Uganda Primate Safari
A 13-day wildlife safari in search of the mammals, particularly the primates, of Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and other national parks, as well as the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
This is a 5 days Uganda Primate Safari which starts and finishes in Kampala. This safari takes you through two Uganda’s national parks Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale National Park.
The safari starts from Murchison Falls National Park, the largest national park in Uganda. Many tourists who have visited Uganda’s parks believe that Murchison is the most beautiful; given the meandering Victoria Nile that bisects the park into two and the dramatic Murchison Falls formed at a point where the Mighty Nile squeezes itself into a 7-metre pool. This park also provides a stunning semi arid habitat for a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and lions. The launch trip to the bottom of the Falls is unforgettable, since it involves not only having an experience of the Biblical Nile but also seeing the crocodiles, hippos and birds that bask on the river banks.
This safari later takes you to Kibale Forest National park the park with probably the highest primate density in Africa. The park boasts of thirteen species of primate which include the chimpanzees, Red colobus monkeys, the blues, black and white colobus monkeys, galagos among others. Tracking the noisy chimpanzee families playing in the verdant forest canopy is a thrilling experience while the Bigodi swamp presents the most unforgettable nature walk where you can see many bird species along the trail.
Day 1 Kampala - Murchison Falls
You will meet our safari guide, have a short briefing and then depart by road to Murchison falls National Park. The journey takes about 5-6 hours drive and involves good scenic views of the beautiful countryside. Have a stop over at Masindi for lunch and then take a drive to the top of the falls. From the different viewpoints you will be able to see the refreshing spray as the second world’s longest river, the Mighty Nile thunders through different rapids from a 7-metre gap to fall over 40 metres below. After the scenic view continue to Paraa Lodge/Nile safari camp/Red chili for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, go for a morning game drive which will take you through different habitats. On the drive you may see different animals which include giraffes, Elephants, Bushbucks Lion, Jackal, Hartebeest and a variety of birdlife. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a launch cruise on the Nile. While on the cruise different animals can be seen. These include schools of Hippos, crocodiles, water birds, sometimes elephants, among others. Photography can be another important activity you can carry out during the trip since you will have a close view of wildlife of animals that roam the banks of the river for a drink in the afternoon heat. On docking at the mid River Island, you will also be able to take pictures of the beautiful Murchison Falls before returning to you accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Murchison Falls - Kibale Forest
After breakfast, start off from Murchison Falls National Park heading Southwest wards for Fort portal. This journey takes you through the Albertine Escarpment of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley. On reaching the beautiful Fort Portal town located in the shadow of the mythical Mountains of the Moon, continue to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house/Kanyancu Ecological site
Day 4 Kibale Forest National park
After an early breakfast, proceed to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee trekking. While on the track you will be able to encounter other different primate species which include Red-Colobuses, grey cheeked Mangabeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, the blues as well as other wildlife such as butterflies, birds and many other small insects. Your tour guide will guide you through tree identification in the forest as well as in explaining to you the other features of the forest. After tracking return to the lodge for lunch after which you will take a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp. On the walk different birds and mammals can be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house/Kanyankyu Ecological site
Day 5 Return to Kampala
After breakfast drive back to Kampala
END OF UGANDA SAFARI