2 Days Kibale Trekking Safari

The 2 Days Kibale Trekking Safari  is one of the shortest primate safaris available for tourists to engage in Uganda. It allows travelers to go and encounter the chimps in their natural habitat- Kibale forest, the world’s primate capital. Despite the sacrifice for this short safari which requires preparation for late departures after the activity, the experience of searching and coming face to face with the apes is worth it.

Tour highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Kibale national park
  • Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and return to Kampala
  • A scenic road trip that takes you through busy towns of Mityana and Mubende along the highway, views of volcanic rocks and other sceneries
  • A relaxed evening while enjoying the views of the hills and valleys around the region

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park

You will rise up, have breakfast at your lodge and then meet your safari driver. He will give you a briefing of the tour before you get aboard and drive out of Kampala to the west of Uganda. The 5-6 hours’ drive takes you through Mubende where you will slowly drive via the major stopover point for travelers along the highway, watch how they excitingly grab snacks as they break their long journey. Proceed through Kyenjojo and the vast tea plantations then to the beautiful Fort Portal city where you will have your lunch.

After having lunch, you will proceed to your lodge in Kibale, check in, freshen up and then relax and enjoy the views of the scenery. Later on have dinner and rest.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and return to Kampala

Start the day with an early morning breakfast at your lodge and then depart to the park headquarters where you will meet other trekkers if they are available. Listen carefully to the do’s and don’ts for trekking for they must be followed since they are a way of conserving the primates and other wildlife in the park. Hit the trails and start the search for the chimpanzees. Make sure to have packed some energy giving snacks and drinking water since no one is ever certain about the duration of the trek.

Once the chimpanzees are spotted, trekkers are allowed to stay with them for a maximum of an hour; taking photos, watching them go on with their daily life and learning about their behaviors. While trekking, there is a chance to come across other residents of the forest, for example grey-cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkey and other mammals.

After watching the chimps, return to the park offices, meet the driver and go have lunch before embarking on the return journey to Kampala.

End of safari

What to carry: trekking shoes, trousers, long-sleeved shirt or t-shirts, sweater, jacket, backpack, hat

Package inclusions

  • Chimpanzee permit (USD 200 for foreign nonresidents and USD 150 for foreign residents)
  • Ground transportation in safari vehicle
  • Professional, well experienced safari guide
  • Accommodation at the park and meals
  • Drinking water

Package excludes

  • Alcoholic drinks and cigar
  • Extra meals
  • Visa and air ticket
  • Tips and gratuity


Why Dolphin Tours & Travel

Dolphin Tours and Travel is a seasoned Uganda-based Tour Company, providing some of the most life-changing safari memories to visitors in East Africa (especially Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania).

Uganda Wildlife Authority