4-Days Chimpanzee Habituation and conservation experience

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Here you will visit Kibale National Park and KAFRED and Amabere ga nyina mwiru cultural site in Fort portal and participate in activities like Tree planting with pearls of Uganda and a project called “save river Mpanga”, Chimpanzee tracking and conservation experience, Hot springs experience, nature walks, hill climbing, crater lakes viewing among others.

Introduction

Kibale national park is found in the western and accessed through the town of Fort portal. The park adjoins Queen Elizabeth national park and is a very popular ecotourism destination on the countries safari circuit. The park is best known for its population of habituated chimpanzees. There are many other species of primates including Baboons, Red Columbus monkey, LHoest’s monkey, Black and white colobus monkeys that are seen on guided nature walk in the forest.

The park can be visted throughout the year and covers an area of 776 square Kms with many different ecosystems in the within its boundaries.it is primarily endowed with rainforest cover where forest Elephant’s roam. These animals are smaller in size than their counterparts in the savannah. Other species include Buffalos, giant forest hog, and several species of secretive antelope. There are over 335 species of birds where the extremely rare Green Breasted pitta would be regarded the highlight of any visit. Butterflies are very numerous in the forest with excellent knowledgeable guides to point them out for you.

The forest has a network of trails for chimpanzee tracking, bird watching and nature walks. Bird watching activities are also conducted at Bigodi wetland sanctuary on the border of the forest.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Chimpanzee habituation experience
  • conservation experience
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Forest walks
  • Educational research
Day 1
Kampala- Kibale National park (Fort Portal Tourism City)

On this day, you will have your breakfast and embark on a 4-5hr drive to Kibale National park with several stops along the way before reaching Fort Portal town and the Park. You will arrive in the afternoon and have our lunch at one of the Lodges/Hotels. You will then tour Fort Portal Tourism city before checking in to the Lodge/Hotel of your choice for dinner and overnight stay.

nd before checking in to Primate Lodge or Ndali lodge or Kibale Forest Camp for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Inclusion

  • Tree planting, Tree nursery preparation, Forest Restoration, Re-afforestation, Afforestation, Community Conservation Awareness, and Ecotourism among others.
  • All park entrance fees
  • Chimpanzees habituation and conservation experience fees
  • All park entrance fees
  • Nature walk fees
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • All relevant Government Taxes
  • Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer.

Exclusion

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
   TYPE 1 person 2 people 3 people 4-12 people
Upmarket accommodation $2,228 $1,684 $1,479 $1,286
Mid-range accommodation $1,498 $1,290 $1,078 $895
Budget accommodation $1,286 $964 $885 $795

What to bring

  • Wear stout shoes or walking boots suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  • Gardening gloves are excellent in the forest when pulling on vines and nettles and during tree planting activity.
  • Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
  • Porters are available to hire when need a rise.

 

Rules and Regulations when you are with Chimpanzees

  • Keep your voice down or be quiet.
  • Don’t point or wave your arms because it can be a threat.
  • If approached by Chimpanzees, move backwards slowly to keep a 5m distance
  • Do not use the flash on the camera as this could cause gorillas to charge.
  • Do not mimic

Note: Accommodation Facilities in each of the areas you will visit is based on a standard double/twin or single or hostel for budget

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4-Days Chimpanzee Habituation and conservation experience