Chimpanzee tracking is a very fascinating experience. Prepare today and set out to Uganda’s natural jungles as you spend a number of hours tracking these impressive creatures. You will be allowed to spend some time as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play about or progress speedily on the ground right in front of you.
Chimpanzee Trekking safaris give you a close encounter with Chimpanzees in Uganda. Unlike mountain gorillas (gorilla trekking safaris), these Chimpanzees can either be found in Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest or Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Entebbe plus a few more places. There are other places where you can find Chimpanzees but these three places harbor the biggest percentage of Chimpanzees in Uganda implicating they are the best spots for Chimpanzee trekking safaris in East Africa at large. To track Chimpanzees, you need a Chimpanzee Trekking permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority or through a safari tour operator like Africa Adventure Vacations.
The best place for Chimp Trekking in Uganda is Kibale Forest, the location where Kibale Forest National Park is located. This national park is referred to as “capital of primates” simply because it harbors the biggest percentage of the primates in Uganda. In fact, most Chimpanzee Trekking safaris are carried out in this safari park that is located not far from Queen Elizabeth National Park & Lake Mburo National Park. The second best place to trek chimps in Uganda is Ngamba Chimpanzees Sanctuary. This project was mainly started to harbors Chimps in Uganda, increase their numbers and within no time, Ngamba Island will be the best place for Chimpanzee Trekking safaris in Uganda. The best place for the trek is during the dry months of the year. For Ngamba Island, you can track at any time of the year because the weather is pretty much the same and the primates are always in plenty at any time of the day.
Chimpanzee Habituation is another lifetime experience that allows accompany Kibale’s researchers and habituation at chimpanzee during their daily activities, thereby getting used to human presence without changing their natural. During your tour, expect coming across the chimps de-nesting (in their nocturnal nests) between 05.30 to 06.30, before them throughout the day till they make new nests and the night around 19.00. The Habituation Experience by tourist for low season months of March, April, May and November