PGS-SHT-009: 3 Days Kibale Chimpanzee Safari:
This 3 days Kibale chimps safari starts and ends from Kampala and it takes you to the western Uganda to Kibale forest National park for chimpanzee tracking our closest relatives.
Day 1: Kampala to Kibale/Fort Portal:
In the morning, after your breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala and drive you to Fort portal or Kibale Forest national park, Kampala Fort portal via Mubende is 300kms and takes 2-3 hours f driving, Fort portal to Kibale is 26km on a Murram road. Arrival will be in the afternoon, and then take your lunch.
After lunch will visit go for cultural walk in e area, visit the Toro Kingdom Palace and the communities in the area, the area basically has two tribes the Batoro who are the indigenous people of the area as well as the bakigas who migrated from the South Western part of the country due to the population pressure in their former area. Thereafter you will continue driving to check in at your hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Walk and Bigodi Wetland:
In the morning after breakfast, your guide will drive you to Kibale forest national park headquarters for briefing as you prepare for the nature walk in the forest, Kibale forest is a tropical rain forest and hosts different wildlife notable are the 13 primates species including chimpanzees the highest in any tropical rain forest in Africa. The forest hosts over 1450 chimps as well as the rare I’Hoest’s monkey and East Africa’s largest population of the threatened red colobus monkey. Other primates include the black and white colobus, blue monkey, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto. Will track the chips in the forest, after tracking, you will walk back to your lodge for lunch.
Afternoon will be driven to Bigodi wetland the wetland is just 6kms away from the Kibale visitors centre in Magombe swamp, the swamp is known for its variety of wildlife including primates, such as chimpanzee, red colobus, black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and other mammals such as sitatunga, bushbuck, otter and mongoose. The wetland is also home to 138 bird species including the hornbills turacos, parrots, cranes, kingfishers and other swamp endemics. These can be seen during guided walks from viewing platforms and a boardwalk trail. The sanctuary is a community-run initiative aimed at conserving the unique biodiversity and environmental values of the wetland, after this, you will be driven back to your lodge/ hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Kibale/Fort Portal back to Kampala:
In the morning after breakfast, you will visit the creator lakes area, enjoy the scenic view of the area, after this walk, will drive on the Fort portal Kampala highway back to Kampala, depending on the time availability will visit the Nakayima tree a big tree which is believed to have some spiritual powers, thus different local people go there to give sacrifices hoping for blessings and solving social problems like sickness, youth seeking jobs among others in return, after this will continue driving back to Kampala, arrival will be in the evening, drop you at your hotel or continue to the airport in Entebbe to catch up with your out bound flight back home. End of safari.
- 2 Days Lake Mburo
- 3 Days Murchison Falls
- 3 Days Kibaale Forest
- 3 Days Queen Elizabeth
- 4 Days Lake Mburo and QENP
- 5 Days Murchison Falls and Kibaale
- 5 Days Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth
- 5 Days Murchison Falls, QENP and Kibaale
- 5 Days Queen Elizabeth and Kibaale