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Primate Safari and Cultural Experience in Uganda

Primate Safari and Cultural Experience in Uganda

Primate Safari and Cultural Experience in Uganda

Trip Details:

Operator:   Rafiki Safaris
Price From:  $3950
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration:  9 day

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About this program

Venture to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy an exciting 9-day eco-safari with the option of adding 3 action-packed days to the end of your adventure.

Starting off your journey in Kampala, visit the Kibale Forest National Park, home to the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Here you will have the opportunity to see chimpanzees in their natural habitats! Observe the playful playmates as you make your way through the lush flora, native to Uganda!

Moving on, find yourself in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you’ll embark on an exciting game drive! Imagine driving through the picturesque landscape, stopping to marvel at the enormous elephant herds passing by, or prides of lions as they bask in the sun.

Come face to face with a gorilla in beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is the trip dreams are made of! Find out more below:

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Uganda

Welcome to Uganda –the Pearl of Africa. Meet and greet our guide. Overnight: Kampala.

Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park

Travel to Kibale Forest National Park the primate capital of East Africa. Enjoy the green scenery in the countryside especially the well-kept tea plantations.

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park

On this day you have the chance to visit the Primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzees are famous primates seen in this place. You wake early for a morning trekking to search for these playful primates. Return for late breakfast. Later on in the afternoon go for birding and a community walk. You can choose to go birding in the morning and chimpanzee tracking done in the afternoon. Overnight at your accommodation.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the afternoon on time for lunch. Overnight at your accommodation.

Day 5: Game Drive & Boat Ride

Go for the early morning game drive in the Park in search for the early risers and if lucky the Lions, Leopard, Hippos, Spotted Hyena, Buffaloes, Elephants, Mongoose, Bushbucks and the elusive Giant Forest Hog Plus over 600 amazing bird species including the Black Chested Eagle, Black Bee-Eater, Bustards, craters full of Lesser Flamingos the Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters. Return to the lodge for breakfast as you wait for Lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel to view the Hippos, crocodiles and Buffalos. Check into your accommodation.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Explore the village and the native communities. Keep your eyes open for the Tree climbing lions at Ishasha along the way. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking - A Once in a Lifetime Experience!

Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by UWA officials at the Park headquarters. Proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Carry packed Lunch. You should be equipped with right footwear for the jungle since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas. After lunch go for a community visit to the local communities living around the park to learn about their history. Overnight at your accommodation.

Day 8: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Kabale via Lake Bunyonyi (a place of little birds) with beautiful terraced hillsides. It is the second deepest Lake in Africa. Go for canoeing rides and also visit the legendary Punishment Island that hosted impregnated girls outside wedlock. Overnight at your accommodation.

Day 9: Return to Entebbe.

End of tour-Travel back to Entebbe. *See Optional Extension below. Only $250 USD for 3 additional days!*

**Optional Extension** Days 10-11: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park

It is home to a variety of animals such as Elands, Zebras, warthogs, Impalas, Buffaloes and recently giraffes and over 300 bird species. The park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks. You can enjoy a boat ride too on Lake Mburo and guided nature walk. Stop by Igongo Culture Centre Museum that displays the cultural norms of the Banyakole, Bakiga, Batoro and Banyoro. Enjoy a traditional Lunch at the Centre or Nshenyi Cultural Village before proceeding to the Park.

Day 12: End of Tour

Travel back to Kampala/Entebbe to catch your flight home with a stopover at 0° Latitude at the Equator.

Country Fast Facts

Uganda

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Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) Swahili, English
Capital: Kampala
Population 37,873,253 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Warm Semi-arid, Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial
Major Airport(s): Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Textiles, Mining
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