3 Day Birding and Chimpanzee Tracking Safari
Super birding, primate safari
Our Super birding safari will be around and within Kibale Forest which has the highest concentration of primates in Uganda with 13 species. Depending on where we stay birding as we enter the forest is delightful looking out for the Black Bee-eater, Cassin’s Grey Flycatcher, Mountain Wagtail, Shining Blue Flycatcher, Red Chested Owlet.
Park fees (for non-residents), chimp permits, All activities, Meals, Drinks, All accommodation, A professional driver/guide, All transportation, All Taxes
Accommodation on the first and last day, Roundtrip airport transfer, International flights (from/to home), Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day), Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- A transfer from the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for extra cost
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost
Day 1: Birding in Kibale Forest, Uganda Birding safari.
- Pick up from your hotel or residence in Kampala or Entebbe is at 7.30am and take the Kampala Mityana highway, and travel to Western Uganda. Drive time: 5 hours
- Mid-way stop over to have lunch and thereafter continue to Kibale Forest National Park enjoying wonderful views of the lush volcanic landscape and the Rwenzori ranges in the distance.
- Check into the lodge and relax and later set out for a nature walk in the Bigodi Wetlands which are located on the edge of Kibale Forest and get to see plenty of nature including monkeys, butterflies, shrubs and plants, and birds.
- Return the lodge by evening, bad dinner and rest.
Day 2: Birding, Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest NP.
- Start very early in the morning in search for the Green Breasted Pitta, White and Red tailed Ant-Thrushes, Purple-headed, Glossy-Starling, Brown and many other bird species.
- Assemble for briefing later in the afternoon as you prepare for chimp tracking. The movement of the chimps depends upon the availability of food and hopefully they won’t be too far away!.
- Meet and greet with other travelers and the park rangers who shall then brief you for about thirty minutes after which you set off on the trek into the forest to find the Chimpanzees.
*Of all the parks in Uganda, this is referred to as the primate forest as it hosts about 13 species of primates three of which are nocturnal.
Day 3: Birding as we transfer to Kampala, Uganda birding
We will start early with birding at Bigodi Wetlands which are located on the edge of Kibale Forest and get to see plenty of nature including monkeys, butterflies, shrubs and plants, make stopovers enroute to look out for special species like the Joyful Greenbul, Dusky Longtailed Cuckoo, Bush Shrikes, Valvet Mantled Drongo and other bird species which might be grabbed enroute.