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CHIMP TREKKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

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Kibale National Park is top chimpanzee tracking destination. The Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Kibale National Park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. Kibale National Park also contains over 375 species of birds. An estimated 500 elephants are present, along with buffalos, leopards, warthogs, bush pigs, golden cats and duikers as well as a colorful variety of over 250 species of butterflies.

During your Tour of Kibale National Park, look out for residnet bird species like, Lizard Buzzard, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Great Blue Turaco, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Woodland Kingfisher, Pygmy Kingfisher, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet, little Greenbul, Winding Cisticola, ZittingCisticola, Green Crombec among others.

Kibale National Forest has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. It is home to other primates that include the red colobus monkey considered Endangered and the rare L'Hoest’s monkey that are considered Vulnerable. The park is also home to over 325 species of birds, 4 wild fellids, 13 species of primates, a total of at least 70 other species of mammals, and over 250 tree species.

There are 13 species of primates in Kibale National Park. The park protects several well-studied habituated communities of common chimpanzee, as well as several species of Central African monkey including the Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae), the black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza) and the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis).

Chimpanzee tracking is Kibale National Park's main tourist attraction although forest walks and chimpanzee habituation experience can be arranged and booked at any time of the year. Tourists wishing to track chimpanzees must first obtain a permit. Contact our Customer Service Team to reserve a chimp tracking permit. Chimpanzee tracking Safari in Kibale is done in two shifts including the morning and afternoon shift.

You can choose between the half day tracking experience - or a full day chimp habituation adventure. As you search for Kibale’s resident chimpanzees, keep an eye out for other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with l’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. Our expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable.

Kibale National Park's population of elephants travels between the park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Other terrestrial mammals that are found within Kibale National Park include red and blue duikers, bushbucks, sitatungas, bushpigs, giant forest hogs, warthogs, and buffalo. The carnivores that are present include leopards, African golden cats, servals, different mongooses and two species of otter. In addition, lions visit the park on occasion.

Bird life in Kibale National Park is so prolific, boasting over 375 sited species of birds, including the western green tinker bird, olive long-tailed cuckoo, two species of pittas (African and green-breasted) and the African grey parrot, Imperative to note that the ground thrush (Turdus kibalensis) is endemic to Kibale National Park. Below is our four day Safari to Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park

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WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT UGANDA

For anyone looking to discover someplace beautiful and off the beaten track, Uganda is a top tourist destination with something for everyone. Uganda offers Africa as you’ve always imagined it - wild, verdant, beautiful, and just waiting to be explored.

Uganda is very nearly the most complete safari destination in Africa – boasting both the Big Five, the enigmatic mountain gorilla, and the ever-popular chimpanzee. Uganda’s Big Five are represented across the country’s top ten national parks.

Thousands of travelers come to Uganda looking for an up close and personal experience with its most famous primate residents - the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park. Uganda’s national parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park offer the best Wildlife viewing safari in the world.

One of Uganda’s greatest attractions is its natural beauty. The county has top luxury hotels, nature lodges, amazing tented camps, and backpacker budget options. Compared to neighboring countries, Uganda offers up similar experiences at a cheaper rate. Visitors to parks like Kibale National Park will get a much more intimate chimpanzee experience than can be found anywhere else in the world.

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01Day One: Arrival

Our Driver and Staff (with Mushra Travel Agency Identification), will meet you at Entebbe Airport and drive you to your hotel. You will have time to relax and prepare for the trip to Kibale Forest National Park which starts at 1:00pm the next day. We will drive from Entebbe to Kibale National Park and check in to your lodge, in time for dinner. (First Night at Central Inn Hotel, Entebbe. - Breakfast) and Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp (Full-board – Lodging, Dinner, Breakfast)

02Day Two: Chimpanzee Trekking

After Breakfast, we will go for a full day chimp habituation adventure. Our experienced staff and game rangers will guide you in the search for chimpanzees. The Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale isn’t about chimps alone, keep an eye out for other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with l’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. The guides will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable. You will return to your lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and relax on the camp fire to chat the evening away. Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp (Full-board – Lodging, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast)

03Day Three: Birding and community walks

After breakfast, proceed to bird the vicinity of Kanyanchu look out for the Green-breasted Pitta and other species like Yellow-billed Barbet, African Emerald Cuckoo, Black-billed Turaco, Narina Trogon, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Sabine’s Spinetail, Chestnut Wattle eye and Narrow-tailed Starling among others. Primates like Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey among others. Dinner and overnight as before. Spend the night in a lodge in Budongo Forest.

After lunch, you will visit the Bigodi Women’s Group will take you on a fascinating boardwalk trail through the papyrus swamp of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Finish this action-packed day with a cultural performance or a sunset drink at a nearby lodge.

04Day Four: Birding and Nocturnal Walks

After breakfast, you will proceed to bird the vicinity of Kanyanchu look out for the Green-breasted Pitta and other species like Yellow-billed Barbet, African Emerald Cuckoo, Black-billed Turaco, Narina Trogon, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Sabine’s Spinetail, Chestnut Wattle eye and Narrow-tailed Starling among others. Primates like Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey among others. Dinner and overnight as before. You will return to your lodge for lunch, relax and prepare for the nocturnal walk.

Nocturnal Forest Walk in Kibale Forest National Park start between 7:00 and 7:00pm - usually this is after dinner. After a brief orientation from Game Rangers, you will set off onto the trail into the jungle. Please carry a water bottle, boots, long trousers, heavy sock, a jacket to protect you against insect bites and scratches, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat and an insect repellent. Look out for Pottos, Bush Babies, Tree Hyrax, birds of the night like Nightjar, Owls and predators such as the Civet Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp (Full-board – Lodging, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast)

05Day Five:Continue the Adventure / Flight

After breakfast, you will transfer to the next destination or drive back to Entebbe through Kampala for your flight.

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