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9 Days Primates Tracking and Wildlife Uganda involves Birding adventure, Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest, Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi, Game driving, Cultural tours and Nature expeditions in Uganda.

Day 1: Arrival at the airport.

Upon arrival at the Entebbe international airport, our guide will be there waiting for you, pick up and proceed to your hotel for overnight. If time allows you will be briefed about your next trip.
Accommodation: Medium: Boma Guest House (BB).
High Budget: Hotel No. 5 (BB)

Day 2. Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi town. Before you reach Masindi Town, you will branch off to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track the white rhinos in their sanctuary. You will later proceed to Murchison falls National Park for overnight. If time allows do animals viewing stops as you check in to your lodge.
Accommodation: Medium: Pakuba Safari Lodge (FB).
High Budget: Nile Safari Lodge/ Paraa Lodge Deluxe rooms (FB)

Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise

Today you will wake up early in the morning leave the lodge after breakfast or go with packed picnic breakfast and go for game drive/ animals viewing in the Savannahs of Murchison falls where its clear landscape gives you chance to see as many animals as possible not forgetting the tallest land mammals in the world and the largest land mammal escorted by endless herds of Buffalos and Uganda Kobs.

Mid-morning return to the lodge for an early lunch after which you will be transferred to the starting point of the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, this boat is a perfect platform and gives you all chances of birds, mammals, reptile spotting and photography. Expect to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species. You will also reach the “Devils Cauldron” where you will be able to see clearly the majestic Murchison falls. Return for dinner and overnight stay at your desired Lodge.
Accommodation: Medium: Pakuba Safari Lodge (FB).
High Budget: Nile Safari Lodge/ Paraa Lodge Deluxe rooms (FB)

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will travel to Kibale Forest national park. This is a long drive of about 5-7 hours but it’s one of the most interesting and eye-catching journeys as you will drive through places with breath taking views from the escarpments of the East African rift Valley, low lying lake Albert, tea and coffee plantations and the foothills of Rwenzori Mountains before you enter the thick and ever green Kabarole tea estates later the forest covered hills of Kibale will conclude your day and check its worthwhile. You will have your lunch box or hot lunch along the way to depending on the timing of the departure time from the previous Lodge. Dinner and overnight and your desired Lodge.
Accommodation: Medium: Turaco treetops Lodge (FB).
High Budget: Primates Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Chimpanzee trek and Bigodi Swamp Walk

After breakfast, you will set out for the morning briefing of the Chimpanzee tracking activity at Kanyachu the Park Headquarters and later after this, you will enter the forest to search for the man’s closest DNA sharing ape “the chimps”Please take note that recommended age for this activity is minimum 14 years and Maximum age is your level of fitness and ability to walk in the jungle. The experience you will get when you are with these chimps, will enable you figure out the similarities between the Chimps and Man.

This forest is not only home to the chimpanzee but other 120 mammals including 14 other primate species live inside this dense equatorial forest including the grey cheeked mangbeys, Olive baboons, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, Galagos and bush babies which are active at night not forgetting the 370 bird species with the highly searched “green breasted Pitta”and the aggressive African forest elephants. In the afternoon there is a possibility of doing another walk in the community conserved swamp for more animals and bird spotting.

In the afternoon you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route visit the crater regions for scenic viewing. If time allows in the afternoon or late evening do agame drive en route or after checking in to your lodge.
Accommodation: Medium: Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB).
High Budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (Deluxe rooms)/ Elephant Plains Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Game drive and Boat cruise.

Early morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drivein the Kasenyi plains for game viewing where you well be welcomed by Buffalo and Uganda Kob herds, Elephant, Warthogs, variety of savannah birds, on lucky day the big cats are present most notably the lion pride and on a very lucky day the Panthera Pardus “African leopard”. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and later a Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel will be another highlight of the day. This Channel has the world’s concentration of Hippos and on a sunny day you see many elephants coming to quench their thirst on the fresh waters of the Lake George and Lake Edward joined by a natural channel. Relax at the lodge in the evening.
Accommodation: Medium: Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB).
High Budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (Deluxe rooms)/ Elephant Plains Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early morning breakfast check in the park for a game drive or have a full morning at leisure, later we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On our way we pass through Villages that completely survive on small scale agriculture and few business trading centers, the main grown crops are coffee and tea with a few local animal farms, you can visit one of the tea processing factories to have a quick look of how green tea leaf is turned into aroma charming black tea in your cup.
Later proceed to the lodge near the gorilla park where we spend the whole evening and over night as we wait for Gorilla tracking the next day. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.
Accommodation: Medium: Buhoma Gorilla Camp (FB).
High Budget: Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi.

Early breakfast, pick your packed lunch and extra drinking water, you will go for a short briefing at the park offices to orient you on the dos and don’ts’ while you go for this amazing and lifetime experience. You will meet the rangers and guides at the office in company of a group of community entertaining group which tells you the stories of their culture through songs and traditional dances. You will later be briefed, and the next thing is to start the walk to look for Gorillas, time spent in the forest is unpredictable so we recommend some level of walking fitness for about 5 hours or more. For those who feel they can’t make it alone there is a team of support staff who can be hired at a low fee and this is a form of supporting them and encouraging conservation of these gentle giants which are at the verge of extinction and considered highly endangered by IUCN. When you meet them, you will spend an hour with them and come back to the lodge. Today’s highlight is Gorilla Tracking!
Accommodation: Medium: Buhoma Gorilla Camp (FB).
High Budget: Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB)

Day 9: Transfer back to Kampala.

Early morning breakfast, transfer to Kampala by road (Take 9 hours) or by domestic flight to Entebbe from Kihiihi airstrip (Takes 1.5Hours)
End of service. (Enjoy your trip with us in Uganda)

Prices Include: All meals, gorilla permit, on house soft drinks, all transfers, Park entrance and activities mentioned, support staff to the gorillas, full-time English-speaking guide, Customized Safari Jeep / Land cruiser with fuel for the entire trip.
Price excludes, Tips, alcoholic drinks, international tickets, Travel insurance.

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