This 3 days tour will take you to Budongo Forest and to Kibaale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking. These two forests have got a concentration of primates that you will hardly find anywhere else in the East African Region.
Entebbe | Kampala
09:00 AM for 10:50 AM
Approximately 8:30 PM
Self contained 4 Star Hotel Accommodations
Professional English Speaking Driver | Tour Guide
All guiding and Park Entry Fees
All transportation in destination location
Personal insurance cover while in Uganda
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drinking water while in the car
4W Drive safari vehicles transportation
chimpanzee trekking permit
Airport transfer on first day and last day
.5 Star Accommodation
On arrival in Uganda you will check-in into your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.
After breakfast, we will embark on the journey to Budongo Forest Reserve - about 380km away which will take 4 hours driving through beautiful savannah landscapes of central Uganda before branching off at Nakitooma for 7km to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to check out the southern white Rhinos.
After reaching Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary headquarters you will team up with a ranger guide and embark on the search for the Rhinos in the sanctuary. You will explore the sanctuary through the impressive savannah landscapes before you come across the gigantic species that form part of the ‘Big Five’ family. After enjoying moments with the Rhinos, you’ll retreat and settle down for lunch.
You will then proceed on the drive to Budongo Forest Reserve through Masindi town and connect to Budongo Forest in the afternoon for forest relaxation, dinner and overnight. An optional evening forest walk can be arranged at the lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest
Early morning after breakfast, our guide will give you a briefing before a hike to the forest in search of common Chimpanzees and many more primates. The Chimpanzee trek in Budongo Forest is very magical going beyond Chimpanzees as it offers sights of luxuriant flora including tall trees with huge buttresses, a myriad of birds and their enchanting sounds along with fauna.
One hour with the chimpanzees will enable you to explore them as they forage, socialize, copulate and make pant hooting calls and patrols.
The chimpanzee trek normally lasts for 2 – 4 hours after which you’ll proceed for your lunch. After lunch you will embark on another spectacular journey to Kibaale Forest National Park, which is about 148Km away and takes approximately 4 hours to drive there.
Day 3: Chimp Tracking in Kibaale Forest National Park
If you’re a primatologist, then you are in the right place! Early on the morning of the third day you will go in search of chimpanzees in Kibaale Forest. Kibaale Forest National Park is particularly alluring to nature lovers as it is known for the excellent chimp tracking and birding experience it provides, having probably the highest concentration of primates in East Africa of about 13 different primate species including chimpanzees, Vervet, red-tailed L’Hoest and blue monkeys.
After chimp tracking in the morning, you won’t have to miss the afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu River camp, the most popular walk in the park, before heading back to Entebbe or Kampala, after this memorable 3-day trek.