4-Day Kyambura Safari

This three-night excursion to the savanna of Queen Elizabeth National Park allows guests to enjoy traditional game drives, a spectacular boat cruise, and a walk into the sunken forest of the Kyambura Gorge, home to the elusive chimpanzee. There are also community projects run by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust in the area, which guests can visit.

Highlights Include:

  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
  • Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Tree-Climbing Lions in Ishasha
  • Boat Cruises on the Kazinga Channel
  • Community Projects in Kyambura run by the VSPT

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Safari Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink staff member will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your domestic flight to Kasese. Upon arrival at Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the veranda that overlooks the savannah plains with the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains in the distance.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (L,D)

Day 2

Opt for an early morning or an evening game drive for the best opportunity to see game. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob.

In the afternoon you can opt to visit various Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust-supported community projects such as a women’s coffee cooperative, wetland reclamation project, an omumushaka dance group performance and much more.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3

The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk itself is enchanting.

In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. The Kazinga Channel is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the waters edge.

O/N Kyambura Gorge Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4

Transfer from Kyambura lodge to the Kasese airstrip. Leave with the morning or afternoon return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your international flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour; Driving 2 hours

Please book international flights departing after 8pm

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Accommodation for this Safari

The eclectic contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge has been converted from an old coffee processing plant and has incredible views overlooking the Queen Elizabeth National Park, the mythical Mountains of the Moon in the far distance.