Kibale National Park in south west Uganda is best known for Chimpanzees and tracking habituated chimps to watch these delightful apes as they squabble and play is Kibale’s major attraction. Other primates include Red colobus, Vervet monkeys, Red Tailed monkeys, L’hoest, Grey Cheeked Mangebay and Galogo monkeys. This is the greatest variety and concentration of primates in East Africa.
Kibale forest is also noted as an area with a high density of forest elephants but they are rarely seen. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park.
3 Day, 2 nights – Chimp Trekking Expedition To Kibale Forest National Park
Day One: Depart Kampala through the tropical forests of Mubende, arrive in time for lunch at one of the hotels in Fort Portal. After lunch it is optional to see the “Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru” (literally translated as “Breasts of Nyina Mwiru”). This popular tourist site is a stalagmite and stalactite cave formation that is formed to look like milking breasts. You can also get to see the king’s palace at Kabalore, within the town of Fort Portal. Dinner and an overnight stay. Overnight options include Kibale Forest Camp or Kibale Primate lodge (safari tent).
Day Two: After an early morning breakfast, head out for the morning Chimp trekking expedition accompanied by forest ranger guides.There are 13 species of primates in Kibale and it is world famous for having the highest biomass of primates in the world. It is also celebrated for its biodiversity. The Chimp tracking experience may last from 3 to 4 hrs. Return to the hotel for lunch. It is optional to visit the crater lakes in Semuliki National Park which is an hours drive from kibale or the Bigodi wetland where you will be able to view a variety of bird species and enjoy the stunningly beautiful scenery. Dinner and overnight stay. Overnight options include Kibale Forest Camp or Kibale Primate lodge (safari tent)
Day Three: Early morning breakfast and then head out to Kampala to be in time for lunch.
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