06 Days Uganda Primates Safari

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Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pickup to Kampala

Pass By: Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
Our driver/guide will be at Entebbe International Airport to pick you up from your flight and transfer to your accommodation in Kampala.

Meals included:
• Dinner: Depending on your time of arrival, we organize additional meals at your accommodation facility
Accommodation included: Cassia Lodge

Day 2: Drive to Kibale forest

Stop At: Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking, Fort Portal Uganda
Today your journey begins from Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Forest national park, with a stop-over for lunch in the friendly town of Fort Portal. The drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. Kibale forest is home to at least 13 primate species including: the Red Tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus Monkey, and the Blue Monkey. The bird life in the forest is also prolific and includes the beautiful Great Blue Turaco. If you are very lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a meandering herd of Forest Elephant.
Duration: 8 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation included: Mountains of the Moon Hotel

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & swamp walk in Kibale Forest

Stop At: Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking, Fort Portal Uganda
Kibale Forest boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees. Today, in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! The experienced ranger takes you to track chimpanzees in the morning or afternoon depending on your choice; in the meantime, showing you the many monkey species that live in this tropical forest. A wonderful jungle trip is the result, finishing in an hour of eye to eye contact with the chimpanzees. We can however never guarantee you to see them, they are still wild animals! Your swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities, and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the Great Blue Turaco!
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation included: Mountains of the Moon Hotel

Day 4: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
Today you drive to Bwindi in the south-western part of Uganda, close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as “the Switzerland of Africa.” You will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains. For lunch you will stop at a local restaurant en-route to Bwindi.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation included: Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Gorilla Tracking

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
Today prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants, the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The Gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas habitat. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation included: Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Day 6: Visit to the Equator – Return to Kampala or Entebbe

Stop At: Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
After breakfast you drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport) with a stop at the equator, the best place for your souvenir shopping. Your driver/guide will bring you to your accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe or to Entebbe Airport (this is only possible for flights leaving at mid-night or later). Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. In case you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Kampala and or Entebbe, please let us know.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast & Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

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