3 Day Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Safari

3 days | tailored tour | Entebbe — Kibale Forest

3 Day Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Safari

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

The 3 Day Chimpanzee Safari is a reward to the primate lovers because of the concentration of the primates in this dense tropical rain forest. This area had the high percentage of viewing chimpanzees in the wild than any other place in Africa or even the world. It is not only primates but the volcanic activity gives it authentic craters that have lakes and farmland as well as tea estates that make this a unique destination for those that advocate for go green and environmentalists.

The safari starts and ends in Kampala but usually an extension to either Murchison falls or Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi impenetrable for the mountain gorillas.

Trip Summery

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Nyakasura Crater hike and then drive Kibale forest national park. O/N Mid-Range Kibale forest camp on FB Basis

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking, Lunch, Bigodi wetland Walk O/N Mid-Range Kibale forest camp on FB Basis

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala and end of your safari trip

Kibale Forest Chimpanzee Safari


  • Roadside market experience
  • Nyakasura Crater hike experience
  • Photographic scenic views with lots of tea Estates
  • Chimpanzee tracking or Habituation
  • Bigodi Wetland community walk and birding

The price includes: 

  • 4×4 Safari car with fuel
  • English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Border crossing fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Shared Accommodation based on B, L, D

The Price does not Include:

  • Visa Fees
  • Tips and gratuities of different nature
  • Extra activities
  • Soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks
  • International and domestic air flights
  • Insurance

What to carry: Hiking boots, Rain jacket, long sleeved shirts/ blouses, insect repellent, hat and sunglasses, sunscreen, binoculars, cameras and extra batteries.

Day 01: Drive to Kibale forest National Park visit volcanoes caves.

You will be picked by a K safaris Guide after an early morning breakfast, leave Kampala City and drive towards Fort portal. Along the way, different fruit and vegetable markets, tea estates and scenic views arriving in fort portal town late in the morning/early afternoon. You will continue to Nyakasura for the cave and crater hike. This hike is mild as well as a starter for the chimpanzee tracking and what is special about this community tour is cultural history attached to the of this region.

You will have a rewarding break at the top of one of the hills where you will have lunch. After this activity drive towards Kibale Forest National Park. You will arrive early evening in time for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Journey time: 5-7 Hours (Depending on activities involved, can be less or more)

Accommodation: Kibale forest camp (Mid-range)

Meal plan: Full Board basis (B, L, D)

Day 02: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Community walk

You will have a full breakfast, and then drive to the briefing or starting point for chimpanzee tracking. Upon arrival, you will be briefed and grouped in numbers of maximum 8 people but sometimes you can exclusively go alone but on rare occasions. Once you have located the chimpanzees, you will spend a valuable time of 1 Hour and then transfer to the picking point where you will be driven to your hotel for lunch. You actually have an option spending a whole day with the chimpanzees in the forest at an extra top-up (Chimpanzee habituation).

Kibale Forest park is the most magnificent of Uganda’s tropical rain forest and one of the most rewarding areas to explore, it boasts 13 species of primates including the localized Red Colobus, L’hoest monkeys and the endemic Uganda Manga bay. Kibale’s major attraction is the Chimpanzees, the delightful Apes, closest to humans than any other living creature. This can be seen swinging in the tree branches as one treks through the forest trails. This park also inhabits the elusive Elephants, Buffalos, giant forest Hogs and antelopes making it one of the most stunning Parks in Uganda.

After lunch, you will then drive to Bigodi wetland a community wetland tour for the birding, community and primate walk. This is less strenuous and full of community interaction experience. The Community guide will then take you on a 1 to 2-hour walk depending on the interests.  You will be able see different monkey species and lots of beautiful birds such as the Great Blue Turaco, women projects and the whole African community setting experience.

Return later to your hotel in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Journey time: 5-7 Hours (Depending on activities involved, can be less or more)

Accommodation: Kibale forest camp (Mid-range)

Meal plan: Full Board basis (B, L, D)

Day 03: Drive back to Kampala

Breakfast at leisure, you will then drive back to Kampala for souvenir shopping and drop off at your preferred location.

Journey time: 5-6 Hours (Depending on activities involved, can be less or more)

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