3 Days Kibale National Park Safari

Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda. The park adjoins with Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kibale National Park is approximately 320km by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is the nearest large town to the park. The most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests, Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the red colobus and l’Hoest’s monkeys. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees.

A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.

Itinerary

Day 1:

On arrival, you will be met and received by your driver guide from Breeze Travel Safaris you are then transferred to Kampala and check in at the Space Apartments / alternative. Night at Space Apartments / alternative.

Day 2: After your breakfast you drive to Kibale Forest National Park on arrival you check in the Primate Lodge and then have lunch. After lunch, relax for the rest of the day or you may have a nature walk in the Forest or around the Community. Dinner and overnight at Primate lodge. (B, L, D)

 Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking

After an early morning breakfast, you go to the Chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the ranger guide who will then lead you into the rain forest where you will spend most of the morning in tracking the chimpanzees the forest walk is an enriching experience that starts at 8.00 am taking about 3 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other monkeys including Lhoestes, Red-colobus, Blue tailed, Red tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies then return to the Lodge for your lunch. At 2.00 pm to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk and bird watching with an opportunity to meet and interact with the local handicraft makers. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 4:

After your breakfast you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on arrival you check in the Silverback Lodge and then have lunch. After your lunch, relax for the rest of the day as you enjoy spectacular views of the impenetrable forest at the comfort of your room balcony. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Gorilla tracking

After an early morning breakfast, you will go to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the park rangers who will then lead you into the forest to track these great relatives of ours (Mountain gorillas). The rainforest is dense and is crisscrossing hills and valleys and we trust you are reasonably fit to handle this challenge. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas as they interact with each other is a memorable one. After this day’s gorgeous adventure, you will have a picnic lunch in the forest then return to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 6:

After breakfast, you drive to Kampala via Mbarara you will have a stop for lunch at Igongo Cultural Hotel, visit the museum at Igongo and proceed with another stopover at the Equator to perform a simple experiment and experience the Hemisphere variance, the another stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations arriving in the evening. On arrival you will check in at the Space Hotel Apartments & Spa / alternative. Night at Space Apartments. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Day of Departure

After breakfast you go for shopping in Kampala City and then you will have lunch at a Restaurant of your choice. Thereafter you are transferred to the Airport for your Departure flight.

END OF SAFARI.

+ Safari Itinerary

Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda. The park adjoins with Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kibale National Park is approximately 320km by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. Fort Portal in Kabarole District is the nearest large town to the park. The most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests, Kibale is home to a remarkable 13 primate species, including the red colobus and l’Hoest’s monkeys. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees.

A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.

Itinerary

Day 1:

On arrival, you will be met and received by your driver guide from Breeze Travel Safaris you are then transferred to Kampala and check in at the Space Apartments / alternative. Night at Space Apartments / alternative.

Day 2: After your breakfast you drive to Kibale Forest National Park on arrival you check in the Primate Lodge and then have lunch. After lunch, relax for the rest of the day or you may have a nature walk in the Forest or around the Community. Dinner and overnight at Primate lodge. (B, L, D)

 Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking

After an early morning breakfast, you go to the Chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the ranger guide who will then lead you into the rain forest where you will spend most of the morning in tracking the chimpanzees the forest walk is an enriching experience that starts at 8.00 am taking about 3 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other monkeys including Lhoestes, Red-colobus, Blue tailed, Red tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies then return to the Lodge for your lunch. At 2.00 pm to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk and bird watching with an opportunity to meet and interact with the local handicraft makers. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 4:

After your breakfast you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on arrival you check in the Silverback Lodge and then have lunch. After your lunch, relax for the rest of the day as you enjoy spectacular views of the impenetrable forest at the comfort of your room balcony. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Gorilla tracking

After an early morning breakfast, you will go to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the park rangers who will then lead you into the forest to track these great relatives of ours (Mountain gorillas). The rainforest is dense and is crisscrossing hills and valleys and we trust you are reasonably fit to handle this challenge. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas as they interact with each other is a memorable one. After this day’s gorgeous adventure, you will have a picnic lunch in the forest then return to the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 6:

After breakfast, you drive to Kampala via Mbarara you will have a stop for lunch at Igongo Cultural Hotel, visit the museum at Igongo and proceed with another stopover at the Equator to perform a simple experiment and experience the Hemisphere variance, the another stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations arriving in the evening. On arrival you will check in at the Space Hotel Apartments & Spa / alternative. Night at Space Apartments. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Day of Departure

After breakfast you go for shopping in Kampala City and then you will have lunch at a Restaurant of your choice. Thereafter you are transferred to the Airport for your Departure flight.

END OF SAFARI.

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