This 3 Day Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and Crater lakes visit takes you to Kibale Forest National Park, famous for Chimpanzee Trekking. It is an Amazing and rewarding Experience to trek Chimpanzees and an opportunity for you to Explore the Jungles, swamps as well as grassland around the Forest. There are 2 Times for trekking opportunities per day that is Morning and Afternoon. You are allowed to stay with the Chimpanzees for a maximum of one hour after locating them. Kibale Forest National Park is approximately 320 Kilometers from Kampala. The Park is situated 26 kilometres southwest of the town of Fort Portal and about a one hour’s drive from Kasese town. Kibale National Park is a haven for about 13 different species of primates. Among them are chimpanzees, Red-tailed Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Baboons and Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, the Rare L’hoest Monkey and Bush Babies.) Kibale Forest National Park is very beautiful and boosts most of the tropical Rain forests in the whole of Uganda offering some excellent opportunities for primate Watching safaris and bird watching. Kibale National Park forest is a home to leopards, bush pigs, elephants, butterflies among others. While on this Chimpanzee safari you will also visit Bigodi swamp sanctuary for a nature walk through the chimpanzee forest, communities walk and cultural heritage. Visit the Crater lakes areas in Forptortal’s Great Crater Lakes area that boasts over 40 extinct volcanic craters, forming a chain of lakes, each unique in shape, size and colour, and each boasting its own distinct ecosystem. And the lakes in the Ndali-Kasenda area fulfil this fact. Some of the Crater Lakes you can swim in others are unreachable, However, some will be visited while on this Tour. This 3 Day Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Crater Lakes Visit starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe.
3 DAY CHIMPANZEE TRACKING TOUR IN KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK & CRATER LAKES VISIT –
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park visit the crater lakes region
Pick up from your hotel early morning by our safari guide and drive to Kibale Forest National Park, Enjoying the scenic beauty all the way to the park. You will reach late in the afternoon to go visit the crater lakes regions near the Ndali area and later transfer to your Lodge for Dinner and overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Ndali Lodge, Primates Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge.
Mid-range Accommodation: Turaco Treetops, Isunga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp.
Budget Accommodation: Rwenzori View Guest House, Chimpanzee Guest House, Crater Valley Kibale (CVK) Lakeside Resort.
Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).
Estimated Distance from Kampala: 358KM
Journey Time Taken from Kampala: 6Hours Drive
DAY 2: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi walk
Up early report to the ranger station to start tracking chimpanzees in the forest and this will enable you to view other primates like the colobus monkeys, Mangabeys, baboons, Bushbabies and many more. You will move with a guide who will make your walk informative and productive making it interesting. He will provide information on both flora and fauna. Have lunch and then in the afternoon you will go for a walk to Bigodi Swamp Known as a bird-watching sanctuary for plenty of birds and rare fauna and flora. Alternatively enjoy your whole day doing chimpanzee habituation experience, take unforgettable photos, videos. After being filled with this extraordinary experience return to the lodge for your Dinner and overnight as above.
Meal Plan: FB
DAY 3: A visit to Amabeere Ga Nyinamwiru Caves and Transfer back to Kampala
Early morning breakfast, we drive to Nyakasura for an excursion at the “Mabere ga Nyinamwiru” caves and “Lake Saka crater” walk. Small waterfalls are seen on the nature walk through the mythological caves. The legends of the caves are more impressive than the caves themselves which hold many stalactites. Afterwards, the guide can take you to the top of the Lakes Saka and Kigere crater, which has a beautiful view over the Fort Portal plateau and the Rwenzori Mountains. After the excursion drive back to Kampala with your lunch enroute and on arrival transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight or transfer to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight. End of your 3 Day Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Crater Lakes Visit
The above 3 Day Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Crater Lakes Visit Safari Itinerary is Inclusive of;
- All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary
- All Ground Transport and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.
- An Experienced English speaking driver guide and all his Expenses
- Park Entrance fees,
- Vehicle Entrance Fees
- Ranger Guide Fees
- Chimpanzee Tracking and Permit
- Bigodi Swamp Walk
- Amabeere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves Visit
- Crater Lakes Visit
The above 3 Day Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Crater Lakes Visit Safari Plan Excludes;
- International flight Fares and Visas
- Travel Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature
- Tips & Laundry
- Alcoholic Drinks
What to Wear and Carry with you on your 3 Day Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park & Crater Lakes Visit Safari;
- Comfortable Hiking or Trekking Boots
- Long-sleeved Shirt or Blouse
- Long Trousers
- Warm clothes for the night as this part of the country gets pretty cold
- A torch is necessary
- Water Proof Jacket
- Water Proof Day Pack or Bag
- Light Waterproof Jacket
- Cameras and Extra Batteries
- Sunglasses and Hat
- Wear a Poncho
- Insect Repellent.
Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.
Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.
Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on the main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.
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