A Perfect 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park Itinerary

Overview of the 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking

This all-inclusive 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park is an adventure that will take you through the experience of observing our closest genetic cousins conduct organized patterns of behavior in their own group, which is often life-changing. 2 Days of Chimpanzee Trekking is best suited for those who want to track chimps and observe them up close in their natural habitat. There are several other species of uncommon primates that fit here as well.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts and ends in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
  • Transfers by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Accommodation before and after the trip in Kampala/Entebbe can be arranged on request at an extra cost

What you need to know

  • Accommodation is provided as included 
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • The minimum age for the tour is 12 years 
  • A Chimpanzee permit is included in the cost (US$ 200)

Itinerary Gallery: 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

Itinerary Highlights: 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking

  • Day #1: Kampala/Entebbe to Kibale National Park (Bigodi Swamp Walk)
  • Day #2: Kibale National Park (Chimp Tracking) to Kampala/Entebbe
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Itinerary by day: 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking

Day #1: Kampala to Kibale National Park (Bigodi Swamp Walk)

Our Guide will pick you up at 7:00 a.m. from Kampala (or Entebbe) and brief you on your tour before departing for Kibale Forest National Park, which will take approximately five and a half hours to reach.

After lunch, you will be taken on a walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. This is a guided swamp trip that gets you up close and personal with primates, primarily monkeys, birds, and butterflies. With over 138 species of birds, the marsh is well renowned for being home to the Great Blue Turaco.

This 2.5 to 3-hour hike is a must for bird watchers. You’ll need decent walking shoes because some of the paths are muddy. You might see the elusive Sitatunga antelope and the Shoebill Stork. You will encounter various primates, including a chimp at times. The black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, and olive baboons are among the other primate species. Bushbucks, mongooses, and other animals can also be found here. There are also a lot of butterflies. Bigodi Sanctuary is located in Magombe Swamp, just outside the park.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Drive Times: Kampala to Kibale National Park takes about 5.5 to 6 hours (310 km)

Day #2: Kibale National Park (Chimp Tracking) to Kampala

Kibale Forest National Park is home to the most primate species in the world, including chimps. Uganda is home to approximately 5,000 wild chimps, making it an ideal location for sightings!

Threatening Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda – Kibale National Park

The park is well-known for its primate population, which includes chimps, colobus monkeys, red-cheeked monkeys, and red-tailed monkeys. These are frequently observed swinging in the forest branches and munching on natural fruits on your chimp excursions.

Around 6:30 a.m., an expert ranger will take you to chimp tracking. You will have an hour with the chimps once you find them. You will return to the lodge for lunch before being transferred back to Kampala (or Entebbe).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Drive Time: Kibale National Park to Kampala takes about 5.5 to 6 hours (310 km)

End of the 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

Cost Inclusions

  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Entry fees and taxes including Gorilla permit
  • Safari vehicle 
  • Lunch 
  • Water on board

Cost Exclusions

  • Any purchases of personal kind
  • Any changes to the itinerary
  • International flights and visas


  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Note: Transfers will be by a desired safari vehicle and in accordance to the number of people travelling.

Safari Route: 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

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