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This tour packs in all of Uganda’s hotspots for primates including Bwindi Impenetrable forest for the endangered Mountain gorillas. We will mostly visit forests since they are known to harbor more primates that any other habitat. This tour will not be limited to primate tracking since these destination areas have a lot more to offer; we shall be in for a treat of the beautiful flowers and plants, butterflies, scenery/ canopy viewing and other animal species restricted to tropical forests of Uganda.
Day 1 Today we arrive in Uganda at ebb international airport and begin our tour with an introduction to Uganda’s primates by visiting Entebbe botanical gardens in case we arrive early.
Day 2 After an early breakfast we will travel to Mabira central forest reserve which is about 54km east of Kampala. This forest is one of Uganda’s largest surviving natural central forest reserve covering an area of 306 sq km. we will explore the treasures of this forest using an extensive network of trails as we enjoy red-tailed, grivet and other primates squabbling in the canopy of the forest. There are lots of butterflies, and birds (over 300 recorded species, including some of the Congo biome species). Overnight at the Mabira River Lodge
Day 3 After an early breakfast we shall move west to Kibale National park. This is bound to take us the whole morning. We shall have lunch in fortportal and continue to the forest while birding and primate watching on the main road. Kibale forest is the richest in Uganda in terms of primates with 13 primate species including the closest species to human beings, the chimps. The forest also boats of a bird list of about 325 species including 6 that are restricted to the albertine rift, over 200 species of butterflies and many other forest species.
Day 4 We will assemble after an early breakfast for a briefing for the most thrilling activity in this park, the chimpanzee tracking. Other primates that we are likely to see here include L’Hoest monkey, red colobus monkey, etc
Day 5 Today we start early with our packed lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park. We will head direct to Maramagambo forest for a forest walk
Day 6 We may decide to have another day with the chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge in the morning or do a game drive in through the kasenyi trail. Later in the afternoon, we shall go for a launch cruise at the Kazinga channel. We shall stay at Mweya Safari lodge this night.
Day 7 We start early after breakfast and drive for the rest of the day to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. We will hardly take any activity today, thus we shall check in our lodge for refreshment and prepare for one in a life time activity, Gorilla tracking.
Day 8 We shall have an early breakfast and assemble for briefing for gorilla tracking in the forest, depending on the movements of these gentle giants, we may spend two to several hours of the day in the forest.
Day 9 Transfer Mgahinga gorilla national park. we shall arrive there in time to have an afternoon walk to the view point passing through beautiful mountain flowers and plants for scenery viewing.
Day 10 Today after breakfast, we will go for Golden monkey tracking. We may also have a chance to meet the blue monkeys, gorillas, black and white colobus monkey, forest elephants, giant forest hogs and stunning birds.
Day 11 Travel back to Kampala
Day 12 We may decide to visit the Entebbe wildlife education centre and Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary and fly back the next day or end our tour today and depart.