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5 DAYS UGANDA PRIMATES SAFARI

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5 days Uganda primates safari:

The Uganda primate tour takes you to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla trekking experience.

Kibale Forest National Park is home to over 1500 chimpanzees and several species of primates. While Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is home to half the worlds remaining mountain gorillas with several groups of habituated Gorillas.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gorilla trekking OR Gorilla Habituation experience
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
  • A guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland
  • Bird sightings
  • Equator visit and Photography

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest & guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 4: Gorilla trekking OR Gorilla Habituation experience in Bwindi / Optional: Batwa community walk
Day 5: Drive back to Kampala

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park
Meet your driver guide and depart for Kibale Forest National Park (+/- 6hrs). Enjoy the scenic views of the local people, Homesteads & farmlands, crater lakes, lush tea plantations as well as views of the Rwenzori mountains on a clear day.
Transfer to your lodge (HB)

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland
Transfer to park HQ for a pre tracking briefing before you start your trek in search of the Chimpanzees. The forest is also home to other primate species including grey-cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, bushbabies, black and white colobus monkeys,  birds as well as flora & fauna.
Spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat as they feed, play, take care of their young and groom.

Later, visit Bigodi Wetland for a guided nature walk with mammals like Sitatunga & Duikers, primates & birds including the Great Blue Turaco. The walk will also take you through the local homesteads.
After, return to your lodge (FB)

Day 3: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Home of the Endangered mountain Gorillas. Overnight at your lodge.(FB)

Day 4: Gorilla trekking OR Gorilla Habituation Experience / Optional: Batwa Trail
After Early breakfast, proceed to the park hq for briefing on rules and safety measures to be observed during the trekking activity.

*GORILLA TREKKING:
The gorilla trek can take anything from few minutes to several hours depending on where they nested the previous night. Once you locate the gorillas with help of your guide and trackers, you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour – take pictures and learn more about their habits.
Gorilla Trekking is unpredictable, and physical fitness is required for this adventure.

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*GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE:
The experience ensures you take a more active role in the protection and understanding of these gentle giants, as you join rangers  and conservationists in the habituation process. This process gives insight into the lives of the Gorillas, & helps you understand Gorilla behaviors & social dynamics. After finding them, spend 4hrs with the gorillas. – This is a full day Experience and physical fitness is needed.
After trekking, return to the lodge.(FB)

*Optional: Batwa visit:
If time allows, take an evening walk to the Batwa community to enjoy cultural & music performances as well as ancient culture demonstrations.

Day 5:Departure
After breakfast, transfer to your next destination / departure. (Breakfast only)
– Drive time to Entebbe Uganda (+/- 9-11hrs)
– Drive time to Kigali Rwanda (+/- 4hrs)
– Flight time to Entebbe Uganda (09:10 – 11:25) – Timings are subject to change.
END OF SAFARI 

 

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