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Uganda Chimp Trekking

Chimps are human's closest relatives sharing more than 98% of the DNA. With time, they adjust their habitats and develop human-like tools for survival. You can visit them in their natural habitat in Uganda.

  1. Kibale National Park- a tropical forest with varying altitudes in southern Uganda, is home to 1,500 chimps, the highest concentration in Uganda, as well as the most diverse (13 species in total). Kibale forest offers both chimpanzees tacking and habituation experiences. Chimpanzee tracking is a very fascinating experience where you are allowed to spend an hour with our mesmerizing relatives, where observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play about or progress speedily on the ground right in front of you. Chimpanzees as well as humans share over 98 percent of their DNA. The chimpanzee habituation experience, is where you get to experience a day with researchers and experts with experts from the Uganda Wildlife Authority who are involved in the chimpanzee habituation process.

Itinerary Details

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Uganda Chimp Trekking Itinerary
  • Met on arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to hotel over overnight stay on bed & Breakfast basis. (B&B)

  • Breakfast, drive to Kibale Forest Reserve via Mityana and Fort Portal, in a breath-taking landscape that forms the Albertine western Rift Valley. With several stop overs to relax, and sightseeing as you pass verdant countryside, traditional homesteads and farms. You will have our packed/picnic lunch on the way. Check in and relax for the rest of the evening at the lodge. (B, PL, D)

  • Today you enter the forest in search of the cheeky chimpanzees as well as other primates. Later go for a swamp walk in Bigodi. Return to the lodge for overnight stay. (B, PL, D)

  • After breakfast, transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home. (B)


  1. Chimp Trek

  2. Swamp Walk in Bigodi

Possible Extensions

  1. Chimp Habituation Experience

What’s Included

  1. Airport transfers

  2. Exclusive transport in custom-made 5-seater safari land cruiser driven by an English-speaking driver/guide

  3. Park entrance fees and activities as per itinerary

  4. Chimp trek Permit

  5. Unlimited bottled mineral water in the safari vehicles

  6. Emergency medical evacuation by flying doctors – all hospital bills to be settled by the client directly

Things to Carry

  1. T-Shirts & Shirt with long sleeves for protection from the sun and from mosquitoes.

  2. Long pants (jeans/khakis) and a long-sleeved shirt.

  3. Fleece or sweater and a warm jacket for game drives or if you are going to the western or eastern mountainous areas

  4. Comfortable walking shoes, waterproof hiking or walking boots or shoes with treaded soles

  5. Sunglasses, hat, insect repellent - essentials!

  6. Binoculars and a camera are a must

  7. Tracksuit - good for sleeping when in the mountains

  8. Light, compact raincoat is vital for Uganda's rainy climate

  9. Swimsuit, as most hotels/lodges have swimming pools

  10. Towel, torch and sleeping bag for camping/hiking safari

  11. Sunscreen, a sun hat, a breathable lightweight rain poncho or parka with a rain hat

  12. First Aid Kit: including anti-diarrhea medicine, re-hydration sachets, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, mo


Thanks for your support in arranging booking to Ol Pajeta on such a short notice. It was a pleasant stay rather I will say one of the best so far in Kenya and my family can remember it for entire lifetime. We didn’t face any issues during our stay. I would like to share my experience of Ol Pajeta with this post.... Serena tented camps are placed very well inside the conservancy. We reached Ol Pajeta at 1:00 pm and on the first day while having lunch we spotted African Bull Elephants (a herd of 15) just 10 feets away from the dining hall near the watering hole. Imagine taking a selfie with African Bull Elephant, I did.. Weather was awesome, clear sky, the temperature here in day rises a bit due to the altitude (6800+ ft from sea level) as compare to Nairobi. We did 3 game safaris and in all of them we spotted Big 4 (only leopard was missing). Just after finishing our dinner, while waiting for our guide to take us to Night game drive we spotted 2 White rhinos near the water hole, close to dining hall. The one white rhino was huge with very big front horn (really big almost 25 to 30 inch) and second rhino was much smaller (might be male and female). What else you want, no need to go for game drive in OL Pajeta animals comes near to your tents and pays back your money worth. Our night game drive started from 9-11 pm and we were the only one in the forest, Just after 10 min we started our game drive a big male bull elephant which was hiding behind the trees came close to our car and threatened us to go away….was a scary event.
Bhavna is now a great friend. Over the years I have booked many Safaris and other Leisure trips through her and she has never ever failed me. Being a passionate wildlife photographer myself, Its important for me to stay and go to places that suit my requirements and Bhavna would always know the best for me. However, she would also remember always that I would travel with my family (wife and 2 kids) so she would also ensure that the location and stay were comfortable and enjoyable even for the kids. Another important thing that I must appreciate about Bhavna. Unlike many tour operators who are only bothered about the bill value, she would always suggest ways and means to save unnecessary costs. I have always referred Bhavna to many of my friends who have traveled to Kenya/East Africa and they have always come back really happy and satisfied. Our itineraries are always very well planned. Customized to suite specific needs, Sensitive about cost not compromising on quality. When one travels outside one’s country, one needs to depend upon his/her tour operator to guide him/her well. That’s exactly what I have always experienced while finalizing my travel itinerary with Bhavna. She will always recommend what’s best and explain the local nuances of the country and the place one is visiting. I have enjoyed every single aspect of my trips however being able to experience the wildlife of Africa and being able to capture those unbelievable moments through my lenses is definitely extra special. The quality of guides during an African Safari are most critical, they are the ones who would always be there with you from when you are picked up and then dropped back at the hotel or Airport after the trip. Thus, they are your driver and also your wildlife expert. Again, another experience that I have no complaints about with Bhavna. They are always friendly, cheerful, patient with kids and keen wildlife lovers. Before even we start the travel, all possible local nuances, possible hazards (bad roads, etc) were always informed in advance. Important things like Park fees, etc which require to be paid on the spot are also explained well in advance. Luckily, we didn’t have any bad experiences. Of-course when you travel such remote destinations, there could be some issue like food being very different and not to your palate, or an occasional puncture, etc but that’s a part of the adventure and one must embrace it. I have mostly travelled with Family and friends; they have all enjoyed equally. When you go for Safaris with little kids (I am taking mine since the time my younger daughter was 4 and the elder one 10) there are times when they get bored or tired, thus it’s important to also stay in camps/hotels where there is enough to keep the kids busy - Swimming pool, games area, etc. Bhavna would always ensure that she books places that would suit my kids. Overall my experience – Brilliant so far.

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