4 Days Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest Tourfrom
On this tour, do chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, see various species of birds including the black bee-eater, many species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and flamingos, Open-billed Stork, Grey-crowned Crane, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Palm-nut Vulture, Black and White Casqued, Cuckoo Hawk, Bat Hawk, White-faced Scops Owl, African Grey and Brown Parrots, Red-faced Lovebird, among others. Visit Bigodi Wetland that is managed by a local community association called (KAFRED).
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Kibale Forest has the highest number of primates in Africa – thirteen species in all, including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. A forest walk provides a high possibility of seeing and hearing the vast number of chimps and other primates playing and jumping around through the forest. With over 300 bird species recorded in the forest, Kibale boasts of many rewarding experiences not thought of in some other forests of Africa. An excursion to Bigodi and Magombe wetlands gives the opportunity of seeing the unusual birds, chimps, baboons, monkeys and other primates which live around the swamp. Money paid for Bigodi and Magombe goes directly to the local communities.
Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala for overnight (BB)
Start for Fort Portal via the pretty little town of Mubende set in rolling hills. Choice of a brief stop at Nakayima Shrine, a splendid tree known to be 400 years old, worshipped by local people and thought to be holding the spirit of an ancient king. Picnic lunch en route and continue to Kibale. Arrive late afternoon. Relax at lodge or explore nearby Crater Lake. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]
A guided nature walk in Kibale Forest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa – including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. A forest walk for chimps and other primates playing through the forest. Birdlife is also fabulous, with over 300 species recorded in the forest. An afternoon walk in Bigodi wetland for birds and other primates which live around the swamp.
Return and fly out
Return to Kampala, retracing your steps through this naturally ornamented land. Lunch en route, arriving late afternoon (HB). [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]
Boma Guest House inEntebbe or to Hotel Africana or Bougainviller Hotel in Kampala
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse