3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari
3 Days chimpanzee tracking safari package is a carefully tailored safari package taking you on a visit to kibale national park, kibale national park is one of the most interesting national parks in Uganda famous for hosting 13 species of primates that is chimpanzees, olive baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, red tailed monkey, L’Hoest monkeys, vervet monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, Uganda red colobus, demidoff galago and pottos. Among these primates chimpanzees have the largest population with over 1,450 individuals, this safari package offers amazing safari experiences like chimpanzees tracking and bigodi swamp walk.
Since kibale national park is a forested national park and you are to participates in activities like chimpanzee tracking do not forget to carry items like Rain jacket, Water proof hiking shoes, Trousers and long sleeved shirts, Insect repellent, Sun hat
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: transfer to Kampala
- Day 2: chimpanzee tracking experience and bigodi swamp walk
- Day 3: transfer back to Kampala
Detailed Itinerary for the safari
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park
One the first day of your safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, you will meet your safari driver who will brief you about the safari and then embark on your approximately 6 – 7 hours drive to kibale national park. On your way to the park you will enjoy sceneries of remarkable landscape, local people doing their day to day work and traditional home and also you will have en-route lunch in fort portal town. When you arrive in the park you will check into your lodge, have an evening of relaxing and in the evening you will dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from
Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge
Mid-range: Turaco Treetops
Budget – Chimpanzee guest house
Day 2: Chimpanzees trekking experience and nature walk in bigodi swamp
On the second of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, leave your lodge and head to the park’s headquarters for briefing. In briefing rules and regulations to be abide with while on chimpanzee tracking experience will be read to you, then you will head in to the forest in search for the chimpanzees. As you look for chimpanzees you will enjoy sights of other primates such as Olive baboons, L’Hoest monkeys, pottos, Vervet monkeys, silver monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, many beautiful species of plants and birds. When find the chimpanzees you are allowed to spend one hour with them that is by taking pictures, watching them collect fruits, groom and feed their babies and many more. These chimpanzees are habituated which makes them friendly to human presence, after the experience you will drive back to your lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon you will drive bigodi swamp for a nature walk. Bigodi swamp sanctuary is a home to many bird species and while on your walk in swamp you will amused to see these birds such as Great Blue Turaco, rare Papyrus Gonolek, Egrets, herons, crested crane, secretary bird, shoebill, Silverbird, grey crested helmeted shrike and many more. Bigodi swamp sanctuary is also a home to red colobus monkeys and sitatuga which are easily encountered, after a full day you will drive back to your and in the evening you will dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3: transfer back to Kampala (End of the Uganda chimpanzee trekking tour)
On the third day of the safari you will wake up in morning not as early as the last two days, have breakfast, checkout of your lodge and embark on your journey back to kampala, upon your arrival in kampala you will have lunch and then be dropped off either at your hotel or at Entebbe international airport for departure. End of your safari
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Bigodi wetland walk
- Ground transport
- Bottled water
- Full board accommodation for two nights
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation and services like drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide
- Optional activities not listed on the itinerary