Uganda Chimp Express Safari: 3 Days

In addition to the well-established opportunity of visiting the endangered Mountain Gorillas, Uganda is also known for its large populations of Chimpanzees as well as other primates such as the Golden Monkey, Blue Monkey and the Black & White Colobus Monkey.

Of the close to 5.000 chimps currently living in various forest reserves of Uganda, the Kibale Forest National Park alone is home to more than 1.400 and therefore represents the best opportunity to experience chimp groups close up and in their own natural habitat. In addition to regular chimp tracking, the extended day long chimpanzee habituation experience gives you the opportunity to accompany researchers as they follow chimpanzees throughout their daily activities.

Kibale Forest National Park also offers an extensive network of forest trails which are generally considered a ‘birders paradise’, featuring more than 320 bird species. There is also the opportunity to visit the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, a community based project that has become a must visit place over the years and is also known for its amazing variety of tropical birds.

Uganda Chimp Express Safari: 3 Days

Day 1: Kampala - Kibale Forest National Park
On day one of your safari, your appointed driver/ guide will collect you from your accommodation and after a short briefing to answer any questions you might have regarding your upcoming safari, you are on your way to the Kibale Forest National Park.

Once on location, you have the opportunity to track chimpanzees in their natural habitat and relish sensational views of lush green rainforests, alive with the cacophonous calls of tropical birds. There are now more than 1.400 Chimpanzees living in the forest, in addition to black and white Colobus monkeys. There is also the chance of observing the massive lumbering yet silent Forest Elephants and hundreds of tropical bird species.

Option 1 - Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary: In the afternoon of your first day, you will venture into the Bigodi wetlands, past scenic villages and forest tracks where you will likely see several kinds of monkeys including Black / White / Red Colobus, Mangabey and Vervet monkeys and the occasional chimpanzee. The wetland is a community managed initiative, known for its biodiversity and is also considered a birder's paradise with close to 140 identified species. Experienced bird watchers can add up to 50 new species to their list including the Great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation Options: 4 to 5 stars
- Ndali Lodge ***** (FB)
- Kyaninga Lodge ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options: 3 to 4 stars
- Primate Lodge ***** (FB)
- Kibale Chimps Nest ***** (FB)
- Kibale Forest Camp ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park
In the morning you will go on an exhilarating search for the chimpanzees in the dense jumble of tropical forests with the further opportunity of observing a great number of tropical bird species in their natural habitat. Kibale Forest National Park is home to the largest population of primates in the world, including more than 1.400 of our relatives, the chimpanzees.

Option 1 - Crater Lake Hike: The stretch between Fort Portal and Kibale Forest National Park is known as the crater lakes region. Here you can simply enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes and the stunning views by biking or hiking around the Kyaninga crater lake. Alternatively, you can spend the day at the Kyaninga Lodge with invigorating views of undisturbed landscapes and the opportunity to further experience the lush flora and fauna of this region as well as meet local people and learn about their cultures and traditions.

Accommodation Options: 4 to 5 stars
- Ndali Lodge ***** (FB)
- Kyaninga Lodge ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Accommodation Options: 3 to 4 stars
- Primate Lodge ***** (FB)
- Kibale Chimps Nest ***** (FB)
- Kibale Forest Camp ***** (FB)
BB=Bed & Breakfast • DBB=Dinner, Bed & Breakfast • FB=Full Board

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park - Kampala
Time to say goodbye to the chimps of Kibale forest and enjoy a drive back to Kampala.

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DISCOVER THE BEST OF UGANDA WITH THIS UNIQUE TOUR! ENJOY THE FLEXIBILITY AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE OF A SMALL GROUP GUIDED TOUR WITH UNFORGETTABLE PRIMATE AND WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS, CULTURAL INTERACTIONS AND OVERNIGHTS IN TRADITIONAL AND ADVENTUROUS SAFARI LODGES.

  • Safari walk in Lake Mburo NP
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
  • Search of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Visit to a local primary school
  • Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
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