CHIMPANZEE TRACKING & BIRDING
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.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest .|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 7:15 AM for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from Entebbe airport.
DAY 2: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale Forest.
DAY 3: Chimpanzee trekking.
DAY 4: Return and Fly out.
Day 1: Departure
Arrive Entebbe Airport
Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Hotel Africana (Bed and Breakfast)
NB: Possibility of having a Kampala City Tour before embarking on the Country side Safari.
Transfer form Kampala to Kibale Forest
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]
O/N: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (B, L, D).
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. O/N: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (B, L, D).
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)