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Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

UGANDA CHIMPANZEE TREKKING TOUR

Trip duration

3 days/ 2 nights

The Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour can be combined with our Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour to form our famous Uganda Great Apes Safari.

 

 

DAY 1: TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

We shall start our Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour early from Entebbe and head towards Kibale Forest National Park; on a very scenic journey. The landscapes of Uganda are always very beautiful and the cultural experiences we enjoy on this route will make the drive very rewarding. We shall enjoy lunch midway and then continue to Kibale.

The views of Mt. Rwenzori or Mt. Ruwenzori peaks; often called “Mountains of the Moon” are a great scenery on this route. This legendary name started as early explorers were seeking to find the source of River Nile; and today Mt. Rwenzori is the most famous site with that name. An old film (Mountains of the Moon) documents some of these adventures.

We shall arrive at our lodge in the afternoon, where we shall enjoy the local weather and beautiful sounds of birds and insects.

Night in Kibale.

DAY 2: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK; AND BIGODI WETLAND WALK

Departing our lodge early, we shall head to Kibale Forest, where the Chimpanzee trek will take place today. On the drive, we may encounter several primate species such as Olive Baboons and Red-tailed Monkeys; who often love to feed along the roadsides.

We shall then proceed to the edge of Kibale Forest, at the beautiful Bigodi Swamp. Here, we shall enjoy a nature walk guided by a local safari guide from the community. We shall also take some time to learn about the community conservation efforts at the local visitor centre. The Bigodi Wetland is a swamp surrounded by tall trees and inhabited by many different primate species. The common primates here include Uganda Grey-cheeked Mangabey, L’Hoest’s Monkey, Western Guereza Colobus Monkey, Uganda Red Colobus Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey and Olive Baboon.

In the afternoon, we shall head to the park headquarters where our Chimpanzee trek will commence. We shall all meet for a briefing from the local rangers at the visitors centre. We shall then be assigned our guides and head into the forest using our vehicle. On arrival, we shall embark on a nice trek deeper into the forest where our primate friends await- the Eastern Chimpanzees. We shall spend time enjoying these beautiful animals as we learn more about their Biology from our very experienced guides. This is the climax of our Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour.

We shall then drive back to our lodge for a relaxed evening.

We shall spend the night in Kibale.

DAY 3: DEPARTURE

On this day we shall head to Entebbe after an early breakfast. We shall have lunch midway and then continue with our drive. We may encounter several wildlife species on the way.

Evening or following morning flights from Entebbe will mark the end to our lovely Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour. For those staying overnight, we can organise local afternoon activities in Entebbe or the nearby Kampala City.

 

 

Habitats covered

Lowland Tropical Forest, Rural Countryside

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Chimpanzee Trekking, Chimpanzee Conservation Talk, Mountains of the Moon