3 Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari

3 days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari is a Uganda chimpanzee safari package offering a thrilling and memorable visit to thick forests of Kibale national park for an encounter with the playful chimpanzees. The park is a primate capital in Uganda with 13 species of primates and the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda and East Africa, on this safari you will encounter many primates such as chimpanzees, L’Hoest Monkeys, the endangered Red Colobus, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, the Red tailed Monkeys, Bush Baby, Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Black and White Colobus and many birds in the forests of Kibale and Bigodi swamp sanctuary.

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  • Day 1: transfer to Kibale Forest
  • Day 2: chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk
  • Day 3: departure


 Day 1: Transfer to Kibale

As early 06:00 am in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Kampala by your safari driver-guide after breakfast, set off on your journey heading to western Uganda. On your way you will pass through Mubende where you will have lunch and Fort portal, on your way you will enjoy the views of the green country side dotted with traditional homesteads and the ragged slopes of Rwenzori Mountains. Arrive in the park in the evening, check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

 Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking

After having a delicious breakfast at your lodge, you will head to the park for chimpanzee tracking experience on which you will encounter the chimpanzees, you will have a briefing session at the park’s headquarters in which a guide ranger will take you through the rules and regulations to follow while on this experience and in the presence of mountain gorillas. After the briefing you will hike into the forests of Kibale looking for chimpanzees using a demarcated trail, during your hike through the forests you will come across L Hoest’s monkeys, blue and red tailed monkeys, red colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys and various birds. When you locate the chimpanzee you will enjoy watching them in their habitat swinging on tree branches, grooming their young ones, picking fruits and take beautiful pictures for 1 hour. After the experience you will head back to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will go for a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp a great birding destination and a home for primates. During your walk you will encounter a number of birds such as Crowned Eagle, dusky Crimson wig, red chested owlet and many monkeys such as chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys among others. In the evening you will head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ndali Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: departure

Have breakfast at your lodge, checkout and embark on a journey back to Kampala, on your way you will have lunch and a stopover at the Equator landmark for pictures and when you arrive in Kampala you will be dropped off either at your hotel in Kampala or at Entebbe International airport for your departure flight back home.

End of 3 days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari

Safari includes

  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Visit to the Bigodi swamp walk
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water
  • Full board accommodation for 2 nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Safari excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance