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chimp tracking
 
chimp tracking


A 5 PRIVATE SAFARI ITNERARY

A gorilla feeding in bwindi impenetrable forestDay 1       You will be picked up from your Hotel by your Safari guide and driven to Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approximately 5 hours arriving in the afternoon.  You will stop over in Fort portal town for lunch before driving to Ndali Lodge/ Rwenzori View Guest House where you will stay prior to your chimpanzee tracking tomorrow. After checking in, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.
 Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house/Rujuna Hill Guest House (FB)

Day 2       After breakfast, report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.

Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house/Rujuna Hill Guest House (FB)
Day 3          An early start – we will depart by road for Semliki Wildlife Reserve; this scenic drive will take you down the eastern side of Lake Albert. Semliki reserve is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley. It is one of the most diverse habitats in Africa with wonderful examples of Riparian forest, gallery rain forest, borassus palm forest, and short and high grass savannas. Chimps exist next to elephant, lion and buffalo as well as the usual western Uganda species. Following dinner we will go on a night drive. This is the only place in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night drive. You never know what you may see. Often the big cats are sighted as well as the diminutive genet and serval cats. Unusual nocturnal dwellers also show themselves, such as the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard and pennant winged nightjars depending on the time of year. There are always surprises on the night drives.
Overnight at Semliki safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4          An early morning rise, tea in your tent, and then you will go down into the beautiful gallery rainforest to track wild chimpanzees. Chimps are tracked by researchers in Semliki at dawn and dusk, as they tend to disappear in the middle of the day. There are also a number of bird species which are found in this picturesque forest. You will return to the lodge for lunch and the chance to relax by the pool and enjoy the tranquility of the Lodge. In the late afternoon you will go for a game drive, stopping along the way to watch the African sun dip below the horizon.
Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5       After breakfast, we will depart to Kampala with our packed lunch arriving in the early evening.

 

QUOTATION

 

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Quoted price includes;

 

  • The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
  • Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Night game drive
  • But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodges.