Chimpanzee Habituation Safari Experience itinerary:
Day 1: Drive to Kibale Forest for your Chimpanzee Habituation safari Experience
You will leave your accommodation in Kampala early morning for your exciting Kibale Forest National Park Chimpanzee Habituation experience.
The journey is a pleasant one a scenic drive driving passed villages and the tea plantations. Arrive at Fort Portal town then continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rain forests famous for the variety of primates and many bird species.
In the afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary for a nature, birding and wildlife and see both mammals. The wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species and is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco.
This is a 2½ – 3 hour walk and is a must for bird lovers. The walk is almost as popular as the Kibale Forest Walk. Bigodi Sanctuary is located outside the park in Magombe Swamp it also hosts eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Return to the lodge for dinner
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee Habituation Safari Experience
Today you will wake up really early to have your breakfast.
You will then transfer to the park headquarters to accompany Kibale’s researchers in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to a “soft” habituation project with chimpanzees. You’ll learn to safely observe the chimps go through their daily activities, so they get comfortable with human presence without changing their natural behaviors. You will be able to experience the chimp families as they wake up, hunt, patrol, play, fight, copulate, and breastfeed.
Guided by biologists and researchers, you will enjoy unprecedented intimate access to these wild chimps for quite sometime. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Departure
With you fulfilled dream of Chimpanzee Habituation you will be driven back to Entebbe to connect with your international flight out.
Meal plan: Breakfast
End of Chimpanzee Habituation Safari Experience