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3 day Chimp trekking Uganda

This 3 day chimp trekking Uganda takes us to Kibale Forest National Park. This forest is famous as “the primate city” of Uganda as it is home to 13 different primates. During the safari you will experience Ugandan countryside, crater lakes and the highlight of chimpanzee trekking in Uganda’s Kibale Forest.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is one of the highlights you can do here in the Pearl of Africa. Meeting our close cousins is an amazing experience. You get to walk through the jungle and then spend time studying the chimps as they go about their day.

We are happy to adjust the 3 days chimps trekking tour itinerary to fit your wishes.

3 day chimp trekking Uganda

THIS 3 DAY chimpanzee trekking Uganda inclUDES:

  • Crater Lakes region – nature walk
  • Kibale Forest National Park – chimpanzee trekking

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Day by day itinerary for our 3 days chimpanzee trekking:

DAY 1: Pick-up and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park with crater lakes walk

Your guide picks you in Entebbe/Kampala or the location of your choice to start our 3 day chimp trekking Uganda safari. We then set off for the drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Along the way we travel through villages and can make a stop at a road side market. We have lunch and head over to the crater lakes region close to Kibale Forest National Park. Here you go for a crater walk taking in beautiful scenery and possible getting a sight of monkeys like black and white colobus monkey. After the walk we drive over to the lodge.
Overnight in Isunga Lodge


DAY 2: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest

In the morning we drive over to the chimpanzee trekking starting point. Here you are briefed about the rules for the chimps trek and are divided into groups of eight. Together with your group and a specialized guide you then enter the jungle of Kibale Forest. Trekking through the jungle gives sights of birds, butterflies and impressive trees. When you reach the point where the chimpanzees are you get one hour with them. After the chimps trekking in Kibale forest your guide picks you and takes you back to the lodge. During the afternoon you can relax at the lodge or add a village walk (not included in the price).
Overnight in Isunga Lodge


DAY 3: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then start the drive towards Kampala/Entebbe. Your guide will drop you at the location of your choice as we finish our 3 day chimp trekking Uganda.




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Tailor-made safaris: We work with private safaris that can be tailor-made to fit your wishes. Contact us and we adjust the itinerary to your preferences.

Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.

Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.

Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.

Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda.


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FAQ’S ABOUT 3 day chimp trekking Uganda in Kibale Forest

How many days do you need in Kibale Forest National Park?

We recommend allowing 3 days for a chimpanzee trekking safari to Kibale Forest National Park. You then have time to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. With that said it is possible to do a 2 days chimpanzee trekking tour to Kibale Forest National Park.


What animals can I expect to see in Kibale Forest National Park?

Kiable Forest National Park is a jungle. We expect to see chimpanzees and other primates as black & white colobus monkey, velvet monkey and baboons. There are as well elephants in the national park but theses are not common to see.


Can you do birding in Kibale Forest National Park?

Yes, it is possible to go for birding in Kiable Forest National Park. This park is actually home to one of the top ticks in Uganda, the Green Breasted Pitta. Here birders enter the forest in the company of a specialised birding guide for a bird-watching walk.

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