8 Days Uganda Primates Safari

This 8 days Uganda primates Safari will start and end in Kampala, taking you to Murchison Falls, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National park and Bwindi national park where you will crown the safari with gorilla tracking adventure.

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP.
At 7:00am, you will be picked from your hotel in Kampala and set off to Murchison Falls National park, reaching Ziwa Rhino sanctuary by 11:00am for Rhino Tracking. After tracking the Rhinos for 1 hour, you will continue to Murchison Falls NP with en route lunch, reaching by 3:00pm. You will then visit the top of the falls where you will enjoy the scenic mighty Nile forcing itself through a 7 metre gorge, pouring down with a thunderous roar. You will then drive to Pakuba Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge/Red Chilli Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise.
In the morning, you will wake up early to go for morning game drives to be able to catch up with early risers like lion, leopard, hyenas, bush bucks, among others before they return to their hiding places. Return to the hotel for late breakfast, relaxation as you wait for lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls, which will reward you with view of game as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 1)

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic journey to Fort Portal, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of the moon. Taking the Western scenic route to Kibale National Park, this journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley. Reaching Fort Portal early evening, relax and refresh at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee Guest house/ Kibale Primates Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge/Crater Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking, and nature walk.
Have an early morning breakfast and drive to the park headquarters for pre tracking briefing by the park warden. You will then enter the forest in search of the chimpanzees where you will locate the them by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. You will see more other primates such as the red colobus, black and white colobus and the red-tailed monkey. In the afternoon, you may go for nature walk to Bigodi wetland Sanctuary. Dinner and overnight stay. (Day 3).

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park and Boat cruise.
After breakfast, you will set off a scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National park reaching early with en route game drive. You will have your lunch and then in the afternoon after lunch, proceed for the launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Different animals that come to drink water at the channel and water birds will be viewed along the shores. Animals such buffalos, elephants, school of hippos, crocodiles as well as a variety of bird species will be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Enganzi Lodge/Kyambura game Lodge/Mweya safari Lodge.

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi NP via Ishasha sector with game drives search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest found in the southern part of the country. On your arrival, you will relax at the lodge while preparing for the gorillas the next day. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp/Ruhiija Lodge.

Day 7: Gorilla tracking and cultural walk.
Early in the morning after breakfast and briefing by a ranger guide, enter the forest for your gorilla tracking adventure. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Tracking may take 3-9 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in their natural wild. You will stay with the gorillas for a maximum of one hour once you encounter them, and then transfer back to your lodge for relaxation. If still early, you may go for community walk to Batwa in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 6).

Day 8: Transfer to Kampala.
After your relaxed breakfast, set off for Kampala. On your way to Kampala, you will have scenic view of mountains, plain fields and plantations. You will make several stopovers to do shopping and photography, reaching Kampala in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel for overnight or airport for departure.

End of safari.
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