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3 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Kibale Uganda Tour | 3 Day Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari in Kibale National Park

3 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Kibale National Park – Overview

This 3 days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda Kibale Forest is a 2-nights and 3 days short Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda safari in Kibale National Park offering you a memorable close trek to see Chimps on foot, birds, communities, and beautiful scenery.

Also, our 3 days Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda safari offers you remarkable community tours, sensational bird watching, as well as scenic views.

While on this short chimpanzee Uganda safari, you’ll truly explore Kibale forest national park. Spanning over 766 km2 of land, Kibale park holds the highest variety and density of primates in Africa.

Kibale Forest boasts of having the highest percentage of Chimpanzees in the wild than any other place on the continent/earth.

It holds over 1,500 Chimpanzees! Some of the other 12 primate species in Kibale include the Red-tailed Monkeys, Black-and-white Colobus, L’Hoest’s Monkeys, vervets, etc. These primates are usually encountered along the trail.

Furthermore, expect to encounter some of the 370 bird species of Kibale Forest such as the beautiful Great-blue Turaco, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, and African-grey Parrots.

Also, this great 3 days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari tour in Kibale will take you to explore Amabere caves and the Nakayima tree. These are ultimate cultural heritage sites holding a fascinating history of demi-gods.


On this 3 days Uganda tour, you’ll also enjoy a scenic hiking adventure to the picturesque Fort Portal Crater Lake Field. While in this area, you’ll marvel at one of the most dazzling crater lakes in Uganda.

You’ll further enjoy a scenic wetland walk in the community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary where you’ll spot several magnificent birds and primates.

This adventure is coupled with a captivating village walk, allowing you to have a close encounter with local people as you explore their amazing way of living.

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3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Kibale Uganda Tour – Activities

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park on foot
  • A memorable hike to the picturesque Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
  • Undertaking a lovely cultural and heritage tour to Amabere cave as well as the Nakayima tree
  • Enjoying a scenic swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Fascinating Village walks in Bigodi Community

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda Safari In Kibale- Featured Safari Destinations

Day 1 & 2: Fort Portal Area, Kibale forest national park, and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

Day 3: Mpanga Tea Estate (optional) and the Nakayima tree

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda Safari In Kibale – Highlights

Day 1: Traveling from Kampala to Fort Portal Area, visiting Amabere caves, hiking Fort Portal Crater Lake field & driving to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Do a morning Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale & undertake a scenic walk in the Bigodi wetland

Day 3: Cycling adventure in Mpanga Tea Estate (optional) & transferring back to Kampala, making an en-route visit to the Nakayima tree

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Kibale Uganda Tour – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel From Kampala To Fort Portal Area, Visit Amabere Caves, Hike Fort Portal Crater Lake Field & Drive To Kibale Forest National Park

Wake up early and enjoy your breakfast after you embark on a 300km (5-6 hours drive) to Fort Portal town.

This lovely drive takes you through the impressive countryside of Uganda such as the eye-catching inselbergs in Mubende. You’ll drive through vibrant towns such as Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende, and Kyenjojo.

On arrival in Fort Portal- (a very picturesque town) around lunchtime, we shall settle for lunch in a premium restaurant.

Following lunch, transfer to the Amabeere cave area– a very rich historical site named after the live stalactite formation resembling the twin breasts of a woman.

Locally, these breast-like features are believed to be Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru “Breast of Nyinamwiru”.

On your visit to this area, you’ll get to know about the fascinating legend having it that these breast-like features in the caves belonged to Nyinamwiru– a daughter of King Bukuku.

Bukuku was a king of Batembuzi (demi-gods) around the 14 century.

Nyinamwiru is said to have been a very beautiful girl that every man could fall for!

However, when her father King Bukuku got weary of getting marital requests of her daughter from unsuitable suitors, he decided to cut off his daughter’s breasts to lessen her beauty.

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Her breasts were thrown in these caves. Amazingly, up-to-date, locals believe that the white substance dripping from these stalactites are the breasts of Nyinamwiru!

From these wonderful caves, you’ll embark on a picturesque hike to Fort Portal Crater Lake Field.

You’ll enjoy traversing the fairly challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill which is surrounded by numerous impressive crater hollows and crater lakes. The area offers dazzling views of Uganda!

On clear days, visitors can enjoy great views of the beautiful snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Retire from this scenic hike, and drive to Fort Portal town where we shall drive about 26km to connect to Kibale forest national park.  On arrival, check in for the lodge for relaxation, dinner as well as an overnight stay.

The Highlight Of This Day:

  • A memorable heritage tour of the Amabere cave area
  • Amazing hike to the dazzling Fort Portal Crater Lake Field

Accommodation Options: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Drive Distance & Time: About 326km (5-6 hours drive)

Day Activities & Services Include:

  • Transferring to Fort Portal Area
  • A remarkable visit to Amabeere Cave Area
  • A fairly challenging hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field
  • Driving to Kibale park

Amazing Optional Activities On This Day Include:

  • Undertaking a nocturnal walk in Kibale National Park to spot lovely nocturnal animals such as Bushbabies, Pottos, etc.
  • Amazing cycling tours in the lush Mpanga Tea Estate

Day 2: Do A Morning Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale & Undertake A Scenic Walk in Bigodi Wetland

Day 2 marks the top highlight of this 3 day’s chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale Uganda tour.

