3 days Chimpanzee Trek to Kibale Forest National Park (Uganda)

Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large “communities” of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups. Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialize with each other, or even, occasionally hunt

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$790 - $1215
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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Day 1: Briefing on the safari. Start for Fort Portal
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking,
Day 3Return to Kampala, and transfer to Entebbe Airport

Day 1: 
Briefing on the safari. Start for Fort Portal.

Briefing on the safari before we drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours). Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good "photo opportunities". As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.
 
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) 
Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale 
Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp

Lowest Price:  CVK Resort Kibale
 

Day 2: 
Chimpanzee tracking,

Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 0800hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus 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.  At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, bush pigs and among others. 

 
Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) 
Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale 
Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp

Lowest Price:  CVK Resort Kibale
 

 

Day 3

Return to Kampala, and transfer to Entebbe Airport
Early breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala. Not to miss as we traverse Mbarara are the impressing long horn Ankole cattle. A remarkable highlight of this journey is the Equator line and surely you will cross it as we have a brief sop here. We will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • CVK Resort Kibale

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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