The famous chimpanzees roaming the Kibale Forest are a little wild but they have been habituated so they aren’t afraid of human beings. You can get close to them. There’s plenty of other primates to see once you are done with the chimps: the grey-cheeked mangabey which is an old-world monkey that could pass off as a small, hairy baboon, the red and white colubus and the rare l’hoest monkeys with their characteristic white beard and live in female-dominated groups.
We will also take a long jungle walk through Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which is also home to many mammals including the rare and elusive, semi-aquatic Sitatunga Antelopes (they have webbed toes) who make their home here, there are also Bush Pigs, Bush Bucks, Otters, Mongooses. If you are a birder, you are in luck because over 138 different bird species have been spotted in the swamp. It is also home to the Great Blue Turaco. Other varieties include Papyrus Gonoleks, Hornbills, Waxbills, Weavers, Cuckoos, Kingfishers among others.
3 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and depart for the park. We will arrive at our accommodations in the late afternoon, settle in and get some rest – falling asleep to the soothing sounds from the tropical rainforest.
Day 2: Chimp Trekking & Swamp Walk
At 08.00 after we’ve had our breakfast, we will begin the walk in search of the chimps. This can take up to 4 hours. On the way, we will see lots other primates and several bird species. Later in the afternoon, we will take an exciting jungle walk through Bigodi Swamp.
Day 3: Back to Entebbe
After breakfast, we will start traveling back to Kampala. We will stop a lot on the way so you can take in other interesting views or buy souvenirs.