A chimpanzee trekking safari offers a special opportunity to see our closest relatives at close proximity. Although it doesn’t get the same attention as gorilla trekking, the experience can be quite similar. The intelligence and social structure of chimps make them fascinating subjects for observation, and no two visits are the same.
uganda chimpanze trekking safari will take you to kibale national park home to over 1500 chimps indiviuals and is known as the primate capital of the world, you can also see chimpazee in kalizu forest resrve in bushenyi, budongo forest reserve and also in Kyambura gorge in queen elizabeth national park
you shpould have it in mind in kibale national park is more expensive than other areas were the chimpanzee permit in kibale national park is $200 and in other areas in uganda is $50
their is total of over 4950 in uganda mentioned in above areas. chimpanzee are our closest cousins sharing 99% of our DNA ( genetic material)
chimpanzee trekking safari in kibale national park starts with breifing by the ranger guides at the visitation center in Kanyanchu,after breifing your lead by the ranger guides who armed into the guided nature walk . the range guides keeps communicating with other trackers while we are enjoying the sights and sounds in the forest.
it takes one hour to two hours to come cross the first chimpanzee eating and grooming and the chimps spend most of their day traveling in the forest and hunting for food and they move in small groups which contains combination of different ages and sexes, after waking they spend their day in up in trees and ground and most of their intensive feeding periods is in the afternoon and they sleep for 8-9 hours and constructs nests for each day
in kibale national park a guieded walk can last between 2-3 hours depending on were the chimpanzee are on given day with over 1500 chimps in kibale national park offers 95% chimpanzee sighting success rate. The trek contributes to conservation efforts as part of the tou fees goes towards preserving the park and its habitant
you can also see chimpanzee in diffferent destinations like
1. kalizu forest reserve is loacated in bushenyi district in western uganda, the forest is one of the important remaing tropical remaining forest in uganda home to mot important population of primates like chimpanzees, black and white monkeys, olive baboon as well as unique birds species.
you can go for chimpanzee on trekking on any safari from queen elizabeth national park. kalinzu is loacated around 25 kilometers from queen elizabeth national park and over 42 kilometers from lake mburo national park
soo you can go for chimpanzee safari on your safari to queen elizabeth national park on your uganda budget primate and wildlife safari
- Budongo forest reserver is lacated on in western Uganda on way to murchison falls national park. Budongo is semi decidous tropical rain forest and habitant for wild chimps. Budongo is estimated to be the home of over 600-700 chimps and with in 6 communicaties with 3 communities habituated for human presence
budongo is accessible before or after your safari in murchison falls national or before your safari to murchsion falls national park
3. kyambura gorge is loacated in queen elizabeth national park one of the remorte sectors of queen elizabeth national park
in kyambura gorge chimpanzee trekking can be done and started at any time of the day before 6pm
kyambura gorge is not only home of chimpanzees but also other primates like red tailed monkeys, blue and white colubus monkeys, baboons , vervet monkeys and ble monkeys which are subspeceis of the red tailed monkeys which very difficult to deffiniate the two.
kyambura gorge is was formed by the geological actions millions years and its now forest gorge which gives you visit to the visit to the ancient cave covered by forest, you can visit kyambura gorge on your safari to queen elizebth national park after the savanna park game drive and boatcruise for an entensive nature and primate walk or else on your uganda primate and budget safari