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5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari

>>>>5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari
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5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari

Safari Overview of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari

5 Days Chimpanzee trekking SafariThe 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari is that wonderful safari which you can undertake and leave with life time memories full of primate experience. The safari starts by you exploring Kibale forest national park which is the only African park that has the loveliest varied tracts of tropical forest and largest number of Chimpanzees with other over 12 other primate species including L’Hoest’s, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, and baboon among others. The safari will enable you to visit Bigodi Wetlands which is home of various Birds and wildlife in Scenic Kibale Forest National park, the safaris also offers you that long-awaited chance to encounter the Bwindi mountain Gorillas along with 11 other primates. Bwindi is one prime destination for birders and hence you can enjoy 350 bird species including the seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Safari Highlight of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari

Safari Day by Day of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari

Day 1 of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park (Drive distance of 358km)

5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking SafariAfter your morning breakfast in your Kampala or Entebbe lodge/hotel, you will be picked up by our driver guide at 6:30 am in the morning for a westward 5-6hr drive to Fort Portal – Kibale Chimpanzee Forest National Park. The journey to Kibale is pleasant one since it will take you through attractive scenic land scape which makes Uganda the pearl of Africa. It is a scenic drive and once again you will be reminded why Uganda is the Pearl of Africa. You will continue with your wonderful drive to Uganda’s tourism town Fort Portal. On arrival to the town you will take 30 minutes’ drive to tour the fascinating Amabere ga Nnyinamwiru which is famous stalagmites and stalactites that look like cow breasts. Listen to the amazing story about the natural wonder explained to you by an experienced guide who will attend to you. After that short rewarding tour, you will drive back to for port town and proceed with 26 distance drive to Kibale forest national park. Arrive at Kibale Forest and check into your preferred lodging for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range/Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 2 of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari: Kibale Forest National Park (Chimpanzee tracking, plus 12 primates in Kibale Forest National Park)

7 Days Primate Safari Uganda Gorilla trekking & Chimpanzee TourAfter an early morning from your respective lodge, you will drive to the Kanyankyu tourism center which is situated in the Centre of Kibale forest and where chimp trekking activities start from. Here you will be briefed by ranger guide and then after led by the UWA ranger guide for memorable chimp trekking in the loviest forest of Kibale. Chimpanzee tracking starts at 8:00am local time and it can take up to 2- 3 hours. Chimpanzees are our closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. Unlike other Uganda chimpanzee locations, at Kibale forest park, your chances of meeting the Chimps are over 98%. When you meet the chimps, you are allocated one hour to interact with them and get to observe them up close allowing you to take some close-up pictures. The chimpanzees are habituated, a process that takes up to two years and gets the chimpanzees used to human presence so that they continue with their activities while you are present. After memorable chimpanzee encounter, you will return to the park’s Kanyankyu tourism Center for a short relaxation and have time to take your packed lunch if you did not consume it during the trek. After here, you will take the afternoon guided walk in the prominent Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary where you are taken into the world of a jungle swamp, a rather unique experience. The wetland is a birder’s safe heaven with about 138 species and is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco. The walk will take you around 2 – 3 hour walk and is a must for bird lovers. Bigodi Sanctuary is located outside the park in Magombe Swamp it also hosts eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Bushbucks and mongooses and many more can also be found here. Return to the lodge for dinner, relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range/Standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic).

Day 3 of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari: Depart from Kibale to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on the drive to the gorilla trekking haven of Bwindi in the south west of Uganda. While on your journey, you will enjoy the drive through the wonderful Kigezi hills, green tea plantations and also have Lunch en-route. Since gorilla trekking in Bwindi is done in four main regions of Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Your transfer from Kibale will lead you to Buhoma sector which is the first sector where gorillas where first habituated and opened to tourists in the year 1993 in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable. On arrival to Bwindi ‘s Buhoma sector, you will drive directly to your lodge for dinner, and overnight waiting for the next morning to encounter the mountain gorilla in their natural habitat.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Silverback Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 4 of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (2-8 hours trek)

