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The density and diversity of primates in Kibale National Park is the highest in the whole of Africa. This is the primate capital of the world. The most well known of its 13 species are the chimpanzees. Additionally, Kibale is home to the uncommon I’Hoest’s monkey as well as East Africa’s biggest population of the endangered red colobus monkey.
DAY 1: Travel to Kibale National Park
DAY 2: Chimp Tracking & Departure
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and proceed to Kibale National park located in western Uganda, 22km southeast of Fort Portal town.
Journey: 4+ hrs
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Budget: Kibale Forest Camp/Midrange: Primate Lodge/Luxury: Turaco Treetops
Take an early breakfast before your primate tracking adventure in the forest. 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.
The park also hosts up to 325 bird species, including 6 that are native to the Albertine Rift destination, that is to say dusky crimsonwing, black-capped apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared apalis, red-faced woodland warbler and purple-breasted sunbird. Other Kibale specials are the green breasted pitta, African pitta, black bee-eater, Abyssinian groundthrush, yellow spotted nicator, little greenbul, black-eared ground thrush, brown-chested alethe, yellow-rumped tinker bird, blue-breasted kingfisher, along with the crowned eagle.
Mammals include the Red and Blue Duikers, the Sitatungas, the Giant Forest Hogs, the Bushbucks, the Bush pigs, the African Buffalo and Common Warthogs. Carnivores like the two otter species, lions, African Golden cats, Leopards and different kinds of Mongooses.
In the afternoon, we return to Kampala/Entebbe. End of Safari
NOTE: Chimpanzee Habituation Permit bookings have to be done 3 months prior to the actual day. The months of March to April and November where there is notably less congestion are the best.
Journey: 5+ hrs
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
We can include additional days on this itinerary so as to experience attractions like
Bigodi Swamp or Community Tours, game drives in Toro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve, Birding in Semuliki National Park, visiting Toro Kingdom Palace, visit Amabeere nga Nyina Mwiru Caves,