• Kibale Chimpanzee Forest National Park Uganda Safari

Chimpanzee Tracking Safari

Track the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park, one of Africa’s top chimp destinations! Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the rainforest, watch the chimps swing through the trees, forage for food and bond with their close knit family groups! Take a selfie with the stunning vista of the Ndali-Kasenda crater lakes behind you and explore winding trails through a stunning pool-dotted landscape. An unforgettable experience complemented by your stay in an exclusive lodge on a crater lake rim, with an inviting swimming pool and lounge deck offering views to the mystical ‘Mountains of the Moon’

Destination: Kibale National Park, Fort Portal

*Due to COVID-19, Kibale National Park is currently closed. Please email [email protected] if you would like us to contact you when we have an idea of when the park may reopen.

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Itinerary - Chimpanzee Tracking Safari [TACP018]

Day One

Crater Lake Views

Transfer from Kampala or Entebbe to Fort Portal. Estimated journey time: 6 hrs. 

Spend some time unwinding at Kyaninga Lodge, your quintessential lodge perched on the rim of a crater lake with views toward the Rwenzori Mountains. Unwind by the swimming pool, enjoy a game of tennis or relaxing game of croquet. There’s also a beautifully landscaped garden from where you can take a short stroll or you can settle back, relax and enjoy the views from the lodge terrace and enjoy a good book. However you spend your time here you're sure to relax in the tranquility of Kyaninga Lodge.

Day Two

Chimpanzee Tracking

Meet with your Uganda Wildlife Authority tracking team for a briefing on tracking the chimpanzees in the rainforest. Kibale National Park is one of East Africa’s premier destinations to chimp track with a 95% successful tracking rate. This ancient rainforest is also home to one of the highest concentrations and diversities of primates found anywhere on the continent. The tracking team will be escorting you throughout your time in the rainforest and will be able to identify and give more information on the species found here including the 325 species of birdlife, 250 tree species and over 80 species of mammals as you trek. Groups of chimps live in communities containing between 10 and 100 members and once you’ve found your group, amongst the dense rainforest you will spend one hour with them. You will be able to observe their natural behaviour in the rainforest as they play, eat, socialise and display their prowess before making the return hike along the rainforest paths to meet your driver / guide.
Estimated excursion time: 3 hrs (including 1 hr viewing)

Spend some time unwinding at Kyaninga Lodge, your quintessential lodge perched on the rim of a crater lake with views toward the Rwenzori Mountains. Unwind by the swimming pool, enjoy a game of tennis or relaxing game of croquet. There’s also a beautifully landscaped garden from where you can take a short stroll or you can settle back, relax and enjoy the views from the lodge terrace and enjoy a good book. However you spend your time here you're sure to relax in the tranquility of Kyaninga Lodge.

Day Three

Journey Home

This stunning landscape was created by the volcanic upheaval of the Great Rift Valley, which produced the rolling hills dotted with fresh water crater lake pools, all set to the backdrop of the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. In the heart of the crater-lake field you will be joined by a local guide who will take you on a guided walk along the meandering paths through the crater lakes, villages and farmland. Your guide will explain to you about the local natural history as well as cultural history of the area, and the meaning behind the names of each crater lake as you pass. Your guide will also be happy to share with you the traditions and customs of the local communities as you walk, giving you a real insight into the lives of the people living here. Your guide will also be able to explain about the current developments that these lakes are offering people, such as sustainable fisheries and is very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna you’ll spot along the way.
Estimated excursion time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Transfer from Fort Portal to Kampala or Entebbe. Estimated journey time: 6 hrs.