Welcome to Crater Lakes

Most lodges and guesthouses organise walks through local villages and places beyond (with entrance fees), such as Top of the World viewpoint on the highest hill behind Lake Nyamirima. The common wisdom is that the lakes are bilharzia-free, but we wouldn’t risk it. Also be aware that a lone hippo inhabits Lake Nyabikere, so check with locals before plunging into the waters.

Top experiences in Crater Lakes

Crater Lakes activities

$640 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Chimpanzee Tracking Safari to Kibale National Park

his is a 3 day Uganda safari that will take you to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimp trekking which is the main attraction. It also involves optional bird watching, a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp area, a visit to a community in the area, or a visit to one of the crater lakes.Safari HighlightsChimp trekNature walk in Bigodi swampCommunity walkCultural tourSafari Itinerary You will depart Kampala after breakfast and head westwards to Fort Portal town. The drive will take about 4 -5 hours. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and continue to Kibale where you will go for either a community walk or visit the beautiful Crater lakes region for a spectacular view. Dinner and overnight will be at your reserved lodge.After breakfast you will report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre at 08.00 am for a briefing before tracking the chimpanzees. The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and a variety of butterflies, and other insects.  You will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland to see a variety of birds and monkey species. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.You will have the option to either visit the Karambi tombs (burial sites for the former Toro kings and other royals or visit the Toro Palace for a cultural experience. You will have lunch in Fort Portal and set off for Kampala arriving in the evening.

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