Queen Elizabeth National Park including chimpanzees trekking

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June 25th 2014
Published: July 18th 2014
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24 June: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our day started off early as we decided to do the trekking for the chimpanzees in Kailnzu forest.

Once we arrived to find our guides for the trek, we had to split in two groups. Our group was Michael, Lionus, Samantha, Charlotte, Sophie, Dave, Tamara, Nichole, and myself. We started a long hike downwards through the forest. It was slippery along he way but an enjoyable hike. After about an hour and a half we were able to spot the chimpanzees. They were up in the trees right above us, about four or five of them. Samantha got some great photos of them and I had a few. Was amazing to see. We then did a nice hike out of the forest where we emerged from the edge of the forest and were in the middle of tea lead plantations. I have never see tea fields before and here it looks like green bushed growing in lines. We then hiked back to the cars to take us back to our camp grounds. Back at the campgrounds we had a little time to have a quick lunch, and for Samantha and I to do some quick laundry. After an hour we left at 1:30 for our game cruise.

Afternoon game cruise down Kazinga Channelm was filed with hippos, elephants, crocks, and birds. We also went along a fishing village where there were many boats sitting along the river bank.

After our cruise, we went back to enjoy dinner and relaxing at the camp. At night, there were three hippos that came crunching behind our tents. I think Samantha and I were the only two that did not wake up to them.

25 June: Queen Elizabeth to Kabale, Uganda

First thing in the morning, we did a game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park. We saw many elephants, waterbuck, topi, Uganda lob, worthog, buffalo but I actually fell asleep a few times because there wasn't too many animals that often. After about two hours, we left the park area and headed to our next stop, Kabale.

In Kabale we again stop to buy lunch food.

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