2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest
Kibale forest national park is popular for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and this 2 days safari will take you to Kibale forest for an encounter with these primates. Kibale forest national park is rich in diversity with the dominant vegetation type being rain forest intersected with swamps and grass land.
The park is not only home to the chimpanzees but also hosts primates species including olive baboons, monkeys like the red colobus, black-and-white and red-tailed monkeys. The park also protects bird species, plants and tree species.
Day 1: Travel to Kibale national park and visit Bigodi wetland in the afternoon
The tour starts with pick up by your driver guide from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe. You then start the journey to Kibale national park in western Uganda. The journey to the park is a 5 hours’ drive with a stopover in Fort portal town for lunch.
You then continue to the lodge in Kibale national park, check in and then go on a bigodi wetland walk. The Bigodi wetland walk is a community run initiative outside the park boundary adjacent to Bigodi trading center. The wetland is home to several species of monkeys including the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed, vervet and olive baboons. The wetland hosts several bird species that you can look out for along the trail. The wetland walk ends with visiting the community to get a look in to the culture and life of the locals that live on the edge of Kibale forest.
Accommodation Options: Ndali Lodge (Luxury), Turaco Treetops (Mid-range) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget)
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking and Travel back to Kampala
Have breakfast at the lodge early in the morning and then your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing from your ranger guide. After the briefing you start the journey in to the rain forest as you look out for the chimpanzee, man’s closest relatives. Once you locate the chimps you will spend one hour with them as you watch then hop around the tree branches, feed,play and feed their young ones. You will also be able to capture great shots of the chimpanzee during this time. Bird species and other monkeys can be seen while on the chimp trek.
After the rewarding chimpanzee trek in Kibale you will start the travel journey back to Kampala arriving later in the day. Your guide will then drop you off at your hotel or the airport for your flight.
What to carry for your chimpanzee Trek
- Long sleeved shirt and long pants
- Hiking boots
- Hat or Cap
- Drinking water
- Rain jacket
Included in the Tour Package;
- Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
- Safari car and fuel
- English speaking tour and driver guide
- Drinking water in the car
- Accommodation for 1 night at a lodge near Kibale national park
- Activities as listed in the package
Not Included in the Tour Package
- Optional Activities
- Accommodation in Kampala (First and last night)
- International Flights
- Tips and Laundry at the lodge
- Uganda Visa charges
- Other personal expenses while on the tour