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2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest : Budongo Forest offers two days of chimpanzee trekking, and it is the largest mahogany forest in all of Murchison Falls National Park. You will spend an hour with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat during the two days of chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo forest. You will also see other primates like red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked magabeys, and bird species like the chocolate-backed kingfisher, black-headed paradise flycatcher, and little green sunbirds, as well as various tree species.

Highlights of the 2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest.

Day 1: Transfer to Budongo forest.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and departure.

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Transfer to Budongo forest.

On the first day of the two-day chimpanzee trekking trip in Budongo Forest, you will be met at the Entebbe International Airport by your safari guide who will give you an overview of the safari before beginning the transfer to Budongo Forest. The trip requires a 5- to 6-hour drive, and along the way, you’ll stop for lunch in Masindi and again stop for rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The only place in Uganda where you may see endangered white rhinos in their native habitat is the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After tracking rhinos, you will continue your journey, until you reach Murchison falls national park, enter the park, and go to Budongo Forest in the southern region. There, you will check into the lodge for dinner and the night.

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking and departure to Kampala.

On the final day of the two-day chimpanzee trek in the Budongo Forest, you will wake up early in the morning and be served with leisurely breakfast, meet your driver guide to travel to the park’s administrative centre for a briefing on the guidelines for chimpanzee trekking. After the briefing, a park guide who is knowledgeable about the forest’s pathways will be assigned to you together with a chimpanzee family to trek. The trekking will then begin. Because chimpanzees tend to go deep into the forest in search of food, especially during the dry season, chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo forest can take anything from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on where the chimps are situated.

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest
Chimpanzee Trekking In Budongo Forest

While trekking, you’ll see and hear a variety of magnificent bird species, including the grey long-billed, African emerald cuckoo, yellow-manted weaver, slender-billed greenbul, and chestnut-crowned eremomera. You’ll also see butterflies, small mammals, various tree species, blue, red-tailed, olive, and black-and-white colobus monkeys, as well as other primates. Once the chimpanzees have been located, you will be given an hour to spend with them in their natural environment. During this time, you will have the chance to learn more about their way of life and behaviors, as well as to watch them play, hunt, feed, and breastfeed. You can also take pictures and video of these activities to share with others once the safari is over.

After your breath-taking chimpanzee trekking experience, you will trek back to the beginning, where your safari guide will meet you to begin the trip back to Kampala. Along the journey, you’ll have a lunch enroute and wonderful views of the farmsteads, as well as lovely countryside and friendly people. When you arrive in Kampala, your driver-guide will drop you off at the Entebbe airport or another convenient location.

End of 2 days chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest

Tour includes.

Chimpanzee trekking permit.

Park entrance fee.

Rhino tracking fee.

Services of an English speaking driver guide.

Full board accommodation.

Pick up and drop off.

Vehicle and fuel.

Bottled water.

Tour excludes.

Air flight tickets.


Optional activities not included on the itinerary.

Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, tips among others.

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