3-Day Primate Haven Journey: Chimpanzee Trekking and Cultural Immersion in Kibale Forest

3 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Fully Guided
  • All Seasons
  • Instant Booking
  • Hotels, Lodges
  • Moderate
  • 12-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a captivating exploration of Uganda’s rich biodiversity with our 3-Day Primate Haven Journey. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Kibale Forest National Park, where lush rainforests teem with diverse primate species and vibrant cultures await.

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Kibale Forest National Park
  • Explore the lush rainforests teeming with diverse primate species
  • Engage in cultural immersion experiences with local communities
  • Embark on exhilarating chimpanzee tracking expeditions
  • Witness the playful antics of chimpanzees in their natural habitat
  • Explore the vibrant ecosystem of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Experience the tranquility of the African bush
  • Capture unforgettable moments of wildlife and scenery on camera


Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where our representatives extend a warm welcome, ushering you into the heart of Uganda’s wilderness. Your journey to Kibale Forest National Park, spanning approximately 5-6 hours, offers vistas of Uganda’s picturesque countryside.

Upon arrival, settle into your chosen accommodation, thoughtfully arranged to align with your preferences – from quaint guesthouses to luxurious boutique hotels. Delight in a delectable lunch at the lodge, savoring the flavors of local cuisine.

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Ugandan culture with a cultural immersion experience. Engage with the local community through village visits, traditional dance performances, and insightful interactions, gaining a deeper understanding of their way of life.

As the sun sets, return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner, enveloped by the tranquility of the forest.

Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the lodge, energizing you for an exhilarating chimpanzee trekking adventure. Venture into Kibale Forest, renowned for its abundant primate populations, in the company of experienced guides.

Traverse the forest trails in search of our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, marveling at their playful antics and social interactions. Gain insights into their behavior and conservation efforts aimed at safeguarding their habitat.

After the trek, return to the lodge for a leisurely lunch, sharing tales and photographs from your morning expedition with fellow travelers. In the afternoon, embark on a serene swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Explore the sanctuary’s diverse ecosystem, spotting an array of bird species, primates, and other wildlife amidst the tranquil wetlands.

As night falls, return to the lodge for a restful dinner, lulled by the symphony of the forest.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 :

Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, soaking in the serene ambiance of Kibale Forest. After breakfast, bid farewell to the tranquil surroundings of the park.

Our Likana Safaris representatives will ensure a seamless transfer back to Entebbe International Airport, marking the end of your unforgettable Primate Haven Journey.




  • Tailored accommodation (budget, midrange, or luxury)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation in safari vehicles or minibuses
  • Experienced English-speaking driver/guide
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Cultural immersion experience
  • Swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
  • Bottled water during transfers and activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is included in the cultural immersion experience?

The cultural immersion experience includes village visits, traditional dance performances, and interactions with the local community to learn about their way of life and traditions.

Are there any age restrictions for chimpanzee trekking?

Yes, the minimum age for chimpanzee trekking is 12 years old. Younger children may find the trekking challenging and may not be allowed to participate for safety reasons.

What is the accommodation like on this trip?

Accommodation options range from budget guesthouses to luxurious boutique hotels, all tailored to your preferences. Each accommodation offers comfortable amenities and a unique experience in the heart of nature.

What should I pack for the trip?

It is advisable to pack comfortable clothing suitable for safari activities, including sturdy walking shoes or boots, fleece jacket, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a camera for capturing the wildlife and scenery.

Are there any additional activities available during the trip?

Yes, there are optional activities such as bird watching, nature walks, and guided tours that can be arranged at an additional cost. It is recommended to inquire with your guide for more information.

What is the weather like in Kibale Forest National Park?

The weather in the park is generally warm during the day and cooler at night. It is advisable to bring layers of clothing to accommodate the changing temperatures.

What is the terrain like for the chimpanzee trekking?

The terrain can be challenging, with steep and uneven paths in some areas of the forest. It is recommended to wear sturdy hiking boots and be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity.

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