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3-Day Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest


Kibale Forest is the Premier Chimpanzee Trekking Location in East Africa with over 1,500 Chimpanzees plus 12 other primates. Chimpanzees, Monkeys, Wildlife, Birds, Scenic Kibale Rainforest, Bigodi Wetlands with its birds and wildlife. Top of the world guided nature walk through villages, along the crater lakes to a viewpoint where you see the Mountains of the Moon, into Queen Elizabeth Park and the crater lakes below.


Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. a hike that moves through villages, tea plantations, and crater lakes to the viewpoint where you see from above crater lakes, the Rwenzori Mountains of the moon, communities, in the distance Queen Elizabeth Park. It is best to have a daypack and a liter of water with you.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp  |  Meals:Breakfast- Lunch - Dinner  |  Drive Time: 6 hours.

Day 2: Chimps Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

After enjoying our breakfast, we set off to the headquarters to for the briefing and start the Chimpanzee Trek. Recommended things for your comfort are – long trousers – jeans are great, long-sleeved shirts, light hiking boots, a snack and drink, a wide-brimmed hat is a good, light rain jacket and the tracking is about 3 hours long of which 1 hour is with them up close. Besides the Chimpanzees, this is simply the fabulous rainforest, the other primates, the trees, the flowers, the abundance of birds, the sounds of the Rain Forest, butterflies floating through the air as the chimpanzees grabbing your attention

Afternoon guided walk in the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary where you are taken into the world of a jungle swamp, a unique experience. Much of the trail is across walkways using wooden planks so that you are above the marsh. Light hiking boots are excellent for most. This is a three-hour walk and is a must for bird lovers, those that want something totally out of the ordinary – a jungle swamp, those that enjoy monkeys and primates, some of them are elsewhere. There are primates such as Red Colobus Monkeys, Gray Cheeked Mangabey, L’Hoest Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Baboons, Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, and the occasional Chimpanzees. Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary is also home to many mammals, including the rare and elusive, semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelopes (they have webbed toes) who make their home here. There are also Bush Pigs, Bush Bucks, Otters, Mongooses. 138 plus species of birds have been spotted here - the Great Blue Turaco, Papyrus Gonoleks, Hornbills, etc.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp  |  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch - Dinner  |  Drive Time: Approx. 1hr.

Day 3: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe

Return to Kampala/Entebbe Lunch break along the way arriving in the afternoon.

Accommodation: on Request  |  Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner  |  Drive Time: 6hours.

Price Per Person

Start dates Solo1 room 2 people1 room 3 people2 rooms 4 people2 rooms 5 people3 rooms 6 people3 rooms
Jan 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024 $1,423 $1,054 $931 $869 $833 $807

Price Included

  • Gorilla Permits

  • All accommodation

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Roundtrip airport transfer

  • Meals
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Price Excludes

  • International flights

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Tips

  • Personal items

  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

What to bring

  • Walking boots for the forest.

  • Sunscreen is recommended.

  • Insect repellant is advisable.

  • Binoculars are always useful, especially when booking the Hot Air Balloon Safari

  • Heavy and light clothes.

  • Power Bank

  • Camera

Safari / Tour Particulars

3 days - 2 nights

Price Per Person: (2pax)
A 60% deposit is due upon booking this Safari


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