Uganda Classic Primate Safari

when it comes to primates Uganda will never disappoint you after all the capital of primates is located here in the heart of Africa the pearl of Africa. From the the delightful chimpanzees that reign in the Kibale forest National Park, the primates capital alongside a large variety of primates approximately 13 species including the l’hoest monkey, grey cheeked mangabeys, vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys, bush babies, baboons and so much more to the he most popular the mountain gorillas of bwindi impenetrable forest. More than half of the world’s population of mountain Gorillas reign in this ancient and impenetrable forest of bwindi. the rolling hills with terraced green sides, with roads hugging tightly around them are a sight to behold.  large lakes dotted with small  numerous island and picturesque view offering you a serene environment to relax after a Gorilla trek and reflect on the beautiful moments on this trip and numerous birds melodious entertain you. coupled with the amazing scenery and handpicked Eco friendly accommodation this is the trip for the primates lovers and naturalist.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO KANIYO PABID

DAY 3: MORNING CHIMP TRACKING AND AFTERNOON LAUNCH CRUISE

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST

DAY 5: MORNING PRIMATE TRACKING

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO QUEEN AND AFTERNOON CHIMP TRACKING

DAY 7: MORNING BOAT SAFARI AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI

DAY 8: GORILLA TRACKING

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE ONWARDS

Day 1: Arrive for our classic primate safari in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by a Journeys Uganda Safari Guide who will transfer you to The Bomas or Cassia Lodge or the lodge lweza for an overnight stay. BB

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park southern sector Kaniyo pabid area to begin our Uganda classic primate safari. Enroute we stop for lunch at Masindi. Later continue to a hotel of our stay in Budongo forest where we stay for a night awaiting chimp and other prmaite tracking the following day. Dinner and overnight at .FB

Day 3: Primate Tracking

Early after breakfast, we shall go for a morning chimp tracking, in this The Kaniyo Pabidi section of Murchison falls National Park which is one of the unique remaining forests in East central Africa with some of the remaining huge mahogany trees plus ironwood trees. This forest is under Jane Goodall Institute but now managed by Uganda Lodges, with the excepeion of chimps, we always encounter other primates like the Olive Baboon, Black and White Collobus Monkey, Blue, Red Tailed and Varvet monkeys among others. The Birdlife within this area is very plentiful with a diversity of species among which are; Puvel’s Illaposis many bird watcher look out for here as it is the only spot to find it in East Africa, the Chocolate Backed Kingfisher in addition to the White thighed Hornbill, African Dwarf Kingfisher, Rufous Sided Broadbill, Red Tailed Ant-thrush are key bird spp here. we later get back to our hotel for an early lunch before transfer for a boat cruise in the afternoon along the Victoria Nile, for adventurous people, we recommend a hike to the top of the falls from the boat or else we drive round and visit it as we get back to our lodge for diner and overnight stay at either . FB

Day four:

On this day early morning after breakfast, we shall go for an early morning game drive targeting savannah mammals like elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, lions leopard on a lucky day. There are high chances of patas monkeys which is a savannah species in this park. This day since we check out of the park we carry a picnic lunch to enjoy on our way to Hoima town.There is nothing special in Hoima apart from the Mparo tombs where the kings of Bunyoro are buried and visiting the palace of the Bunyoro King it also breaks our would be long drive to Kibale National Park. Diner and overnight stay at Kontik Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest

We shall start early in the morning after breakfast then drive to Kibale National Park for afternoon chimp tracking. Kibale, forest National Park is 766 km2 while here; we shall hike into the park forests for hours observing interactions of wildlife in a rain forest. The park contains pristine lowland tropical rain forest, montane forest, and mixed tropical deciduous forest. Kibale is mostly highlighted by its primate population among which we have the olive baboon, always the first primate seen as we enter the park, red-tailed monkey, L’hoest’s monkey, chimpanzee, black and white plus the Red colobus. Some of the other mammals you might see are bushbuck, Harvey’s red duiker, African civet, blue duiker, bush pig, with the shy forest dwelling buffalo and giant forest hog. Herds of elephant once travelled back and forth through the park as it was a major migration corridor. Kibale boasts of a bird list of over 300 species, and the highly sought after bird species here is the Green Breasted Pitta, the park is crossed with numerous trails and always monitored by experienced ranger guides to make you understand and appreciate the forest afterwards we shall check in at our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.FB

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We transfer to the second largest park of Uganda – Queen Elizabeth, reach there in time for lunch then later head to Kyambura Gorge for our third chimp tracking. Chimps here unlike other past areas are in an area that needs a little bit of hiking so it prepares us for gorilla tracking.Our day ends at our hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Marafiki safari lodge.FB

Day 7: Boat ride and Transfer to bwindi impenetrable forest

After a late breakfast we shall go for a morning boat safari on a natural channel linking two lakes George and Edward. Our expectations here will focus on water birds, crocodiles, hippos as we sail up to the mouth of lake Edward. Here after we drive south of Queen Elizabeth National Park on our way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the gorilla zone.Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or buhoma community FB

Day 8:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Our main highlight of the trip is on this day as we expect to get into direct view of the endangered rare mountain gorillas. We shall have an early breakfast then later assemble at the gorilla park headquarters for a pre gorilla tracking briefing. With enough water and a packed lunch a ranger guide will lead you into searching for the gorillas.This takes between 2 to 8 hours depending on the luck of the day but once there it is a life time experience to remember and we have a guaranteed one hour with the gorillas, watching them play, feed as young ones tease the silverback is just memorable! Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or buhoma community FB

Day 9:TRansfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After a series of primate search, this day we shall drive to the second deepest lake in Africa L.Bunyonyi for relaxation. The lake here offers beautiful views of a number of islands. Dinner and overnight stay shall be at birdnest.FB

Day 10:Transfer to Entebbe and onwards

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Entebbe stopping for lunch enroute and at the equator line for your last line shopping before getting to the airport for your flight back home hereby ending our Uganda classic primate.