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This 5 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari starts and ends in Kampala, Uganda and it takes you to take part in tracking chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park and mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda and it’s one of the greatest rain forests in Africa. It has an altitude of 3,300 meters above the sea level. This national park is famous for the chimpanzees and many other primate species. Each community of chimpanzees has over 100 individuals and each group has got a complicated social structure. Each group has got an adult male and this one is responsible for dominating and defending the group against any incursions by the other male outsiders. Contact us to book this Uganda primate tracking safari.

5 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari

Day 1: Kampala – Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park:

Our tour guide/driver will pick you from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala and take you on a scenic drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale Forest National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Take an afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for an outstanding cultural visit and explore the tea estate. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Options:

Ndali Lodge | Primate Lodge | Kyaninga Lodge | Chimpanzee Forest Guest | Kibale Forest Camp

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Wetland Swamp

Early in the morning after taking breakfast, you will go to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking. By 8:00am, you will be starting your search for the chimpanzees within the park. These primates are the closest relatives to the human being and they share 98% of the human DNA. There are also many other primate species which will be seen along with the chimpanzees and these include; the L’Hoest monkeys, golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey, red tailed monkeys, the bush babies, and many bird species which include; green breasted pitta, rumped tinker bird, yellow spotted nicator, the green breasted pitta among many others.

In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant hooting calls. You will observe them as they feed, play as well as socializing with each other.

Later in the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi swamp which is also good for watching primates and birds. It’s mainly maintained by the local people and they earn a living from there. You will enjoy many bird species here including; the great blue turaco, and many more, the other primate species to view here include; the baboons, mongoose, otters, bush pigs as well as the bush bucks. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Options:

Ndali Lodge | Primate Lodge | Kyaninga Lodge | Chimpanzee Forest Guest | Kibale Forest Camp

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, drive directly to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector were you will view many tree climbing lions if you are lucky. This is one of the very few places in Africa where you will view tree climbing lions. You will also view many animals including; the monkeys, birds, Kobs, antelopes etc. You will arrive at the lodge in Bwindi in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will take a guided nature walk where you may see a number of animals including; monkeys, elephants, birds etc. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Options:

High End / Luxury facilities:  Gorilla Forest Camp | Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Springs |Trackers Lodge

Mid Range / Moderate facilities: Engagi Gorilla Lodge | Silverback Lodge |Chameleon Hill Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Low facilities: Buhoma Haven Lodge | Buhoma Community Bandas | Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your early morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters to have a briefing about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi. The rangers will then accompany you to the rain forest to start your search for the gentle giants. This walk can sometimes be tough and it needs someone so strong. Trekkers are always advised to carry their rain coats and boots because the weather there is always unpredictable. There are also some potters who always help with the carrying of the luggage on behalf of the visitors but at a small cost. Once you locate the gorillas, you will be allowed up to one hour with them as you watch them move up and about. After your trek, return to the lodge for your lunch and in the afternoon, you may opt to visit the Batwa community to enjoy some cultural performances before retiring at your lodge.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation Options:

High End / Luxury facilities:  Gorilla Forest Camp | Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Springs |Trackers Lodge.

Mid Range / Moderate facilities: Engagi Gorilla Lodge | Silverback Lodge |Chameleon Hill Lodge| Gorilla Mist Camp.

Budget / Low facilities: Buhoma Haven Lodge | Buhoma Community Bandas | Gorilla Valley Lodge.

Day 5: Return to Kampala

You will have an early morning breakfast and embark on a 9 hour journey back to Kampala City. You will make a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre Mbarara for lunch and learn about the Ankole culture of Western Uganda. You will make another stopover at the Equator crossing for some epic photography and to buy souvenirs to take back home if you so wish. After that, you will proceed to Kampala and arrive in the late afternoon. If you have a departure flight that evening, you will be transferred to the airport to catch up with your flight.

End of 5 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari.

The 5 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari includes;

  • Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking permits.
  • Full board accommodation.
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water while on safari.

However, the 5 Days Uganda Primate Tracking Safari excludes expenses of personal nature like; Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.

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