Superb birds and primates combined with easy access, a good infrastructure and a variety of interesting activities make this Kibale Forest National Park safari a perfect safari destination!
Facts of the Park:
Elevation: 1110 – 1590 meters
Size: 560 sq. km
Status: National Park since 1993Best time to travel: All year round. Thanks to the location on the equator, Uganda has a tropical climate. Rainfall occurs regularly, with the peak season being in the months of April-May and November.
Kampala – Kibaale National Park
This day early in the morning a representative from Daylight consults will meet you at the agreed point of departure. You will be briefed about your safari giving you heads up about what will take place during your safari. You will then drive toward Fort portal arriving on time for lunch at your lodge in or near Kibale National Park.
Kibale National Park: Primate Trail & Bigodi Swamp Nature Walk
Take an early breakfast before your primate tracking adventure in the forest. Choose between the half day tracking experience - or a full day chimp habituation adventure. As you search for Kibale’s resident chimpanzees, keep an eye out for other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with l’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable.
After lunch, for those not on participating in chimp habituation, the Bigodi Women’s Group will take you on a fascinating boardwalk trail through the papyrus swamp of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Finish this action-packed day with a cultural performance or a sunset drink at a nearby lodge.
Kibale National Park - X- Cultural Tour –Kampala
A guide from Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) will take you on a fascinating cultural tour of the Bigodi homesteads, where you will observe the preparation on food and learn traditional weaving techniques with Bigodi Women’s Group.
From here you will continue your journey back to Kampala.