7 Days Adventure Primate Expedition

DAY 1

Arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel in Kampala city, dinner and relaxation. Your guide will provide a briefing on your tour. O/N 

DAY 2

Depart Kampala for Fort Portal to arrive for lunch. Opportunity for souvenir shopping in town before proceeding to overnight accommodation. O/N

DAY 3

Chimp trekking activity within the Kibale Forest National Park. This amazing experience is known as the ‘Chimp check’ where you will observe the chimps coming out of their nests between 5:30am to 6:30 am to follow them during their daily activities up to nesting time between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Dinner and overnight.

A shorter 4 hour chimpanzee tracking experience can be combined with a visit to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary managed by local community as an ecotourism site. Bird watching is the main activity however primates are also very much present and include Grey-checked Mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey and Baboons. A packed lunch will be taken. O/N

DAY 4

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park skirting the Rwenzori mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park. O/N Engagi Lodge or Buhoma Lodge (FB).

DAY 5

Go gorilla tracking (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time of booking), carrying a packed lunch. You will be accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger / guides and should your require a porter to carry your day pack for you. The terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name. Participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8-9 hours before one returns to camp. The difficulty is not impossibility whilst coming face to face with one of the great primates is well worth the effort! O/N: Engagi Lodge or Buhoma Lodge (FB). 

DAY 6

After breakfast start return journey to Kampala stopping en-route for lunch at Mbarara. Visit the Ankole cultural village to view arts and crafts and souvenirs purchases. Proceed to Kampala arriving early evening. O/N Sheraton Hotel / Serena Hotel or Emin Pasha Hotel (FB). 

DAY 7

Kampala city tour before transfer to the airport in time for departure (HB).

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