9 Days Primates of Uganda

Overview

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This safari will take you to all primates’ destinations, which is good ideal for the primate’s lovers. Meet mostly chimpanzees, various monkey species; enjoy them in Murchison Budongo, kibale and in kyambura goerg as well as you enjoy the view of the wildlife species in the national parkrs to be visited.

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport
Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls National Park
Day 3: Game drive & Boat Safari
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking – in Budongo forest
Day 5: Drive to Kibale Forest N.P
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi swamp
Day 7: Drive to – Queen Elizabeth N.P
Day 8: Chimpanzees & Boat cruise
Day 9: Drive Back to Kampala

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport
Our Guide/driver will be already waiting to pick you up from the airport and transfer you to booked hotel or lodge for the first night depending on your time of arrival to rest as you wait for your marvelous and memorable safari to all Uganda national parks for the adventure.

Accommodations
Budget: Airport guest house
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls National Park
Your guide will meet you at your hotel, guest house or lodge. And you will start your journey to Murchison Falls National after a having briefing from your guide after your breakfast in the morning.  You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary for tracking the Rhinos; have lunch here before continuing to Masindi.  You still drive 90 km through budongo forest, on the way you will have a view to some few primates within in the vast rain forest. You will reach the park in late in the afternoon. The day will close with a cool relaxation at your lodge to get ready for tomorrow’s big day.
Driving hour: 6 to 8 hours

Accommodation
Mid-range: Fort Murchison - Lazy camping tents
Meal Plan:- Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Game drive & Boat Safari
After your morning breakfast to warm up for the morning, you will go for a game drive with your guide and ranger helping in the search for various animals and on way, you will have an opportunity to see the Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson Hartebeest, Elephant, Lions, Waterbucks giraffes, buffalos, and a variety of Savannah woodland birds.

In the afternoon after your lunch, you will go for an afternoon boat cruise on the Victoria Nile. The boat ride takes you to the bottom of the fall and on your way, you will be able to see various animals like; hippos, crocodiles, and many other animals.

After reaching the bottom of the falls you will get off the boat and begin your hike to the top of the falls (for about 45 minutes), where you will be able to have a perfect view of the world’s longest river forcing it’s waters to go through a narrow space within the rock to the bottom forming pool water before it’s sets off for the long journey. On reaching the top, you will find the guide already waiting for you. You will then transfer to budongo forest spending a night.

Accommodation: 
Mid-range; Budongo eco lodge
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking - Bodongo
In the morning after your breakfast, you will then head to Kaniyo Pabidi for Chimpanzee tracking. The rangers you will have will help you search for these chimps as they also give you information about the other primates that you will en counter. Here you will have an opportunity to encounter different bird species within the forest. Return to your lodge for lunch. After your lunch you will then continue to Hoima have dinner and spend your night.

Accommodation:
Mid-range; Kontiki Hotel
Meal Pan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 5: Drive to Kibale Forest N.P
You will start your journey to Kibale Forest national park from hoima in the morning after breakfast and drive through the verdant country side and passing through the villages of Hoima and you will continue to Kibale National Park which is the Uganda’s major rainforests and a home for 13 primate species, like the famous red colobus and Lhotse’s monkey. You will be tracking the habituated chimps which are very delightful apes and most close to human race than any other living creature. You will reach the park in the late afternoon, and you may take a nature walk. have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Accommodation;
Budget: - kibale forest camp – Lazy camping Tents
Meal Plan: - Bed & Breakfast

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi swamp
Kibale Forest is reputed for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa hosting about 13 primate species. After having your breakfast, you will report for briefing from the game rangers at the park head quarters before 8 am. And after that you will start an exciting early morning walk through Kibale forest as you search for the chimpanzees and other primates with the help of a ranger.

in the afternoon, you will have also a great time to go for a nature walk to Bigodi wetland which is the local community owned, here you will be accompanied by a guide who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle of the inhabitants, you will be able see a variety of bird species as you take a walk around the swamp, other primates includes, red colobus, black and white colobus monkeys, grey chicked mangbe, blue monkey, red tailed monkeys, baboons etc. Have your dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

Accommodation;
Budget: - kibale forest camp – Lazy camping tents
Meal Plan: - Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Drive to – Queen Elizabeth N.P
After breakfast we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park while we pass the crater lakes area, a beautiful landscape with small lakes and rolling hills. Continue to your lodge.

In the afternoon game drive together with an experienced ranger you will search for all the wild animals in the park including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants. Have dinner and overnight at your lodge of your choice.
Driving time: 3hrs

Accommodation;
Budget: Bush Lodge - Lazy camping tents
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 8: Chimpanzees & Boat cruise
In the morning, after your breakfast, you have a visit to Kyambura Wildlife Reserve for a guided primate walk searching for chimpanzees. Kyambura is a beautiful gorge completely covered with tropical rainforest. While following the river at the bottom, you will also get an opportunity of seeing different bird species and other primates that live in this area. Return to your lodge have lunch and relax.

In the afternoon you will take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. You will have a spectacular view to the abundant birdlife that is sighted on the lakes’ showers and the elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation;
Budget: Bush Lodge - Lazy camping tents
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 9: Drive Back to Kampala
In the morning after your breakfast, you will also go for early game drive before you start your journey back to Kampala. You will have stop at the equator where you will experience being in two hemispheres at the same time. Continue with the journey reaching late in Kampala evening. You will be then dropped to the airport if you have a flight to catch or dropped at your booked lodge.

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The package includes:

  • Ground transportation by 4WD Minivan
  • Return airport transfers to and from airport
  • Accommodation & meals per program
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • 3 Chimpanzee permits per person
  • Park entrance fees and taxes
  • Fuel & car
  • Activities as per program
  • Bottled water in safari car
  • Ranger fees

The package excludes:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal drinks; sodas, beers, spirits, and cigarettes
  • International Air ticket and related costs
  • Meals out of booked accommodation and program
  • Personal Insurance covers
  • Optional activities
  • Phone calls

Transport to be used on your safari
This Tour is based on a Min-van with 4wd. it seats from up to the maximum of 8 persons. All our used vehicles are well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!

Upgrade to a Land cruiser
But in case you want an upgrade to a Land cruiser which is rated as the strongest safari vehicle on the African roads, it’s well maintained, customized with comfortable seats, a pop up roof which gives a wide viewing 360 angle!!. This come's with an extra cost, but it’s worth it. Just in inform us in advance

Accommodation & Transport - Budget;

For this trip accommodation you will be staying in lodges or Camps which are built in African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds, a bedside table and a power outlet for charging your electrical equipment, some are with En-suit bathroom, some with tents just share a bathroom with hot showers and flushing toilets. No need to worry about linen as all bedding and towels are provided

NOTE: For this the above mentioned accommodations it depends on availability and we make sure the best is our first priorities when we are making this booking. In case there is no availability during the requested dates of your safari, we do our best to look for another alternative accommodation which is relatively in the same standards or rate range.

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