Chimpanzee Tracking and Semliki Safari

5 Days 4 Nights

Rates are per person (pp) and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

chimpanzee trekking in Uganda


This is customized for those interested in chimpanzee trek and a safari to Semuliki National Park. You will visit the Kibale Tropical forest for the chimpanzee trek, then have a game safari in the tooro-Semuliki Game Reserve, Hot springs in Semuliki National Park and River Semuliki.

Tour Summary

  • Day 01: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 02: Chimpanzee trek and Bigodi Wetland walk
  • Day 03: Drive to Tooro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve for an afternoon game drive
  • Day 04: Visit the Semuliki Hot springs and afternoon game drive in Semuliki Reserve
  • Day 05: Drive Back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the trip

Things to Consider

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 13 years and above

Detailed Itinerary


  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Pick up from Kampala/Entebbe and Drive to Kibale Forest National Park

Today you will meet your guide in the morning at the Airport/Hotel and start your drive Kibale Forest National Park.  You will have lunch stop in Fort portal and other scenic spots for photography. You will arrive in Kibale late afternoon for refreshment and overnight stay.

Drive time: 4-5hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Isunga Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guest house

DAY 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland walk

After breakfast you will drive to Kibale National Park headquarters at Kanyankyu for briefing about the dos and don’ts while in the forest trekking chimpanzees. You and your guide plus other clients will head to the forest to look for a given community of wild but habituated chimpanzees. You will be allowed to spend one hour with chimps for photography and observation but your walk will be punctuated by lots of birds, other primates among others.  After your chimp trek, you will drive to the nearby Bigodi village for a wetland walk to identify other primates and birds that you could have missed on your trek. Bigodi wetland walk is controlled by the community and when one participates in it, all returns will be given to the local community for development

Meal plan: Full board

Lodge: Isunga Lodge/Chimpanzee Forest Guest house

DAY 3: Drive to Tooro-Semuliki Wildlife Reserve for an afternoon game drive

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Tooro-Semuliki Wildlife reserve for an afternoon game drive.  You will arrive in time of Lunch and later have head to the game drive. This region is highlighted with more chances of shoe bill stork spotting in Uganda, you will be able to spot a lot of game within the reserve. Smaller forest and larger savannah elephants are regularly seen, along with Buffalo, Waterbucks, Warthog, and Uganda Kob. With luck, you may even see leopard and elusive Bush babies. Game drives in the wildlife reserve are done in the morning, afternoon, and at night. After dark, visitors may come across curious nocturnal species such as the white-tailed mongoose.

Meal Plan: Full board

Drive Time: Approximately 5hours

Lodge: Semuliki Safari Lodge/Ntoroko Game Lodge

DAY 4: Visit the Hot springs in Semuliki National Park and Afternoon game drive

After breakfast, you will drive to Semuliki Forest National Park for a visit the Hot springs. With a cultural attachment, Hot springs shouldn’t miss on to do list in western Uganda. Both the Male and Female Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley during the last 14 million years.

Later after Lunch, you will head to the reserve for an afternoon game drive for chances of spotting other wildlife you would have missed the previous day.

Meal Plan: Full board

Accommodation: Ntoroko Game Lodge/Semuliki Safari Lodge

DAY 5: Drive Back to Entebbe/Kampala to end the trip

After breakfast, you will bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to end the trip. With this, you can be dropped at the Hotel or Entebbe International Airport for your flight out.

Lodge Options

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Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region

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Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle
  • Park entrance fees of both National Parks

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Safari Vans


Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser


We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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