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9-Day Uganda Birding, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking safari

9 Days

Overview

This safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The Golden Monkeys and Gorillas of Uganda. Surely this safari will bring everlasting memories; see primates like the Gorillas, Chimpanzees and monkeys, not forgetting a variety of wildlife you will watch all on the same safari, the different bird species. On top of this, enjoy culture and beautiful scenery as you traverse the country side. Welcome to Uganda- The pearl of Africa!

Trip Highlights

  • Birding
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Nature walks

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be welcomed by our representative your driver/guide who will brief you on your safari programme. You will then hit the road to start off with our trip having breakfast on the way to Mabamba Swamp. We start birding towards Mabamba swamp which is mostly done by canoeing in search for the rare Shoebill stork and a variety of other bird species that may include; the African and Lesser Jacana, White-breasted, Blue-breast and Little Bee-eaters, Purple Swamphen, Lesser Moorhen, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Black-headed, Grey and Purple Heron, Long-toed Lapwing, Yellow-billied and White-backed Duck, African Marsh Harrier, Weyns’s Weaver, Blue Swallow and Red-headed among others. We later check in to the service of our accommodation, dinner and overnight.

We shall do birding very early in the morning and get to see the rare shoebill again together with the other missed bird after which have breakfast and then check out off our service of accommodation and then transfer to Mgahinga National Park where we arrive in the late evening check in to our service of accommodation for dinner and overnight.

After an early breakfast; we transfer to the park offices where you will be briefed on the does and don’ts during the golden monkey trekking activity after which you will be led a park ranger into the habitats of the golden monkeys. This activity will take between 3-4 hours which after you will return to your lodge or place of accommodation to relax, lunch and refreshments. After we shall go for an evening village walk. Retire at our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

After an early morning breakfast, with our packed lunch, we go to the Park offices for the briefing at around 8:00am and later start the trekking entering the forest, the natural habitat of the gorillas. Your gorilla trekking adventure has just begun. It may take 3-8 hours under muddy and strenuous conditions, sometimes with rain overhead. But all these conditions cease to be a challenge the moment you come face to face with the amazing mountain gorilla. The feeling is one unlike any other felt before, only you can find the fitting word, mine, awestruck. You?. We then retire at our accommodation, dinner and overnight

After an early morning breakfast, we will check out of our service of accommodation and embark on our journey to kibale Forest National Park driving along the foothills of Rwenzori with en-route arriving at Kibale National park in the evening, check in to our service of accommodation, dinner and overnight

After an early morning breakfast, with our packed lunch, we head to the park offices for a briefing on the does and don’ts during the habituation the park which after you will be led off by a park ranger who will guide you through this activity. This will take the whole and after which you will retire to your accommodation for refreshments, dinner and overnight.

After an early morning breakfast, we enter the forest at around 06:00am, in search for Green-breasted Pitta which displays very early in the morning and this is the best aid of locating it in the forest. So to start walking the trails which pierce the forest interior at dawn will provide us with more chances of seeing these elusive forest dwellers. Also among the species found in the forst, are the Grey parrots, African crowned Eagle, Afep Pigeons, Tambourine Dove among others. Kibale is a home to 13 primates along with chimpanzees and we have chances to encounter some of them, like the Red-tailed, Blue monkeys, Grey-checked mangbey among others. Local guides keep a close watch on the activities of various communities and there is a good chance that we will encounter a troop of these most human primates during our visit. Retire at your service of accommodation, dinner and over night.

After an early breakfast, we will enter the forest in search for the Green-breasted Pitta and other species that we might have missed the previous day. You retire at your service of accommodation, dinner and overnight.

After an early morning breakfast, we will then embark on our journey back to Entebbe with lunch en-route to prepare for your flight to the next destination. And this will mark the end of the trip

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9-Day Uganda Birding, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking safari
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