Uganda Kibale Forest National Park: Guided Hiking Day Tour from Kampala
Pass through traditional Ugandan Villages, head towards the Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, where you'll enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. Continue on to the Kibale Forest for Chimpanzee tracking and make the best of your stay while in Kampala.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Drinking water
- Experienced driver/guide
- Park fees for the various parks
- Transport on tour as well as hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Kibale Forest National Park
What's excluded :
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Pick-up from your hotel around 6am and drive westwards towards Fort Portal to the Kibale Forest National Park (about 5 hours). Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good "photo opportunities". As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers.This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds.
This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art. Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 11am to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk. And after tracking you'll embark on your return to Kampala.
Departure Point :Your hotel in Kampala
Departure Time :6:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 15 years
- Dress code is formal
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.