2-days chimpanzee track or trekking in Kibale Forest National Park gives you just enough time with man’s closest relative, and many more other adventures to explore, like a quiet and relaxing guided nature walk at Bigodi Swamp. Kibale Forest National Park is estimated to be an average of 3,300 feet in elevation and an extension of the rainforest of Central Africa. The main activity and attraction of this park is chimpanzee trekking, although while tracking, one is likely to see other primate species like black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, and baboons. And also, home to lots of bird species and is, therefore, ideal for bird lovers.
Highlights for 2-days chimpanzee track in Kibale Forest National Park
- Guided nature walks in Kibale Forest National Park
- Thrilling chimpanzee trekking in Kibale
- 1 Night Accommodation
- Service of English-speaking driver or driver
- Travel in a customized 4WD safari vehicle
- Community and cultural interaction
- Airport transfers
Detailed itinerary for chimpanzee tracking or trekking safari in Uganda.
Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park with a guided nature walk.
Wake up to an early breakfast, and your guide or driver will be there by 6:30 am to pick you up and start your journey to Kibale early to beat the traffic jam, driving direct to Fort Portal town for lunch. Embark on your journey after lunch. You will arrive at Kanyanchu, the starting point for your guided nature walk to Bigodi Swamp. Get to see a lot of birds if you are a bird lover. Drive to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight.
- Upmarket: Primates Lodge
- Mid-range: Chimps Nest Safari Lodge
- Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking/trekking with lunch and back to Kampala.
After your breakfast, you will check out of your safari lodge and drive to the starting point, where you will be briefed on what is expected of you when you meet the chimpanzees and get some time with them. The chimpanzee tracking trail will start at exactly 8:00 a.m. and usually go on for up to 3 hours or less, depending on the chimpanzee’s movements and the location at the time of the chimpanzee trekking in Kibale.
You will spend a full hour with these beauties, observing them, learning some about their daily routine, and taking plenty of pictures. After your morning adventure with the man’s closest relative, you will drive straight to Fort Portal town, where you will have your lunch, and continue to Kampala, where you will be dropped off at your desired location.
What to bring for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park.
- A rain jacket is essential, as it could unpredictably rain
- Light clothes, as the sun does shine pretty brightly in this part
- A torch is essential for safety purposes
- Sunglasses to protect from direct sun rays
- A zoom lens camera for photographs
- good insect repellent will keep those persistent insects away.
- Hiking boots or runners for the hike
2-days chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest includes:
- Transportation by safari vehicle
- Driver allowances.
- Airport transfers pick up and drop off.
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Services of an English-speaking driver-guide.
- Accommodation in self-contained rooms or cottages
- En-route lunches.
- Chimpanzee track permit
- Bigodi nature walk
- Visit stalagmites.
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary.
However, 2-days chimpanzee tracking Kibale excludes:
- Uganda Visa
- Luxury drinks
- Tips for local guides
- elephone fee
- Porter fee while trekking
- Personal Insurance
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any other item not mentioned above.