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9 Days, 8 Nights

9 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking safari.

This 9-day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking Safari is an immersive journey into the heart of Uganda’s rich biodiversity, focusing on tracking and observing chimpanzees in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee tracking safari experiences offer a unique and exciting opportunity to observe wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat. This safaris usually take place in designated chimpanzee habitats or protected areas in Uganda. Trust Bonobos African Safari Holidays for an unforgettable safari.

 

Murchison Falls National Park:

Commonly known as the nature wonders of Uganda. This is the starting point of the safari, and it promises exciting wildlife encounters. The combination of a game drive and a boat cruise on the Nile River offers an opportunity to see a wide variety of animals. Such as the iconic African Big Five (lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros).  Meanwhile, the Murchison Falls is where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge and plummets into the Devil’s Cauldron, is a stunning natural spectacle.

 Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

The sanctuary is situated approximately 176 kilometers (109 miles) north of the capital city, Kampala, and covers an area of about 7,000 hectares (17,300 acres). It provides a safe and secure environment for the rhinos to thrive and reproduce, as well as promoting education and awareness about rhino conservation.

Kibale Forest National Park:

Specifically known for its remarkable chimpanzee population, Kibale Forest allows visitors to go chimpanzee tracking and observe these primates in their natural habitat. It’s an enriching experience to learn about the behavior of these intelligent creatures and witness their interactions. However you will engage in more exciting activities like the Bigodi wetland swamp walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is a fascinating eco-tourism activity located near Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda.  Furthermore, it is a community-based initiative that offers visitors a chance to explore the unique wetland ecosystem of Bigodi and encounter its diverse flora and fauna.

Semuliki National Park.

Located in western Uganda, is a captivating destination known for its unique hot springs experience. The park’s hot springs are one of its main attractions, drawing travelers with their fascinating geological formations and cultural significance.

Queen Elizabeth National Park:

This park offers a game drive and a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, where visitors can spot a wide array of wildlife and bird species. The diverse landscape for instance crater lakes and the Rwenzori Mountains, adds to the allure of this park.

The Ishasha Sector.

specifically renowned for its population of tree-climbing lions, which is a rare behavior observed in only a few places in the world. These lions are known to rest and perch in the branches of fig trees, providing a remarkable sight for visitors.  However, it is believed that they climb the trees to escape from the heat on the ground and to get a better vantage point for spotting prey. Apart from the unique tree-climbing lions, the Ishasha Sector is also home to other wildlife, including elephants, buffalos, antelopes, and various bird species, making it an excellent spot for wildlife viewing and photography.

Highlights;

Arrival Entebbe-Kampala

Kampala -Murchison Fall National Park

Game Drive and Boat Cruise To The Bottom Of The Fall

Murchison Fall  National Park -Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee Tracking And Bigodi Swamp Walk

Transfer To Semiliki National Park

Kibale National Park -Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game Drive And Transfer To The Ishasha Sector

Ishasha Sector -Entebbe

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1:Arrival Entebbe-Kampala:

You will be met by a professional guide from Bonobos African Safari Holidays , who will warmly welcome you to Uganda “the Pearl of Africa”. As well as, the hospitable country full of pleasurable moments. Once done exchanging greetings, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation Option: 

Luxury: Serena Hotel.
Mid-range: via via guest house
Budget: via via guest house

Meals plan

Water and fruits throughout

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Kampala -Murchison Fall National Park

After an early morning breakfast,9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking you will be picked up by your safari guide and embark on your safari adventure full of adventurous and beautiful scenes. Meanwhile, you will head northwards to Murchison falls National Park. You will then have a stopover in Nakasongola at Zziwa Rhinos sanctuary for most importantly Rhino tracking. Lunch break will be in Masindi then proceed to the Park.

Main Destination- Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.

Meals plan:

Break first & lunch as well as Dinner

Water and Fruits throughout

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Cruise To The Bottom Of The Fall

After morning breakfast, 9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking you will then start the day with an interesting game drive in the northern bank of the Nile.  In fact, there is  high chances of seeing elephants, lions, giraffes, hartebeest and diverse bird species. Afterwards, return to the lodge for lunch, then  go for thrilling boat cruise in the afternoon as part of your safari.

Main Destination- Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.

Meals plan:

Break first & lunch as well as Dinner

Water and Fruits throughout

Day 4: Murchison Fall  National Park -Kibale Forest National Park

Transfer to Kibale forest national park that is known for the greatest variety of Chimpanzees. In fact,  you will go through the Green country side. The lunch break will be in Hoima then proceed arriving early evening.

Main Destination- Kibale Forest  National Park

 Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking And Bigodi Swamp Walk

Have breakfast at the lodge before going for chimpanzee tracking.  Simply, the forest is known  for having the greatest number of chimpanzees in the country and East Africa as a whole. While tracking these seasoned chimpanzees,9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking you will be able to see them feed, jump in the trees, and teach each other. In the same way, you will be transferred to Bigodi swamp well-known for its special bird types. During the walk, you will also talk with the local people as they go about their daily way of life.

Main Destination- Kibale Forest  National Park

 Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 6: Transfer To Semiliki National Park

In addition, proceed to Semiliki National Park which is well known for it’s Ssempaya hot springs and pygmies’ society. As you pass through the hilly view, you will be blown away by the scenic beauty.
Another interesting experience,9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking is boiling eggs in the hot spring to verify how hot the water is. What makes it more magical is the fact that there is both the male and female hot springs. You will then visit the pygmies that still live in the ancient. You will get to appreciate the diversity of the culture that Uganda has got to offer.

Accommodation option;

Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Kibale National Park -Queen Elizabeth National Park

Move to Queen Elizabeth National park , following the ranges of the snowcapped Mountain Rwenzori. For instance, you will have a stopover for specifically to take some pictures on the Equator in Kasese area. You will then proceed to the park.  Furthermore, along the way on  9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking you will spot variety of wildlife like the Elephants, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Warthogs, bush bucks among others.
Similarly, After lunch, you will enjoy the boat cruise on the Kazinga means that joins Lake Edward and Lake George.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation option;

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge
Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Lodge/ Elephant hub Lodge
Budget: Bush lodge / Pumba safari cottages

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 8: Game Drive And Transfer To The Ishasha Sector

Eventually, rise up and go for an early morning game drive in Kasenyi area. During the game drive you may have a chance to spot elephants, buffaloes, lions and other animals in their natural homes. Meanwhile,9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking return to the lodge for mainly lunch, and then proceed to the Ishasha sector that is known for it’s tree climbing lions. Finally, retire to your lodge.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation option;

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge
Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Lodge/ Elephant hub Lodge
Budget: Bush lodge / Pumba safari cottages

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch & Dinner

Water & fruits throughout

Day 9: Ishasha Sector -Entebbe

Firstly, searching for the tree climbing lions, is the main adventure of this day. Then with the help of your safari guide you may spot the tree climbing lions alongside other wildlife. Later,9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking move to Entebbe have a pause at the Uganda Equator. While, here you will be able to stand in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere at the same time.  You will also watch water swirl in different directions. You will then be dropped in time to catch the flight back home.

Price Includes 9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking

A 4×4 Land cruiser/ Minibus with an English speaking safari guide.
Fuel.
All park Entrance fees.
Full board rooms as per the guide.
Game drives.
Boat cruises.
Tracking the Rhinos.
Hike to the top of the falls.
Chimpanzee tracking.
Water throughout the safari.

Price Excludes 9 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking

Drinks.
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
International flights.
Tips.