2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Tour - Kibale Forest National Park
3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari – Kibale National Park
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Kibale Chimp Trek Safari Overview:
The Kibale Chimp Trek is a 2 day Uganda Safari Tour that will take you to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimp trekking which is the main attraction. It also involves optional bird watching, a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp area, a visit to a community in the area, or a visit to one of the crater lakes.
Kibaale National Park - The primate capital of the world
This mainly forested park 795sqkm in the area is best known for its primate species Kibale chimpanzee in Uganda and Africa as a whole! But man’s closest relative is not all that the park has to offer- you can also see the uncommon L’Hoest’s monkey and East Africa‘s largest population of the threatened red colobus monkey other primate include the black and white colobus monkey, blue monkey,grey-cheeked mangabey (Uganda mangabey) red-tailed monkey, bushbaby, and potto.
The nearby community-run bogodi wetland sanctuary offers birders an impressive bird list of 335 species. The Uganda Mangabey (Lophocebus Uganda) is a species of Old World monkey found only in Uganda. This crested mangabey was previously thought to be just a population of the grey-cheeked mangabey (L.albigena). Colin Groves upgraded the Ugandan population into the new species L.ugandanae on February 16, 2007. This species is dramatically smaller than the grey-cheeked mangabey, with a shorter skull and smaller face.
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
- Community Walk in Bigodi Swamp
Itinerary In Summary
Day 1: Travel to Kibale and evening Swamp Walk
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and travel back to Kampala/Entebbe
What to bring
- Rain jacket
- Waterproof hiking shoes
- Trousers and long-sleeved shirts
- Insect repellent
- Sun hat
January 01 - December 31
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Ground Transportation
- All Meals and bottled water
- All Government Taxes
- All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
- English-speaking driver/guide
- Chimpanzee Permit
- International Flights
- Visa Fees
- Airport Taxes
- Items of personal nature like Laundry
- Bar bills
- Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.
Day 1: Kampala to Kibale Forest National Park
Upon your arrival, a driver guide from the Ultimate Wild Safaris will pick you from the airport or any place of your choice to start your trip to Kibale Forest. You will start your drive to western Uganda through the beautiful green scenery through tea plantations.
After lunch, you will visit the Bigodi swamp for a walk to spot some monkeys and bird species and that takes you through grassland, small communities where the locals are very enthusiastic to shake hands with white people through coffee plantations, and people's gardens to see how they do daily work.
(Papaya Lake Lodge - Luxury option) (Chimpanzee Guest Cottages - Mid Range option)
(Chimpanzee Guest House - Budget option) Travel Time: 6-7 hours
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking, and Transfer Back To Kampala
Today you will have your breakfast at the lodge and prepare for your trip for a Chimpanzee walk. Kibale forest consist s of 13 primate species the only National park to see many types of monkeys like; the wonderful Red Columbus, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Black and white Columbus monkey, L’hoest monkey, and Chimpanzees.
Here you will be able to see our cousins and the trip takes 3-4 hours to walk through the tropical rainforest with the experienced guide. After lunch, you will embark on your return journey to Kampala hence calling it the end of the chimpanzee tracking experience.