The 3 days Fort Portal and chimp tracking safari in Kibale Forest National Park is the ideal package for primate lovers. The Forest is a premier location for chimpanzee trekking in East Africa with a population of about 5,000 chimps. The important ecotourism and safari destination is located in Southern Uganda in a region called Kibale. The is 766 square kilometres (296 sq mi) in size and is 1,100 metres (3600ft) to 1600 metres (5200ft) in elevation.
You will visit Fort Portal and go sight seeing at Semuliki National Park visiting The Sempaya Hot Springs, Amabeere G’anyina Mwiru and hike to the Top of the world to sight some crater lakes. You will travel in a comfortable 4×4 Safari vehicle driven by a professional english speaking guide, stay at a cozy safari lodge and enjoy yummy meals.
- Transport in a 4x4 Safari Vehicle
- Full Board Accommodation at a Safari Lodge
- Chimp Tracking Permit
- Activities as mentioned
- Bottled Drinking Water
- Tips & Gratuities
- Any meals and drinks not mentioned
- Any activities not mentioned
- Any items of a personal nature like laundry
Day 1: Transfer to Fort Portal
Your safari will begin with our driver/guide picking you from Kampala for a 4-hours drive to Kibale Forest National Park which is located in the Western Uganda. You will drive along the Mubende-Fortportal route which offers you a beautiful scenery. Fortportal lies in the shadow of the legendary Rwenzori mountains which form a fascinating backdrop to the magnificent volcanic landscape.
Upon arrival at Fort Portal, you will have lunch and thereafter transfer to Semuliki National Park where you shall visit the Sempaya Hot Springs both male and female. You shall be appointed a ranger guide who shall lead you on a nature walk to the host springs through the natural forest that is connected to the Ituri Forests of Congo. On your way back, you shall make stop overs for photography and sightseeing, the beauty is unimaginable!
You shall transfer to your booked accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Kibale National Park - Chimp Tracking
After breakfast we will visit Kibale Forest National Park, which has got a solid reputation for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa, the most popular primate of the 13 primate species being the Chimpanzee (our closest relative). Kibale has got Uganda’s largest Chimpanzee population with about 1450 individuals. It is also home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include: the Black and white Colobus monkey, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. With this much variety, you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild Chimpanzees, Red-tailed monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys and many others.
After your chimp tracking experience, you shall go on a community walk in The Bigodi Wetlands, look out for different primates including red tailed monkeys, L'Hoest monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mnagabeys, black and white colobus monkeys among others. You shall visit a local black smith and have a taste of local food before transfering back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
Today after your breakfast, you shall transfer to Nyakasura and visit the Amabere G'anyina Mwiru caves and Nyakasura Falls. You shall as well go on a short hike to the top of the world where you shall be able to sight three crater lakes in the same place.
From here, return to Fort Portal for lunch and thereafter set off for your transfer journey to Kampala reaching in the late evenings. You shall be dropped off at your hotel or home and end the safari.
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