Tour Overview

Kibale National Park is the capital for primates in the world and home to the widest variety and number of primates compared to other parts of the world. It is a large National Park, sheltering a large expanse of a rainforest which provides a number of chances to trek Chimpanzees and even watch birds making it the finest primate safaris in Uganda. The neighboring local community actually plays a significant role in preservation of this park. It’s as well a great place to have nature walks especially in Bigodi wetland sanctuary home to a great profusion of bird species such as the great blue turacco as well as the other wildlife living in the wetlands.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Drive to Kibale Chimpanzee Forest National Park;
Day 2: Chimp Tracking, Nature Walk and Bigodi Birding;
Day 3: Visit the crater lakes region and return to Kampala.

Detailed Safari Itinerary:

Day 1: Travel to Kibale Chimpanzee Forest National Park
Following an early breakfast, you will drive westwards for half of the day through Mityana all the way to Fort Portal, going though lavish countryside, see the traditional homesteads plus farms. drive through Fort Portal which is found at the bottom of Mountain Rwenzori also known as the Mountains of the Moon as well as Kibale National Park. enjoy dinner and spend the night at a comfortable lodge.

Luxury: Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga lodge
Mid-range: Primates Lodge
Basic: Chimpanzee guesthouse
Meal Plan: Full Board
Travel time: Approximately 7 Hours

Day 2: Nature Walk, Chimp Tracking and Bigodi Birding
Following Breakfast, walk into the Forest, to view primates, however before you begin you will go to the park headquarters and be briefed by the park ranger. This activity begins early morning at 8.00 a.m. and spend half the day looking for chimpanzees as well as monkeys like grey cheeked Mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, phoestes, Red-Colobuses plus Blue tailed monkeys, all jumping from one branch to another. You will as well observe a profusion of birds and butterflies plus many tiny insects. The park ranger will detail you about information concerning these primates, and the different birds, animals and plant life here; this will make the walk very informative and enjoyable. Right after having lunch, you will head to the Bigodi wetland an eco-tourism site where you will be able see various birds and a number of aquatic wildlife.

Accommodation
Luxury: Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga lodge
Mid-range: Primates Lodge
Basic: Chimpanzee guesthouse
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Visit the crater lakes area and drive back to Kampala
You will have breakfast early morning and drive through the spectacular rift valley area and enjoy the beautiful scenery characterized by numerous crater lakes; later drive on to Kampala, have lunch along the way.

Meal Plan: Breakfast plus Lunch
Travel Time: Approximately 7 Hours

The Safari Package Covers:

  • Necessary Government Taxes
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Game Drives
  • A 2 Hour Launch Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Ground Transportation by in a 4WD safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation (two nights) and meals along the way as per your itinerary
  • Airport transfer, if your flight is on the very day as the safari is ending
  • Full time English speaking Driver-Guide

Safari Exclusions:

  • Personal Insurance
  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses such as; cigarettes, drinks, telephone, tips, laundry plus meals not stated in the itinerary plus activities stated as optional.
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