5 Days Chimpanzee trekking and habituation experience,This Tour exposes you to the ‘Primate Haven of Uganda’ – Kibale National Park. Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.
Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking and Chimpanzee Habituation experiences. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee.
DAY ONE: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT - UGANDA
Your arrival will be a warm welcome by our company representative then taken for refreshments and depending on time of arrival, you will check in at your hotel then acclimatize. There is an option of going for a city tour or staying behind to relax while recovering jet lag. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments if any. Overnight at your hotel (Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mystil Hotel for luxury - BB).
DAY TWO: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
We will depart from Kampala at about 8:00am and head west via Fort Portal to Kibale National Park, with an en route stop for lunch. This town of Fort Portal rests in the shadow of “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park, while passing the region of the Crater Lakes – stunning beauty will unfold from here as well. Before heading to your lodge you will explore the small lakes then continue to check in at Kibale Forest Cottages or upgrade to Primate Lodge Kibale for luxury. (FB)
DAY THREE: FULL DAY IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Chimp Habituation (Full day) or Chimp tracking (half day) will be done today accompanied with the varieties the forest has to offer. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. This walk may last up to half day allowing you to return for a hearty lunch and for the afternoon some clients may opt to stay behind enjoying birding on their own in the forest and lodge surroundings or we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another but totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Overnight at Kibale Forest Cottages or upgrade to Primate Lodge Kibale for luxury. (FB)
DAY FOUR: TRANSFER FROM KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA
Get a relaxed breakfast then transfer to Kampala. En route you will enjoy some scenic beauty of the crater lakes, view Tea plantations and the lush green vegetation in the area. Fresh lunch en route then continue to Kampala and check in at your hotel (Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mystil Hotel for luxury - BB).
The airport transfer of today will be given to you by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer a city tour around Kampala’s famous and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off.