3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Tour In Uganda

3 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Tour In Uganda


Chimpanzee Tracking Tour In Uganda – A 3-day chimpanzee tracking tour in Uganda offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of the country’s lush forests. Uganda is home to several destinations where you can embark on guided chimpanzee tracking adventures, including Kibale National Park and Budongo Forest Reserve. This tour provides you with the chance to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat, learn about their behavior, and enjoy the surrounding landscapes. Below is a sample itinerary for a 3-day chimpanzee tracking tour in Uganda.

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kibale National Park

  • Morning: Upon arrival in Uganda, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to Kibale National Park, known as the “Primate Capital of the World.” The drive from Entebbe or Kampala to Kibale takes approximately 5–6 hours, depending on traffic and stops along the way.

  • Afternoon: Check into your lodge and have lunch. You may have some free time to relax and settle in.

  • Evening: Enjoy a guided nature walk in the park or visit a nearby community for a cultural experience. Return to your lodge for dinner and rest.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

  • Morning: After breakfast, head out for your chimpanzee tracking experience. A park ranger will lead you through the forest, sharing knowledge about the flora and fauna as you search for the chimpanzee groups. Once you find them, you can observe their interactions and learn about their behavior for up to one hour.

  • Afternoon: Return to the lodge for lunch and a brief rest. In the afternoon, visit the nearby Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a guided nature walk. This wetland is home to a variety of bird species and other wildlife.

  • Evening: Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Return to Kampala/Entebbe

  • Morning: After breakfast, check out of your lodge and begin your journey back to Kampala or Entebbe. Enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside.

  • Afternoon: Stop for lunch along the way and visit any places of interest as you travel back.

  • Evening: Arrive in Kampala or Entebbe, where your tour concludes. You may choose to extend your stay in Uganda or prepare for your departure.

This 3-day chimpanzee tracking tour offers an immersive experience in Uganda’s natural beauty and wildlife, making it an excellent choice for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

How Much Is A Chimpanzee Tracking Safari In Uganda?

The cost of a chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda can vary depending on the location, length of the tour, accommodation, and the tour operator. Here’s a general overview:

  • Tracking Permit: The permit for chimpanzee tracking ranges from $200 to $250 per person, depending on the location (e.g., Kibale National Park or Budongo Forest Reserve).

  • Accommodation: Prices vary depending on the type of accommodation (budget, mid-range, luxury) and the location. Kenlink Tours offers a variety of options to suit your budget and preferences.

  • Transportation: Depending on whether you opt for private or group transport, costs can vary. Kenlink Tours provides comfortable and reliable transportation options with experienced drivers.

  • Tour Operator Fees: Costs include guiding, organization, and other tour services. At Kenlink Tours, our knowledgeable and skilled handlers offer expert guidance and support throughout the tour.

With Kenlink Tours, a 3-day chimpanzee tracking safari can range from approximately $600 to $1200 per person, depending on the factors above. Booking with us ensures a seamless experience with meticulous attention to detail and personalized service for an unforgettable adventure. Let our experienced handlers guide you through the forests and create memories that will last a lifetime.

How Much Is A Chimpanzee Tracking Permit? 

A chimpanzee tracking permit in Uganda typically costs around $250 per person in Kibale National Park and $150 per person in Budongo Forest Reserve for foreign non-residents. These fees are set by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and include the cost of the guided tracking experience, park entry fees, and a contribution to conservation efforts.

It’s important to book your chimpanzee tracking permit well in advance, as permits can sell out quickly, especially during peak travel seasons. Booking with a reputable tour operator like Kenlink Tours can help secure your permit and ensure a seamless experience.

What Is The Best Time To Go For Chimpanzee Safaris In Uganda?

The best time to go for chimpanzee safaris in Uganda is during the dry seasons, which occur twice a year:

  1. December to February: This is the shorter dry season and offers excellent conditions for tracking chimpanzees. The trails are less muddy and easier to navigate, making the tracking experience more comfortable.

  2. June to September: This is the longer dry season and is considered the peak season for wildlife viewing, including chimpanzee safaris. The dry weather makes trekking easier, and the chimpanzees are more likely to be found as they stay close to water sources.

During the dry seasons, vegetation is less dense, improving visibility and increasing the chances of spotting chimpanzees and other wildlife. Additionally, the weather is generally more pleasant, with comfortable temperatures.

However, chimpanzee tracking can be done year-round in Uganda, and visiting during the wet seasons (March to May and October to November) may offer a quieter, more intimate experience with fewer tourists. Keep in mind that wet seasons can make trails more challenging to navigate.


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