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UGANDA PRIMATE FLY IN SAFARI TREKKING GORILLA CHIMP GOLDEN MONKEY - 6 DAYS

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Experience remarkable gorillas, chimps and golden monkey encounters on our Uganda Primate Fly in Safari Trekking Gorilla Chimp Golden monkey - 6 Days tour to enjoy the best in Bwindi, Kibale  & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Explore Africa's top primates' highlights, gorilla tracking, chimpanzee trekking, and endangered golden monkeys trekking while safely traveling aboard a small executive aircraft.

This fly in Uganda safari combines three of Eastern Africa's most fruitful places for the endangered primates species. wildlife areas in the most comfortable way: We take you to track the habituated chimps in Kibale National Park with 12 other primates' species, Flying into Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with an opportunity of spotting 11 other primates' species, and then finally track the rare Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Overview
Itinerary
Accommodation
Inclusions
Transportaton
Overview

Brief Itinerary for Uganda Primate Fly in Safari Trekking Gorilla Chimp Golden monkey - 6 Days

  • Day 1: Transfer to Entebbe Airport for flight to Kibale National Park, guided primates walk in Bigodi Swamp
  • Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee tracking experience plus other primates
  • Day 3: Fly from Kasese to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the gorilla trek
  • Day 4: Gorilla trekking  in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 5: Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Day 6: Transfer to Kisoro for flight to Entebbe International Airport, departure.

Kibale has at least 12 other primates species and Bwindi has another 11 primates species. While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates.

The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red-tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla.

Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include 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.

Itinerary

Uganda Primate Fly In Safari Trekking Gorilla Chimp Golden monkey - 6 Days

Day 1: Start from Entebbe with flight to Kibale National Park (Kasese Airstrip),  Primates walk at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

In the morning, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your Uganda flight to Kibale Forest National Park via Kasese. On landing at Kasese you will be met by your safari guide for the transfer to Kibale  (about 1.5 hours drive).

Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photo opportunities.

As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed.

You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.

Fort Portal is a small and attractive city. The fort was built between 1891 and 1893 and named after Sir Gerald Portal, the British Consul General of Zanzibar who arrived in Uganda in 1892 to formalise the protectorate of Uganda. He died of malaria a few months after the fort was completed.

In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bushbucks, bush pigs and among others.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge Kibale | Ndali Lodge

Moderate: Isunga Lodge | Kibale Forest Camp | Turaco Tree Tops Lodge

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park (or top-up $50 for the chimps habituation experience)

Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 08:00 hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is chimpanzee tracking.

Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate species. More primates like black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee-eater and mammals like elephants can be seen in this walk.

Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large communities of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.

Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialise with each other, or even, occasionally hunt.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge Kibale | Ndali Lodge

Moderate: Isunga Lodge | Kibale Forest Camp | Turaco Tree Tops Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Kasese Airstrip for flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, we drive south to Kasese Airstrip (for about 1.5 hours) for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (via Kisoro Airstrip). 

While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles for over 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list.

This includes 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 species of mammals including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla.

Bwindi is a prime destination for bird- watchers. Its 350 species include 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.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market:  Mt. Gahinga Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Camp 

Moderate:  Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel| Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.

The gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla’s habitat. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist'.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market:  Mt. Gahinga Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Camp 

Moderate:  Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel| Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 5: Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

After breakfast transfer to the Mgahinga National Park headquarters for briefing and later begin the hike over the volcanic terrain in search for golden monkeys in the bamboo forests.

Mgahinga National Park shares borders with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park is also the most scenic as it stands at three volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market:  Mt. Gahinga Lodge 

Moderate:  Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel| Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 6: Flight from Kisoro to Entebbe International Airport (arrives Entebbe at 11:25am)

Our representative will take care of your transfer to Kisoro airstrip in good time for the flight back to Entebbe International Airport.

Please let us know if you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Entebbe or arrange your transport to and from Entebbe Airport with Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris.

Accommodation

Upscale accommodation:

Night 1 & 2:  Kyaninga Lodge or Crater Safari Lodge or Ndali Lodge

Night 3& 4: Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge

Nights 5& 6: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge 
(Upgrade to Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge)

 

Midrange (Moderate) accommodation:

Night 1&2: Isunga Lodge or Kibale Forest Camp 

Night 3 & 4: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Resort or Bush Lodge or Twin Lakes Safari Lodge

Night 5& 6: Engagi Lodge or Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp

Lower Budget accommodation:

Night 1&2: Tents at Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Night 3 & 4: Tents at Bush Lodge or Simba Safari camp or Pumba Cottages 

Night 5& 6: Buhoma Community Restcamp or Rushaga Gorilla Camp  

 

Inclusions
  • Domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary (including taxes):
  • Ground transport in a 4wd Toyota Land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent safari viewing for transfers and activities;
  • Gorilla permits (each at US$700)
  • Chimpanzee viewing permits
  • Guided swamp walks at Bigodi
  • Meals indicated on programme
  • Services of an experienced tour guide cum driver
  • Accommodation as per programme
  • Park fees for the various parks
  • Private/exclusive transportation using 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Entrance fees for tours mentioned in the programme
 

Excludes:

  • International air fares and entry visa to Uganda
  • A porter during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Government tax or park fees increase;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

Please click here for the Terms and Conditions of Aerolink. 

Transportaton

Domestic Flights

Flying Uganda Gorilla Trek Wildlife Safari and Chimps  - 7 Days

Your transport from Entebbe to Kibale  National Park and Bwindi to Entebbe is by a 12-seater airplane through our partner Aero Link Uganda LTD.

4WD Customized Safari Toyota Landcruiser

Our safari Landcruiser is for some,  the ultimate safari vehicle in Africa. It's 4wd, spacious, high up and strong. 

It has a lift-up or pop-up roof for excellent safari game-viewing. The windows are wide opening for enhanced wildlife and scenery photography.

For your comfort, all vehicles have air conditioning and charging facilities.

Our safari land cruisers can take 3, 4, 6 and 8 persons. 

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