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6 DAYS TRIP TO UGANDA’S PRIMATE CAPITAL (CHIMPANZEE TRACKING).

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Visiting Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking Safari for 6 days takes you to the submerging beauty of Africa, with thousands of ancient trees, unique cultures with massive presentations around the Savannah game parks magical potshots with the highest concentration of wildlife species, ideal positions that register hundreds of Uganda visitors. As you drive through the bending roads, observe the pointing hills that have been sculpted by time and revered by generations of local people.

This trip gives it all in harmony, we visit the Savannah National park with rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees which are home to a whole host of wildlife. Kibale National Park’s twisted bark, hollows and dead woods provide a multitude of specialist habitats including nest sites for Chimpanzees, hundreds of bird species. The other parks we shall visit include the most visited Savannah park Queen Elizabeth National Park, a great survivor Savannah national Park that has lived through remarkable changes but its adventurous scenes never fail to impress on your Uganda Safari.

Semliki National Park is the third park we shall visit, this is the only tract of lowland tropical forest in East Africa, home to the male and female Hot springs, 441 recorded bird species and 53 mammal species and cultural trails of the Batwa Pygmies.

 

Proposed Itinerary for 6   Days Trip to Uganda’s Primate Capital.

                                   Day 1            Arrival and Pick up                                          N/A

                                   Day 2            Transfer to Kibale FNP                                    6-7hrs

                                  Day 3             Chimp trekking/ Community walk                 N/A                                    

                                  Day 4             Semliki NP & transfer to QENP                       5-6 hrs

                                  Day 5            Game drive and Boat cruise                             N/A

                                 Day 6            Transfer to Kampala & Equator Experience   7-8 hrs

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: AIRPORT PICK UP

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be picked up by our representative, your driver guide, who will brief you about the day’s program and transfer you to your place of accommodation. You will do a city tour in the afternoon and visit local sights depending on your time.

DESTINATION: Entebbe/Kampala

Meal Plan: Half Board.

Accommodation Options:

                       Budget: Kooki Hotel/ K Hotel Entebbe

                       Mid-range: Cassia Lodge/ Via Via Hotel

                       Luxury: Serena Kigo Hotel/ Protea Hotel Entebbe.

Day 2: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Early morning, the City is already astir, after your breakfast, our driver guide will drive you through the City’s street lights towards KNP. Get to see and understand the city life, proceed on a 310 kilometers drive to Kibale National Park in the Southern region via the Kampala-Mubende-Fortportal highway. Enroute observe nature offerings, the pointing adjacent hill with tea plantations, the grazing local herds of cattle, different town suburbs with locals selling off their merchandise and so much more.

Later, you will check in your preferred lodge in Kibale and have lunch. After your lunch, prepare for a nature walk in the last remaining forest expanses to comprise of both lowlands and montane forests in eastern Africa, engage with the mothers’ nature store as you experience the whole biodiversity of the park.

Encounter with the two tribes. Batoro and Bakiga communities living around the park which after you will return to the lodge and relax.

LOCATION: Kibale Forest National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Options

                            Budget: Rweteera Safari Park/ Lake Nkuruba Camp Site

                            Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp/ Chimpanzee Guest House

                            Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge/ Papaya Lake Lodge.   

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking & Visit to Bigodi Wetland- Kibale NP.

Early morning after your breakfast, you will be briefed about your Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest, along with you armed game ranger you penetrate the forest following trails in the park as you track the chimps guided by their evocative pant-hoot calls. Kibale Forest NP is an ideal center for Eco- tourism and Safari Destination, and is popular for its population of habituated Chimpanzee and twelve other species of primate, meaning that you can interact with the Chimpanzees in Kibale forest not forgetting that the park has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa.

Encounter with the unique forest dwellers inclusive of the red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys, the black and white colobus and the blue monkeys. Enjoy bird watching to over 325 sited species of birds. The park is also home to other wildlife species that include elephants, duikers, bushbucks, sitatungas, bushpigs, giant forest hogs, common warthogs, after the chimpanzee tracking you will return back to your lodge and have your lunch.

After lunch in the afternoon, enjoy nature walks in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary! A fascinating area, located in Magombe swamp, this area is recognized for an extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates species like the red colobus, baboon, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkey, red-tailed monkey, and the L’Hoest’s monkey. After the visit, you will return back to your lodge.

Location: Kibale Forest NP

Meal plan: Full Board

Accommodation Option:

                      Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site/ Rweteera Safari Park

                      Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp/ Chimpanzee Guest House

                      Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge/ Papaya Lake Lodge.

 

Day 4: Semliki NP and transfer Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up on the golden awakening sunlight, after your breakfast, check out from the lodge and transfer to Semliki National Park, drive through the rocky escarpments to a 1 to 1.5hrs road drive to the only tract of lowland tropical forest in East Africa, hosting 441 recorded bird species and 53 mammals. Here will shall have a visit to the male and female hot springs. After the hot springs, we drive back to Fortportal for lunch.

Thereafter, we proceed with the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP), Uganda’s most visited Savannah Park in Western region of Uganda that is comprised of prominent touristic hubs like the Maramagambo Forest, the Kigezi Game Reserve, the Kyambura Game Reserve.

Drive through the open rocky escarpments, to 2-3 hours road drive to Queen, the region is Uganda’s tourist hub encompassed by the Snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Check-in at your lodge, and prepare for an evening game drive.

The evening game drive is a gateway for the big game safari, visiting the Savaannah to see the whole host that includes: African buffaloes, Ugandan Kobs, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, African Bush Elephants, African Leopards, Lions and other grazing wild-species in the Savannah. The park is home to 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation Options

                          Budget: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge/ Bush Lodge

                          Midrange: Twin Lake Safari Lodge/ Elephant Hub Lodge

                          Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Elephant Plains Game Lodge.

 

Day 5: Morning game drive & Boat trip

Wake up on the whispering jungles, with intermixed sounds emanating from the wilderness, after your breakfast, drive through the game to spot out the early risers including the nocturnal. This offers an authentic approach to define the Savannah, spot our hyenas coming out from their dens, Buffaloes crossing to their grazing short Savannah, unique bird species whirling in open clouds. Visit the Ishasha sector famous for the great kings of the jungle described as the tree-climbing lions, the area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes.

After game drive, you will have a short relaxation as well on ground nature sightings, this is a magnificent picturesque for good photo captions and have lunch as well. Then after your lunch, transfer to the Kazinga for a launch trip, the channel connects two lakes, L. Edward and L. George. The launch trip introduces you to a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos and numerous Crocodiles seen throughout the year. After the experience drive back to the lodge for relaxation.    

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation Options

                          Budget: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge/ Bush Lodge

                          Midrange: Twin Lake Safari Lodge/ Elephant Hub Lodge

                          Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Elephant Plains Game Lodge.  

Day 6: Lake Katwe, Crater lakes Exploration and transfer to Kampala.

After your breakfast check out the lodge and visit the Kasenyi fishing villages. In this sector, see the local methods used to catch fish as well as identifying different fish caught on the channel. Proceed and visit the Lake Katwe crater deposits, see and learn how the locals especially women get into the lake extract salt deposits using their hands and other local tools, a method that is risky and dangerous to their human life, Yes its survival for the fittest.

Later you will embark on your journey through Mbarara- Masaka- Kampala. Have a short stopover for in Mbarara for your lunch. Proceed passed  L.Mburo National Park in Kiruhura district with unending sightings as you see the Ankole’s long-horned cattle graze in the park with adjacent acacia trees covering the park. Proceed passed Masaka up to Kampala City/Airport/Your hotel or preferred destination in Kampala BUT not forgetting to have the Equator experience.  

   

 

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