2 Day Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safari

This 2 days Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari will bring you on a chimp trek in Kibale forest. Chimpanzee trekking is schedule twice a day per day i.e. morning or afternoon. You are allowed to stay with the chimps for a maximum of one hour after locating them.

The forest is located in western Uganda with several crater lakes in the region. The area also has a number of tea plantations and factories because of its all year cool temperatures. You have an opportunity to visit a tea farm instead of the afternoon Bigodi swamp walk.

Safari highlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park
  • Bigodi Community Walk


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park

As you drive through the countryside, enjoy the remarkable landscapes, traditional homes and catch glimpses of the different striking bird species. Have a stopover for lunch in Fort portal town – the tourism capital of Uganda because of the beautiful landscapes and attractions. You will arrive at your lodging for the night in the Crater Lake region.

In the afternoon, take a walk in the Bigodi community and interact with the locals. Get a coffee experience, banana beer making experience, basketry and listen from the medicine man about how he deals with different diseases.

Journey time –  5 hours

Meal plan – Lunch & Dinner


  • Upmarket – Papaya Lake Lodge
  • Mid-range – Turaco Treetops
  • Budget – Chimpanzee guest house

Day 2: Chimpanzees trekking  in Kibale national park

Today morning after an early breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing place in kibale forest. He will then hand in your details and permits for registration and allocation of chimpanzee community to trek. After attending the briefing and learning on how to behave while in the forest, they will divide you into different chimp trekking groups. The ranger guide will then lead you on the trek in search of this great ape. Watch the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, feed, play and rest. Once you locate them, you are only allowed one hour in their presence – sometimes they are resting and sometimes they are feeding in which case you follow them as they feed.

In the afternoon, your Kagera Safaris driver guide will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport.

Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch

Quote per person in USD based on shared twin/double room 

  1 Pax 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax
Papaya Lake Lodge 1448 977 853 793
Turaco Treetops 993 733 608 577
Chimpanzee Guesthouse 879 642 522 482

Tour includes

  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Bigodi wetland walk
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Tour excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

What to bring

  • Rain jacket/Poncho
  • Water proof hiking shoes
  • Trousers and long sleeved shirts
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun hat

Other Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris

3 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari to Kibale National Park

6 Days Uganda Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari