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3 Days Chimpanzee Safari

Kibale National Park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda and worth protecting as it is home to the largest number of Primates in East Africa. These include the endangered chimpanzee, as well as the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.

The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos.

The park also hosts over 325 species of birds including the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinkerbird, littlegreenbul, green breasted pitta, African pitta, crowned eagle and the black bee-eater. There are a number of impressive mammals including forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats.

A keen observer may see some of the reptiles and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of butterflies. Furthermore, over 250 tree species have been recorded.

Day 1: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park

We pick you from your Kampala hotel at 6:30am after your early morning breakfast and drive westwards taking the Mityana-Mubende road through traditional homesteads and tea plantations. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of this part of the country. Have lunch in a peaceful town Fort Portal and after lunch continue driving to Kibale Forest National Park. Check in at Crater Safari Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Crater Safari Lodge is located in Kibale Forest National Park and is sculpted at the banks of Nyinabulitwa Crater lakes almost invisible in the landscape. On arrival a hidden corridor leads you down on a journey to a unique and unforgettable experience. The unexpected entrance opens to a panorama of uninterrupted breath-taking scenery. The Lodge has 9 ultra-luxurious cottages with traditional African style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. Each of the cottages features individually designed furniture, and a beautiful scenery around Lake Nyinabulitwa.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking.

Early morning wake up to be ready for your chimp trekking experience .This starts from Kanyanchu River Camp and it lasts for 2-4 hours, it is the most popular walk, highlighting the diversity of different animals and plant species within the forest. Chimpanzees are the main attraction, of which five groups have been partially habituated to human contact. The guided walk is along well marked tracks and a distance of 3km to 5km is covered. This walk is restricted to four groups of six persons each, in the morning and the same number in the afternoon. After your lunch from the lodge visit Bigodi for a swamp walk. Bigodi is a very interesting area of Papyrus and swamp forest.

Distinct possibilities include White-spotted Flufftail, Blue-headed Coucal, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Barbet and Scaly-throated Honey guide, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Blue-shouldered and Snowy-headed Robin-Chats, Black-faced Rufous Warbler and plenty of the spectacular Great Blue Turacos. Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park - Kampala

Have morning breakfast and optional visit to the crater lakes area, Have your early lunch at the lodge and depart for Kampala where the journey ends. You will be transferred to Entebbe international Airport for your late night flights back home.

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