3 Days Chimpanzee habituation experience  

3 Days Chimpanzee habituation experience   : This 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience is an adventurous safari that will take you to Kibale forest national park also known as the primate capital located in western part of Uganda. Kibale forest national park is famously known for harbouring 13 primate species including over 1,500 chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, olive baboons, red tailed monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys among others. During the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience, you will be able to engage in the chimpanzee habituation activity where you will be able to spend four hours with the chimpanzees and Bigodi swamp walk where you will be able to spot different bird species, primates, tree species among others.

Highlights of the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Day 2: Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park

Day 3: Bigodi swamp walk and departure to Kampala

Detailed itinerary     

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Kibale forest national park

Depending on your location in Kampala/ Entebbe on the first day of the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Kibale forest national park which is located in western Uganda. It’s a whole day journey and on the way you will have en-route lunch and enjoy stunning views of the beautiful scenery, landscape, tea plantation, Rwenzori Mountains, views of the crater lakes among others. Upon arrival in Kibale national park, you will continue to check into the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale forest national park

Chimpanzee habituation,

After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge to transfer to the Kanyachu park headquarters for a chimpanzee habituation briefing. After the briefing you will be allocated an experienced park guide and start trekking in the forest in search of chimpanzees which takes a whole day. During trekking you will be rewarded with views of other primates like l’hoest monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, views of different bird species among others. Once the chimpanzees under habituation are located, you will be allowed to spend four hours with them in their environment which gives you an opportunity to learn and monitor their behaviours, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos. After the encounter with the chimpanzees, you will trek back to the park headquarters where you will meet up with your driver guide and return to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Bigodi swamp walk and departure to Kampala

On the last day of the 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience, you will enjoy a relaxed breakfast, check out of the lodge and then meet up with your driver guide to go for an interesting swamp walk in Bigodi swamp where you will be able to view different primates, bird species like the great blue turaco, animals among others. After the swamp walk, you will start the journey back to Kampala with en-route lunch on the way. After lunch, you will proceed to Kampala arriving early evening and upon arrival your driver guide will drop you off at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or drop off at any place of advise.

3 Days Chimpanzee habituation experience  
Bigodi Swamp walk

End of 3 days chimpanzee habituation experience.

Tour includes                   

  • Chimpanzee habituation permit @ $250 pp
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
  • Full board accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off in Kampala
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Bottled drinking water

 Tour excludes                        

  • Air flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Life insurance
  • Optional activities not included on the itinerary
  • Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.
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