3 days Kibale forest safari

3 days, 2 nights Kibale forest national park is one of the best safari destination in Africa for chimpanzee tracking.

Travelers also go for chimpanzee habituation where they spend the day with chimps.

3 days kibale forest safari

Day 1: Travel to Kibale forest to start the 3 days Kibale forest tour

Drive to Kibale Forest the drive is a full day of approximately seven hours. Passing towns such as Mityana, Mubende, Kyenjojo through tea plantations and green forest you emergy in the quiet town of Fort Portal where your lunch will be had. Take another 40minute drive from this Fort Portal town to Kibale forest where you get checked into your overnight accommodation.


The most sought after activity in Kibale forest is chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation where travelers spend the entire day in the forest following the chimpanzees. At dinner time a briefing from your guide will be given on how to start tomorrow. You go to bed knowing what to expect tomorrow and how to start your day. There are other activities with the forest such as butterfly watching, birding watching, and primates watching.

Luxury - Primate Lodge
Mid-range - Kibale forest camp

Day 2: Kibale forest chimpanzee tracking

Today we get the opportunity to explore Kibale forest national park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest walk will be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee that is famous in this rain forest. You will see the chimpanzee on this 3 days Kibale forest safari.

There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher than 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates.

Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey-cheeked mangabey and the red-tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well-maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. You will get another chance to trek the chimpanzees in the afternoon, allowing for observation of the chimpanzees during a different section of their daily lives.

Luxury - Primate Lodge
Mid-range - Kibale forest camp

Day 3: Swamp walk Drive back to Kampala ending the 3 days Kibale forest safari

We will have a swamp walk in Bigodi Community and drive to Queen Kampala in the afternoon. Bigodi village is situated in the highlands of western Uganda, in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains, the famous “Mountains of the Moon”. The swamp walk takes place in the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, which is located in the Magombe wetland. The sanctuary is a major eco-tourism attraction in the Kibale Forest area. The Sanctuary is operated by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED), a registered local community-based organization. We will then head to Fort portal town where we will have lunch before traveling to Kampala.

Included in 3 Days Kibale Forest trip

1. Ranger while in Park
2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
4. Park entrance fees.
5. Services of a full-time English speaking driver/guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
7. Bigodi Swamp exploration.
8. Chimpanzee tracking permit.
9. All airport pickups and drops if needed.
10. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
11. And all government taxes/levies.
Excluded in 3 Days Kibale Forest safari
1. Bar Bills and Drinks
2. Phone calls
3. Personal insurance
4. Laundry
5. Airfare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guides gratuity.
  • Budget
  • $ 767
    per person (2 people)
  • Mid-range
  • $807
    per Person (2 people)
  • Luxury
  • $1,005
    per Person (2 people)
error: Content is protected !!