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5 Days Uganda Primates Tour

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5 Days Uganda primates safari takes you to 2 national parks where you will be able to track chimpanzees and mountain gorillas. One of the parks to visit is Kibale, the primate capital which accommodates up to 13 primate species including chimpanzees, monkeys, and numerous species of baboons, among others. And 350 bird species notably the rare shoebill, great blue Turaco and green breasted pitta.
Bwindi Impenetrable national park on the other hand is home to half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking safari is the only way to encounter the habituated mountain gorillas face to face and also to view lots of other forest creatures.

Itinerary Breakdown

– Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale national park.
– Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking. Nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
– Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
– Day 4: Gorilla trekking experience.
– Day 5: Transfer to Kampala.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park.
The driver/guide picks you to start the trip. Go through Mubende with a stopover at Nakayima tree and get to know the story behind this legendary tree. Continue to Fort portal traversing spectacular tea plantations and local homesteads. Have lunch in fort portal & later visit AmabeereGa’nyinamwiru (the stalagmite and stalactite rocks). Witness the scenic beauty of the place and background stories. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Accommodation:
Luxury: Primate Lodge
Mid-range: Kibale forest camp
Budget: Rwenzori view guest house

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park. Nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
After having breakfast, go for chimp pre-tracking briefing sessionat Kanyanchu park headquarters. This can take you half day. This activity also gives you a chance to spot L’Hoest monkeys, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, among others. After tracking, get back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon undertake aguided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders and cultural enthusiasts. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Accommodation:
Luxury: Primate Lodge
Mid-range: Kibale forest camp
Budget: Rwenzori view guest house

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
After having breakfast, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home of the rare mountain gorillas. Drive through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park which is famous for the tree climbing lions. Have lunch en-route and continue to your lodge in Bwindi for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation.
Luxury:Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
Mid-Range:Bakiga Lodge
Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking experience.
In the morning after taking breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while trekking the gorillas. Then start your trekking safari in the forest, the activity involves hiking through the thick forest searching for the gorillas. And when you meet them, you are only allowed to stay with the gorillas for only one hour, and there after descend to the park headquarters for relaxation and having your packed lunch. Return to your lodge for refreshment and evening relaxation on the edge of this impenetrable forest.
Accommodation.
Luxury: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
Mid-Range: Bakiga Lodge
Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp.

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala.
After having breakfast, set off on your journey back to Kampala and have a lunch en-route in Mbarara at IgongoCultural hotel or Agip motel; then proceed on your journey; another stopover will be made at the Uganda equator for final photo shoots. The guide will drop you at your hotel or at the airport for your departure flight.

END OF THE TRIP.

Inclusive

  • 4 WD Vehicle
  • A professional English speaking Driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla / chimp permits
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the tour:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature
  • Flight tickets

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