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3 days chimpanzee habituation,  The 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience Kibale Forest National Park offers you a rare opportunity to have quality time with chimpanzees in the wild. Chimpanzees share over 98% of their genetic DNA with humans and this primate tour package provides you a chance to get up close to a semi-habituated community of these unusual apes on Uganda safari.

Kibale Forest National Park is well-positioned in Western Uganda, about 5-6 hours’ drive from Kampala. It prides itself as a home to 13 primate species and these include an estimate of 1500 chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys as well as an estimate of 375 bird species including the rare green breasted pitta and others.

Your 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience adventure also includes a visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a guided nature walk. It covers 2 nights and meals in a comfortable primate safari lodge in Kibale Forest National Park. Your trip will begin and end in Kampala.

Activities to do on 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience

  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX)
  • Primate and bird sighting
  • Guided nature walks in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Photography & touring

Summary of the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 2: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest National Park

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of your 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience tour

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park

After early morning breakfast, meet your primate safari guide ready for transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, about 5-6 hours’ drive from Kampala. Your trip will cover the Kampala-Mityana-Mubende to Fort Portal city then you connect to Kibale Forest.

En-route, expect to enjoy the breathtaking view of the countryside beauty. You will have a lunch stop at a hotel in Fort Portal city. Proceed to Kibale Forest National Park to check-in at primates safari lodge.

At 2:00 pm, you will have the best of a guided nature walk in Bigodi Swamp Sanctuary, a haven to numerous primate species and birds. Expect to spot primates such as red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys plus several birds inclusive of the Great blue turaco. Return to the lodge to relax, dine and spend a night.

Drive time: 5-6 hours

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Primate Lodge
  • Mid-range: Turaco Tree Tops, Chimps Nest Safari Lodge, Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
  • Budget: Kanyanchu Bandas, Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 2: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest National Park

Get up early to have breakfast and later, report to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre for briefing on rules and regulations for chimpanzee habituation experience. This will take you the entire day following a semi-habituated chimpanzee community and ensure you have some packed lunch plus bottled drinking water.

A side from viewing chimpanzees, there are also some other primates to see such as vervet monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys, black and white colobus monkeys as well as birds. Retreat from this adventure after photography and magical encounter. Dinner and overnight at your primate safari lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge, Primate Lodge
  • Mid-range: Turaco Tree Tops, Chimps Nest Safari Lodge, Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
  • Budget: Kanyanchu Bandas, Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala

After breakfast, then put together all your things ready to drive back to Kampala through Fort Portal city. Enjoy lunch en-route and arrive to Kampala in the afternoon and this marks the end of your 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience tour.

End of the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience tour

Safari Inclusions

  •  Chimpanzee permits
  •  Airport transfers
  •  Bottled drinking water
  •  Travel in 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Fulltime English-speaking driver
  •  All relevant government taxes
  •  Activities in the travel plan but not the optional ones

Safari Exclusions

  •  International Flight fares
  •  Personal insurance
  •  Tipping
  •  Telephone calls
  •  Additional/optional activities
  •  Hotel fees before and after the trip
  •  Laundry services
  •  Beverages of personal interest
  •  Visa fees
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