These 6 days primate safari is an exceptional lifetime package to Kibale national park in the western region of Uganda, for a chimpanzee experience and have amazing wildlife exposure in Queen Elizabeth national park, a boat trip on Kazinga channel and view of the aquatic life. Later to Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking. This tour will be full of other activities such as birding, nature walks and Batwa cultural encounter. This tour will start and end in Kampala.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale national park, Bigodi wetland walk.
This day will be the beginning of your 6 days trip, as you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide. Transfer to Kibale national park, a 5-hour drive from Kampala, and check in at your lodge for lunch.
Proceed to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary for a birding experience, with over 200 bird species in this sanctuary. You will be able to view birds such as papyrus Gonolek, waxbills, hornbills, Flycatchers and many others as you walk through the green forest. This will take about 3 hours & after return to the lodge for dinner and night stay.
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking
Have a warm cup of tea and prepare for a thrilling adventure via Kanyanchu trail in Kibale national park; this trail leads you to one on one encounter with the primates in their natural habitat. This area has about 13 primates’ species that include chimpanzees, Uganda red Colobus, Vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys, among others.
As you walk through you will be able to meet these species hanging up in the trees, playing, feeding and nurturing each other.
You will hear them chatter and hoot echoing in the forest giving you a human-like experience, trekking will take about 2 to 5 hours, after head back to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Day 3: Game drive and evening boat cruise.
Have breakfast and prepare for a morning game drive in kasenyi sector that is found in the north east region of Queen Elizabeth national park. The game drive will begin at 8:00am as you will have a chance to view the big cats such as lions, leopards and other wildlife such as Warthogs, Elephants, Antelopes and Hyenas among others.
After head back to the lodge for lunch and later proceed for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel in the afternoon. As you sail and relax on the waters you view animals such as crocodiles, hippos and other animals as they feed and relax in the water, not forgetting the bird species that maneuver around the area. After these refreshing activities, go back for dinner and a rest at the lodge
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
After a delicious breakfast meal prepared for a gorilla journey to Bwindi, but first, you will have a morning game drive through the Ishasha sector, as this is well known for the tree climbing lions.
These will be viewed on your way out of Queen Elizabeth national park and other rewarding views of other wildlife mammals such as Buffalos, Antelopes, warthogs and Elephants.
Embark on the journey to Buhoma sector – north of Bwindi impenetrable national park for dinner and a sleep over.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
Have a warm breakfast and head early morning to the park’s station for a briefing. Head start the trek at 8:00am as you will be led by a guide through the smooth terrains of Buhoma in search of the gorillas.
This activity is a bit strenuous and requires average physical fitness as you will trek for 2 to 8 hours in the jungle as you hope to find a gorilla family.
This sector has only four habituated families including; Mubare, Katwe, Habinyanja and Rushegura; only one hour will be spent with the family, though you have an option to choose a family you would want to trek.
Meet these human cousins in their natural habitat as they play, feed and you will also be allowed to take pictures with them as they can even make physical contact with you, like holding your shoulder, which are surely great memories to capture.
After this weary but fun activity proceed to the lodge for relaxation, sleep over and supper.
Day 6: Batwa cultural encounter, transfer back to Kampala.
This day will be final day of your 6 days’ tour, as you begin with an early morning breakfast and visit the Batwa cultural group in the area. These were the initial inhabitants of the forest and up to date maintained their original culture that you will experience through their folk songs, dances, hunting skills and crafts under the leadership of local pygmy guide who will narrate and take you through the lifestyle of these people.
Later embark on an 8-hour drive to Kampala where you will sleep and prepare for departure the following day.