography challenging.
Lodges For accommodation
If you wish to spend a night or more in the park, there are numerous choices for lodging while on this safaris in Kibale and queen Elizabeth national park. These accommodations include Standard, mid-range, and luxury alternatives, and where to stay is usually determined by the traveler’s budget. Ndali Lodge, Turaco Treetops, monkey lodge, chimp forest lodge, and Rweetera, Rweetera Safari Park, Kyaninga Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale River Camp, Kibale Forest Camp, Isunga Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, and Kibale Safari Lodge. are among the best accommodation options in Kibale Forest National Park.
Topi lodge, ishasha wilderness camp, kasenyi safari camp, mweya safari lodge, enjojo lodge, ishasha jungle lodge, at the river ishasha lodge, and ishasha ntungwe river camp are among the best lodges we use in Queen Elizabeth National Park.