7 Day Uganda Gorila , Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari Adventure

Chimpanzees

Day 1: Murchison Falls.
You will be picked from your hotel and then drive off to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey passes through Budongo forest and enjoy the spectacular views across Lake Albert from the rift valley escarpment. Picnic lunch en route and continue reaching late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Sambiya river lodge / Paraa safari lodge / Red Chilli Rest camp

 

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi Forest.
Early morning breakfast and then proceed for the tracking of the noisy chimps and other primates crashing through Kaniyo Pabidi forest. Take note of the colorful birds squawking in through the forest canopy. The trek will reward you with other primates such as black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. Some savannah grassland species can be sighted in Kaniyo-Pabidi. These include bush bucks, red and blue duikers, bush pigs, warthogs, lions, water bucks and buffaloes.

Return for lunch and proceed for an afternoon launch cruise upstream the falls which takes around 3 hours. Expect lots of Hippos and Crocodiles basking along the shores and others include buffaloes, elephants, waterbucks and about 240 bird species such as Cormorants, Herons, Fish Eagles, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, water ducks, and the rare Shoebill. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Sambiya river lodge / Paraa safari lodge / Red chilli rest camp.

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park.
Early this morning after a cup of tea or coffee, go for a game drive to search for the early risers and the predators in the northern circuit of the park. This drive will reward you with game like Hyenas, Giraffe, Lion, Elephant, Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Oribi and a variety of savannah and woodland birds. Return to your lodge for full breakfast and depart for Kibale Forest National Park, lunch enroute.Dinner and overnight stay in Ndali lodge or Primates lodge or Rwenzori view guest house.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking.
Kibale is a home for 13 primates species and 350 bird species. After an early morning breakfast you will assemble at Kanyanchu tourist centre and get briefed about chimpanzee trekking. The trek takes two to three hours depending on how soon you will be able to see the chimpanzees. The guide will take you through the thick forest and while giving you information about the different tree species in the forest which will make your walk interesting and informative. Other primates to see include the red tailed monkeys, Mangabeys, grey cheeked monkeys and also listen to the sounds of the birds in the forest. You will then return for late breakfast and have your packed lunch then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Relax in the evening as you wait for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge / Simba Safari Camp.

Game Drive

Day 5: Game drive & Nature walk
Early morning after a cup of tea / coffee, go for a game viewing drive which will provide you with excellent opportunities to see Uganda Kobs, Spotted Hyena, leopard, antelope, elephant and then drive back to your lodge for full breakfast. Relax around the swimming pool, and then visit the Baboon cliffs, volcanic formations and Katwe Salt works, one of the oldest salt mines in Uganda for a glimpse into traditional salt mining.
Over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Simba Safari Camp.

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking & Game drive
Have early breakfast and drive to Kyambura Gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive wild chimpanzees, one of man's closest relations. Kyambura Gorge habours the only family of habituated chimpanzees in Africa.Chimpanzee tracking safaris depart from Fig Tree Camp each morning at 08:00 Hrs and in the afternoon at 13:00 hrs. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is unpredictable but the walk is enchanting. Other primates include Red tailed monkeys, Vervet, Black and White colobus monkeys, olive baboons and Giant forest hog. Return to the lodge for lunch and proceed for alaunch cruise on the Kazinga Channel where different animals such as hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and an array of water birds can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Jacana / Mweya safari lodge /Ishasha Bandas.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya or Simba safari lodge.

Day 7: Departure
Your will start a picnic drive back to Kampala after breakfast with lots of game viewing enroute. Have a stopover at the Equator for photographs and reach Kampala by late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

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