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3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari

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3 days Kibale chimpanzee , The 3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari tour takes you to Kibale Forest National Park, home to over 1500 chimpanzees and 12 more primate species. This primate tour offers the best chimpanzee viewing experience with the opportunity to also spot several of the olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys and lots of birds that make up a total of about 375 bird species.

Your 3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari also allows you to engage in a guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland. This lets you sight more primates including the red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys plus diverse birds especially the Great Blue Turaco, White-browed coucal, black and white casqued hornbill. You will begin and end your trip to Kibale Forest National Park in Kampala.

Highlights of the 3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • A guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland
  • Bird sighting
  • Photography

Day 1: Depart Kampala for Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up early to have enjoyable breakfast and later, meet the driver guide for your 5-6 hours’ drive trip to Kibale Forest National Park in Western Uganda. Take the Kampala-Mityana-Fort-Portal route in your comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle.

Enjoy the scenic view of crater lakes en-route and arrive early to pay a visit to Amabere caves after lunch in a hotel in Fort Portal Town/city. After exploring Amabere caves, drive to primate safari lodge in Kibale Forest National Park to relax, dine and spend a night.

Where to stay in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)
  • Chimps Nest Safari Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range)
  • Kanyanchu Bandas/Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetland

After breakfast, report to Kanyanchu Visitor Centre to be briefed with other trekkers on guidelines for chimpanzee tracking rules. This will be conducted at 7:00am and the park official shall group you into 6 people, each group will be allocated a park ranger guide.

At 8:00am, your group will be escorted to start trekking chimpanzees and this will last you between 2 and 4 hours inclusive of 1 hour that you will have for photography, in-depth exploration about chimpanzees’ daily behaviors (which includes copulating, feeding, playing, patrol, leadership and others) and body gestures that the park ranger guide will interpret for you.

Chimpanzees share about 98% of their genetic DNA with humans making them our closest relatives and you can witness this during your primate walk to these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. You will also come across several primates including vervet monkeys, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys plus some of the 375 bird species. Retreat from the jungles to enjoy lunch at the lodge and have some rest.

At 2:00pm, drive to Bigodi Wetland for a rewarding nature walk. This is for you to encounter more primates, birds and several mammal species. Over 138 bird species are sheltered in Bigodi Wetland alone including the Great Blue Turaco which you will sight during your guided nature walk. Get back to the lodge to dine and spend a night after your 2-3 hours’ of interacting with nature.

Where to stay in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)
  • Chimps Nest Safari Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range)
  • Kanyanchu Bandas/Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Rise up early for breakfast and later, check out your primate safari lodge. Drive back to Kampala while enjoying the stunning beauty of tea plantations. Along the way, make a stopover at Nakayima Heritage Tree in Mubende before proceeding to Kampala/Entebbe. After, drive to Kampala/Entebbe and this will mark the end of your 3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari tour.

End of the 3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari 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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