Rwanda gorilla tracking safarisYou will wake up very early in the morning; take an exuberant breakfast to give you the energy needed to hike the hills in the slippery trails of Bwindi forest when searching for the rare mountain gorillas. After breakfast you will proceed with your packed lunch to the park’s headquarters for early morning briefing at 8:00am about the code conduct when trekking the gorillas. Afterwards you will be led by ranger guide to trek the gorillas in the thick creepers and undergrowth afro monotone vegetation of Bwindi and this will take you between 2 – 8 hours depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas. Once up close to the group, a memorable, magical one hour is given to you to be with these gentle giants. You can decide to sit in the forest among the Gorillas, listen to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male-the Silverback. The steeply forested landscape of Bwindi is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. When the one hour is done, you will make U turn back to where you started the trek from and proceed to the lodge for refreshment before embarking on a walk to the nearby community to have cultural encounter with the Batwa people famously known as pygmies in Uganda.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Silverback Lodge (Mid-range/Standard) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 5 of the 5 Days Chimpanzee trekking Safari Kibale Uganda Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala (Drive Distance of 527 kms)

After an early morning breakfast, you will embark on transfer drive from Bwindi to Kampala. The long drive is tiresome but very rewarding and you will have your Lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. On your way, you will by-pass Mpigi village, famous for the Royal Drums Makers and of course the Ugandan Equator, where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. You will arrive to Kampala late in the evening and the driver will drive you back to your Kampala hotel or Entebbe for dinner and overnight.

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Murchison Falls National Park was established in 1952 and it is Uganda’s largest national park. Located in the north west of Uganda at the tip of the western rift valley also known as the Albertine rift, Murchison Falls National Park is in a distance of 311km about 5 hours’ surface drive from the city of Kampala. The national Park covers a surface landscape of 3,440km2 while the wider Murchison Conservation Area which embeds Karuma and Bugungu wildlife reserves combine to cover 5,308km2. . The Murchison Falls National Park is closer to Masindi town 85km about 2- 3 hours’ of surface drive. The Park is bisected by the River Nile which is the longest river in the world as it makes its way from Lake Victoria to Mediterranean Sea leaving a natural wonder famously known as Murchison falls which is the most powerful waterfall in the whole world. The feature derives its nomenclature after Sir Roderick Murchison who was the president of the Royal geographical society at the time of its discovery by Sir Samuel Baker. This feature is among the hotspots in Murchison National Park thus should not be missed while on safari in Uganda as it squeezes its self to make the way through an 8m ravine before plummeting 43m Read More About Murchison Falls Park

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Gazetted in 1991, the park covers an area of 33.7 Sq.km making it Uganda’s smallest national park. It is a second refigium of the endangered mountain gorillas after Bwindi. It is also known for its golden monkey. The park has a strong cultural attachment to the pygmy community that inhabits the area. It has three conical features of extinct volcanoes which is part of the spectacular Virunga area. It shares boundaries with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mgahinga is located about 15 kilometers, by road, south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kilometers, by road, west of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region. The entire park is located in Bufumbira County, Kisoro District the extreme south western corner of Uganda thus among the secluded destinations that a traveler can visit while on Uganda Safari. Read More About Mgahinga Gorilla Park

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13 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda Rwanda Chimpanzee Tracking Tour Uganda Wildlife SafarisTraditionally, two brothers settled on the land that the park currently occupies. These were Mburo and Kigarama. One night, Kigarama dreamt of an area flooding and cautioned his intimate brother to relocate from the area. His brother (Mburo) disregarded the dream and refused to relocate to the adjacent hills like what Kigarama had done. Unfortunately, the dream came true and Mburo was drowned by mass floods the filled the valley to form the lake that was later named Lake Mburo while the adjacent hill was named Kigarama in reference to these two brothers. Before the gazettion of Lake Mburo as National park, the place acted as royal grazing area for king of Ankole vis-à-vis other Bahima pastoralists who refer the area to “Nshara – ensinungyi erikwera”. Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometers, by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometers, by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. At 260 square kilometers, the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks underlain by ancient Precambrian metamorphic rocks which date back more Read More About Lake Mburo National Park

