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The 5 Days Primate Tracking Uganda Safari begins and ends in Kampala, Uganda, and the total price includes a gorilla permit for each person at a cost of $700 and a chimpanzee permit for each person at a cost of $150. You can monitor gorillas and chimpanzees in two national parks while on the trip. One of the largest rain forests in Africa is found at Kibale National Park, which is situated in western Uganda. 3,300 metres above sea level is its elevation. The chimpanzees and several other primate species in this national park are well-known. There are more than 100 chimpanzees living in each colony, and each one has a complex social structure.


5 Days Primate Tracking Uganda Safari

Each group has an adult male who is in charge of controlling the others and protecting the group against outside male intruders. Small groups of chimpanzees always travel together. By locating the chimpanzees and then locating the place where they are calling from, one may locate them by hearing their pant hooting noises. You typically get an hour to spend with these primates, during which you may see them feed, play, take care of their young, and hop from one tree to another.

Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast, depart Kampala for the interesting journey through the Nile Delta’s dense forest and papyrus marshes to Kibale National Park, which is located under the Rwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided tour in the park’s crater lakes region for a memorable cultural experience and the Tea Estate tour. Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge, or Kyaninga Lodge are excellent places to eat and stay the night.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Wetland Tour

You will visit the park headquarters early in the morning after breakfast to receive a briefing on chimpanzee trekking. You’ll start looking for the chimpanzees in the park at 8:00 a.m. These primates are the closest living cousins to humans, and 98% of their DNA is identical to human DNA. The L’Hoest monkeys, golden monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, Grey checked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, the bush babies, and many bird species, such as the Green Breasted Pitta, Rumped Tinker Bird, Yellow Spotted nicator, and the Green Breasted Pitta, are just a few of the other primate species that will be seen alongside the chimpanzees.

This park, one of Africa’s major rain forests, is home to the continent’s biggest chimpanzee population, with each community having between one and one hundred members and a complex social structure.
The adult males in the group rule the group and defend the territory from other males from neighbouring territories. Simply keep an ear out for the chimpanzees’ pant hooting cries, and then go towards the area where they responded. Here, you may see them as they eat, play, and interact with one another.

You will visit Bigodi Swamp later in the day, which is also a fantastic place to see primates and birds. The majority of the locals that preserve it do so to support themselves. The great blue turaco is only one of the numerous bird species you may see here. Other primate species you can see include baboons, mongooses, otters, bush pigs, and bush bucks. Accommodation Options include; Ndali Lodge, Primate Lodge and Kyaninga Lodge.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Drive immediately to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector in the early morning after breakfast, where you will see several tree climbing lions. The only location in Africa where you may see lions climbing trees is here. Numerous wildlife, such as monkeys, birds, Kobs, antelopes, and others will be visible. Visit the park in the late afternoon and take a nature walk to see a variety of creatures, such as monkeys, elephants, birds, and more. Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge, and Mahogany Springs are among the places to stay.

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Breakfast in the morning, then go to the park headquarters for a briefing on the dos and don’ts of Bwindi gorilla trekking. When you first begin looking for the gentle giants in the rain forest, the rangers will go with you. This walk occasionally requires a lot of strength, therefore it might be difficult. Because the weather is so variable, trekkers are usually encouraged to bring their rain jackets and boots. There are also some potters who, for a nominal fee, are always willing to assist guests with lugging their bags. The rangers will instruct you on how to manage the gorillas once you see them, notably by keeping a 6 metre distance from them as you watch them play.

How long gorilla tracking will take is never simple to forecast, and it also relies on where certain families are since some of them are located far from the park headquarters. The rangers will always be there to help you, but it always takes 2 to 8 hours to get in touch with them. Prior to monitoring, it is also advised that trackers maintain a healthy physical condition. After your hike, head back to the resort for lunch. You may then decide to visit the Batwa village in the late afternoon to take in some traditional performances before retiring to your lodge.

Day 5: Return to Kampala – Departure

Have breakfast at the hotel, then begin your trip to Kampala. After lunch in Mbarara, make another stop above the equator so you may take more photographs and do some experiments. Continue on to Kampala where you will arrive in the late afternoon.

End of the 5 Days Primate Tracking Uganda Safari.


The 5 Days Primate Tracking Uganda Safari includes;

  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person.
  • 1 Gorilla Permit per person.
  • Full board accommodation.
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled water in the car.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari car.

However, the 5 Days Primate Tracking Uganda Safari excludes;

Expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.

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