A.P.S 078:Uganda primate and Cultural safari 9days

Expect to encounter animals like Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, baboons, and a number of different antelopes. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon set out for the launch cruise on the Albert Nile to the Bottom of the falls. Expect to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species. You will also reach the “Devils Cauldron”
Uganda-primate-and-Cultural-safari-9days

Day 1, Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi town. You will have lunch in Masindi Town after which you will enter Murchison falls through the Kichumbanyobo gate. The Park is well known for the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river detonates fervently through a tapered crevice in the Rift Valley escarpment to thrust into a foaming pool 43m below.   Here you will see the magnificent top of the falls and where it is believed to be raining all day throughout the year and also forming the Rainbow. Retire to your assigned place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge for Luxury/Sambiya River Lodge for Mid range and Red Chill campsite for budget.

Day 2, Game drive and Launch cruise

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive on the Northern sector of the Park. Expect to encounter animals like Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, baboons, and a number of different antelopes.  Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon set out for the launch cruise on the Albert Nile to the Bottom of the falls. Expect to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species. You will also reach the “Devils Cauldron” where you will be able to see clearly the majestic Murchison falls.  Return for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa Safari Lodge for Luxury/Sambiya River Lodge for Mid range and Red Chill campsite for budget.

Day 3, Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will travel to Kibale Forest national park. The journey will take almost 7-8 hours drive. This journey will take you through the verdant country side of the Albertine Escarpment. Also you will pass by Hoima homesteads for a clear view of the true African culture. Lunch will be held en route in Hoima town. Proceed with the journey to Fort portal and later reach Kibale in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimp nest for mid range/Ndali lodge or primates lodge for Luxury/Chimpanzee guest house for budget.

Day 4, Chimp trek and Bigodi Swamp Walk

After breakfast, you will set out for the morning briefing of the Chimpanzee tracking activity at Kanyachu the Park Headquarters and later after this, you will enter the forest to search for the man’s closest friend the chimps and all trackers must be above 18 years of age. The experience you will get when you are with these chimps, will enable you figure out the similarities between the Chimps and Man. Besides the chimps, you will also be able to see other primate species such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. Return back to the Lodge for Lunch and in the afternoon go for the afternoon swamp walk in Bigodi. Here the  guide will provide details about the flora and fauna that you will encounter and then after, you will be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Chimp nest for mid range/Ndali lodge or primates lodge for Luxury/Chimpanzee guest house for budget

Day 5, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route visit the crater regions for scenic viewing. A game drive en route will offer you with views of different wildlife species and also acacia tree. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba Safari camp for budget/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Hippo hill camp for mid range/ Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari lodge for Luxury

Day 6, Game drive and launch cruise

Early morning g after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and later depart for the 2 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Here you will encounter a close look at the Hippos, crocodiles and other bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba Safari camp for budget/Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Hippo hill camp for mid range/ Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari lodge for Luxury

Day 7, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector an area commonly known for the rare tree climbing lions. After the game drive in Ishasha, have lunch and later proceed with your journey to Bwindi reaching in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Resort Camp or Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury/ Lake Kitandara tented camp or Silverback Lodge for mid range/Buhoma community Bandas or Wagtail Safari Camp for Budget

Day 8, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

After an early morning breakfast, gather at Buhoma the Park headquarters for a briefing from the Ranger Guide of Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be briefed about the Gorilla tracking protocol and once this is done, you will set out with your packed lunch and penetrate the Jungle forest to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas. The time taken to track gorillas is unpredictable and it can take 2- 10 hours. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla Resort Camp or Gorilla Forest Camp for Luxury/ Lake Kitandara tented camp or Silverback Lodge for mid range/Buhoma community Bandas or Wagtail Safari Camp for Budget

Day 9, Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with lunch en route in Mbarara town. Reach Kampala in the afternoon. Drop off will be at your Hotel.

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