Mountain gorillas and chimpanzees

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Who is it for?

10 Days Primate Tour in Uganda is a magical journey, promising you an experience like no other. Lots of awesome things to do. From visiting Kibale National park, game drive through Queen Elizabeth national park, then boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, continuing to Ishasha – Bwindi southern sector, and so much more. If you’re a luxury traveler, don’t bounce off yet, this Uganda Experience can be tailor made to suite your style too.

Price

From US $3 895

Inclusions

  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari
  • A boat trip in Queen Elizabeth
  • All game drives
  • All airport pickups and drops
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary on F/B and B/B basis.

Program

On arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your representative from Churchill Safaris who will then transfer you to Kampala for the overnight at

4 STAR CHOICE – Best Western Hotel. B/B

3 STAR CHOICE – Lake View guest house. B/B

After breakfast, you will depart Kampala for Kibale Forest National park arriving in the afternoon.

Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus. Relax and overnight at

4 STAR CHOICE – Papaya Lake Lodge F/B

3 STAR CHOICE – Ruwenzori View Guesthouse F/B

This morning, you will go for chimp tracking and be part of the team that goes to study the behaviour of these primates in order to make them get used to human beings. Spend the whole morning in the forest returning to the lodge in time for lunch. Later in the evening, you will have the opportunity of a guided walk through Bigodi Swamp. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organisation formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. This swamp is a home to approximately 137 bird species and it’s also rich in vegetation, such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus.

Dinner and overnight at Papaya Lake Lodge F/B or Ruwenzori View Guesthouse F/B

After breakfast, you will depart Kibale and then head for Queen Elizabeth National Park having a game drive while entering the park arriving in the afternoon. Relax around the pool after lunch and later go for an early evening game drive.

Its little wonder that Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world, – from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and brooding Crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.

Almost 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog plus remarkable 606 bird species that include the Black Chested Eagle, the Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters, to mention but a few.

The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons.

Reptiles are the amazing huge Rock-Python, Puff adders, Spitting Cobras, Gabon vipers, Green Mambas, and Turtles etc. All these are regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula and all this makes a superb safari territory.

Spend the night at

4 STAR CHOICE – Mweya Safari Lodge. F/B

3 STAR CHOICE – Buffalo Safari Lodge F/B

This morning, we will go for a game drive to the Kasenyi area returning to the lodge in time for a heartily breakfast.

Relax and then later go out for the afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Hippos huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, Buffalos linger in the shallows, a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the shores. Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans, Great and Long-Tailed Cormorants, Open-Billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers are commonly seen. Spend the night at Mweya Safari Lodge. F/B

After breakfast, you will have a game drive as you depart Queen Elizabeth for the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) famed for the tree climbing lions arriving at the camp in time for lunch. Relax in the afternoon and later go for an evening game drive and overnight at the

4 STAR CHOICE – Ishasha Wilderness Camp. F/B

3 STAR CHOICE – Ishasha Jungle Lodge F/B

After breakfast, you will have a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions and later depart Ishasha for Bwindi Forest passing through beautiful scenery of hills and valleys in between and terrace farming arriving at the lodge in the afternoon.

Relax after lunch and overnight at Mahogany Springs. F/B

3 STAR CHOICE – Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, F/B

This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for Gorilla tracking. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. There are always park guides with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. In the afternoon relax at the lodge and overnight at Mahogany Springs. F/B or Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge, F/B

This morning you will have breakfast and then drive to Lake Mburo National park having a game drive while entering the park.

Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. Go for an evening game drive and overnight at Mihingo Lodge. F/B

3 STAR CHOICE – Rwakobo Rock Lodge F/B

After breakfast, have game drive or an optional guided forest walk and then proceed to Entebbe having a stop to look at the Royal Drum makers, the Equator – where you will be able to stand and be on both hemispheres at once arriving in the evening to catch your flight back home.

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