Day 1 | Kampala to Kibale Forest N.P. (Travel Time 4hrs+)

African Green Pigeon in Kibale Forest
African Blue Flycatcher in Kibale Forest

Depart to Kibale National Park in the morning at 7:00am after breakfast, pick up at your lodge/hotel or place of residence and briefing on the safari before we drive westwards to Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park. Travelling on Tarmac road and Maram road, you pass through different villages where you see people, who work their crops like sorghum, millet, beans and maize and banana plantations. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good photograph opportunities. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region, pass through Fort Portal, and continue to Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for watching bird species. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can make a stopover for briefing and photographs of the local art.

In the afternoon we visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which is located at the Eastern edge of Kibale forest and maintained by the local communities, which are surrounding the park. You will be able to spot birds like the great blue turaco, primates like blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongooses, and antelopes, bush bucks, bush pigs among others.

Accommodation

  • Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest Lodge, or Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury)
  • Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)
  • Chimps Nest or Chimpanzees Guest House (Budget)

Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 2 | Kibale Forest N.P. to Kampala (Travel Time 4hrs+)

Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey in Kibale Forest
Green-breasted Pitta in Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee Trekking ‒ tracking over 12 primates in Kibale National Park. Assemble at Kanyankyu River Camp at 8:00am and set off for Chimpanzee Tracking which is the main activity in Kibale National Park. Chimpanzees are our closest relatives though they are among the endangered species in the world. You will be able to see other primates like Black and White Colubus Monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey-cheecked Mangabey, Red-tailed Monkeys, Bush Babies, Pottos and many bird species like the Yellow-spotted Nicator, Rumped Tinker Bird, Little Greenbul, Green-breasted Pitta, the Crowned Eagle, Black Bee-eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.

Lunch at the lodge and we will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.

The above tour package will include

  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Lunch en route to Kampala as per itinerary
  • Driver/Guide allowance
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transportation in a private safari vehicle
  • Fuel
  • Bottled water on the safari
  • Bigodi walk
Excludes
  • Any other activities not mentioned in the program

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