5 Days Kibale Chimps and Community Tour : Combining a primate safari with a community visit is one of the best ways you can enjoy an African safari. This 5 Day Uganda tour takes you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Village for a coffee tour and swamp exploration. Trekkers get an opportunity to encounter chimps in their natural habitat which can also expose more of its resident wild animals like monkeys, baboons, and rare forest elephants.

The coffee tour allows visitors to go to the coffee plantation where they get to see and learn about how the cash crop is grown, harvested, and traditionally made for drinking organically.

Tour highlights   

  • Day 1: Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Kibale
  • Day 3: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk
  • Day 4: Coffee tour, and drive back to Kampala
  • Day 5: Transfer from Kampala to Entebbe International Airport

Note that this itinerary can be customized to perfectly suit your travel interests. Get in touch with us through dolphintours@live.com or info@ugandagorillatrekkingtrips.com for inquiries and bookings.

Detailed Safari | 5 Days Chimp tracking and Community tour

Day 1: Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Kampala

Our safari driver will pick you up from the airport when you arrive and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Just before you enjoy your dinner at the hotel, you will have a briefing on the safari, and the driver will thereafter leave.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale

You will wake up and have breakfast, then meet your private safari driver and set off to Kibale. Using the Mityana-Mubende-Fort Portal route, you will enjoy a scenic drive with views of huge rock outcrops and tea plantations among others. Arrive in Fort Portal in about 6 hours, have lunch there, and proceed to Kibale where you will enjoy your evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kibale

Day 3: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

Your safari driver will ensure that you are up at the agreed-upon time, so you can get ready for chimp tracking. After having breakfast, transfer to the park offices for a briefing and meet your tracking guide. You will walk through Kibale forest in search of the chimps and once you spot them, take an observation for an hour and return to the lodge. You will have lunch, relax, and later head out for a swamp walk in Bigodi. Things you should expect to see there include birds, more primates and other mammals. At the end of the walk, you will drive back to the lodge for the overnight.

Day 4: Coffee tour, and drive back to Kampala or Entebbe

On this 4th day of your 5 days safari is an optional activity that will take you to the community close to the park – Bigodi. Go for a farm tour to learn about coffee farming and the procedures for making organic coffee at home. You will taste the organically made coffee and later get on the road back to Kampala. Arrival at the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe in the evening.

Day 5: Transfer from Kampala to Entebbe International Airport

After having breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver, check out and transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

Optional activities: Kampala City tour, a visit to Mabamba Swamp or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC)

End of safari

The tour package includes;

  • Transport in a safari vehicle
  • Professional local safari guide
  • Chimp permit
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water during travel

The tour package excludes

  • Visa and air ticket
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Optional activities
  • Extra meals
  • Alcoholic drinks and cigar
  • Other items of personal nature

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