2 Day Chimpanzee Tracking & Forest Walk Safari along with Birding

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2 Days
Availability : Open
Kampala / Entebbe
Kaniyo – Pabidi Budongo Forest
Min Age : 10
Max People : 15
Tour Details

Four and a half hours now from Kampala one can find one of the pearls of the Pearl of Africa – Budongo Forest with its magnificent trees, hundreds of different kinds of butterflies and birds, primates, small mammals and most of all peace and quiet in the forest – the silence only broken by the sounds of birds, primates in the trees – chimpanzee tracking, birding, nature walks and a quiet place to stay for the night in the African Forest. Welcome to two days at Budongo Forest.

24 different Mammals are found here, including 9 Primates which of course include Chimpanzees – all Budongo Forest 350 plus species of Birds are found at Budongo Forest 280 plus different kinds of Butterflies are found at Budongo Forest over 460 species of Plants, Shrubs and Trees are found at Budongo Forest

At Kaniyo Pabidi, 6 groups have been habituated.  In May, June, July and August visitors have over a 90% chance of seeing the chimps. In February, March, April and September this drops to 70%, and in October, November, December and January, when food is scarcer, chances drop to 50%. For chimpanzee tracking its best to start early around 7.00 am. The guides follow the daily movements of the habituated chimpanzee groups. After three years of recording their movements indicate July, August and September offer a 90% success rate of seeing the chimps. In February, March, April, May and September this decreases to 70%, and in October, November, December and January when food is scarcer chances drop to 50%. Fluctuations in the fruit seasons of the forest trees determine the chimps’ movements. It can take 30 minutes to all day trying to find them.

Departure & Return Location

Kampala / Entebbe

Departure Time

7:00 a.m

Price Includes

  • • Safari Vehicle and Driver
  • • Fuel
  • • Bottled Water for the journey
  • Entrance Fees
  • • Full Board -Self Contained Lodging at Budongo Eco Lodge -Dormitory or private self-contained room
  • • Entrance to Murchison Falls Park including Vehicle
  • • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • • Forest or Birding Walk

Price Excludes

  • Drinks at lodging, tips, phone calls, laundry

Day 1Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

Depart Kampala at 7 am and arrive near 11 am Budongo Eco Lodge where you check in at either in the dormitory or self-contained room for the day. This is a most delightful area of Murchison Falls National Park. Budongo Forest is an oasis of tranquility where one can truly feel at one with nature. This is the oldest Mahogany Tree Forest in East Africa – and steps have been taken to preserve this most wonderful forest with its tall and majestic trees. The Forest has been under constant threat by loggers out to make a few shillings instead of looking to the future and preserving this magnificent forest for future generations. Budongo Forest will seem like an oasis to you, the quiet being broken by the sounds of birds, primates nearby – very different from a forest in North America or Europe. Certainly a place to come and spend a couple of days in peace with creation.

Get settled into your quarters and have lunch at the Budongo Eco Lodge included in the safari price: After lunch take a guided forest walk and discover the beauty of this awesome place yourself.
Guided Forest Walk of 1½ hours in length can easily be done.
3 hour guided Birding Adventure
Guided Forest Walk 4 hours in length
Dinner at Budongo Eco Lodge – sit on the porch of your lodging and take in the evening in this lovely part of Uganda in the midst of the Budongo Forest

Day 2Transfer back to Kampala

Breakfast in Budongo Forest – Chimpanzee Tracking a three to four hour small group experience visiting some of the habituated Chimpanzees of Budongo Forest- spending an hour with them and observing them. Each day, chimpanzees like gorillas move to another location for the night building new nests for that day. Budongo Forest is a project of both the Jane Goodall Institute and Uganda Wildlife Authority. Enjoy your time with the chimpanzees.
Lunch at Budongo Eco Lodge.
Depart for Kampala and return in the late afternoon.