3 Days Kibale Chimpanzee Tour

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Kibale Forest is one of those biodiversity hotspots that are remaining in the world. With its 13 primate species including highest populations of habituated chimpanzees, it’s no wonder that it has been dubbed the primate capital of the world. 3 Day Kibale Chimpanzee tour exposes you not only to Chimpanzees – man’s closest relative but also to amazing scenic views of the crater lake area, community encounters in Bigodi and heritage tour of the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves and the Nakayima tree.


Safari Highlight

Day 1: Travel by road to Kibale National Park

Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland encounter

Day 3: Travel by road back to Kampala

Day 1: Travel by road to Kibale National Park
Depart from Kampala after your breakfast at your place of stay for Kibale National Park. You will drive through the country side landscapes with unique features like Mubende inselbergs, valleys and forested landscapes of Kyegegwa and Kyenjonjo. Continue to Fort portal to visit the Amabere caves and doing the Crater Lake hike where by you will summit Kyeganywa hill to gain impressive views of the neighboring circle of crater lakes and hollows with the snow caped Ruwenzori at a distance. Retire for overnight.

Drive distance: 358km         Drive time: 7 hours

Accommodation: Primate Lodge (Upmarket/luxury), Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Midrange/standard) or Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget/Basic)

Day 2: Do Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland encounter

After breakfast, gather at Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing at 08:00am from the park rangers about the Chimp trekking conduct. Set off to this forest of Kibale after the short briefing in quest of Chimpanzees. The 2 – 5 hour trek will expose you amazing tree species and wildlife including other 12 species of primates like Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, Red tailed monkeys and olive baboons. The sights of Birds cannot be avoided while their songs will offer you natural entertainment through the jungle. You will marvel at the Chimpanzees as the roll themselves on tree branches, munch fruits and make their pant – hooting calls. After utilizing your one hour, you will return to the starting point for relaxation and preparing for another activity. In the afternoon, you will visit the Bigodi wetland to encounter the swamp animals like Sitatunga and birds like Ruwenzori Turaco and an encounter with local people including the traditional healer.

Accommodation: You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Day 3: Travel by road back to Kampala.

After breakfast embark on the drive back to Kampala. You will branch off a little in Mubende to visit the Nakayima tree an ancient tree with great attachment to the Chwezi people which is apparently used as a traditional shrine. Continue on the drive to arrive in Kampala in the afternoon.

Drive Distance: 358km                                   Drive time: 7 hours

End of safari

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)


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