5 Days Uganda Primate Safari- Bwindi & Kibale Forest
5 days (4 Nights) primate safari in Uganda combines chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest with adventure gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest. Other actvities include nature walks & community visits to local villages.
DAY 1– Transfer to Kibale Forest Park
Today you will be picked up from your location or hotel in Kampala after your breakfast to Kibale National Park. This journey covers a distance of 310.5km about 4 hours from Kampala city. On arrival, you will relax, may have a short community walk in the evening. You will have dinner at the lodge were you will be spending the night.
DAY 2– Chimp tracking and the bigodi wetlands
You will be driven to the headquarters for briefing just after you have had breakfast for a little briefing about the gorilla trekking. During this activity, you may see birds like western green tinker bird, olive long tailed cuckoo, the African grey parrot, red chested fluff tail, red winged francolin, green breasted Pitta, white napped pigeon, African Piita, grey winged robin, joyful green bull, grey throated fly catcher, Abyssinian ground thrush, white bellied crested fly catcher, black capped Apalises and many more. You will also spot primates like the blue monkey, red tailed monkey, white checked Mangabey, olive baboon, chimpanzees and black, white and red colobus. Other mammals like blue duiker, genet, bush pig, bush buck and the African civet can also e seen. Spotted in this park though rare are the water bucks, buffalos, warthogs, hippos and the giant forest hog are also present plus forest elephants.
You will be driven to the lodge for lunch and later to the Bigodi wetlands for birding. It hosts about 138 bird species among which are the great blue Turaco. After here, you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and sleep over.
DAY 3– Transfer to Bwindi forest national park.
You will have breakfast, checkout and immediately embark on your journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Bwindi Park harbors over half of the last mountain gorillas in the world with up to 120 mammals and 230 bird species. This journey takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes to transfer from Kibale Park to Bwindi Park were you may arrive in the evening depending on the departure time. On arrival, you will check in to the lodge were you will spend the night and have dinner as well.
DAY 4– Gorilla tracking
You will wake up to ready breakfast at the lodge then get ready to hit the forest for the amazing gorilla trekking activity. This activity can take 2 to 7 hours depending on your luck that day with the gorillas. After they are tracked down, you will be allowed a maximum of 1 hour to interface with these awesome primates. From the lodge, you will be taken to the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park offices handling gorilla tracking for orientation and meeting with the guides. You will be divided into small groups not exceeding 8 trackers to enter into the jungle for a day.
During this adventurous activity, you will be given about an hour to closely enjoy these primates, take pictures and observe them as they feed, play and see how they live their lives in the jungle. While trekking, you may also come across some mammals and other primates like the red tailed monkeys and baboons plus birds. After this activity, you will head back to the head quarters where you will be awarded gorilla trekking certificates upon your successful adventure as you enjoy your packed lunch. After this meal, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and over night
DAY 5– Return to Kampala
Again, you will wake up to ready breakfast. Today is when you checkout and head back to Kampala. Along the journey, you can stop over at the equator for some photo shots and souvenirs.
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