3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park

The 3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Tour in Kibale Forest National Park is the most convenient way to view chimpanzees as they are in their natural habitat of Uganda. With over 1500 individuals, this is the largest population of chimpanzees found anywhere on Earth. It also happens to be the park with highest density of primates per square kilometer in Africa and that is because it hosts a record number of 13 different species during any given time while in Uganda for this safari trip. For this reason alone, Kibale should be declared primate lover’s paradise and subsequently labeled World Primate Capital; but hold on there’s more! Other than being home to one-half East Africa’s red colobus monkey (which happens to be endangered) or even having rare L’Hoest monkeys living here too -not forgetting about black white colobus monkeys, red tailed blue monkeys grey checked mangabey which is also known as ugandan baboon bushbaby potto among others-, what makes it best place for tracking chimps? Well first off all these animals can easily be seen within close proximity not only due to their large numbers but also because everything else dwells within same location such as over 375 bird species or even approximately 70 other mammal types including lions leopards etcetera making Kibale forest national park one-stop-shop when it comes wildlife watching experiences while visiting uganda.

During this three days chimps trek tour in kibale forest national park you will have chance to track almost hundred habituated chimpanzees who live together as community. After your chimp trek at kibale forests walk through Bigodi wetlands sanctuary located on outskirts of parks offers an opportunity see more primates like different types of Monkeys and various Birds during this safari trip in Uganda. The Chimp Permits cost $150 for international travelers, $100 foreign residents and UGX 100,000 East Africans. If you are very much interested in spending whole day with primates then Chimpanzee Habituation experience is available for you where it starts as early as 06:30 am before chimps come out from their nests and ends with them starting to feed in the evening hours. You will have chance to go behind researcher following chimps through which they wake up, join together large families throughout day while eating food until night falls when some rare behaviors exhibited by chimps during feeding such hunting other animals for meat can also be seen along this uganda safari trip . The cost per permit is$220 each foreign nonresident $150 foreign resident while East African nationals pay $70 for chimp habituation permits.

This three days chimpanzee tracking safari tour in kibale forest national park offers an opportunity of seeing many different species of primates within their natural habitats as well as numerous bird types. The trekking or habituating of chimps in the forest, swamp walk and community walk at Bigodi wetland sanctuary are highlights not to be missed during this safari in Uganda. Accommodation ranges from budget facilities up-to luxury lodges giving wide selection options depending on clients’ interests, tastes preferences among others.

Highlights of the 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk
Day 3: Departure to Kampala

Day 1: Reaching Kibale National Park

The first day of the three-day Kibale National Park chimpanzee trekking safari begins at the Entebbe airport. The participants are met by our representative who welcomes them and gives a brief about the tour before departing for Kibale National Park located in western Uganda. This journey takes approximately 5 to 6 hours’ drive through Kampala-Mubende road where travelers have en-route lunch in Fort Portal amidst scenic views of the beautiful countryside, traditional homesteads, local people, terraced farmlands, tea and banana plantations, crater lakes among others as well as Rwenzori mountain ranges during this uganda safari. On arrival at Kibale National Park, check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park, participants are picked from their lodge by a driver guide who transfers them to the park headquarters for briefing on rules and regulations regarding chimpanzee tracking. After briefing, travellers are allocated a chimpanzee family to track along with a park guide who is well conversant with trails within forest during this Uganda safari. Chimpanzee tracking within Kibale national park can take between 30 minutes -4 hours depending on where they slept previous night but it should be noted that all these times are estimates because chimps move according to their own will. While trekking guests may spot other animals such as butterflies,birds,trees ,plants ,mammals including primates etc.. When found ,the visitors spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which allows watching different behaviors exhibited by these animals feed themselves breastfeed play hunt fight rest or even taking some photos for memories using non flash camera. After this experience, meet up with driver guide and return back to lodge for lunch.

After lunch, take a fascinating nature walk in Bigodi sanctuary where you will be able to see various primates like black and white colobus monkeys,L’Hoest’s monkey ,red-tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey as well as mammals such bushbucks,sitatunga among many others not forgetting different bird species such great blue turaco,green-breasted pitta,papyrus gonolek colorful butterflies during this uganda safari . Later drive back to the lodge for an evening at leisure, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park after having breakfast, check out from your lodge and meet driver guide who transfers you to Kampala. You will have an en-route lunch stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre then continue with journey until when you reach Kampala early evening hours where by if time allows visit some craft shops or markets for souvenirs before being dropped either Entebbe International Airport catch up departure flight or any other advised place according interest while on safari in Uganda.

End of 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale National Park