2 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Safari


The 2 days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari is an exciting safari which will give you an opportunity to come face to face with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. On your 2 days Uganda chimpanzee safari you will visit Kibale forest national park which is the best chimpanzee trekking destination in Uganda harboring the highest number of habituated chimpanzee families.

Kibale forest national park is located in western Uganda and is also known as the primate capital because it harbors about 13 primate species which include the chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, baboons among others. Kibale forest national park offers two sessions of chimpanzee trekking that is the morning and the afternoon session though chimpanzee  trekking is best done in the morning because you will be able to see chimpanzees de-nesting, breastfeeding, feeding among others.

Trip highlights

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and departure

Detailed itinerary                               

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale forest national park

You will wake up have breakfast and our driver guide will pick you up from the lodge, brief you about your 2 days Uganda chimpanzee safari and then transfer to Kibale forest national park via Mityana-Mubende road, Fort Portal which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive. On your way you will have beautiful views of the traditional homes, landscapes, farmlands, tea plantations in fort portal among others.

Upon arrivals you will check in into the lodge and have lunch. After lunch you will go for a nature walk in Bigodi community wetland where you will have spectacular views of different bird species like the great blue turaco, papyrus gonolek, primates like the black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, red tailed monkey, plant species, butterflies and also have and interaction with the local people. After Bigodi wetland walk you will meet up with your driver guide and head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and Departure

On the second day you will wake up early have breakfast, check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kanyachu Visitors Centre for a briefing about the expectations during trekking and the rules and regulations. After the briefing you will be grouped into 6 people and start trekking in the jungle with a park guide who will be sharing information about the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park takes about 2 to 4 hours depending on their location and once the habituated chimpanzee family has been located you will spend one hour in the presence of the chimpanzees as you learn more about their life style, behaviors, watch them feeding, playing up in the trees as you record videos and take plenty of pictures with a flash less camera.

After the one hour with the chimpanzees, you will trek back to Kanyachu Visitors Centre meet up with your driver guide and transfer back to Kampala. On your way you will have a stopover in fort portal for lunch and then proceed to Kampala where you will be dropped at the airport or at the lodge depending on your safari schedule.

End of 2 days Uganda chimpanzee safari

Tour includes

  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Bigodi wetland tour
  • An English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled water

Tour excludes

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

Chimpanzee trekking tips in Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale forest national park is a tropical rain forest located in western Uganda therefore it can rain anytime of the day regardless of the season hence visitors on a chimpanzee trekking safari are advised to packs or carry essential items such as

  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Hiking shoes
  • Garden gloves
  • Long sleeved shirt and trouser
  • Water proof rain jacket
  • Warm sweaters
  • Cotton stockings
  • Water proof back pack to carry your equipment’s
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • A pair of binoculars for bird watching because Kibale forest is a great place for bird watching.
  • Drinking water and packed lunch from the lodge
  • Walking stick
  • Porter who will carry your bag and give you a pull or a push during chimpanzee trekking in steep and slippery areas

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