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Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda, 3 Days

Route: Entebbe – Kibale Forest – Entebbe

Spend a day or a couple of hours in presence of these amazing creatures deep in the African rain forest. This 3 Day Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Safari is a short Uganda safari that targets primates lovers with a very short time on their budget.

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Starts/Ends: Entebbe, Uganda
Main Activities: Chimpanzee Trekking
Strength Demand: Moderately Demanding

  • Watching at close range the wild but habituated chimpanzees, other primates and birds in their natural environment
  • A guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary renowned for its abundant variety of birds, primates, and unique flora
  • Enjoying the scenic allure of the beautiful crater lakes surrounded by gentle hills with stunning scenic views.


Day 1: Traveling to Kibale Forest National Park

The Kibale Chimpanzee Tracking Tour begins after breakfast at your lodge. You depart Kampala for the western part of the country to Fort Portal town. Fort Portal lies in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountain (the fabled Mountains of the Moon). The drive will take about 4 -5 hours. On the way you will see the blossominggreen countryside, traditional homesteads and farmlands.

You will enjoy the scenic allure of the gentle hills with stunning view points. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your reserved lodge in the evening.

Accommodation options:

Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge
Mid-range: Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Budget: Chimps Nest
Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk

You will have an early morning breakfast and we set off to track the chimps in the Kibale Forest National Park. This forest is reputed for of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking starts at 8.00 am and takes half a day. Other primates you are bound to see swinging on trees in the dense forest include the phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys and others.

You will also see various species of birds, butterflies and many small insects. The Kibale chimpanzee tracking guide will provide detailed explanations on the primates, and all the forest’s fauna and flora to ensure that your walk is informative and enjoyable.

You will return to your lodge for lunch after which you will go for an optional community walk in the Bigodi wetland.

The wetland is renowned for its rich variety of rare plants and diversity of birdlife including the rare shoebill stock. You will after the walk return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Day 3: Sight-seeing and Transfer to Kampala

You will have breakfast and take a hike to the crater lakes region of Ndali for a spectacular view of the amazing scenery of hills, beautiful landscapes and lakes.

You will return to your lodge for lunch and set off for Kampala arriving in the evening.

Price includes:

  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon
  • Full board accommodation as per the above itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Kibale Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Bigodi nature walk fees
  • Crater lakes tour fees
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Enroute Meals


Air ticket, personal travel insurance, visa fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of a personal nature.

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