chimpazees 3days

This 3 days Challenger Tours feature chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, a renowned primates forest in Uganda. Set at an altitude of 1200m, Kibale Forest National Park is home to chimpanzee, baboon, red and white colobus monkeys and other large mammals like the bushbuck, Sitatunga, duicker, buffalo and forest elephant. It holds around 600 chimpanzees and a large population of elephants.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala - Kibale Forest
Pick up from your hotel early morning by our safari guide and drive to Kibale Forest National. Enjoying the scenic beauty all the way to the park, we will arrive in fort portal town in the afternoon. Relax and in the evening go for go for a guided tour of Fortportal Town. Overnight at Ndali Lodge / Rwenzori View Guest house

Transit Time - 4 - 5 Hours

Day 3 Kibale Forest National Park
Breakfast early then start a morning chimp walk in the Kibale Forest while you trek the Chimpanzees. On the walk through this forest, you may see gray cheeked mangabeys, Red tailed monkey, Black and white colobus monkey, Red colobus and other wildlife. Lunch will be had at the Camp. In the evening, take a nocturnal primate walk in the forest to see the pottos and the galagos. Later return for dinner and overnight at a lodge.

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park - Entebbe
Early morning breakfast before driving to Kampala for lunch. Thereafter, travel to Entebbe for dinner and overnight at a lodge. Transit Time - 7 Hours

End of the Safari

Other activities that can be included in this safari

Night walks in the forest

Start at Kanyanchu and run from 19:30 to 22:00, aimed at sighting nocturnal primates especially potto and bushbaby; costs $30 excluding park entrance.

12 km Forest Hike
Starts at Kanyanchu at 08:00 ending around 14:00 during “dry season” from November to February and June to September only. Good for seeing habitat diversity, birds, plants and good chance to see primates. Costs $30 excluding park entrance.

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
A community run initiative that protects the Magombe Swamp just outside the area. Good for primates and butterflies but the 4.5 km trail is one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa. Local guides are especially good, keen birders should book in advance, collar the best guides and aim to leave around 14:00 for a good 3-4 hours of private birding focusing on looking for specials. The swamp is home to 138 species. Cost is $12 plus tip.

Ndali-Kasenda Crater Lakes
The whole of Western Uganda from the Albertine Rift to Ruwenzoris and Virunga mountains has one of the world’s densest concentrations of volcanic crater lakes. There are 4 main groups of these crater lakes: Kasenda cluster west of Kibale; Katwe cluster not far from Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park; Fort Portal cluster to the north and the Bunyaruguru cluster southeast of QENP.

The Kasenda cluster is the most extensive and easily accessible from Kibale. These lakes offer lots of possibilities for exploration with verdant bush, great landscapes and lots of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Ndali Lodge is probably the best spot from which to explore the lakes and surrounds.

Please note that we can include all the other activities within your itinerary upon your request. Just send us an email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by signing our inquiry form on this page.

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Brief Facts about Kibale Forest National Park

This National Park covers 766 sq. kms and runs contiguous with the northern end of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but Kibale is much wetter with a unique moist forest habitat and an extremely high diversity of animals and plants. This mature tropical rainforest supports the highest number of primate species in Uganda, and one of the highest primate densities and diversities in the world. There are 13 species of primates located here which include red colobus monkey, black-and white colobus monkey, redtail monkey, L’hoest’s monkey, mangabey, pottos, olive baboons and several communities of chimpanzee. About 400 species of birds have been reported in Kibale. A number of these species are found only in this park. In addition, over 150 species of butterflies and a large number of moths can be discovered here.