3 Days Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking

3 Days Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking

Three days’ chimpanzee trekking safari heads to Kibale forest national park. This is the primate capital of the world inhabiting up to 13 primate species including the chimps; human’s closest cousins in the forest. Kibale forest national park is located in western Uganda and is a home to more than 400 chimps, bird species and forest mammals like elephants and buffaloes.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Chimp trekking and Bigodi community

Day 3: Travel back to Kampala

TRIP DETAILS

Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest national park.

Setting off will be in the morning after breakfast, from the hotel you slept the previous night. This is a five hour drive from Kampala; Uganda’s capital. The journey exposes you to spectacular views of huge tea plantations, making a very magnificent scenery to behold. Have a lunch stop in Fort Portal town; the once cleanest town in East Africa. From here, proceed to Kibale forest national park for checking in, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Chimp trekking and Bigodi community

Early breakfast will be served at the lodge and then set out to the park headquarters to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking briefing for the local guide. After going through the dos and don’ts of chimp trekking, you enter into the forest to look for the chimps. You will be thrilled with the sweet sounds of birds and chimps in the first minutes of the trek in the forest.

Chimp tracking in Kibale roughly takes about 1-4 hours depending on the movement of the chimps. It involves looking for the chimps in the forest, following them and watching them on meeting them. You can take as many pictures of the chimps as long as the camera has no flash.

In the afternoon, having had lunch and some relaxation, visit the Bigodi community. This is the closest community to Kibale forest national park. You will enjoy the cultural dances from the local people as well as tasting the local cuisines. It’s an evening that is worth spending in the community.

Day 3: Travel back to Kampala

Wake up to a delicious breakfast and drive back to Kampala. Enjoy more beautiful sceneries on the way and have more stopovers for shopping and souvenirs in Kampala. That will be end of the trip.