3 Day Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
The 3 days Chimpanzee trekking safari will take you to Kibale Forest National Park which is one of Africas best rainforests located in Western Uganda approximately 795 km by road from Kampala- Ugandas capital. This park is home to around 13 primates among them you will meet the Chimpanzees which have a DNA close to that of humans, other wildlife species include; 70 species of mammals as well as over 375 bird species. The major activities to be done will be Chimpanzee trekking through the forest, and the Bigodi wetland walk.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi wetland walk
Day 3: Departure- To Kampala
On this day you will wake up early enough and have breakfast form the Hotel/your residence and your tour guide/driver will pick you up from there, after a short briefing about the safari you will drive to the Western part of Uganda to Kibale National Park. Have a stopover in Fortportal for lunch and thereafter have a visit to the tea plantations or Toro crater lakes. Proceed to the Park and check in at the lodge of your choice. You could opt for a nature walk in the forest that evening whereby you will see different wildlife species. Have dinner and an overnight as you prepare for Chimpanzee trekking the next day.
Accommodation Options; Primate lodge/Crater Safar lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee guest house(Mid-range), Rweteera lodge/Kibale Forest camp-lazy camping(Budget)
Meal plan; Lunch & dinner.
After your morning breakfast, your driver will take you to the park information centre where you will be briefed together with other guests about what to do and not to do while trekking chimpanzees. Thereafter you will set out to look for the chimpanzees in the forest and experience unforgettable. Trekking might take 2 to 6 hours of which it is based on the location of chimpanzees. In the process of seeing chimpanzees you will be able to see also different birds, monkeys like the black and white colobus, grey cheeked Mangabey, golden monkeys among others, and various trees species as you walk through the forest.
Later after this amazing time with the chimpanzees, return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter your guide/driver will take you to Bigodi wetland for a swamp walk while there still you will see more primates like the Red tailed monkeys, baboons, bush pigs, LHoests Monkeys, otters and others as well as bird species like the great blue Turuco. You will also meet some old people that stay in that community together with school going children. At the end of the day you would have received a great African experience since you will see how these people live, do their day to day activities among other things. Head back to the lodge, have dinner & Overnight.
Accommodation Options; Primate lodge/Crater Safari lodge (Luxury), Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee guest house(Mid-range), Rweteera lodge/Kibale Forest camp-lazy camping(Budget)
Meal plan; Full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Have your breakfast at the lodge as you mark the end of this amazing 3 days safari. After breakfast start off the journey back to Kampala with packed lunch from the lodge. You will reach Kampala in the evening.
Meal plan; Breakfast and Lunch
End of Safari
The Trip Cost Includes
- Chimpanzee trekking permits
- Accomodation-full board
- English speaking tour guide / driver
- All tour activites
- Drinking Water
The Trip Cost Excludes
- International flights and VISA fees
- Accomodation fees for hotels in Kampala
- Personal expenses on souvenirs
- Laundry Services
- Other extra activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.