2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest / Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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Positioned in the Murchison Falls National Park, the Kaniyo Pabidi Forest which is part of the greater Budongo Forest Reserve that stretch to 793km2 with 53% of it being forested and the rest being grassland presents a magical minibreak chimpanzee safari in Uganda. Budongo Forest is noted to be among the pre-historic forests left in East Africa and as a result, it feature great biodiversity including the 24 small animal species of which 9 are primates, 359 species of birds, 465 species of trees and shrubs, 289 butterfly species along with 130 moth species.  Additionally, Budongo is credited to have great counts of Mahogany trees along with Chimpanzees that stretch to 800.

In Kaniyo Pabidi Forest which is a section part of the Budongo Forest has there are 6 Chimpanzee groups that have been habituated for exploration on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda. The 90% chances of encountering these species 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, the chances reduce to 50%. The Chimpanzee tracking commences at 8am and the forest guides accompany you through the forest in search of these magnificent apes. The Chimpanzee movements are greatly determined by the forest’s fruiting seasons. The counts of 30 people are able to track chimpanzee every shift since each group takes 6 people.

Safari Highlight of the 2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest / Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 1 of the 2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest / Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: Transfer to Budongo Forest Reserve. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to track white Rhinos

Day 2 of the 2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest / Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve & transfer back to Kampala


Transfer to Budongo Forest Reserve. Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to track white Rhinos

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After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you embark on the transfer to Budongo Forest Reserve 300km about 4 hours’ drive driving through beautiful savannah landscapes of central Uganda including the historical NRA war zone that brought President Museveni to power before branching off at Nakitooma  for 7km to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track the southern white Rhinos. You connect to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary headquarters team up with the ranger guide and embark on the search for the Rhinos in the sanctuary. You explore the sanctuary on foot exploring the impressive savannah landscapes before you come across those gigantic species that form part of the Big five family. 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. An optional forest walk can be arranged at the lodge

Accommodation: Budongo Eco Lodge

Day 2 of the 2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest / Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: Do Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve & transfer back to Kampala

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After breakfast, you gather for briefing at 8am by the forest rangers and embark on the hike to the forest in search of Common Chimpanzees. The Chimpanzee trek in Budongo is very magical going beyond Chimpanzees as it offers sights of verdant flora including tall trees with huge buttress, the myriad of birds and their enchanting sounds along with fauna including primates where chimpanzees is among. The one hour with the chimps will enable you to explore them as they forage, socialize, copulate, make pant hooting calls and patrol. The chimpanzee trek tend to last 2 – 4 hours after which you embark on the transfer back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon

End of the 2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest / Kaniyo-Pabidi, Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

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  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • 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)

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  • 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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Budongo Eco Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

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Budongo Eco Lodge is a midrange/ standard accommodation in the Kaniyo Pabidi forest an extension of Budongo Central Forest Reserve accessed through the Kichumbayobo gate in the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

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