13 Days Uganda Primates & Volunteering Safari
Ever thought of making a difference while you have fun well this is the perfect trip for you. you will have an opportunity to get your hands dirty for a worthy cause and at the same time enjoy the fresh crisp Uganda and the love it has to give. we will help out in the surrounding communities depending on the available projects before hitting the road to western Uganda for a primates extravaganza in the primates capital where you will not only encounter the impressive playful chimpanzees quibbling and playing in the fruiting trees but also the l’hoest monkey, baboons, colobus monkeys, verve t monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys among others. drive through the sprawling savanna and take on a rewarding boat cruise where you will meet a diversity of wildlife and finally an encounter with the sought after mountain Gorillas in the impenetrable forest. so what do you think? join our expert and passionate guides on this delightful yet life changing adventure.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO MBALE VIA THE SOURCE OF THE NILE
DAYS 3 AND 4: VOLUNTEER WORK IN A NEARBY COMMUNITY AND PAINTING A SCHOOL
DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA
DAY 6: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
DAY 7: PRIMATE SAFARI
DAY 8: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
DAY 9: CHIMP TRACKING AND AFTERNOON GAME SAFARI
DAY 10: TRANSFER TO BWINDI THE GORILLA PARK VIA THE TREE CLIMBING LIONS
DAY 11: GORILLA TRACKING
DAY 12: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
DAY 13: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND DEPARTURE
Day 1: Arrival
After arriving for our primates and volunteer safari at Entebbe Uganda airport, our guide will transfer us to Cassia Lodge or the lodge lweza where we shall spend our night.BB
Day 2: Transfer to Mbale Via the Source of the Nile
Today we transfer to Mbale via the source of the Nile and then later continue to Mbale where we check in at Mount Elgon Hotel for dinner and overnight stay for two nights.
Days 3 and 4: Volunteer work in a nearby community and painting a school
Depending on the need and availability, today is when we make a difference in the lives of the local people of this area. we may paint a school, clean up the community, provide special services for those in need or even give some things to the community. it will all depend. Dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel Mbale
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala
If the volunteers have not finished the painting, then we summarize it up this morning before transferring to Kampala. Dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge or the Lodge lweza
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
On this day, we drive to Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is about 760sq km, at an altitude of about 1230m above sea level, and is divided into 7 zones for management purposes; research, natural reserve, civic-cultural functions, recreation, harvest, community conservation, and protection. Kibale forest national park is one of the most marvelous forests in Uganda. It is the most popular habitat for closest living relatives to man – the chimps.
This park is one of the most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests. Kibale ranks the best on primates of Uganda with a remarkable 13 primate species, including the much localized red Colobus and L’Hoest’s Monkey, Uganda Red Tailed Monkey, Gallegos, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track habituated chimps. These delightful apes are more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, and they are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in the fruiting trees. Stay at mountains of the moon hotel or Attaco country resort. FB
DAY 7: Primate Safari
After Breakfast we shall drive to KibaleForest for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00a.m in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including L’hoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blue, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. We return to our respective place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.FB
DAY 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early Breakfast proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive En route may be rewarding with views of waterbucks, Elephant, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Arrive early for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of schools of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge.FB
DAY 9: Chimp tracking and afternoon game safari
After a cup of coffee with a packed breakfast drive to Kyambura Gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. Expect also the hyena giant forest hog and lion. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick if you need one. After trekking drive back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch go sightseeing around the creator lakes region set deep into the volcanic creators and Baboon cliff is a wonderful memorable experience. Visit LakeKatwe to experience local methods of salt mining as well. Evening game drive as you return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge.FB
DAY 10: Transfer to Bwindi the gorilla park via the tree climbing lions
After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to see Lions, Elephants, cape buffalo, Warthogs, Leopard, hyena, mongoose, water bucks, Kobs, and lots many small animals and birds. After the game drive proceed to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha sector. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector animals such as the water bucks, African elephant, antelopes, buffalo, Kobs can be seen along the road. A game drive in this sector is most likely going to produce the tree climbing lions. We later proceed with our journey to gorilla forest. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma Community Bandas for two nights.FB
DAY 11: Gorilla Trekking
There is an early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary. The rain forest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic heavily forested and landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access for tourists. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, buffalo, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bush bucks, leopards, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observe the gorillas is a rare moving awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other.Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma Community Bandas.FB
DAY 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach the park in the evening and go for an evening boat safari. After you will go for a candlelit dinner and first class service at Rwakobo rock or Mihingo lodge or mantana tented camp all under canvas and in the heart of the African Bush underneath the Starlit African sky.
DAY 13: Morning game safari and departure
The morning game drive will take you along the lakeshore track and with its own system of game trails. Here you can find herds of zebra, cape buffalo, eland, oribi and topi are easy to approach. Along with the game drive many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on LakeMburo and self-guided nature trails. Bird watchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks Brown-faced, Lapwings, Carruther’s, Cisticolas the extraordinary White winged Warbler and proceed to Entebbe for your flight back home.
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