2 People | Leaves: Any Day
Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park, Uganda
Activities: Chimpanzee Tracking, Nature Trek
- Country Road Drive to Kibale Forest
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Nature trek.
2 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari
Kibale Forets National park is very famous for chimpanzee tracking safari, birding and other primates in Uganda’s rainforests. This wildlife national park averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rain forests 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 on a Chimpanzee Tracking Safari, 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.
- Trekking the rain forest jungle
- Chimpanzee Tracking
- Nature trek.
- Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park by road
- Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest and transfer back to Kampala in the Evening
Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park via
Briefing about the Chimpanzee Tracking 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 towards Kibale forest, one of the great African rain forest 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.
In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary 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: (Full board basis)
Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
Moderate: Mountains Of The Moon Hotel
Lowest Price: Kibale Forest Camp
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
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.
Depart from the Kibale national park and transfer to Kampala
End of the Chimpanzee Tracking Safari
- Airport/Hotel Pickup and Drop off
- Chimps Tracking Permit – $150
- Park Entrance Entrance Fees
- Lunch and Accommodation as per Itinerary
- 4×4 Safari Transportation to/from airport
- English Speaking Tour Guide/Driver
- Tourist Entry Visa
- International Flight Tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Items of Personal Nature
- Tips and Gratuities
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