Uganda Primates Safari summary:
Enjoy Uganda primates safari tracking the Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest and tracking the unforgettable Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Uganda Primates Safari itinerary:
Day 1: Transfer to Semliki NP
We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to Semliki National Park for the start of your Uganda Primates Safari going down to the eastern side of Lake Albert. Situated in the western Rift valley basin, Semliki National Park is among the Uganda National Parks with extensive Riparian forests and rain forests with short and high grass Savannah.
It is also well-known for its night game drives that offer you with nocturnal animals like the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged night jars, cats, hyenas and leopards to mention.
Semliki and Lake Mburo are the only places in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night time game drive. The park by and large offers plenty of surprises as you may not know what you might come across. Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking
After breakfast you will go for wild chimpanzee tracking in this stunning forest. Chimpanzees are habitually tracked at the crack of dawn or sunset due to the fact that they tend to vanish in the course of the day. There are also a number of bird species which are found in this charming forest.
After an excellent chimpanzee walk, you relax in the afternoon at the pool or go for game drives while you watch the sun plunging.
Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day 3: Game Drive, Queen Elizabeth NP
Game drive en-route from Semliki National a park. The journey will take you through the attractive green countryside eventually ascending the Western Rift Valley to Fort Portal. You will then continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will reach in the late afternoon and proceed for a nature walk around the Mweya Peninsula where you spot game like the Uganda Kob, bush pigs, bush bucks, colobus monkeys and many others.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Wildlife Safari and chimp tracking
After breakfast we will drive to the Kyambura gorge for chimp trek and other primates. After the chimp trek you may go for a walk in the Maramagambo forest to pursue primates.
Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon there will be a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This boat trip will furnish you a fascinating watch of games like hippos, buffaloes and many water birds.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 5: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early in the morning prior to dawn, you will wake up for a game drive in the Kasenyi section of the park to catch a sight of the early risers and predators disappearing to their hide outs. Retire from the game drive for late breakfast and drive off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a game drive in the Ishasha area in search of the tree climbing lions. You arrive in the afternoon for a late lunch at your accommodation. Overnight Mahogany Springs/ Engagi Lodge
Day 6: Bwindi Forest Gorilla Tracking
Wake up early for breakfast in the morning, then transfer to the ranger station for registration and be briefed by one of the ranger guides on your gorilla tracking, gorilla tracking will be through thick creepers and bushes looking for the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, an exercise that could last between one to nine hours. It is marvelous to sit in the forest among the gorillas, look intently at them complain to each other. It is an extraordinary atmosphere being with these eye-catching human-like animals.
Time permitted with these primates is only 1 hour in which every minute counts greatly. If you have a free afternoon you can optionally take a guided walk out on the Munyaga River trail that leads to three pleasant clean waterfalls with views of epiphytic ferns, tree ferns and orchid’s colorful butterflies. You may also have a guided village hike to see how the locals live.
Overnight at Mahogany Springs / Engagi Lodge (FB)
Day 7: Drive to Kampala
Start the day with an early breakfast and then drive off to Kampala. Lunch at Masaka town from where you will proceed to Kampala making a brief stopover at Mpambire and Uganda Equator for a photo session and handcraft shopping. Arrive in Kampala in the evening and retire to Kampala Serena Hotel /Cassia Lodge