2 days in Kibale N/P Chimpanzee tracking

2 Days
From $1,455
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Mid Range

Trip Overview

Day 1- drive from Kampala to Kibale national park for Bigodi nature walk

Day 2- Chimpanzee Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: drive from Kampala to Kibale national park for Bigodi nature walk,

The tour starts with you after breakfast being driven to Kibale national park but as you approach Kibale forest, watch monkeys on verandas hunt for what to eat or play with each other.  Be taken for a guided forest walk to Bigodi which lasts 4-5 hours of walking down swamp boardwalks, villages and forest pathways. Engage in activities like bird watching since its home to 200 bird species including the crested crane and elusive Great Blue Turaco, butterfly viewing and wildlife/primates tracking. Other animals found in the wetland include mongooses, wild pigs, Bush Bucks, Sitatunga antelopes and otters can be seen around the swamp.You will need to have sturdy walking shoes for this walk. After your great experience in Bigodi swamp you will be driven back to your booked accommodation but upon request since some locals in the community have turned their local huts into perfect homesteads for international visitors interested in experiencing life in an African village, AA Safaris can book for you a night there at an affordable price.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tour

The chimpanzee trekking activity of the safari starts the early morning after having your breakfast. It starts with an 8 AM briefing with park rangers before heading out in groups of 6 guests accompanied by 2 rangers and can run the whole day depending on when you get tired of watching these primates.  Wear sturdy shoes and layers, including rain gear. Tuck your pants into your boots to hinder the safari ants and wear gardening gloves to avoid stinging nettles. Later you will be driven back to Kampala which marks the end of Your 2 day Chimpanzee Safari in Uganda

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris has tailored a short Chimpanzee Trekking safari to Kibale Forest which includes the Bigodi nature walk for both a birding safari and to see primates, a boat ride and horse-riding.  Kibale Forest Game Park is located in west-central Uganda just east of the Rwenzori Mountains, near the town of Fort Portal. Kibale Forest is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests and forms a continuous forest with Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Accomodations

Kyaninga Lodge
Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await.

Availability and Prices

Mar 6, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 1,455
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 2,115
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages