3 Days Kibale Forest Chimpanzee trekking safari – Meet Chimpanzees in the Wild
3 Days Kibale forest Chimpanzee trekking safari – Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most attractive and most visited National Parks among the ten National Parks in Uganda with varied tracts of tropical rain forest and several animal species. Kibale Forest National Park covers 795 kilometers squared of rain forest, swamps, Rivers, and few areas of grassland. It is home to more than 1,450 Chimpanzees protected inside the park and in total 13 primate species. Children have to be 12 years and above to able to track the Chimpanzees, if you have children below 12 years they can engage in an educative forest walk.
This 3 days Kibale forest Chimpanzee trekking safari will bring you on a Chimpanzee trek inside the Kibale forest. There are 2 times for trekking opportunities per day i.e. morning or afternoon. You are allowed to stay with the Chimpanzees for a maximum of one hour when you get to them.
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
- Bigodi Community Walk
Detailed Day by Day safari Itinerary
Day One: Transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park
You will start with a morning drive from Kampala or Entebbe for Chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale forest. Your driver-guide will pick you up at the airport or hotel and transfer you to your booked accommodation. As you drive through the countryside, enjoy the remarkable landscapes, traditional homes and catch glimpses of the different striking bird species. Have a stopover for lunch in Fort portal town, the tourism capital of Uganda because of its beautiful landscapes and attractions. You will arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
Day Two: Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Your driver-guide will transfer you to the briefing point right after breakfast. He will then hand in your details and permits for registration and allocation of the Chimpanzee community to trek. You will then be allocated to a Chimpanzee community and your ranger guide will lead you on the trek in search of these great apes. Watch the Chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, feed, play, and rest.
In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Community Walk. You have the opportunity to visit a swamp with abundant butterflies, plants, animals, and spectacular bird species like Great Blue Turaco and will be of great interest to bird watchers. After this experience you will take a village walk that will lead you to the Coffee experience, banana beer making, busked making, and meeting a traditional healer.
Day Three: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe
We hope you enjoyed your time in Uganda’s countryside and watching the Chimpanzees in their home. Great Adventure Safaris driver guide will transfer you back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport after breakfast.
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Bigodi Community Walk
- Drinking water in vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of an English-speaking driver-guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry, etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
What to bring
- Rain jacket
- Waterproof hiking shoes
- Trousers and long-sleeved shirts
- Insect repellent
- Sun hat