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2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour In Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking In Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour In Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking In Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary− SAFARI OVERVIEW

2 days Chimpanzee trekking safari tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a 1 night 2 days Chimpanzees and Rhino tracking tour that starts and ends in Kampala. This 2 days Uganda Chimpanzee trekking safari gives you the opportunity to track wild rhinos on foot and observe these members of the Big Five in their natural habitat at a close (but safe) distance.

We continue to Budongo Forest to undertake a trek in search of Chimpanzees, to observe these intelligent, emotional and acrobatic primates in their natural habitat. The 90% chances of encountering chimps is available in the months of May, June, July and August while in February, March, April and September, the counts reduce to 70%. In times of food scarcity like October, November, December and January, chances reduce to 50%. Chimpanzee tracking starts at 8am and forest guides accompany you through the forest in search of these magnificent apes. Budongo Forest is part of Murchison Falls Conservation Area. Budongo is one of Uganda’s most important refuges for chimpanzees, supporting a population currently estimated at around 800. The forest is also one of the most extensive and ecologically diverse forests in East Africa, with 24 mammal species, over 360 bird species and 465 plant speciesof which the most impressive are the giantmahoganies that stand up to 60m tall, and whose buttressed bases are often used as drums by roaming chimp.

Besides Chimpanzee tracking, the other draw is the excellent birdwatching. There are several good sites including the Royal Mile, which many consider the single best birding destination in Uganda because of both the number of rare birds found here and also the great visibility. On this 2 days Uganda Chimpanzee & rhino tracking tour, you’re likely to see numerous bird species as well as Black and white colobus, Red-tailed monkey, Vervet monkey Blue monkey, and Olive baboon.

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2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

Explore magnificent Budongo Forest on foot and track a troop of habituated chimpanzees

Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary − FEATURERD SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Budongo Forest Reserve & Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 2: Transfer back to Kampala

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary − SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Transfer to Budongo Forest. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to track White Rhinos

Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve & transfer back to Kampala

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary − DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 of the 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: Transfer to Budongo Forest. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary En Route to Track White Rhinos.

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala (at around 6.30 am), we embark 300km (4-5 hours) drive to Budongo Forest Reserve. We’ll take a panoramic drive northwest through beautiful rural landscapes of central Uganda including the historical NRA war zone (Luwero Triangle) that brought President Museveni to power before branching off at Nakitooma for  a 7 km drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is home to Uganda’s only wild rhinos. The count of 22 Southern white rhinos are apparently thriving in Ziwa after the restocking programme that saw Rhinos return to Uganda by 2005 following their extinction in 1982.

Here you will get the opportunity to undertake a 2 hours rhino tracking expedition on foot in company of an expert ranger guide. We’ll explore the impressive the sanctuary’s impressive savannah landscapes before we come across these gigantic species that form part of the Big Five family. As you track rhinos, you may also encounter a range of other wildlife species including Uganda kobs, Oribis, Bushbucks, Defassa waterbucks among others and a number of other bird species such as Grey-crowned cranes, Kingfishers, African black crake, African crowned eagle and Abyssinian ground hornbill.

After enjoying moments with the Rhinos, you retreat and settle for lunch either at Amuka lodge or Kabalega diner. You proceed on the drive through Masindi town and connect to Budongo Forest in the afternoon for forest relaxation, dinner and overnight. You can opt for forest walk in Budongo which can be arranged at the lodge.

The highlight of the day: – Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on foot

Accommodation: –

Midrange/Standard: – Kabalega Resort Hotel/Budongo Eco Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  300km or 4 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Transfer from Kampala to Budongo Forest Reserve
  • Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Forest walks

Day 2 of the 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: Do Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest Reserve & Transfer Back To Kampala.

After breakfast at around 7.00 am, you gather for briefing at 8am by the excellent local forest ranger about the Chimpanzee tracking experiences and etiquette. After the briefing, we will embark on a hike in search of our closest living relatives. There aren’t many places to see chimps safely and easily in Africa but Budongo Forest supports a 800-strong chimpanzee population.

The Chimpanzee trek in Budongo is very magical going beyond Chimpanzees as it offers sights of verdant flora including tall Mahogany trees with huge buttress, the myriad of birds, and their enchanting sounds, and colourful butterflies along with several other primates such as Black-and-white colobus, Red tailed monkeys, Vervet monkey Blue monkey and Olive baboon. The trek is fairly easy due to reasonably flat terrain. Once a chimpanzee troop is found, you will have an hour with these fascinating creatures, to watch them interact, play with each other, forage making pant-hoot calls and/or patrolling their territory.

The chimpanzee trek tends to last 2 – 4 hours after which you embark on the transfer back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon.

The highlight of the day: – Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest Reserve on foot

Accommodation: – Kabalega Resort Hotel/Budongo Eco Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx.  300km or 4 hours

Activities & services of the day:-

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo
  • Transfer from Budongo Forest Reserve to Kampala

Optional activities you can choose to do on this day:-

  • Birding in Budongo Forest

End of the 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)

Full Board Accommodation on Safari

Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC

Fuel

Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.

Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned

Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned

Bottled water while on safari

Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Tour in Budongo Forest Uganda & Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges

Laundry Services

Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol

International Flights (Arranged on request)

Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)

Visas

Optional Activity fees

Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary

Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)

Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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