3 Days Hot Springs and Chimpanzee Tracking

  • Uganda


The genesis of Kibale Forest National Park dates back to the early 1940s when it was gazetted as a government Forest Reserve. The forest park sits on a total area of 795sqkms with an elevation ranging from 1,100m – 1,590m above sea level. This varying altitude supports a diversity of wildlife because it’s characterized by savannah on the rift valley floor, woodland, and wet-tropical forests.

With 13 recorded primate species, Kibale Forest National Park is endowed with the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. Chimpanzees are the highlight of the primate world in Kibale! There are 1450 chimps in Kibale. Other primates include the L’hoest monkey, the highest concentration of Red Colobus Monkeys in East Africa, black & white colobus monkeys, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, bush baby, and potto. Kibale Forest is also a birding hotspot! With 372 recorded bird species, six of which are Albertine Rift Endemics, bird enthusiasts find the park an Eden of birds.

3 Day Itinerary

A Lush Africa Safaris driver guide will pick you up from your hotel after your breakfast. You will embark on a long scenic ride to Fort Portal city via the towns of Mityana and Mubende.

Continue with the journey following meandering routes to Semliki National Park. Take a Forest Walk and visit Sempaya Hot Springs. The male and female hot springs are phenomenal features. Return to Fort Portal and continue to Kibale Forest National Park, settle-in at your preferred lodging facility.

Transfer Time: About 6hrs

Accommodation Options:
Primate Lodge Kibale

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Wake up early and have breakfast; attend briefing by the ranger-guide and enter the sanctuary to embark on your morning Chimpanzee tracking session. In addition to a large community of chimpanzees, there are 13 other primate species, including red and black-and-white colobus monkeys, l’Hoest’s, red-tailed, vervet and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, as well as four species of nocturnal primates.

The birdlife is prolific, with approximately 400 species recorded for the area. Highlights include the crested guineafowl, great blue turaco, grey parrot, Green-breasted & African pitas, African crowned eagle, and black bee-eater.

Break for lunch and then embark on an afternoon Bigodi Swamp Walk. The Swamp is a community-based tourism project which offers a platform for you to see more primates, swamps, and forest birds. On your tour, you will likely see several kinds of monkeys including black and white colobus, red colobus, mangabey, red tail, vervet, and L’Hoest. Other wetlands mammals include baboons, sitatunga (an increasingly endangered swamp antelope), bush pigs, civet cats, mongooses, bushbucks, and an occasional chimpanzee appearance. Bigodi swamps host a lot of butterflies.

Accommodation Options:
Primate Lodge Kibale

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Wake up to the rhythm of nature, take your mouth-watering breakfast, check out and explore a wide range of crater lakes in this area. These are scenic and sometimes appear as if they are paintings. You should have your camera fully charged. After the crater exploration, break for lunch and exit the Kibale area heading back to Kampala with a stop at the Nakayima Spiritual Tree.  Proceed and take a leisurely ride back to Kampala. Drop-off at your residence in Kampala or at the airport in Entebbe.

Transfer Time: About 5hrs

Activity duration may vary



Pricing Details


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Group Size

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2 Pax

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5 pax

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LODGE: Primate Lodge

MID: Primate Lodge(Standard Forest Cottages)

BUDGET: Kibale Forest Camp(Tents)

Pricing Includes:
  • Road Transport throughout the trip.

  • A Chimpanzee tracking permit.

  • Park entrance fees.

  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Meals and per the choice of lodging category.

  • English-speaking driver/guide.

  • A liter of bottled water per day.

  • Accommodation as per your preferred lodging category.

Pricing Excludes
  • Visas/Entry Permit for Uganda if required.

  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe

  • Personal Insurance Covers.

  • Tips, Beverages, and Souvenirs 

  • All items of personal nature


Trip Hightlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Hot Springs
  • Bird Watching
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