9 DAYS PRIMATES SAFARI UGANDA
DAY 1: NGAMBA ISLAND
Visit to the chimpanzees’ island and sanctuary! You will be taken to Uganda Wildlife education Centre formerly Entebbe Zoo for a visit and then briefing before you board your boat from Entebbe to Ngamba Island . Along the ride , you will be guided along and then passby the equator whilst on the boat to Ngamba Island . On arrival at Ngamba Chimpanzee sanctuary, you will be briefed by the duty caregiver about how these orphaned chimps were brought to the Island and then later it is chimps feeding time! You will then view chimpanzees being fed on the visitors’ plat form. Take photograph these fascinating apes in their natural environment from only a few metres away! In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe and return to your hotel an over night at either
Budget – Executive Airport Guest house / Central Inn Hotel
Standard – Boma Guest House
Luxury – Imperial Botanical beach hotel / Imperial resort beach hotel or Lake Victoria Windsor Hotel
DAY2: ENTEBBE – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Have break-fast and drive westwards towards Fort Portal. From Fort Portal , proceed to Kibale National Park for a stay within the tropical forest. Fortportal rests in the silhouette of the enchanted Mountains of the Moon and is well know for the many tea plantations. With its verdant tropical rainforest and fascinating diversity of animals, Kibale National park is one of the magnificent and marvelous forests in Uganda. Indeed, the forest is worth protecting because it is a home to the largest number of Man’s closet relatives the Chimpanzees! Dinner and overnight at;
Budget – Chimps nest Camp
Standard - Rwenzori View Guest House
Luxury – Primate Lodge Kibale/ Ndali Lodge/ Mountains of the moon Lodge
DAY 3: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK & BIGODI SWAMP
Today we assemble at Kanyankyu River Camp at 0800 hours as we prepare for the Chimpanzee walk. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. Take lunch and then move to Bigodi swamp for your nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and takes approximately two hours. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and Flora. Overnight at the lodge of your budget .
DAY 4: TO- QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
In this morning as we drive towards Queen Elizabeth, we will take a visit to the crater Lakes region then after continue to Queen Elizabeth national park. It is a marvelous route with a beautiful panorama via Kasese, with the green valley on the left and the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side. A game drive en route gives you a chance to spot warthogs, waterbucks, and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at
Budget Instiitute of Ecology / Simba safari lodge
Moderate – Hippo Hill Lodge/ Ihamba lodge
Up Market Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge/ Katara Lodge
DAY 5: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE – QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
We begin this day with a game drive to the mating ground of the Uganda kobs along the Kasenyi Miles Track. We search for lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning for lunch. Take lunch and after go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural water way between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the elephants, buffaloes drinking water along the shores and hundreds of hippos. Retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: TO – BWINDI VIA ISHASHA SECTOR
This morning we go for Chimp tracking in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Driving through a grassland area, suddenly, we come across an astonishing gorge of a hundred meters deep, sheltered with tropical rainforest. You will trek through the gorge of the Kyambura River and seek for the wild chimpanzees. Depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector towards Bwindi. A game drive en route will reward you with trek climbing Lions. The panoramic route runs through a lush countryside while you pass traditional homesteads and farms. You will arrive at Bwindi in the evening for dinner and overnight at
Budget Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas / Virunga Hotel
Moderate – Lake Kitandara Lodge or its similar/ Nkuringo Campsite
Day 7: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Today after breakfast we go gorilla tracking the main theme and highlight of the safari!!! The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes. Expect to trek as long as the area where the gorillas may be. The time taken to track these primates is unpredictable however. Trekkers will love the tracking in this beautiful eco system. An encounter of these gentle giants of Bwindi with the silver backs is exhilarating! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Observe them closely while they play, eat, and rest. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.
DAY 8: TO – KAMPALA
We start the long but worthwhile drive back to Kampala. On our way we will visit the Mpigi Royal Drums Makers and certainly the Equator, take pictures and shop souvenir. With lunch on our way we will reach Kampala by the end of the day. Dinner and over night in your hotel in Kampala.
DAY9: KAMPALA CITY TOUR
Augmented with an experience of a lifetime and etched in your mind memories you will visit the city attractions. Like Namugongo martyrs’ shrine, Kasubi Tombs, Rubaga and Namirembe Hill, and national theatre the Uganda Museum and surely the African Craft Village. Later we will transfer you to the air port for your flight back home.
End of the primate tour.