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Overview

Enjoy this memorable Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking and Semuliki National Park Safari that takes you to the primate capital of the world - Kibale Forest National Park for chimp tracking, as well as a birding haven in Semuliki National Park.

Kibale is a home for a wide variety of animals such as forest elephants, buffalo, giant forest hogs, antelopes, bush pigs but the ultimate draw is the primate species that inhabit the national park such as a large populations of habituated chimpanzees, black and white colubus monkey, red tailed monkey, blue monkey, olive baboon, grey cheeked mangabey. Kibale Forest National Park also contains over 375 species of birds including the 2 pitta species-African and green breasted pittas, noisy hornbills and African grey parrots and many more.

Semuliki National Park on the other is hand 60 mammal species including Buffaloes, Leopards, Hippos, Mona monkeys, Bush babies, Elephants, Civets, Pygmy flying squirrels among others, primate species including Red tailed monkey, Vervet monkey, Blue Debrazzas monkey, Grey checked mangabey, Olive baboon, Black and white colobus monkey, Chimpanzees, over 400 bird species with 12 which are endemic to the park  including Iyre tailed honeyguide, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Piping Hornbill, Red-sided broadbill, Capuchin babbler, Yellow long bill, Crested malimbe among others.

Highlights of this safari package include:

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
  • Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary walk for bird watching and primate tracking
  • Crater lake walk around Ndali Kasenda crater area
  • Sempaya hot spring hike

 

Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking and Semuliki National Park Safari
Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking and Semuliki National Park Safari
Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking and Semuliki National Park Safari

Itinerary

Day 1
Kibale Forest National Park

To Kibale Forest National Park


To Kibale Forest National Park

From your overnight accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe we set off after an early morning breakfast for Kibale Forest National Park arriving early afternoon and check in at the lodge. This afternoon is reserved for nature hike to the Lake Nkuruba to the "top of the world" viewpoint overlooking the three crater lakes. There are other hikes possible and there is flexibilty as to which one to undertake.

Thereafter you will be returned to your overnight accommodation.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 2
Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Walk


Kibale Forest Chimp Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Walk

After morning breakfast, report to the briefing area for the pre-tracking brief by the park staffs, after which chimpanzee tracking starts.  During the forest hike, you will bump into the chimpanzee groups. The chimpanzee trek will offer a chance spot a numerous primates, birds and insects like butterflies as you walk along the forest trails.

After chimpanzee tracking, you will return to the lodge for lunch followed by an afternoon nature walk in the Bigodi Swamp.  Bigodi swamp is famous for primates including the black and white L’Hoest monkey, red colobus monkey, grey cheeked, colobus monkey, mangabey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey, blue monkey and the baboon.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 3
Semuliki National Park

Semuliki Forest National Park Game Drive and Hike


Semuliki Forest National Park Game Drive and Hike

After an early breakfast we depart Kibale Forest drive to Semuliki National Park. The national park is characterized by lush forestland ideal for bird life and hundreds of butterfly species. We depart for a hike to the Sempaya Hot Springs that are as hot as 100 degrees celcius. In the afternoon we undertake a game drive in the national park. Animals available include elephants, herds of buffalo, leopards, Hippos, Mona monkeys, Bush babies, Elephants, Civets, Pygmy flying squirrels among others. Thereafter we head to your overnight accommodation.

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 4
Kampala / Entebbe

Return to Kampala / Entebbe


Return to Kampala / Entebbe

After breakfast, you will embark on your return journey to Kampala / Entebbe. You will have lunch enroute. You will be dropped off at your Accommodation in Kampala / Entebbe Airport for your next destination

End of Safari
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Inclusions

  • Chimpanzee Tracking Permits
  • Forest walk charges.
  • Fullboard accommodation.
  • Vehicle hire charges.
  • Fuel charges.
  • Driver allowances.
  • Return airport transfers.

Exclusions

  • Air tickets
  • Tourist insurance/health insurance
  • Entrance visas
  • Optional activities, and personal natures and tips