GORILLAs AND CHIMPANZEE SPECIAL TRACKING, WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE IN UGANDA
An opportunity to track with rangers Uganda's Mountain Gorillas in the misty forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks,Walk with chimps, see lions and leopald in savanna parks of Uganda
Gorilla tracking experience
8 Days Mountain Gorillas special , lions and chimpanzee wildlife Uganda safari
Day 1: Meet at the airport
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park 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 monkeys.
The route is beautiful and picturesque – characterized by the lush green and hilly landscapes
In the evening, we shall go for Bigodi swamp walk that takes you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery meeting the locals.
It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk and birds like the great Blue Turaco! Dinner and Overnight at Kyaninga lodge/Primate Lodge/ Kibale Forest Camp.
DAY 3: KIBALE FOREST CHIMPANZEE TRACKING.
Kibale Forest boasts the highest number of primate species in the world including our delightful cousins the chimpanzees. In Uganda, there are approximately 4,950 chimps left in the wild, which makes it a perfect place to spot them
The forest is a home to at least 12 other primate species including: the Red tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus Monkey, and the Blue Monkey. The bird life in the forest includes the beautiful great Blue Turaco. If you are very lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the meandering herd of forest elephant. Dinner and overnight Kyaninga lodge/ Primate lodge/ Kibale forest camp
DAY 4: WE TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
This is Uganda’s second largest park located at base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain Range adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George.
The park has prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and waterbuck; lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippos and elephants, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.Dinner and overnight at Bush lodge/Mweyasafari Lodge.
DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE AND KAZINGA CHANNEL.
Today before sunrise you will go for a game drive in the park to search for predator and nocturnal dwellers as they return to their hide outs. Expect species such as elephants, buffaloes, side stripped jackals, hyenas, leopards, lions, warthogs, Uganda kobs and giant forest hogs.
After lunch, you will take a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: buffalos,crocodiles, bathing elephants and a range of beautiful birds.Dinner and overnight at Bush lodge/Mweyasafari lodge.
DAY 6: ISHASHA TREE CLIMBING LIONS AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI GORILLA FOREST.
Today, we will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famous for tree-climbing lions that learnt to climb the fig trees to escape the midday heat. we will see buffalos, topis and hippos among other species. Dinner and overnight at Rushaga gorilla camp/Mutanda lake resort/ Chamelion hill lodge
DAY 7: GORILLA TRACKING BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK.
Today prepare yourself for an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.
The fact that gorilla tracking time is unpredictable, it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will actually hike.
It may take 2 hours up to 5 hours or more and you should be prepared to walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla camp/Mutanda lake resort/ Chamelion hill lodge
DAY 8: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE/ KIGALI.