Chimpanzee Trekking Places in Uganda

Chimpanzee Trekking Places in Uganda

Chimpanzee Trekking Places in Uganda : Chimpanzee trekking is one of the best fascinating experiences in Uganda which gives primate lovers an awesome encounter with habituated chimpanzees population in the wild. The activity is  done with the help of the game rangers assigned to you by the Uganda wildlife authority. You are put into groups of 8 people and this the maximum number allowed  to reach the realm of the chimpanzee family. After locating  chimpanzee community, you are allowed to spend 1 hour with them as you discover more about their interesting behaviors, lifestyles, natural beauty as well as their intelligent ways of living.

uganda chimpanzee trekking places

Here below; we present you an highlight about Chimpanzee trekking places in Uganda;

Uganda has about 5 best chimpanzee trekking places which include Kibale Forest National Park – also known as the Adventure Capital of East Africa, Murchison falls National Park, Kalinzu Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Ngamba Island but among the five place,  kibale is the best because of it hosts large numbers of chimpanzees population which make sighting easy, although there are many other places where you can enjoy chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.

The best chimpanzee trekking places in Uganda.

Kibale forest national park.

Kibale forest national park is the major chimpanzee trekking destination in Uganda with over 1500 chimpanzees. The rain forest is situated in the south western part of Uganda and can easily be accessed from Kampala or Entebbe.

Kibale forest has the highest eye-catching chimpanzees making the sighting rate to be high up to 90% and above where by you can combine this safari with other interesting experiences.

The chimpanzee tracking experience is done twice a day in the morning and in the afternoon but the morning shift is busier especially when the itinerary combines it with the exploration of the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. You have to go with the tracking permits and are booked from the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

You can encounter chimp habituation also at kibale forest especially if you prefer staying with them for long time. You can spend a full day in the forest with the wilds from when they break the nests up to when they build it again for the night sleep.

Budongo forest reserve in Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison falls national park is the oldest and largest park in Uganda and the best safari destination because of the many safari activities such as chimp trekking in Budongo forest and other safari activities like game drives, hiking to the top of the falls, boat cruise and many others.

Budongo forest reserve is an awesome chimpanzee trekking place in Uganda, this forest is found in the wonderful wooded southern part of Murchison Falls National Park in the beautiful savannah making it the best place for chimpanzee tracking.

Budongo chimps

Budongo forest reserve has a big number of chimpanzee population compared to that of kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park but sighting chances are better that of kibale Forest National Park. Budongo forest reserve allows a group of 6 people to go for chimp trekking in this forest .it is done twice a day that is in the morning and in the evening by the help of the interpretive guides who are able to talk more about the chimps and the forest.

Kalinzu Forest

Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve is situated in western Uganda adjacent the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is located near Maramagambo forest. Kalinzu Forest is an attractive natural forest on a strategically picturesque place.

budongo chimps

Kalinzu forest is a great chimpanzee trekking place that prides in hosting impressive number of exciting various species of primates including huge numbers of chimpanzees which are the main attraction here. It is among the top chimpanzee trekking place in Uganda. Kalinzu forest is highly recommended to budget travelers due to the fact the cost of a chimp permit is lower compared to of Kibale national park. Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu offers you chance to sight lots of other charming primate species like L’Hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys and baboons. The forest has over 350 colorful bird species as well more than 200 species of butterflies.

Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kyambura gorge is found in the far eastern region of Queen Elizabeth national park and was nicknamed ‘’the valley of the apes’’. Due to the century erosion by the kyambura river and the dense forest cover the gorge side is a beautiful home to the chimps. Kyambura gorge is the famous chimp trekking places in Uganda.

If the trained game ranger escorts you in this secret forest, you will feel as if you have entered the second world in Uganda.

kyambura chimp

Kyambura gorge is graced with amazing habituated chimpanzee and the opportunity of sighting them is at 60%. Therefore, you can book the gorilla trekking permits for kyambura gorge from the Uganda Wildlife Authority in the park. You can also experience other safari activities like boat cruise, game drive plus the tree climbing lions in the ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre “UWEC”

You can get chance to see chimpanzees in UWEC without interruption in case you provide a valid health proof you can participate in the chimpanzee integration experience. You sight many of them on trees And these are used to presence of humans of living with people. You can choose to enjoy a 1hour controlled experience with the chimps.

You are enjoy the escort of the chimp guide of how they came into existence, their historical background and lifestyle. You can get chance to take part in grooming them and also be groomed by their infants. The guide takes the initiative to interpret the different sounds, gestures and briefs on how behave while with the chimpanzees. Enjoy watching chimpanzees peeling sweet bananas, taking a cup of porridge, and requesting for more food while participating in this life time experience.

You can as well participate in the maintenance exercise of the chimps. For this activity, you need to paying $290 and it is done throughout the week usually in the morning hours at 7:30am with a brief introduction by the care givers.

Ngamba island.

Ngamba island sanctuary is graced with over 52 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees and surrounded with the cool waters of Lake Victoria . It is managed by the chimpanzee sanctuary and wildlife conservation trust.

Ngamba island sanctuary offers you chance to primate lovers to sight the chimps feeding from the raised deck and can get chance to witness the two feeding sessions in a single day while escorted by the chimp guide. You throw them some food to eat especially the ripe fruits like yellow bananas and experience their excitement and the attention they give you such that you see them clearly.

Ngamba island

Chimp enrichment programs also gives travelers chance to have a close encounter with the chimpanzee and learn more about how to maintain the life of chimpanzees like how to prepare their food, learn to feed the chimpanzees and enjoy an option cleaning where they sleep.

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