You’ll enjoy an early breakfast around 6:30 am from your lodge and after transfer to Kibale park headquarters for a briefing about this amazing lifetime adventure at 8 am.

During the briefing, a professional park ranger will explain to you all the information concerning this might rain forest of Kibale. Also, he will share with you the dos and don’ts of the chimpanzee trekking experience.

On finishing briefing, you’ll embark into the jungle (in the company of park rangers) in search of the Chimpanzees. The trek can take about 2-5 hours depending on the movement of the chimps.

Please note that Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest have been tracked since 1993 and visitors have over a 90% chance of spotting these amazing intelligent apes.

Research proves that chimps share about 98-99% of DNA similar to that of man and therefore, they are considered close genetic relatives of man.

During the trek, expect to encounter numerous birds and some of the other 12 beautiful primates in Kibale such as:

  • Black and white colobus
  • Olive baboons
  • Vervet Monkeys
  • Re-tailed Monkeys
  • L’Hoest’s monkey
  • Blue Monkeys and,
  • Uganda mangabey, etc.

Finally, spotting these amazing endangered close cousins of man in their natural habitat it will be a memorable experience in your lifetime! You’ll spend one magical hour with chimps feeding, grooming, and swinging in trees as well as breastfeeding if any.

Enjoying chimps carrying out their daily activities will make you truly believe that chimps mirror human feelings and behaviors. For example, watching the mother chimp’s love and care towards her baby! It’s unquestionably similar to that of humans!


You’re free to take many photos as you wish but, use a flash-less camera.

After this ultimate experience, you’ll move back to the starting point to meet your driver guide, and have your packed lunch.

Upon finishing lunch, you’ll transfer to a community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a 2 hours lovely scenic swamp walk.

This great bio-diverse wetland of Uganda holds over 200 bird species and about 8 primate species. Regardless of the swamp walk experience, you’ll have a lovely heritage encounter with the charming local people and a craft center where you can buy a wonderful souvenirs.

This will allow you to explore the amazing way of life and activities of these natives.

You’ll retire from the activity and connect to your lodge for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Highlight Of This Day:

  • Chimpanzee trekking adventure in Kibale Forest

Accommodation Options: Budget, Mid-range, and Luxury

Day Activities & Services Include:

  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Bigodi wetland walk

Amazing Optional Activities On This Day Include:

  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park
  • Bird watching in Kibale

Day 3: Cycling Adventure in Mpanga Tea Estate (Optional) & Transferring Back To Kampala, Making An En-Route Visit To Nakayima Tree

You’ll wake up for a leisurely breakfast around 8 am and after transfer to Kampala.  However, you can opt to first enjoy an amazing cycling tour en route in the lush Mpanga Tea Estate.

During this scenic ride, you’ll explore the lush and picturesque undulating landscape of this tea plantation on a mountain bike in the company of the local guide.

After, retire and embark on your drive making another stop in Mubende town to visit the Nakayima tree– a great historical tree, best known for Bachwezi (demi-gods) and a sacrificial site of Buganda.

According to scientists, this tree is estimated to be between 500-1000 years old. The most fascinating feature of this unusual tree is its huge buttress roots around its base that have created a dozen of cavernous hollows.

Each hollow is dedicated to a particular spirit- according to locals. The most prominent spirit is Nakayima (fertility and various illnesses) and Ndahura (smallpox).

Other spirits around (each found in a buttressed root room) include Nabuzana (marriage), Walumbe (death and diseases) Mukasa (lakes and rivers), and Bamweyana (madness).

The Nakayima tree is an active shrine that is commonly visited by Bachwezi cultists all over Uganda and Bunyoro to offer sacrifices to relevant spirits. Usually, cows and goats are roasted in this cultural site in honor of these spirits.

After here, you’ll transfer to have lunch and later embark on the drive to Kampala this marks the end of your 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale Uganda tour.

Day Activities & Services Include:

  • Transferring back to Kampala

Drive Distance & Time: 326km (5-6 hours drive)

Amazing Optional Activities On This Day Include:

  • Cycling adventure in Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Visiting the unusual Nakayima Tree

End Of Your 3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda Safari Tour

Safari Inclusions

  • A full-time skilled English-speaking safari driver guide
  • 4×4 safari van or 4×4 safari Land Cruiser all having a pop-up roof for game viewing plus a functioning A/C
  • Full board accommodation on a safari
  • Entrance fees to all tourist places mentioned
  • Activity fees for all tourist activities mentioned
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit fees
  • Wi-Fi Internet on board in the safari vehicle
  • Bottled water

Safari Exclusions

  • Fees for international and domestic flights
  • Fees for Uganda Visa
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tips while on the safari
  • Extra beverages (drinks) for example alcohol
  • Other expenses not included in the itinerary

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