Welcome to Kibale Forest National Park


Larger but rarely seen residents include bushbucks, sitatungas, buffaloes, leopards and quite a few forest elephants. There are also an incredible 250 species of butterfly and 372 species of bird here. The park visitor centre is at Kanyanchu, 35km southeast of Fort Portal.


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$2491 Day Trips & Excursions

5 days gorillas and chimpanzee tracking

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bwindi Inpenetrable Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western RegionYou will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking and Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking and 11 other primates. You drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park on your transfers.Duration: 5 hours

$800 Day Trips & Excursions

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda

ItineraryDay 1: Kampala – Kibale Forest National ParkPass By: AIRWAYS TOURS & TRAVELS, Entebbe, Central RegionHave breakfast and then drive to Kibale. The northern route is shorter and faster and has a distance of about 300km with a tarmac road going to Fort Portal and also a distance of 36km on murram to Kanyanchu. Lunch will be enjoyed en-route in Fort Portal town and proceed to Kibale forest national park where on arrival, you may visit the Crater Lakes around and continue to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee forest guest house.Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Chimpanzee forest guest house.Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking & Nature walkStop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter breakfast, you will go for briefing by the ranger guides about the dos and don’ts of Chimpanzee tracking and later head into the forest in search of these elusive primates. Kibaale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking.The Forest’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primates including monkeys and baboons coupled with chimpanzees. After tracking the chimpanzees, you will return to the lodge to refresh and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit Bigodi wetland for a guided nature walk where you will expect to see various bird species and a number of beautiful butterflies. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Chimpanzee forest guest house.Day 3: Back to Kampala Pass By: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionAfter breakfast, you will enjoy a leisurely drive back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Kampala or at Entebbe airport for your onward flight and that will be end of this 3 Days Kibale forest Chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$2906 Cultural & Theme Tours

Uganda The Pearl of Africa Safari 9 days 8 nights

Day-1 On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to Kampala for overnight. Day 2 Today we visit jinja the former Uganda’s industrial district, discover the source of the Nile river and Bujagali falls among other amazing activities you can take part. Evening drive to Kampala for overnight and dinner. Day 3-The marvelous Murchison falls on the Nile After an early breakfast, leave Kampala heading northwest. Optional: Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch enroute. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, with a brief stop on the top of the falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it squeezes through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in the spray. Dinner and overnight.Day 4 - The boat cruise on the river Nile Today we drive through the Northern part of the park for a game drive and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions and if you are lucky, the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This gives you an opportunity to see the amazing hippos and crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return for dinner and overnight.Countie  Day 4 - Fort Portal in the shadow of the Mountains of the MoonTransfer from Murchison Falls NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Lunch enroute. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the famous “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnightDay 5: Tracking The habituated chimpanzees of Kibale Forest National Park Take an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive in the park and expect to see elephants, monkeys and lots of other animals and birds. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, drive back to the pack for the chimpanzee tracking and other primates. The chimps are quite mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but the walk is great adventure. Dinner & overnight.Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National park and The tree climbing lions in IshashaDay 7: The magic encounter with the mountain gorillas and the batwa pygmy trailDay 8: The fabulous scenery of Lake BunyonyiDay 9 is set free for your kampala city tour and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

$2236 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari

Day 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After Breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator for photograph and lunch in Mbarara town. You will then drive past banana plantations, Farms and beautiful hills of Kigezi for your overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge in Western Uganda.DAY 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park headquarters for briefing and joining others for gorilla trekking. You will start your trek which can take from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorillas on that particular day. Once you have found them, you will be around one hour of observation and photography before returning back to the park headquarters for certificate and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.DAY 03: Kibale Forest National Park After breakfast we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House. This journey will take you through Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting some wild game as we drive through this savannah dominated National Park. You will have a chance to cross the equator for the second time and crossing several rivers that originate from Mountain Rwenzori. Enjoy a lunch break in Fort Portal towm before checking in at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House for overnight.DAY 04: Chimp trekking in Kibale and Bigodi Wetland Walk After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park head quarters for briefing and then chimpanzee trekking in the forest. You will be divided into small groups of six people headed by one guide who will then move with you into the forest to find one of the chimpanzee parties. Chimpanzees live in communities of 50-150 individuals but breakup into small parties during the day to reduce competition on food. They will then recollect in the evening to build their nest. You will be allowed one hour with the chimps before returning back for lunch and then a wetland walk in the nearby Bigodi Village. Kibale National Park is popular for primates and birds and 12 primates species have been recorded.DAY 05: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport After breakfast, you will drive to Kampala/Entebbe for your post tour accommodation (not included) or to Entebbe International Airport for your international departure flight.End of Tour • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

$3035 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Day Gorilla Tracking Tour

Day 01: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport for your 8 Days Gorilla Tracking Tour. After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Make a stopover at the Equator line for photograph and some informative talks and experiments. Enjoy an en route game drive as you drive to your lodge\hotel for check in and lunch. After lunch you will have a boat on the lake.Day 02: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After breakfast, enjoy an en route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park and then Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South Western Uganda. This journey takes you through the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations and good scenic views. Day 03: Gorilla Tracking Day. Early morning, breakfast with your packed lunch, you will report to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you half an hour to three quarters of the day. Day 04: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This morning you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. You will arrive in time for Lunch at the lodge and game drive in the plains of Kasenyi Day 05: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat on Kazinga Channel. This morning you will head to back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what could have missed the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will head to the jetty along kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals .Day 06: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park After an early breakfast drive to the northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park (kasenyi) area in searches the wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalos, and the wild cats, Savanna birds and deferent species of antelopes such water buck Uganda kobs among others.Day 07: Chimp Tracking. This morning after breakfast you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing and after you will be taken for chimpanzee tracking, through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk you will have chances of seeing many of the 13 primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch you will drive to Bigodi for a swamp walk. Day 08: Departure This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to back to Kampala\ Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out.

$1670 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

5 Days Uganda Primate Wildlife Safari Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Travel to Kibale National Park – explore Magombe swampStop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThis primate – wildlife safari begins at Kibale National Park. Once you arrive at the park, you will visit Magombe swamp, a habitat to eight primate species including; the black and white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, L’hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkeys. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking excursion – nature walk in Bigodi Wetland sanctuary Stop At: Kibale Forest National Park, Fort Portal, Western RegionThe day’s highlight will be a chimpanzee trekking excursion in Kibale forest. You will encounter a habituated chimp family and spend an hour observing its members. A habituation experience is available for anyone desiring to spend the entire day watching the chimpanzees. You will later visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to encounter other primate species in the park. Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – boat cruise on Kazinga channel Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionYou will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the morning. When you arrive at the park, you will go for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. While on it, you will spot pods of hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes basking in the sun along the water banks. You will crown the day with a guided birding excursion.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Game drive in Ishasha regionStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThe day will begin with a game drive through any of the park’s demarcated game viewing tracks; Kasenyi, the north Kazinga plains and Ishasha region. You will sight numerous wildlife; buffaloes, hippos, warthogs, antelopes, elephants and baboons. While driving through Ishasha, you will spot the famous tree-climbing lions lazily stretched out in massive tree branches.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Explore the Katwe crater lakes region – return to KampalaStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionYour final excursion will be a visit to the Katwe crater region – a mass of lakes formed as a result of volcanic explosions. After the adventure, you will embark on your return drive to Kampala.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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