Located south of Fort Portal, at an altitude of 1,230 m above sea level, Kibale Forest provides a rich and unique habitat for more than 250 species of animal and over 300 types of bird. The animal species include 11 primates, including black and white colobus monkeys and chimpanzees. The forest offers an excellent ground for birding.
Day 001: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park
With the help of our guide, you will start off the journey to Kibale forest National Park at least by 8.00 am and access Fort portal by mid-day through Mityana town. The Rwenzori Mountain ranges can be seen in the horizon. You will check in at the lodge and later visit the crater lakes region for sight seeing. Overnight at Ndali lodge (Luxury), Primates lodge (Midrange) or Mountains of the moon (Budget)
Day 002: Chimpanzee tracking and Nature walk
After obtaining breakfast, you will have an organized excursion to the chimps by 8.00 am. A maximum of three groups of six people can track the chimpanzees in the morning or afternoon. The morning walk is reported to offer a better opportunity to see the primates usually seen in the fig trees. You may have an opportunity to see other animals such as Red, black- and- white Colobus monkeys, baboons, vervet, red-tailed; L’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey and sometimes the big mammals such as the elephants, buffaloes, warthog, bush pig, and giant forest hog among others. You will return to the lodge for Lunch and later take a nature walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary south-east of Kanyankyu Tourist Centre. This is an excellent place to see some of the special birds endemic to this habitat such as the gonoleks, White-winged Warbler and papyrus Canary. Overnight at Ndali lodge, Primates Lodge or Mountains of the moon
Day 003: Departure
After breakfast, you may pay a visit to some tourist sites such the numerous volcanic crater lakes in this area and later drive back to Entebbe for your flight back home. Book this safari