Best Destinations To Go For Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda : Uganda as a country itself is considered a perfect destination one could ever choose to go to while they are planning their chimpanzee trekking safaris compared to all other countries in Africa. And this is because this country is a home to over 4950 chimpanzees and there are many different parts where tourists can visit and trek where these species are located.

Chimpanzee trekking is ranked to be among the top activities that commonly done and attracts many tourists to travel to the country; more so, it is considered as a fascinating activity one should never miss out while on their adventurous tour in Uganda. chimpanzee trekking activities always go for about 2 to 5 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located and when they are being spotted, tourists are given about one to spend with the species and during this period of time, tourists get to learn about the behaviours and characters of the chimpanzees for example; how they eat and drink and also watch how they feed their young ones and these individuals trek in small groups of about 6 people. More so, there is a set of rules and regulations that tourists should follow during the trekking such as; avoid eating and drinking while in the presence of the chimps, tourists are encouraged to maintain a distance of about 8 meters between them and the animals in order to avoid any harm, disabling the use of flashlights in phones and cameras while taking pictures and recording videos of the chimpanzees among others. before the trekking begins, each group of trekkers is being assigned to with a park guide and a ranger with an aim of maintaining the safety of both the tourists and the animals and also lead tourists through different trails due to the fact that they are familiar with many parts in the national parks and therefore it is easy to predict where the chimpanzees are located.

More so, for easy tracking of the chimpanzees, tourists are encouraged to apply in some tricks during the trekking such as; following where there are the foot prints of the chimpanzees, locating where there are unfinished nests that were made by the chimps the previous nights, food left overs and heading through areas with broken tree branches and many others.

Where to go for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.

Kyambura Gorge.

Kyambura Gorge is located in Queen Elizabeth National park which is known to be the second largest national park in Uganda and ranked as the most visited park because of its tree climbing lions which act as the main attraction of the park however it is also a home to many chimpanzee species that are easily spotted within Kyambura Gorge and the trekking permits within Queen Elizabeth National park are a charged at a cost of about 50 USD for the foreign residents per person and the non-residents whereby the East African tourists are charged at a fe of about 30,000 ugx per person. More so, it takes tourists about 1-3 hours to trek the chimps depending on where they are located.

Kibale National park.

Kibale national park is considered to be one of the best destinations in Uganda where tourists on a safari in Uganda can always go to for chimpanzee trekking activities due to the fact that it is a home to over 15000 chimpanzees and this activity is usually done in two sessions that is; at 8:00am in the morning and at 2:00pm in the afternoon and tourists have a chance to choose what time they prefer to go trekking.

More so, the chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale national park is charged at a cost of about 120 USD for the non-foreign residents, whereby the foreign residents are a charged at a fee of about 110 USD whereby the East African citizens pay about 80 USD per person.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale

More so, apart from the places mentioned above, there are many more other places that tourists can go see and trek the chimpanzee species while on their safari in Uganda and these include; in Budongo forest which is situated in Murchison falls national park and it is a home to over 800 chimpanzees that are always available for trekking, Kalenzu central forest reserve that is located just a few kilometers away from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Toro-Semiliki wildlife reserve which harbours around 260 chimpanzees and many others. however, while trekking tourists are also always blessed with chances to sight see other primate species like; buffalos, waterbucks, African elephants, the black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, leopards, red-tailed monkeys, spotted hyenas, lions, bush bucks and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of any more information and inquiries about where to go for trekking activities in Uganda and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa Tours who offer the best tour packages while on your chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda.

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