A 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari is Uganda’s most interesting expedition that allows one enjoy endless species of primates, including endangered and rare chimps and gorillas, the acrobatic L’hoest’s monkeys as well as more primates located in the Kyambura underground forest.
Queen Elizabeth national park is a hub for over 500 species of birds, almost 50% of Uganda’s total bird population, engage in a leisurely boat trip along Kazinga channel, track the tree climbing lions and epic game viewing opportunities in Mweya sector and Kasenyi plains. See detailed plan for this Uganda safari holiday below.
Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Meet and greet at your hotel on this first day of your 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari and leave Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park towards the South western Uganda. A brief stopover at the Equator where you will perform a simple experiment to experience a tropical balance, have a look at the traditional drums, souvenirs crafts as made by locals, have photography moment and proceed to Mbarara.
lunch will be at Igongo Country Hotel before proceeding via the mountainous Kabale town, also known as Switzerland of Africa to reach Bwindi. Bwindi impenetrable Forest is famed for its large populations of the rare Mountain Gorillas, bird life, primate life as well as the incredible variety of flora. Have dinner and night stay in any one cosy lodge in Bwindi forest.
Day 2: Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure
After breakfast on this day of your 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari, transfer to the gorilla tracking information office at the park office for a pre-gorilla tracking briefing by the park rangers at 8:00am. After briefing, the rangers will then lead you into the forest to track an allocated family of habituated gorillas. Start your Uganda gorilla trekking encounter at 8:30am, and this can last for 3 to 8 hours depending on the area where the gorillas are located in the forest.
But the worthwhile moment is spending time as they interact naturally with each other – a pleasing and unforgettable moment. You are advised to carry with you a packed lunch or snacks, as the gorilla tracking time is not certain varying from 3 to 8 hours. Retire from the experience, retreat to the lodge for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning after breakfast on this day of your 6 Days Primates Safari in Uganda, set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Drive slowly though Kigezi highlands reaching Ishasha sector by 11:00 am to have game drives where you may have opportunity to see the tree climbing lions.
Continue to the central part of Queen Elizabeth National Park just in time of lunch. After lunch, you embark on a lifetime experience of boat cruising at Kazinga channel, beginning at 2:00pm and an opportunity to see lots of bird species, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants among others. Dinner and overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in the heart of Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge
After early breakfast on the fourth day of your 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari, transfer to Kyambura underground forest to be briefed about Uganda chimpanzee tracking, rules and what to expect before you head out to the gorge to get up close and personal experiences with the chimpanzees- man’s closest relatives.
There is a 50/50 chance of seeing the chimps in this gorge but even though you don’t see them, the beauty of Kyambura gorge will compensate for that. It is filled with splendor and rich with mammals and other primate species. Don’t forget to look out for other residents like Black and white Colobus monkeys, Lhotse monkeys, among others.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale Forest National Park
After your breakfast on this 5th day of your 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari, a transfer to Kibale Forest National Park allows you to visit the Tooro Kingdom palace for historical and cultural brief; lunch shall be served in Fort portal town before proceeding to Kibale forest National Park. The journey will take 5 to 6 hours from Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 6: Kibale forest chimpanzee tracking and drive back to Kampala
After an early morning breakfast on the final day of your 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari, the Chimpanzee tracking information will be given at the office at 8am for a briefing by the park warden and ranger guides, and after, you will be led into the rain forest in search of chimpanzees.
The primates are very mobile and seeing them is unpredictable but a forest walk is good activity and takes about 4 to 6 hours. The Kibale forest is home of chimpanzees and other 13 species of primates including L’hoest’s, grey cheeked mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Red-colobus, numerous species of birds, as well as butterflies. After this forest experience, return to the lodge in time for lunch and in the afternoon, depart from Kibale National Park to Kampala city/Entebbe airport for onward flight.
End of 6 Days Uganda Primates Safari.
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