This safari starts and ends in Kampala| Entebbe Airport. Depending on your arrival time, you will relax at your pre-booked lodge or you can opt to go for a tour in the Botanical Gardens. The next day, you will travel to number one Uganda’s tourist destination and home for the Chimpanzee (Kibale National Park). Other than the beautiful scenery of the part, various species of birds and 8 species monkeys, you will be highly inspired by the sight of the brilliant primates.
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our company representative will be waiting to meet you and transfer you to Kibale. You will also have a pre-trip briefing.
The trip from Kampala to Kibale on the newly constructed high way takes approximately 4 hours. Kibale National Park boasts one of the highest concentrations and diversities of primates in the continent. Within East Africa, the park supports the last significant expanse of pre-montane forest. However, although most of the park consists of moist evergreen forest, its 766 square kilometres are actually home to a vast array of landscapes. After an early breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park a distance of 7-8hrs with a lunch stop in Fort – Portal before proceeding to your lodge.
After breakfast, it’s an early start to report to the ranger headquarters at 8 am in Kibale Forest National Park to track habituated Chimps. These engaging apes, our closest living relative, are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruit trees. Your experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp families, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest. The trails through the forest are generally easy to navigate and you will always be accompanied by Rangers who will explain the fascinating traditional uses of the forest plant species – the forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into areas of Kibale Forest.
After an early morning, your guide will lead you to Kibale Association for Rural Environment Development (KAFRED), where you will have a swamp walk through communities and gardens hence understanding the people’s way of life in the community, then back to your lodge where you prepare for the return journey to Entebbe.
- 4x4 Customized Safari Land Cruiser with Fuel for the Safari
- 2 Chimpanzee permits.
- Airports pick up and drop.
- English speaking Safari guide – Accredited by USAGA
- Accommodation based on Full Board
- Swamp Walk
- Bottled water in the car (1Litre per day)
- En-route and packed lunches during trekking.
- Service charges and taxes
- Evacuation fees
- All that is not mentioned in the INCLUDES & ITINERARY above!