Rwenzori Mountain National Park

The fabled mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in 150AD present the most exciting treasure that a visitor on a Uganda Safari would live to remember in his journey memoir. Gazetted as a national park in 1991 covering an area of about 996 Sq.km, received a designation status by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 1994 because of its outstanding natural beauty with Margarita peak standing over 5,109m above sea level and without forgetting its coverage by snow throughout the year despite its closeness to the world latitude (Equator) makes it an attraction worth of encountering. Being a mountain range, it was once described as one of the challenging mountains to climb in the Africa travel magazine. The glaciers like Nyamwamba add spice to its scenic view and the park status assures the wild life of their safety making it their closest habitat. The park shelters 70 mammal species, 217 bird species including 19 Albertine Rift endemics as well as some of the world’s rarest vegetation that differ in its five zones including; montane forest zone, bamboo forest zone, tree heath vegetation zone and Afro-alpine moorland zone. Read More About Rwenzori National Park

Kidepo Valley national park

Kidepo National Park is positioned in the north western part of Uganda in Kaboong district 220km north West of Moroto the biggest town in the sub region and 700 km from Kampala – the Uganda’s capital city. Kidepo National Park was established in 1962 and it covers 1,442km2 of land surface providing habitat to 77 mammal species along with 475 bird species which makes the second in ranking after Queen Elizabeth National Park. Interestingly to note is that 60 of these bird species are endemic to Kidepo on Ugandan standards. Besides Birds, Kidepo also contain 5 primate species including the including the localized patas monkeys; 20 predator species which include the Kidepo endemics such as the aardwolf, bat eared fox, black-backed jackal, caracal and cheetah. Kidepo National Park has 12 species of Antelope which include the Kidepo endemics namely; lesser kudu, greater kudu, mountain reedbuck and Guenther’s dik-dik. Other wildlife also exist in the park including; elephant, lions, buffaloes, lions, bush duiker, leopard among other wildlife. Formerly, the area where Kidepo National Park belonged to Dodoth pastoralists and indigenous Karimojong who practiced cultivation before the establishment of wildlife reserve in 1958 to ensure the protection of wild animals from poaching. The park is the most remote of all Uganda National Parks which Read More About Kidepo Valley Park

Mount Elgon National Park

The park covers an area of over 1,121 Sq.km with the fourth tall mountain in East Africa which was the once the highest mountain in Africa far from Kilimanjaro but only to be reduced to 4,321m due to denudation forces. With the last eruption occurring 24 Million years ago, Mt. Elgon can be considered oldest and largest solitary volcano not only in Uganda but East Africa in general. It houses one of the world’s intact largest caldera stretching to over 42Sq.km supported by 4,000 Sq. km base which is the largest volcanic base in the whole world.It was first gazetted as a Forest Reserve in 1929 and in 1940 the area became the Mt. Elgon Crown Forest while in 1951 it became a Central Forest Reserve. Due to encroachment by the Benet-Ndorobo people, the government alloweda 6000 hectare portion of the Reserve for settlement in 1983 though more 1500 hectares were settled illegally and in 1993 the area received a national park status thus can currently be incorporated in your itinerary while planning your Safari to Uganda. Read More About Mount Elgon Park

Semuliki National Park Uganda

Semuliki National Park Uganda is located in Bwamba County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District in western part of Uganda. Semliki National Park was recognized as a Uganda safari destination national park in the month of October 1993, and it happens to be one of smallest and newest national parks. Semuliki National Park lies on border between Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains National Park boarders Semuliki park Uganda on the south-eastern part and Lake Albert on the northern extreme. The park is found within the Albertine Rift and in the western arm of the East African Rift. It is lying on a gently flat land escape which ranges from 670 to 760 m (2,200 to 2,490 Ft.) above sea level. Historically from year 1932 to year 1993 when this Uganda safari park was gazzetted, the area current occupied by Semuliki National Park was protected and managed as a forest reserve by the colonial government before being taken over by the Ugandan government’s Forest Department. It created and gazzetted into a national park by the Ugandan government in October 1993 and the main aim was to protect the forests as an integral part of the protected areas of the Western Rift Valley. The park receives an estimated average rainfall of 1,250 mm (49 in) with its rainy season being from the month of May and from September to December. During this rainy season various areas in the park are un accessible due to the floods and the temperatures at the park keep changing from 18 degrees to 30 degrees. Semiliki National Park is located in the boarders of the two rivers i.e. Semuliki and Lamia rivers, These Rivers are have for so long acted as watering places for the various fauna and flora in the park.

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