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3 days Kibale chimpanzee tracking or trekking in Kibale Forest National Park which harbors Uganda’s biggest population of chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates. So, troops of these chimpanzees have been habituated to the most thrilling chimpanzee trekking and wildlife experience. So, afterwards the chimpanzee trekking, this tour will also offer a guided nature walk in the nearby Bigodi swamp land which is rich in primates and bird species.

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Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale Forest National Park

Highlights of 3 days chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

  • Amazing primates walk (chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park).
  • Cultural heritage and nature trail.
  • Bird watching and night nature walks.
  • Day hikes and nature walks.
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver or guide.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation.
  • Daily meals.
  • Airport Transfers.

Detailed itinerary for 3 days chimpanzee tracking Kibale Forest National Park

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Kibale Forest with a Bigodi Swamp Nature Walk

With a pickup from one of our guides or drivers by 6:30 am, so you’ll start off the journey at exactly 7:00 am as you’ll be driving straight to Kibale National Park. Use the Northern route from Kampala city through Mubende and finally to Fort Portal. You’ll be having lunch here and then later head to the National Park for your afternoon activity.

Because Kanyanchu visitations center is a briefing center for chimpanzee tracking, so you should be at the starting point before 2:00 pm and that is the time you’ll be starting the walking experience. But the walk always takes about 2 to 3 hours, and you’ll retire for the day. Thereafter head out to the accommodation where we would have booked for you and check-in. You’ll relax as you wait for your dinner. Travel Time – Kampala to Fort Portal Town: 5 Hours

Chimpanzee trekking experience in Uganda

Destination and accommodation options

  • Main destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Luxury accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge
  • Mid-range accommodation: Isunga Lodge
  • Budget accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 2: chimpanzee trekking Kibale Forest National Park Safari

Have a short break as you wait for a briefing from your guide yesterday before going to bed as today, you’ll be waking up very early. Have an early breakfast with the parked lunch as you are supposed to be at Kanyanchu visitors center in 15 minutes before the activity starts. Chimpanzee trekking starts at exact 7:00 am and because you’ll be following or trekking the chimpanzees from the moment, they wake up to the time they prepare to sleep which is 7:00 pm.

That is why you must have your packed lunch, because you do not leave the park up until the chimpanzees are ready to call it a day and this is usually done up to 7:00 pm, at latest 7:30 pm. This is also an amazing activity for bird watchers because Kibale forest is one of the national parks that is blessed with a wide variety of different bird species. With that, you will drive back to your accommodation to take a long shower, have dinner and look back at the beautiful pictures you would have taken as the day would have ended.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

Destination and accommodation options

  • Main destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Luxury accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge
  • Mid-range accommodation: Isunga Lodge
  • Budget accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp
  • Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3: community campsite at Nkuruba nature reserve and back to Kampala

Have your breakfast as you prepare to finalize your three days safari, you’ll have some beautiful scenery view that you be gotten when you visit Kibale Forest National Park. So, in the morning after having your breakfast and check out of your hotel, you’ll head out to Lake Nkuruba nature reserve, community campsite which is known for its amazing activities they conduct.

But you could decide on what you want to do when you get there. Because the activity you choose to take part in will be time for your lunch break and immediately after that, head into the jungle. This shouldn’t take so long as you’ll be on the other have to travel back via Kampala-Mubende highway in no time. Travel time; Kampala: 5 hours. Meal plan: breakfast and lunch

  • Main destination: Kampala or Entebbe airport
  • Meal plan: half board (breakfast and lunch)

What to bring during your 3 days Kibale chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda

  • A rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain.
  • Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part.
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes.
  • Sunglasses to protect from direct sun rays.
  • A zoom lens camera for photographs.
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away.
  • Hiking boots or runners for the hike.

3 days chimpanzee tracking Kibale safari Uganda includes:

  • Airport transfers pick up and drop off.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • En-route lunches.
  • One chimpanzee trekking permit.
  • Private 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • English speaking driver or guide.
  • Pure bottled drinking water or Soda.
  • Driver Allowance.
  • Bigodi walks.
  • Visit stalagmites.

However, 3 days Kibale chimpanzee tracking safari excludes:

  • Airfares.
  • Uganda visas.
  • Luxury drinks.
  • Laundry.
  • Tips to the local guide.
  • Telephone fees.
  • Porter fees when tracking.
  • Personal insurance and shopping.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.
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