3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda


3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda will take you to Western Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park, one of Africa’s top rainforests. Kibale National Park is situated in the Kabarole District in western Uganda, a region gifted with a rich cultural history. The park is situated closest to Fort Portal, the largest town in the Kabarole District. The Batoro tribe is the largest population in this town. The park lies on 766 square kilometers of the moist rain forest.

Kibale Park in Uganda offers the finest chances to see these threatened animals for trekking. According to research, the forest is the best place in East Africa for travelers to find wild chimpanzees. After the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Forest National Park, these primates are the second-exciting and most well-known primates in Uganda. Walking through the rain woods and rainforests of Uganda in search of chimpanzees can take anywhere between two and five hours, depending on where the primates are. If visitors reach the endangered primates, they are only allowed to spend one hour with them.

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda, Chimpanzees are first tracked by park authorities (Park Rangers), who then conduct a Chimpanzee habituation process before inviting tourists to visit. This is done to ensure that they become accustomed to visitors before being trekked by visitors and to ensure that they get comfortable with visitors. Before visiting them, chimpanzees are “habituated,” which is a process that involves acclimating them to human presence. It takes up to two years for chimpanzees to become completely accustomed to this everyday practice, which is performed for several hours each day.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of Uganda’s most fascinating and diverse tropical forest areas, with pockets of grasslands and wetlands predominating in the park’s northern and center regions. The park is home to 351 types of trees, some of which reach heights of over 55 meters and have been there for more than 200 years. The park is commonly known as “the home of chimps and primate capital of the world’’

Kibale National Park’s richness and abundance of primate species are unmistakable, whether you refer to it as the primate capital of Africa, the richest eco system in Africa, or the primatologist’s paradise. If you find yourself in Uganda on a safari, visiting Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking or a primate walk will be the highlight of your adventure. The park blessed with 13 primate species however among all them the Chimpanzees are the most popular. Other species includes Red-tailed monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkeys, Olive baboons, Blue monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Patas monkeys among others.

Tour highlights

  • Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk
  • Departure back to Kampala

    Price Includes:

    • Chimpanzee trekking permits
    • Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
    • Accommodation-Full board
    • Frequent English speaking tour guide/drive
    • Bottled drinking water

    Price Excludes:

    • International Flights
    • Visa
    • Personal Expenses; Alcohol, Cigar, Tips.

Itinary in details

On this day, you will wake up early enough, eat breakfast at the hotel or your home, and then your tour guide or driver will pick you up from there. Following a quick briefing to the safari, you will drive to Kibale National Park in western Uganda. See the tea plantations or the Toro crater lakes after stopping in Fort portal for lunch. Visit the Park and register at the lodge of your choice. That evening, you could choose to go on a nature walk in the forest, where you’ll get to witness a variety of creatures. As you get ready for the next day’s chimpanzee trekking, have dinner and spend the night.

Choices for lodging include the luxurious Primate Lodge/Crater Safar Lodge, the mid-range Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Guest House, and the luxurious Rweteera Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp-lazy camping (Budget) Lunch and dinner on the menu.

After breakfast, your driver will take you to the park Headquarters where you and other visitors will receive instructions on what to do and not do while chimpanzee trekking. After that, you’ll go in search of the chimps in the forest and have an unforgettable experience. Depending on where the chimpanzees are, a trek may last 2 to 6 hours.

As you stroll through the forest in search of chimpanzees, you will also get the opportunity to witness a variety of birds, monkeys, including the black and white colobus, grey-cheeked Mangabey, and golden monkeys, as well as other tree species. After spending such an incredible amount of time with the chimpanzees, head back to the lodge for lunch. After that, your guide or driver will take you to the Bigodi Wetland for a swamp walk, where you can still see other primates like red-tailed monkeys, baboons, bush pigs, L’Hoest’s monkeys, otters, and other species, as well as birds like the great blue turuco. Along with school-age children, you will also encounter some elderly residents of that neighborhood.

At the end of the day, you’d have had a fantastic African experience since you’d have seen how these individual live and go about their daily lives, among other things. After dinner, return to the lodge to spend the night.

There are several lodging options, including the luxurious Primate Lodge and the mid-range Chimpanzee Guest House and Rweteera Lodge and Kibale Forest Camp for leisurely camping (Budget) Plan for meals; full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

As you celebrate the conclusion of this incredible three-day safari, enjoy breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast, set out on your return trip to Kampala with a packed lunch from the hotel. The evening before you arrive in Kampala. Breakfast and lunch are included in the meal plan.

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