6 Days Chimpanzee Galore

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  • 4 Days
  • Availability May 12
  • Africa, Uganda

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Day 1 Fort Portal is perhaps the most attractive town in Uganda, situated amid lush rolling hillsides swathed in neat tea plantations, tens of crater lakes and offering excellent views across to the glacial peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the West on a clear day. The area around Fort Portal has one of the world’s densest concentrations of volcanic crater lakes formed about 10,000 years a go by the tectonic activities associated with the Great Rift Valley. The rich volcanic soils provide a favorable environment for agriculture and most of the country’s vegetables are grown here. The neat terraced farm plantations cover the hills making this picturesque landscape look like it is covered by giant green quilt. Proceed to Dika Farm. Here you will check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure enjoying the rural setting of our farm. Day 2 Today you will explore more of our farm. We have different activities to cater to anyone who wants to relax and experience farm life. Learn the basics of integrated organic farming and enjoy the amenities of the farm. The Value added farm ranch provides pleasure as well as recreation, information, education and other worthwhile cultural experiences. You are welcome to take a walk around the farm, see how we grow our vegetables and just enjoy the outside life. Children also amuse themselves plenty at the farm and enjoy the space, freedom and nature. Climbing trees, feeding the animals, playing hide and seek, birdwatching, building dams in the water, baking bread at the campfire and so on. You will find Dika Farm a perfect place to come to rest and enjoy the peaceful rural environment. Day 3 Today you will have the opportunity to track chimpanzees and other primates at the Kibale National Park. With lush tropical rainforest and a fascinating diversity of animals, the park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda. The forest is worth conserving as it is home to the largest number of our closest relative, the endangered chimpanzee with more than 1,500 individuals recorded, as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest monkey. It has the highest diversity and density of primates in East Africa, totaling 15 species including the black and white colobus, baboon, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. Indeed Uganda provides one of the highest primate densities and varieties in the world. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on a cultural experience at Kibale Association For Rural and Environmental Development- KAFRED. KAFRED was founded in 1992, in order to conserve areas of rich biodiversity outside nationally protected areas, wetlands in particular, and to benefit communities from tourism businesses in the area, mainly Kibale National Park. You will go on a cultural walk. The walk will take up to 3 to 4 hours depending on the pace of the group. According to your interests, you will first visit a traditional healer who will happily share his knowledge about spirits, herbs, plants and local medicines. Secondly, the visitors will visit the homes of elderly men and women who tell interesting stories about birth, marriage, ceremonies, clans and their traditional life. Learn more about the history and issues that they face as a developing community of rural Uganda. Along the way, you will also be given the chance to experience the Ugandan school system, visit a local church and Bigodi’s trading centre, a hub of rural life and activity.  The field-guides are ready to answer any questions during the walk. Return back to the farm for dinner and overnight Day 4 Today you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park. The Park is one outstanding beauty, spreading across more than 1,900 square kilometers of virtually untouched land, endowed with lush vegetation and rich wildlife. Everywhere you look you are rewarded with a breath taking view of the grand designs of Mother Nature.

Check in at Baboon Safari Resort enjoy a sumptuous lunch.

Check in at Baboon Safari Resort enjoy a sumptuous lunch.

  In the afternoon, you will have a leisurely boat cruise down the Kazinga channel where you will see more of the wild animals as they come down to water and cool off.  Enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Channel into Lake Edward.  This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colourful and awesome with well over 550 resident species. Expect to see elephants, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, antelopes etc and lots of beautiful water birds. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight Day 5 Today you will have another chance at trekking the Rainforest in search for chimpanzees. After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Kyambura gorge. The dramatic scar in the middle of the savannah was caused by the Kyambura River which gradually eroded the land and a rainforest grew in the middle of the Savanna.  It is home to a variety of wildlife, including the only primates in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The area is an important water source for many animals and is surrounded by savanna, but is generally noted for its high concentration of chimpanzee life located in the gorge. You can also find red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and vervet monkeys. The gorge is also known for its variety of bird species including various falcons, the blue-headed bee-eater and the African Finfoot.

Kyambura gorge

Kyambura gorge

Check in the hotel for lunch and refreshments In the afternoon,  explore more of the national park and its diverse flora and fauna on a game drive. The Kasenyi plains support the largest concentration of game in Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The drive will take you through an extensive area of short-grass savannah interspersed with solitary euphorbia trees and small clumps of thicket. This plain is one of the most important breeding grounds for the Uganda Kob-thousands congregate here at times- and it is also frequented by numerous buffalo and bushbuck. The two or three well-fed lion prides resident in this area are generally quite easy to find, at least for the first 1 or 2 hours after sunrise, after which they tend to retreat into the shade of thicker bush. The plains also support an interesting selection of grassland birds, including grey-crowned crane, red-throated spurfowl and yellow-throated longclaw, while abandoned lion kills often attract flocks of squabbling vultures and more occasionally spotted hyenas. Return to the lodge dinner and overnight Day 6 Wake up for another morning game drive hoping to view animals you have missed the previous day. There are several clear demarcated routes that enable you to view as many animals as possible. Then proceed to Lake Katwe for a cultural immersion. You will have a chance to interact with the local people who live adjacent to the park for a cultural experience of how they survive in this area. The scenery is superb with views of the saline lakes which attract herds of buffaloes, warthogs, elephants and antelopes among others. The drive will lead you to Lake Katwe, one of the most important sources of coarse salt in Uganda for centuries. The Katwe salt pans which were highly regarded as precious material during pre-colonial times and many kingdoms fought to control them. Before the advent of Arab slave traders, the salt was one of the main goods bartered by the Long distance traders. Today it is not quite as lucrative as it was in the past but the locals still mine the salt in the same way they did years ago. You will have an informative talk by a well-versed guide who will tell you about the industry.  You will interact with the men and women who ply their trade here for insights of the pros and cons of this ancient industry. Proceed to Kampala where you will be dropped off. END OF SAFARI                    

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