10 Days Classic Chimpanzee Tours Uganda, Chimpanzee Tracking Adventures in Uganda

Experience remarkable Chimpanzee Tracking Tours in Uganda at Ngamba Island, Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park on the 10 Days Classic Chimpanzee Tours Uganda.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up-Ngamba Island

You will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe after your early morning breakfast by your safari driver guide. Proceed to the home of 40 orphaned chimpanzees in Ngamba Island sanctuary and catch up with the interactive unique experience of viewing the chimpanzees’ in their natural environment.

You may engage in the optional infant integration experience of the chimpanzees on the island or take a forest walk and have an encounter with the interactive primates on the island. Transfer for dinner and Overnight at Ngamba Island Tented Camp.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Viewing-Ngamba Island

After your break fast, be part of the memorable interactive experience of care giving for the chimpanzees’ in their morning feeding time. After your lunch return to the main land landing site for your transfer back to Kampala. Dinner and over night at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Cassia Lodge Buziga, Hotel Triangle.

Day 3: Transfer-Murchison Falls National Park

You driver guide will pick you from your hotel after your break fast and leave for Murchison falls via Luweero triangle along the Kampala –Gulu Highway.

Have an en-route lunch stopover in Masindi town with a detour at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Proceed to the park and marvel around the magnificent top of the falls and have fun during the hiking experience. Enjoy a boat ride to the bottom of the fall with a scenic of habitant species especially the birds.  Dinner and over night at Paraa Safari lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Full Day Game Drive-Murchison Falls National Park

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the park to enjoy a full day Game Drive along the various tracks in the park. You will spot various wildlife animals wandering from one place to another enjoying their natural habitat and the animals you will spot include; buffaloes, elephants, kobs, water bucks, hartebeest, small antelope, lions, leopards, red tailed monkeys, giraffes, topis, bushbuck, etc.

After you will break off for lunch then later proceed back on your game drive. After the experience, you will return back to your lodge/ hotel for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight. Paraa Safari lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 5:  Chimpanzee tracking-Budongo Forest

After your break fast head to the park head quarters for briefing about the trackers code of conduct before you adventure in the habituated chimpanzees’ tracking experience at Kaniyo Pabidi Eco Tourism Site.

Sighting of other primates like the red tailed colobus monkeys, black and white colobus monkey, mangabeys and also baboons may be possible. After your lunch, take a game viewing launch cruise on the Nile. Possible sighting on this trip include the crocodiles, water bucks, giraffe and the hippopotamus. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari lodge, Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Transfer-Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, set off to Kibale Forest National park and enjoy sighting of the Albertine escarpment en-route with a variety of bird life with en-route lunch. Dinner and Overnight in Primates lodge Kibale, Chimpanzee Guest house, Ndali Lodge.

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking-Kibale Forest National Park

Report to the park headquarters after your break fast for a briefing session from a UWA official about the tracking code of conduct and later witness denesting of the chimpanzees as you also catch up with the early morning raisers in this jungle.
After your lunch, take pleasure in a guided nature walk around the Bigodi swamp with rich sightings of a variety of birdlife. Possible sightings may include the great blue Turaco yellow-ramped tinker bird, yellow-spotted Nictor the African Pitta among others. You may also take a scenic drive with in the park and have view of the crater scenery views. Have your dinner and Overnight at Chimp’s nest,  Primates lodge Kibale, Chimpanzee Guest house. An optional short nocturnal spot light guided walk in the forest may be rewarding with sighting of, the bush babies and pottos etc.

Day 8: Transfer-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Leave Kibale after your breakfast or lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park to track the rare species of Chimpanzees in their natural vegetation habitat in Kyambura Gorge. Along the transfer, you will spot wildlife animals wandering from one place to another i.e buffalo,topi and Uganda kob.
After your lunch, a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel will reward you with scenic wild life views of the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and bird life. Dinner and over night at Jacana lodge, Hippo Hill Camp, Simba Safari lodge.

Day 9: Chimpanzee Tracking -Kyambura Gorge 

Wake up have breakfast then transfer to the headquarters to be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees then later in groups, you will proceed to track the Chimpanzees in their natural vegetation habitat.  Along the trail, you will spot birds like, the Black Bee Eaters and the Blue Breasted Kingfisher, Black and African Black Emerald Cuckoos, Speckled Tinker bird, green Hylia, White-spotted Fluftail, etc.

After your lunch witness an interesting process of manual salt mining on Lake Katwe at the Katwe salt works and don’t miss out on the explanations about the whole process from the onsite guide. Dinner and overnight Jacana lodge, Hippo Hill camp, Simba Safari lodge.

Day 10: Departure-Kampala      

After your break fast depart back to Kampala with your lunch en-route and leave to tell the memorable chimpanzee experience in Uganda.

  • Ground transportation
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Chimpanzee Tracking permits to be booked in advance
  • Allowance of a knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Airfare to Uganda
  • Visas
  • Accommodation
  • Cigarettes and personal expenses not listed in the program
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