2 Day Chimpanzee Safari Uganda


2 Day Chimpanzee Safari Uganda takes you to Budongo Forest Reserve which is a 793 square kilometer region of grassland and forest in the Murchison Falls National Park. Of this area, 53% is forest. This forest reserve is home to a wide range of animals, including 465 tree species, 24 mammal species, 9 primate species, 289 butterfly species, 359 bird species, and 130 moth species. Between 600 and 700 chimpanzees live in the forest, which is particularly well-known for its mahogany trees. In the Budongo forest, there are 6 habituated groups of chimpanzees that are used for trekking throughout the year. Visitors have a good possibility of spotting these primates. The activity begins at precisely 7:00am, and the tour guides will lead you around while you look for these unusual primates, which have 98% of the same DNA as humans. Depending on where they are on a given day, the exercise could take 30 minutes or the entire day. Only younger ones who are seven years old and older are permitted to track the chimpanzees, and groups can only contain a maximum of six persons.

The Budongo Forest Reserve is a section of the Murchison Falls National Park and is situated in Western Uganda’s Masindi District. At 826 square kilometers in size, it is Uganda’s largest natural forest. It is the largest remaining mahogany forest in east Africa because mahogany and ironwood trees dominate the forest in significant numbers. The beech (Fagus sylvatica), frequently referred to as the queen or mother of the woods, stands in contrast to the oak, which is unquestionably king of the forest.

Budongo Forest is actually naturally endowed with distinctive fauna, including the vegetation and animal species that call the forest home. The principal tourist activity in Uganda’s Budongo Forest is chimpanzee tracking, which is frequently included in safari packages to the Murchison Falls National Park. 2 Day Chimpanzee Safari Uganda Chimpanzees are not only primates living in the Budongo Forest, also other primate species such red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, and nocturnal primate species like pottos and galago species. About 360 different bird species have been recorded in the Budongo Forest, including the endemic puveli illadopsis, the chocolate-backed king fisher, the black-headed paradise flycatcher, the lemon-billed gromec, the forest robin, the white-spotted flufftail, the yellow and grey long bill, the little green sun bird, and the black-headed oride.

Tour highlights

  • Transfer to Budongo Forest Reserve.
  • Chimpanzee trekking in the forest.

    Price Includes:

    • Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
    • Safari Includes;
    • Chimpanzee permits
    • Transportation
    • Bottled drinking water
    • Frequent English speaking Guide
    • Accommodation FB

    Price Excludes:

    • International flights
    • Personal expenses including tips, drinks/beverages, and laundry services
    • Visas
    • Extra activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Itinary in details

Your guide will pick you up and take you to Budongo woodland after breakfast in the early morning. You will sign in at the lodging of your choice. The forest reserve is next to Uganda’s largest national park, Murchison Falls National Park. Due to the abundance of mahogany trees, this location exudes a genuine sense of nature. Together with birds, the forest is home to numerous primate species. When you first arrive, enjoy your lunch at the lodge while getting ready to go on a guided walk through the forest to see the park’s beauty and fauna. Later that night, unwind at your cabin while taking in the lovely bird sounds that can be heard throughout the woodland.

Options for lodging include Budongo Eco Lodge, Kabalega Guest Resort, and Alinda Guest House.

Have breakfast at your lodge in the morning before setting out on a chimpanzee trek, which lasts between three and six hours and involves looking for these amazing animals. You will have an hour to spend with them after you first meet them as they play, climb trees, and take care of their young. You will encounter many more wildlife species on this stroll, such as birds, monkeys, and many others. Both Uganda Wildlife and Jane Good All Institute are in charge of managing this forest reserve. After the trek, head back to your lodging for lunch before getting ready to leave again and arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon. For your last departure, the guide will drop you off at the airport or at your hotel.

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