3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest

chimpanzee kibale NP

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Forest

Our 3 days short chimpanzee expedition takes you to one of Uganda’s flagship destinations, Kibale Forest National Park which hosts the world’s largest concentration of primates. This park covers an area distance of about 795 Sq.km with hosting over 13 different primate species and of these; there are about 1500 chimpanzees in this forest.

Two daily chimpanzee trekking sessions are one at 7:00 am and the second one at 2:00 pm. However, during the high season when there is an influx of tourists, the park management introduces a mid-morning chimpanzee trekking session that starts at 11 am.

The chimp trek goes for about 2-5 hours and once the chimpanzees are found, you spend about 1 hour watching and taking pictures of them as they play, groom, rest and feed in the forest. It is because of this that you are always advised to carry enough drinking water and a packed lunch for eating.

Day 1: Drive from Kampala/Entebbe to Kibale Forest National Park

As early as 7:00 am, your guide will pick you up either at the Airport or any place of residence around Kampala or Entebbe. He will introduce himself and brief you about the whole 3 day short excursion to Kibale Forest National Park.

You will then embark on your journey to the western countryside of Uganda and this journey will take you through beautiful green tea plantations. After 4 to 5 hours of driving, you will stop at Gardens restaurant in Fort Portal Tourism City for lunch and refreshments, and later on head south of this city for a crater lakes exploration experience. You will later be checked in at your respective lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Meals: Lunch and dinner 

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park and Afternoon Bigodi Community Walk

Your Guide will early in the morning transfer you to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu Visitor Center for briefing and allocation of a ranger guide to take you for Chimpanzee tracking. The ranger guide will then allocate you a Chimpanzee Tracking group and you will head out to the forest I search for these amazing creatures. The track goes for about 4 hours and when you find the chimps, you will spend with them an hour. After this excursion, you will sit in a designated place have your packed lunch, and return to your starting point.

You will later embark on a short drive to the Bigodi community a small settlement on the southern border of Kibale National Park. This is a pure Ugandan farming experience that will introduce you to the coffee experience right from the garden to the cup. You will then engage in a local alcohol-making experience which is something that will stay on your mind for a lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 

Day 3: Transfer from Kibale Forest National Park back to Kampala/Entebbe

This will be the end of our excursion as we head back to Kampala or Entebbe. This is a 5 hours drive back or more depending on the Traffic you encounter in the towns close to Kampala and this will mark the end of your 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari Tour.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What to pack on your 3 days Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

Waterproof rain jacket

Strong hiking shoes

Long trousers and sleeved shirts

Insect repellant and sunscreen

A safari hat if you have one