Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safaris in Kibale forest are the second option for those who might find Gorilla trekking somewhat expensive. Chimpanzees are some of the most delightful primates in the forest reserves and national parks of Uganda. They are members of the world’s great Apes, and this 3 day Chimpanzee trekking Uganda safari will lead you into the pristine tropical forest of Kibale National Park to encounter these Apes.
Kibale forest is indeed a “Primate Capital of the World”, hosting 13 species including Vervet Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Potto, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys among others as well as a population of more than 1,500 resident Chimpanzees. Kibale is a diverse forest Eco-system with a number of bird species (over 372) some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift region. It hosts a number of butterflies and mammals that you may encounter on this Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safari.
Note: On your day of arrival for this Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda, you will be warmly received by our guide at Entebbe International Airport and be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Kampala. Overnight (o/n): Sheraton Hotel (Premium) Imperial Royale (Luxury) /Cassia lodge (Midrange) /Speke Hotel (Basic); Bed & Breakfast
Day 01: Departure to Kibale Forest National Park [Approximately 6hours drive]
Start off this chimpanzee tracking Uganda safari with an early breakfast, and transfer to the western part of the country through the rolling tea estates to Fort Portal via Mubende. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town; depending on the arrival time, you may have a simple tour in this beautiful part of the country characterized by the backdrop of the jagged Ruwenzori Mountains. Later continue in the direction of the park heading to your booked accommodation.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner, Overnight: Ndali lodge (Premium) or Primate /Crater lodge (Luxury) or Primate lodge (Midrange) or Kibale Forest Camp (Basic).
Day 02: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and Bigodi Nature Walk.
After breakfast, the guide transfers you to Kanyanchu reception area-the hub of all park activities. Here you receive briefing from the ranger guide about this ritual and at 0800hours, you enter the forest characterized by towering canopies for a delightful Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safari experience. The activity lasts about 2-3hours and expect to encounter a number of forest species including primates and birds. On finding the Chimpanzees, you are allowed an hour in their presence; watch them feed, play, swing in tree canopies with their pant-hooting calls and later retreat to the starting point.
After your lunch break, head to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk. The swamp is a wildlife corridor to the park with over 200bird species, 8primate species and swamp dwelling mammals like the Sitatungas. Meal Plan: Full Board, overnight at the lodge.
Day 03: Transfer back to Kampala [Approximately 6hour drive].
Sign-off this Chimpanzee trekking Uganda safari in Kibale forest with a leisurely breakfast, later leave the lodge and travel back to Kampala. You will have lunch en-route and continue with the drive back; either be dropped off at the hotel or at the airport for your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of Safari
*Chimpanzee tracking permit per person *Ground transportation in a 4X4 safari vehicle (Van for Basic or Midrange and Land cruiser for Premium or Luxury) *Round trip airport/ hotel transfers *Drinking mineral water in vehicle *Meals as the itinerary details *Park entrance and activity fees *Professional English driver/guide *Amref Air Ambulance
*International and domestic Air tickets (can be arranged on request) *Tips, Gratuities, Laundry and any personal expenses *Additional meals and beverages outside the meal plan *Tourist Visas (can be arranged on request) *Pre and Post tour accommodation (arranged on request).
|Rates are Per Person in USD
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