3 DAYS CHIMPANZEE TRACKING SAFARI (KIBALE NATIONAL PARK)
3 days chimpanzee tracking safari to Kibale forest National park offers you a stunning chimpanzee viewing experience as a highlight on your chimp trek, and goes more further to add on the eco-friendly rewarding swamp nature walk in the nearby Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
Kibale forest in western Uganda is known as the primates’ capital of East Africa due to its high population of more than 1000 chimpanzees and 12 other primate species. This safari doesn’t offer you chimpanzee viewing only, see other primates such as the red tailed colobus monkeys, the rare L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys , walk in one of the loveliest tropical forest in Uganda continuous with that of Central Africa with trees over 50m high dating over 200 years ago.
This 3 days Chimpanzee trekking/tracking Safari is a primatologist dream and even if you’re not, it will give you one the memories of a lifetime.
Chimpanzee Tracking Safari Highlights
- Chimpanzee viewings during your primate walk in Kibale tropical forest
- Remarkable Nature walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary
- Views of the crater lakes region
Detailed itinerary for Chimpanzee tracking safari in Kibaale forest
Day 1: Drive to Kibaale Forest National park.
This is the beginning of your chimpanzee tracking safari to Kibale Forest National Park. Our drive will pick you up from your place of residence at 6:30am, brief you about the safari and you start the 4-5hours journey to Kibale. Drive through Mubende to Fort Portal where you will have a lunch stop. This drive is a scenic drive so keep your camera besides you.
In the afternoon you opt for a visit to the crater lakes region for beautiful views of the regions. Get to see crater hollows, numerous beautiful craters and a view of the neighbouring Rwenzori Mountains and retire off the evening afterwards at your lodge. Have dinner and an overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Primate walk/Chimpanzee tracking day and Bigodi swamp walk
Wake up early morning for your breakfast before heading out to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu for briefing about chimp trekking. Your oriented about the dos and don’ts of the activity, give a habituated chimpanzee community and allocated a ranger guide for your group. Head out into Kibale forest to search for the chimpanzees. The search is always exciting since you get the opportunity to see other primates, colourful butterflies, sounds of birds such as the African and green –breasted pittas, western green tinker bird, African parrot and on finding the chimpanzees, you don’t want to miss out on every small detail, you’re allowed one hour with them, see young ones playing, mothers feeding their babies, listen to pant hooting, witness chimps as they hunt and feed , this hour will pass without you even realizing it was 60 minutes.
Come back for lunch and embark on your another exciting walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary, excepting to see lots a birdlife, the swamp lover sitatunga antelope, life of the people leaving around the swamp community and retire off your evening with a dinner and overnight stay.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Return to Kampala and end of your 3 days Chimpanzee tracking safari
Today you drive back to Kampala or to Entebbe for your drop to the airport. Lunch is en-route and you will reach Kampala or the airport in the afternoon.
Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Luxury: Kyaninga lodge, Ndali lodge
Mid range: Primates lodge, Chimp’s nest
Budget: Chimpanzee forest guesthouse, Rwenzori view guest house
Inclusions on this Safari
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- 2 nights’ accommodation on full board for the whole safari
- Meal plan as per the itinerary
- Services of an English speaking driver/guide
- 4×4 comfortable safari vehicle
- Bottled water for the safari
- Entrance fees to Kibale forest national park
Exclusions on this safari
- International flights and Uganda visas
- Tips and gratitudes to service providers of any kind
- Any personal interests not included on the itinerary