Are you planning for a combined safari trek to the Rwenzori National Park and Kibale Forest National Park on a Uganda Holiday? This 6 Days trek and chimpanzee Tracking adventure to visit the Rwenzori Mountains and Kibale Forest National Park the home for Uganda’s largest chimpanzee population.
The 6 Days Uganda Primate & Rwenzori Hiking tour starts and ends in Kampala, with key safari activity being Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale & Rwenzori trekking in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.
The guide will pick you from your hotel in Entebbe/airport and then transfer to Kibale. The journey is about 7hours with a stopover in Mubende for lunch. You will check in a Kibale forest lodge where you will have dinner and spend the night.
After your breakfast at the lodge, you will then go to Kibale headquarters where you will present your permits and be shortly briefed about the activity and then set out into the forest. The activity will take you about 4 hours or even more depending on the location of the chimps.
As you track them, you will be able to spot some other primates that live in the park like baboons, monkeys, various indigenous tree species as well as birds.
You will then return to the lodge, refresh and have lunch. After your lunch, you will check out of the lodge and then transfer to Kasese – Nyakalengija. Check in at equator snow lodge where you will have dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast at the lodge, you will walk to the starting point of the hike where you will find your guide and porters. You will start your hike from Nyakalengija through the bamboo, high elephant grass, dense bushes, climbing rocks and crossing river Mahoma.
Along this route, you will be able to spot white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, three horned chameleon and various bird species like the Rwenzori Turaco. The journey will take you about 4-5 hours and then finally reach Nyabitaba hut, where you will have your dinner and spend the night.
You will have dinner and then proceed with the hike. Through the forest to the Kurt Shafer bridge, which is the conference of the Bujuku and Mubuku rivers. Then proceed through the bamboo forest, slippery moss covered rocks for a couple of hours. The top of Nyamulegeya rock will give you a view of mount Stanley and mount Speke.
You will then reach john matte hut. At this hut, you will have a clear view of Mt. Stanley and the Margherita glacier if the weather is clear. You will have dinner and spend the night at this hut.
After your breakfast, you will hike a little more to see the giant lobelias before descending back to Nyakalengija. You will then return to equator snow lodge where you will have dinner and spend the night.
You will have breakfast at the lodge and then check out. Your driver will then drive you back to Kampala. You will stop over in Mubende for lunch and then proceed. The driver will drop you at your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or the airport for your flight back home.