After an early breakfast at the lodge, drive approximately 45 minutes to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters where you are briefed for the chimpanzee trek. The dense Kibale Forest National Park is home to 13 primate species, including the famous chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these including vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are very good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher then 95 percent. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of the primates. While trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primates, most likely the grey-cheeked mangabey and the red-tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. Kibale Forest is also home to a variety of orchid species (some which only exist in this forest) and other interesting flora. Walking is not difficult, paths have been made in the forest and all walks are with excellent local guides. This afternoon, tour a local community conservation project – a swamp walk in the Bigodi Wetlands. The community has banded together to protect this crucial area rich in primates and bird life from farming and development. The tour helps to support the maintenance of this reserve, as well as training local residents to become guides. You will also visit a beautiful cottage craft co-op with locally made textiles and baskets woven by women in the community.