5 Days Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Tour Overview

Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda (5 Days) Set at an altitude of 1200m, Kibale Forest National Park is home to chimpanzee, baboon, red and white colobus monkeys and other large mammals like the bushbuck, Sitatunga, duicker, buffalo and forest elephant. It holds around 600 chimpanzees and a large population of elephants.

Day 1.

Kampala - Maramagambo Forest Pick up from your hotel early morning and drive to Mbarara where you will have lunch. Later, head for the Rift Valley to arrive at the edge of Maramagambo Forest for an evening forest walk around the Blue Lake and the Bat Caves in the Maramagambo forest in search of chimpanzee and other forest dwellers. Dinner and overnight in a lodge. TRANSIT TIME 6 HOURS

Day 2.

Maramagambo Forest - Kibale Forest National Park Early morning breakfast before descending into the Chambura Gorge on a forest for a walk in search of the primates. Your half day will be spent in the gorge with picnic lunches there after, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for dinner and overnight either at a lodge. TRANSIT TIME 5 HOURS

Day 3.

Kibale Forest National Park Breakfast early then start a morning chimp walks in the Kibale Forest while you trek the Chimpanzees. On the walk you may see gray cheeked mangabeys, Red tailed monkey, Black and white colobus monkey, Red colobus and other wildlife. Lunch will be had at the Camp. In the evening, take a nocturnal primate walk in the forest to see the pottos and the galagos. Later return for dinner and overnight at a lodge ALL DAY ACTIVITIES.

Kibale Forest National Park This National Park covers 766 sq. kms and runs contiguous with the northern end of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but Kibale is much wetter with a unique moist forest habitat and an extremely high diversity of animals and plants. This mature tropical rainforest supports the highest number of primate species in Uganda, and one of the highest primate densities and diversities in the world. There are 13 species of primates located here which include red colobus monkey, black-and white colobus monkey, redtail monkey, L'hoest's monkey, mangabey, pottos, olive baboons and several communities of chimpanzee. About 400 species of birds have been reported in Kibale. A number of these species are found only in this park. In addition, over 150 species of butterflies and a large number of moths can be discovered here.

Day 4.

Kibale Forest National Park - Entebbe Early morning breakfast before driving to Kampala for lunch. Thereafter, travel to Entebbe for dinner and overnight at a lodge. TRANSIT TIME 7 HOURS

Day 5.

After breakfast, take a boat on Lake Victoria for a morning visit of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Return later in the day and transfer to your hotel in Kampala.

Please note the safari cost include: Meals and accommodation Full time experienced safari guides with all their associated expenses, Park entry fees, game drives, boat/ launch trips, forest guiding walks, all activities while on safari and all the applicable Government Taxes. Safari Tour Van with gas and driver/guide Chimp permit per person Excluded are: This itinerary can be adjusted to include Gorilla tracking and birding at extra cost which will put in consideration a gorilla viewing permit fee $500 per person to top up on total cost by each client that will be viewing gorillas. Drinks, tips, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like laundry etc.

Uganda Chimpanzee Habituation Kibale Tours Together with the researchers, forest guides and habituators, you will be following the troop of over 40 chimpanzees and sometimes get as close as 7 metres. The activity involves observation of the chimpanzees in their daily routine of feeding, playing, grooming, fighting, hunting other primates and others. Finally the chimps make their nests and get to sleep while you return to your accommodation