Price 3700$ per person sharing a room
This 9 days Uganda – primates safaris in Uganda gives you the feel of these closest cousins of man, it takes you to western and south western Uganda giving you the opportunity to track habituated chimps, these delightful apes, more closely related to man than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The trip further goes to Uganda’s ancient rainforest and the home of roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the gentle giants is surely the most exciting wildlife encounter any Uganda African safari can offer.
Arrival for this Uganda Primate safari having a major focus on Gorillas and Chimps with an overnight at Cassia or Sojovalo Hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Fort Portal with a stop over for lunch en-route. Relax at your hotel in the afternoon. As we transfer there will be numerous stopovers in search for various African primate species like the Black and white collobus, the red collobus, Uganda Red tailed, Varvet, Blue and L’hoests monkey, grey cheeked mangabey among others. Tusk your safari guide to explain and bring the Uganda cultures and way of lifestyle of the people and the ways of life from the dome shaped grass thatched houses to the farming systems. Overnight at Mountains Of The Moon, Chimpanzee Guest House or Rwenzori View Guest House.
Kibale Forest is home to about 13 primate species, making it the most diversely endowed tropical forest in Uganda, Africa and perhaps the whole world, most of which are diurnal and a few nocturnal species. After Breakfast go for chimpanzee tracking. This African primate safari with both chimp and gorilla tracking will also let you see other primates including l’hoestes, red colobus, blue red tailed and gray cheeked mangabey. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest, flora and fauna. Afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, see other mammals and primates with enhanced views of the rare red Columbus monkey and the shy sitatunga an antelope species adopted to the wetlands.
Depart Fort Portal in the morning after breakfast and go through Uganda’s beautiful scenic areas which will produce the scenic views of the Mountains of the moon- among the highest in Uganda. Have a stop over at the Equator en-route. Proceed to the second largest National Park in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an optional evening game drive where you can choose either to do the crater drive or a game safari in search of savanna wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight if staying at Mweya Safari or else check in at Kasenyi Safari Camp, Enganzi Lodge or Kingfisher Safari Resort.
After an early Breakfast we’ll go for a morning game safari in the Park. Expect to see the famous Big Four; African Elephant, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard on lucky mornings. expect antelopes like the Bush and Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas, do not undermine the skies as they are a great habitat of several large bird species and the beautiful Euphobia which at times house the elusive Leopard. In the afternoon we’ll take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel and you will appreciate the scores of Hippos, Buffaloes, and Crocodiles close to the waterside. There is a variety of bird species and other migratory species ranging from the small kingfishers to great Pelicans and Giant herons. later in the evening Embark on a game safari looking for Elephants, Lions, Buffalo, Bush Buck as we drive back late in the evening, we keep our spot lights in the open looking out for nightjars and other nocturnal mammals like the Leopard, Serval Cat and much more.
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where the gorilla lives by driving through the ‘Switzerland of Africa an area known as Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. Pass through Ishasha where if lucky we shall have an opportunity to see the tree climbing lions or take the alternative route through the cultivated area. Overnight at Gorilla Haven, Bakiga lodge, Rushaga gorilla camp
Go for gorilla tracking walking up steeply in the dense rain forest through different trails crisscrossed by animals allowing access to tourists. Gorilla tracking is an inspiring and wonderful adventure for any African safari which one can’t afford to miss. The Gorillas are peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.
After breakfast, we drive to Lake Mburo National Park. After a wonderful encounter with these Uganda large primates – the Gorillas, we shall enter lake Mburo with game safari today which might enable us to see the zebras, topis, elands, impalas, buffaloes etc. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Eagle’s nest lodge, Mihingo lodge or Arcadia Cottages.
After an early morning breakfast, we transfer to Kampala, a stop over at Mpambire Royal Drum Makers where we shall be able to have a view of the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations. There will also be time to stop at the Equator for photographs. Drive to Entebbe International Airport arriving in time ready to catch your flight back home. End of our Uganda Gorilla tracking Safari
This Uganda Safari includes:
– All meals and accommodation mentioned in the Itinerary and as indicated
– Mineral water per person per day
– All entrance fees required
– Professional driver/safar guide Germany or English speaking
– All activities chosen at the destination areas
– All ground transportation in 4WD vehicle, also air port pick up and drop offs where need beThey exclude:
– Charter fees and air tickets
– Telephone calls
– Internet fees and any other items of a personal nature
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