5 Days Uganda Gorillas & Primates Safari

Day 1: Depart for Kibale Forest National Park
Have early breakfast and start a 5-6 hrs drive to Kibale Forest National Park. The journey takes you through beautiful sceneries of tea and pine tree plantations and homesteads, reach fort portal the district that lies amidst the great mountains of the moon by lunch time. Have lunch at Ndali Safari Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house. If the evening is free, we can take a nature walk or excursion to the crater lakes regions near Ndali and later dine; you will be entertained in some of the cultural dances of the region. Dinner and overnight

Uganda Primates kibaleDay 2: Chimpanzee Tracking.
Have early breakfast and proceed to Kanyanchu Tourist Center for a briefing Chimpanzee tracking. Kibale Forest is a home to 13 primate species, 350 bird species and butterflies. Along the trek in search for Chimpanzees, you will be exposed to other primates like the colobus, Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Olive baboons, Red tailed monkeys, the L'Hoest, Bush babies, Vervet monkeys, giant forest hogs and excellent bird watching. The Guide will provide information on both flora and fauna, thus making the trek enjoyable and informative.
Return for to the lodge; relax as we wait for lunch. In the evening, you can go for a nature walk in Bigodi swamps adjacent to Kibale Forest. The walk rewards you with about 200 bird species, 8 primates and several antelopes. Or, take a cultural walk to nearby communities. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Kibale to Ishasha Sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Have breakfast, drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Ishasha Sector where you can enjoy big game like tree-climbing lions, Leopards, buffaloes, elephants, Antelopes and warthogs among others, reach Bwindi impenetrable forest by late afternoon. This a home to 360 mountain gorillas (half of the world's total population) plus other primate species like golden monkeys, Mangabeys, L'Hoest Monkeys, colobus and red-tailed monkeys among others, mammals such as Forest Elephants as well as over 300 bird species. If the evening is free, you will go for a community walk where you will be entertained in some of the cultural dances of the Batwa (pygmies). Dinner and overnight Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Homestead.

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Excursion
Have early breakfast, assemble at Bwindi park headquarters with packed lunch for a briefing about the Dos and Donts while with gorillas. Tracking can take 2-9 hours depending on their movements. You will penetrate the impenetrable forest; climb steep, muddy and slippery grounds of the jungle till you meet the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. You will stay with these Giant apes for 1 hour for observation and photography. Dinner and over night at Gorilla Resort / Buhoma homestead.

Day 5: Departure
Have early breakfast at the lodge, pack our lunch and start our drive to Kampala. It is 6-8 hours drive and rewards you with beautiful scenic views and wild game, stop at the equator for photographs and enjoy being in two hemispheres at the same time. Proceed and reach Kampala by late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Hotel.


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Uganda with its vast expanses of Birds, Gorillas, Chimpanzees,Lakes and Rivers,overflowing with wildlife, must surely rank as one of Africa's ultimate safari destinations. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (& Mgahinga Mountain Gorillas ) and Kibale National Park are the two not to be missed destinations...........More.......

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