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2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda Tour Kibale National Park – Overview
This 2 days Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda safari tour Kibale National Park is a one-night/2-day Uganda Chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale Forest coupled with amazing community tours, birds, and scenery seeing. This memorable Uganda tour starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.
Our memorable 2 days Uganda Chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda tour offers you a great encounter with the man’s closest genetic relatives in Kibale National Park.
This amazing unique adventure allows you to get to know about the amazing behaviors, intelligence, and social structure of Chimpanzees.
Spanning over 766 km2 of land area, Kibale forest national park offers the best chimpanzee safaris in Uganda. This park holds the highest diversity and concentration of primates in the world thus, dabbed the Primate Capital of the World!
Kibale holds over 13 primate species counting 1,500 Chimpanzees out of the 5000 chip population in Uganda. Among the other 12 amazing primate species in Kibale Forest include Olive Baboons, Black-and-white Colobus, Red-tailed Monkeys, and Vervet Monkeys.
During your chimp trekking adventure in Kibale, expect to spot some of the 370 bird species and 250 butterfly species in Kibale. Also, you’ll encounter several beautiful plant species as Kibale forest holds over 350 plant species with some rising over 55m high.
This 2 days chimpanzee trekking in Uganda safari tour also offers amazing cycling tours in Mpanga Tea Estates, a hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field, and a heritage tour to Amabere Caves.
Note that, this trip is an outstanding mini-break adventure safari in Uganda giving you an opportunity of exploring Kibale National Park.
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2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda Tour Kibale National Park – Activities
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
- Cycling in Mpanga Tea Estate
- Historical tour of Amabere Caves
- A scenic adventure hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda Tour Kibale National Park – Destinations
- Day 1: Fort Portal Area And Kibale forest national park
- Day 2: Transferring back to Kampala
2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda Tour Kibale National Park – Highlights
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Fort Portal, cycle in the Mpanga Tea Estates, adventure Amabeere Caves, hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field & drive to Kibale forest national park
Day 2: Enjoy a Chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale National Park and transfer back to Kampala
2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda Tour Kibale National Park – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer From Kampala To Fort Portal, Cycle In The Mpanga Tea Estates, Adventure Amabeere Caves, Hike To Fort Portal Crater Lake Field & Drive To Kibale Forest National Park
From your lodge in Kampala, you’ll enjoy an early breakfast around 6:30 am. And then, meet our professional drive guide to embark on a 300km (5-6 hours) drive to Fort Portal town– Uganda’s cleanest town.
While on this scenic drive from Kampala, you’ll pass through beautiful towns of Uganda such as Mityana, Mubende, and Kyenjojo as well as picturesque landscapes not forgetting Mubende inselbergs.
You’ll arrive in the lush rolling green tea estate of Mpanga in the mid-morning and embark on a cycling tour experience.
While on the mountain bike, you’ll explore the beautiful rolling landscape of this scenic tea estate as well as enjoy its endless lovely views.
During your cycling adventure, you’ll encounter the estate staff plucking tea and for a memorable experience on your Uganda safari, you’re free to participate also.
After this thrilling adventure, continue driving to the beautiful Fort Portal town where you’ll settle for lunch.
On finishing lunch, visit Amabeere cave which is named after the live stalactite and stalagmite formation. Amabeere Ga Nyinamwiru translates as the breasts of Nyinamwiru.
There’s a local legend which has it that, these amazing breast-like features in these caves belonged to Nyinamwiru– a daughter of King Bukuku who is said to have been so beautiful that every man could admire!
When Nyinamwiru’s father King Bukuku became tired of getting marriage proposals from unsuitable suitors, he went to tremendous lengths of cutting off his daughter’s breasts to lessen her beauty.
From the cave area, embark on the charming hike to the spectacular Fort Portal Crater Lake Field. You’ll transverse via the challenging slope of Kyeganywa hill which is encircled by numerous attractive crater lakes and crater hollows. Some of these amazing crate lakes are over 400m deep.
This area is one of the most beautiful sites in Uganda worth visiting!
While on top of Kyeganywa hill, you’ll enjoy great panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains, especially on a clear day.
Retire from this amazing adventure and drive for about 1 hour to Kibale park. Upon arrival in the evening at your lodge, unwind and have dinner as well as an overnight stay.
The Highlight Of The Day:
- An adventure hike Amabere cave
- A memorable hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
Accommodation Options Include: Budget, Midrange, and Luxury
Drive Distance And Time: Approx. 300km (5-6 hours drive)
Day Activities And Services:
- Transferring to Fort Portal Area
- Cycling tours in the lush Mpanga Tea Estate
- Exploring Amabeere Cave
- A lovely hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
- Drive to Kibale forest national park
Optional Activities On This Day:
- Nocturnal forest walks in Kibale National Park to spot amazing nocturnal animals in Kibale Forest such as Bush-babies, Pottos, African Civets, and Night-jars.
Day 2: Enjoy Chimpanzee Trekking Adventure In Kibale National Park And Transfer Back To Kampala
You’ll wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast around 6:30 am. This is intended so that you catch up with the chimpanzee trekking briefing at 8 am at park headquarters.
In the briefing, an expert ranger will share with you the dos and don’ts while undertaking chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park.
From here, real trekking in search of man’s cousins will start in the Kibale jungle.
Chimps in Kibale park have been open for tourism since 1993 and travelers have over a 95% chance of locating these amazing and intelligent apes.
Kibale holds over 1,500 Chimpanzees and the fully habituated ones are found in the Kanyanchu area.
The trekking can take about 2-5 hours depending on the movement of chimps and it’s only limited to 6 participants all aged over 15 years of age.
During the trekking, you’ll encounter several beautiful birds, plants, butterflies, and other lovely primates in Kibale Forest such as:
- Black and white colobus
- Olive baboons
- Red-tailed monkey,
- Vervet monkey
- L’Hoest’s monkey
- Blue Monkeys and,
- Uganda-red Colobus.
Finally, on spotting these wonderful close genetic relatives of man, you’ll enjoy watching them though from a safer distance of about 8-10m as you take photos.
Having a close encounter with the man’s closest relatives in their natural environment is a memorable experience worth undertaking!
You’ll be amazed by the fascinating behaviors of Chimpanzees that are almost similar to those of humans. For example, witnessing the great love of a chimp mother towards her baby!
After spending one hour with these amazing apes, you’ll return to the starting point and get awarded a chimpanzee tracking certificate.
Then, meet your driver guide to transfer (300km) to Kampala, reaching in the evening and this makes the end of your lovely tour.
The Highlight Of The Day:
Drive distance & time: Approx. 300km (5-6 hours drive)
Day Activities And Services
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale
- Transferring back to Kampala
Optional Activities On This Day:
- Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest
- Bird watching in Kibale
- Visiting Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
End Of The 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda Tour Kibale National Park
- A full-time English-speaking safari driver guide
- 4×4 safari van or 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser all with a pop-up roof for game viewing plus a functioning A/C
- Full board accommodation on a trip
- Chimpanzee trekking permit fees
- Activity fees for all tourist activities mentioned
- Entrance fees to all tourist places mentioned
- Wi-Fi internet on board in the safari vehicle
- Bottled water
- Fees for international and domestic flights
- Fees for your Uganda visa
- Laundry services
- Personal nature items
- Gratuities while on the safari
- Extra beverages such as alcohol
- Other expenses out of the itinerary