Thursday, 1 August 2013

Visit the Chimps with Premier Safaris

Kibale National Park, Africa’s premier destinations for chimpanzee tracking tours. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees.

 Kanyanchu’s chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Premier safaris offers a range of Chimp encounter programmes as part of their primate focused range of products that varies from the normal Chimp walks to a full-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience that allows you to work  with a chimp community which is undergoing habituation.
The full day programme begins with an early start as you watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00 - 6:30am before feeding, copulating, hunting, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling and displaying until it is time to build new nests around 7pm.

Premier Safaris uses it local knowledge and wide spectrum of ground support and well trained Driver guides to assist you to get the most out of your Primate Safari. They also select the best complementary accommodation to ensure a well-rounded one’s in a lifetime adventure for the discerning traveller.

When visiting Kibale’s forests they use two very unique and interesting lodges that adds to the experience and form part of the exploration.

Set against a stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the legendary Mountains of the Moon beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. When Englishman Steve Williams first saw the lake on his way to visit the gorillas, there was nothing there aside from unspoilt natural beauty and breath-taking vistas.


There aren’t many people who could stand on the rim of an ancient crater lake thousands of miles from home, and have the vision to imagine building a luxury lodge entirely out of timber on that very spot. Six years and over a thousand hand carved logs later the stunning vistas remain, and thanks to Steve’s achievements, they can now be enjoyed in ultimate comfort and style.
Ndali Lodge is set stunningly amidst the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake region of Western Uganda, 26 kilometres south of Fort Portal lies at the centre of 1000 acres of privately owned fertile farmland still cultivated in a traditional style. Ndali Lodge is perched on the rim of an extinct volcano which, since its demise, has filled with water to become the breath-taking Lake Nyinambuga – 250 acres in size and 130 metres deep.
A visit to Uganda would not be complete without experiencing the wonders Ndali has to offer....

Kibale National Park
The star attraction are the 1500 chimpanzees, but the guided walks will offer the opportunity to see rare red colobus and L’Hoest monkeys, as well as olive baboon, grey cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys and bush babies. The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, with six species endemic to the park, and other mammals including leopard, rare forest elephants, buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen species of antelope.

Premier Safaris
Premier Safaris is also a much respected Destination Management company for High End international Tour Operators and is known for its purpose built quality Safari Vehicle, Knowledgeable guides and ground support.  They are part of the Madhvani group of companies in Uganda that also own the Marasa Africa lodges in the national parks in Uganda.

Premier Safaris also offer extended Primate focused Safaris that include Gorilla tracking in Bwindi as well as a conservation and research Gorilla programme with extended visitations to Gorilla families. or email