Trekking for chimps in the world’s primate capital, Kibale Forest National Park on the 3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari gives an exhilarating experience of adventure. You are almost certain of seeing the chimps because their population offers reliability to go tracking any time of the year. Kibale National Park is home to 13 primate species including the chimps plus black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys and many more which can be spotted as well when trekking for chimps. Bird lovers enjoy this safari a lot as they spot a variety of birds in the forest and outside the forest during the Bigodi nature walk.
Before returning to Kampala, go for a brief exploration around Fort Portal to the Amabere ga nyina Mwiru caves and hear the folktales that explain the formation of the stalagmites and stalactites in the caves by the inhabitants.
- Day 1:Transfer to Kibale forest national park
- Day 2: Chimp trekking and Bigodi nature walk
- Day 3: Fort Portal tour and return to Kampala
Details of the 3 days Uganda chimp safari
Day 1: Kampala to Kibale National Park
Our safari guide meets you at your hotel after breakfast or picks you up from Entebbe international airport on arrival to transfer to Kibale in western Uganda. Kibale forest national park headquarters are located about 330km from Kampala. We use the Mityana-Mubende highway to Fort Portal where we break off for lunch after about the 5 hours drive entertained by the scenic views of numerous hills, volcanic landforms and vast tea plantations. Proceed with a 40 minutes drive to Kibale and check in at the lodge.
Accommodation options: Primates lodge, Papaya Lake lodge (luxury), Turaco Treetops (midrange) Chimpanzee Guesthouse (budget)
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and nature walk
We rise up early morning, get to the restaurant for breakfast and move to Kanyanchu visitors Centre where registration and briefing about chimp trekking including what is expected, the rules and regulations take place before we are allowed to access the forest. After all this is done, we hit the trails of Kibale forest under the guidance of an armed ranger guide who helps us trace the location of the chimp community we have been allocated to track. The chimps act differently each day depending on their moods, they could be playful swinging from branch to branch, busy feeding or relaxing. After an hour with the chimps, we get back to the Visitors Centre and go for lunch.
Late afternoon, we head out for a nature walk around Bigodi sanctuary. This site is well known for keeping interesting bird species, butterflies, plants and primates.Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: Tour around Fort Portal and depart for Kampala
Fort Portal is a major tourism city in Uganda with a variety of interesting tourism sites and one of them is Amabere ga nyina Mwiru. We take our breakfast, check out and transfer to the site. The site guide is a great story teller and narrates a lot about what the locals believe regarding the caves.Get on the return journey to Kampala to your hotel.
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
The package includes;
- Safari vehicle
- Safari guide
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Chimp trekking permit
- Bottled drinking water
- Activities mentioned in the itinerary