• The Primate Trails

Trip highlights:

The Primate Capital of the World

Chimpanzee Tracking

Bird Watching – Over 335 species

Mountains of The Moon

Dian Fossey’s stomping ground

Location:

Entebbe

Bwindi

Volcanoes National Park

Includes:

All ground handling that is a 4×4 land cruiser/Minibus, fuel and an English speaking driver guide

Full board accommodation as per the itinerary

All park entrance fees

Water while on safari

Gorilla permit

Air fare as per itinerary

Airport Pick up and transfer as per itinerary

Batwa Community Experience

Excludes:

Bar Bills

Phone calls

Personal insurance

Laundry and other services of personal nature and driver’s/guide’s tips.

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

This is mainly forested park, 765 sq km in area, is best known for its primate populations. With 1450 Chimpanzee and 13 other primate species, Kibale has the most chimpanzees in Uganda and Africa as a whole! But man’s closest relative is not all that the park offers – you can also see the uncommon L’Hoest’s Monkey and East Africa’s largest population of the threatened Red Colubus Monkey, Blue Monkey, Grey-checked Mangabey (Uganda Mangabey), Red-tailed Monkey, Bushbaby and Potto. Kibale surely qualifies for the nickname, “The Primate Capital of the World”.

The nearby community – run Bogodi Wetland Sanctuary offers birders an impressive Bird list of 335 species.

DAY 1: ARRIVE AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be transferred by your Platinum Safaris driver guide to your hotel.

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Early morning depart for a half day drive west via Mubende to Fort Portal, passing through the scenic countryside of Rwenzori Mountains. Known as the “Mountains of the Moon”, the Rwenzori mountain range in Central Africa is the source of the Nile River. We relax in the afternoon.

DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND NATURE WALK

We enter Kibale National Park Forest for primate viewing in the morning. We search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestus, Red-Colobus, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabey. After lunch, we visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site and explore the areas rare and beautiful flora and fauna. A variety of bird species flourish among these trees.

DAY 4: DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

We enter Kibale National Park Forest for primate viewing in the morning. We search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestus, Red-Colobus, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabey. After lunch, we visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site and explore the areas rare and beautiful flora and fauna. A variety of bird species flourish among these trees.

This morning, we will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, there is an incredible variety of flora. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING

We head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority before setting off to the forest see the gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest to track gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a strong pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk.

DAY 6: DRIVE FROM BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK BACK TO ENTEBBE

Early in the morning have breakfast at leisure and enjoy your trip by road back to Kampala while enjoying the magnificent views of the hills. (-/+08 hours) you will have a stop for lunch at a selected restaurant and later proceed to Entebbe for your Outbound flight.