Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale National Park

Flash cameras are not allowed to take pictures while with chimpanzees

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale National Park Uganda

This 3 days chimpanzee trekking in Kibale takes you to one of the rain forests in Uganda located in the western part of the country. Kibale forest national park is a home of 13 primates among which include chimpanzees which share 98% human DNA. Other primates in Kibale national park include red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, l’hoests monkeys, other wildlife species such as 70 mammals and 375 bird species. The most done activity in Kibale forest national park is chimpanzee trekking followed by Bigodi nature walk

3 days chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Safari highlights

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Our driver-guide will be ready to pick you up from your hotel or Entebbe international airport and brief you about your 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari, after a short briefing you will drive to Kibale national park in western Uganda. You will have an en-route lunch in fort portal city thereafter take a visit to Toro crater lakes. You will arrive at the park in the evening check-in at your lodge and have an overnight stay

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Ndali crater lodge – luxury, Isunga lodge – mid range, Kitojo Guest Cottages – budget

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk

After morning breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you for a transfer to the park headquarters for a short briefing about chimpanzee trekking. Thereafter you will be grouped, given a chimpanzee family to trek and a ranger guide to lead you into the jungle in search of these amazing primates, trekking chimpanzees in the Kibale forest takes 2 to 6 hours that is based on the location of chimpanzees. In the process of chimpanzee trekking, you will meet animals such as primates- black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, birds, small mammals, and various tree species. As you walk through the forest. When you meet the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them in their natural habitats learning their habits, watching them do their daily activities, take photos, and record moments. Later you will trek back to the starting point meet your driver and transfer to the lodge for lunch.

After having lunch your driver-guide will take you to Bigodi swamp wetland where you will see some of the park primates such as baboons, red-tailed monkeys, bush pigs, l’hoests monkeys, otters, and birds such as great blue turaco, crowned eagle, white-spotted fluff tail, brown chested athlete, blue breasted kingfisher among others. Later in the afternoon, you will return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Ndali crater lodge – luxury, Isunga lodge – mid range, Kitojo Guest Cottages – budget

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

You will wake up in the morning to a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge, and meet your driver for a transfer back to Kampala. You will have an en-route lunch on your way and reach Kampala in the evening hours get dropped at your hotel or Entebbe international airport to end your 3 days chimpanzee trekking in Kibale.

Meal plan

Breakfast and Lunch

Tour includes

Chimpanzee trekking permits

Bigodi nature walk

Transportation

Accommodation and meals

Drinking water

Tour excludes

Intranational flights

Visa

Personal expenses

Optional activities

tips

How to get to Kibale national park

Wondering how to get to Kibale Park, you need to get a bus from Kampala city if you are travelling on your own. The journey is about 300 km up to the town of fort portal city. From the city you drive 36 km to Kanyanchu visitor center. But the best way to reach the park is by booking a safari with a trusted tour company for they will take care of everything including transport, accommodation, meals and a driver or guide.

Rules to be followed while trekking chimpanzees in Kibale national park

Chimpanzee trekking is done by children above 12 years of age.

6 people are allowed to trek down a particular group of chimpanzees per session

Follow and listen to the instructions from the guides or rangers as they understand the chimpanzees will and they know what they talk about

Sick people or those suffering from diarrhea are not allowed to trek chimpanzees because they can transmit diseases

You are not allowed to eat near chimpanzees because they can grab your food violently or forcefully

Flash cameras are not allowed to take pictures while with chimpanzees

Packaging list for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park

In order to have the best experience tracking chimpanzees, you must have the following items namely a backpack to carry your luggage, hiking boots, rain jacket, long sleeved clothes, insect repellents, camera, binoculars, drinking water and packed lunch.

Other activities in Kibale national park

Primate walk.

Apart from chimpanzee, Kibale national park is a habitat of other 12 primates. The park is known as a primate’s capital of the world because of a large concentration of a number of primates. Kibale national park has no gorillas and had the park been having them it would be one of the most visited national parks in Uganda. As you track down chimpanzees, you will see red tailed monkeys, baboons, bush babies, blue monkeys, l’hoest’s monkeys, grey checked mangabeys as well as black and white colobus monkeys.

Bird watching

Uganda is blessed with a number of beautiful colored birds and Kibale national park is one of the parks to go for bird watching in Uganda. The park is a home of 375 bird species among which include black and white casqued hornbill, zitting cisticola, woodland kingfisher, winding cisticola, pygmy kingfisher, olive long tailed cuckoo, western green tinker bird, lizard buzzard, little greenbul, hairy-breasted barbet, African grey parrot, blue-spotted wood dove, great blue turaco, double toothed barbet, blue breasted kingfisher among others.

Nature walks

Nature walks in Kibale National Park is done to give tourists a chance to have very close encounter with forest creatures such as birds, monkeys, butterflies and insects. The nature walks are done in two shifts that is the morning and in the afternoon. Nature walks in the park start at the visitor’s center in Kyananchu and this nature walk talks about 3 hours. As you walk through the park using different trails, you might see different primates such as red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys and several birds. You might even be lucky to see chimpanzees along the trails. Kibale Park also arranges night walks with an aim of spotting different nocturnal animals such as pottos and bush babies. The night walks begin at 8:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm

Visiting Bigodi wetland sanctuary

Bigodi wetland sanctuary is found close to Kibale forest and is one of the good places to spot birds, primates and butterflies in east Africa. This activity involves walking a 4.5km journey through a trail to see over 140 bird species under the guidance of a well-trained birder. This area is managed and controlled by Kibale association of rural development [KAFRED] and it’s a community based organization. KAFRED also manages Magombe swamp, organizes walks around the swamp using trails. The swamp is rich in papyrus vegetation and these act as breeding grounds for many birds.

Visiting crater lakes

The east African rift valley passes through most of the parts of western Uganda leaving behind many lakes. These lakes are divided into 4 clusters that is kasende, katwe, bunyaruguru and fort portal clusters. Kasende cluster is located in the western part of Kibale, katwe cluster in Queen Elizabeth national park close to Mweya safari lodge. Kasende cluster in Kibale has many lakes acting as sanctuaries to rare birds which are endemic in the area. Visiting kasende lakes gives you a beautiful scenery and amazing experience to wilderness and nature.

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