8-Day Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari

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Overview:

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari, a journey meticulously designed to immerse you in the country’s diverse ecosystems and rich cultural heritage. Your adventure kicks off with a warm welcome at the Airport where our representative will guide you to your accommodation in the bustling city of Kampala. Here, you’ll receive a comprehensive briefing, setting the stage for the incredible experiences that lie ahead.

Day 1: Airport Pick up

Upon arrival, the vibrant energy of Uganda greets you at the airport. Our representative ensures a seamless transfer to your accommodation in Kampala, providing an opportunity to relax and acclimate to the upcoming safari. An initial briefing offers insights into the cultural nuances and the exciting itinerary that a waits.

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park

The second day begins with an early morning start and a picturesque drive to Kibale National Park. The journey unfolds through lush landscapes, introducing you to the captivating beauty of Uganda. Upon reaching Kibale, settle into your accommodation, a gateway to the park’s rich biodiversity. The afternoon grants you the freedom to rest or explore the surroundings at your own pace.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Cultural tour

Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading to the Kanyanchu Information Center for an exciting chimpanzee trekking experience. Attend a briefing led by experienced game rangers or head guides, where you will receive important information and cross-check your chimpanzee trekking permits. Accompanied by your driver guide, embark on a short drive to the starting point and enter the lush forest, guided by park rangers and fellow trekkers. Engage in an adventurous trek as you search for the chimpanzees’ location, immersing yourself in their natural habitat. Once you encounter these fascinating primates, enjoy an awe-inspiring hour in their presence, observing their behavior and interactions. After the trek, return to the lodge for a well-deserved lunch

In the afternoon, visit the Isunga Community for a captivating cultural tour, offering an opportunity to interact with the local Batooro and Bakiga people. Engage in traditional dances and music, and even participate in learning the unique dance moves if you wish.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and evening game drive  

Bid farewell to Kibale as you embark on a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is one of the most popular tourist destination and it is one of the Savannah parks .it is a home of 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The park is known for its abundant wildlife, reach QENP, check in at the lodge and have your hot lunch, prepare for an evening game drive where you are likely to spot many different bird species and animals’ species including hippos, buffalos, elephants and many more.

Day 5: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

After the early cup of coffee ,drive to the park for early morning risers in Kasenyi plains where you are likely to spot different species for example lions buffalos,elephants,hippos,bush bucks,water bucks,warthogs, topis, giant forest hog, Uganda kobs ,hyenas etc. ,After the game drive, relax at the lodge for the hot lunch.

Afternoon ,go for the boat cruise that will take 2 hours  at kazinga channel that connects lake Edward and Lake George ,the channel is a home to many different animal and bird species, for bird lovers ,this is best place for bird viewing that includes pick backed pelicans,cormorants,open billed stocks,sandle bill stock ,and mammals like crocodiles ,animals like hippos, elephants and many more. After the boat cruise, drive back to the lodge for super and overnight stay

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

Your journey continues as you drive to Bwindi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, a stop in the Ishasha sector provides an opportunity to spot the renowned tree-climbing lions. Upon reaching Bwindi, check into your accommodation nestled within the dense forest, offering a serene ambiance.

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you will wake up early in the morning and head to the park’s headquarters for registration and briefing experience, once at the park’s headquarters dos and don’ts on this experience will be read to you by a ranger. At the headquarters you will also be assigned a gorilla group to trek and hire a porter to assist you, with your packed lunch you will head into the forests in search for mountain gorillas. Looking for mountain gorilla takes about 2-8 hours and when you find them you are allowed to stay in the presence of mountain gorillas for 1 hour taking pictures and observing the behavior of mountain gorillas. You will also spot many birds and other primates, later you will head back to the park’s headquarters for your trekking certificate and go back to the lodge for the x

Day 8: Depart for Kampala

As your safari nears its conclusion, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the journey back to Kampala. A stopover in Ishasha for lunch adds a final touch to the culinary and wildlife experiences. Arrive in Kampala, where a seamless transfer to the airport concludes your adventure, leaving you with indelible memories of Uganda’s extraordinary landscapes and wildlife.

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