Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale (5)

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
Chimpanzee tracking is the most thought of activity done at Kibale Forest National Park and it’s regarded as the most thrilling activity, because one gets the opportunity to observe the human-like behaviors of these animals that differ from human by a small percent. You can enjoy watching them socialize in fruiting trees or on the ground, like gorillas chimpanzee sighting is not a guarantee but the chances of sighting them is about 96% or above and ounce found you are strictly allowed to stay with them for only 1 hour.

Not only chimpanzee but also other over 12 primate species can be seen during the tracking and these include the black and white colobus, red colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, L’Hoest monkey, Vervet and blue monkey, olive baboon, bush baby among others.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge (Queen Elizabeth national Park)

The Park is a home to a wide variety of primate species, the eastern section of the park the Kyambura Gorge is a good sight for primate watching. The most famous is the chimpanzees our closest relative of man but other primates such as baboons, black and white colobus monkey plus various species of birds among other.  Bird identification, Chimp and monkey ecology can be taught to visitors. Chimp sighting is not a guarantee although sighting them is 95% or more.

Chimpanzee trekking in Semliki

Semliki is a home to several species of primates than any where else in the world. Among which include the chimpanzee; red-tailed, black and white colobus monkey, vervet, grey- cheeked mangebey, olive baboon and Dent’s Mona monkey, bush babies among others

Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu

Kalinzu forest reserve is a home to over 5 species of primates which include the black and white colobus monkey, our closest relative the chimps, Lhoest guenon, Vervet monkey and baboon and only four visitors are allowed to track per day. Chimpanzee tracking starts at 8am and takes 3-4 hours depending on their location. Enjoy observing the closest creature to human.

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo

This is the most thought of activity at the park and regarded as the number one priority here. Watching these habituated chimpanzee family is regarded as the most breathtaking activity done at the reserve. During the walk, the guide will not only give you detailed information on chimps but also to other animals and plants that live in the forest. Not only chimps can be seen but also watch out other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys , red tailed monkeys, Olive Baboons , various species of birds and plants, mammals and what of you. Chimp tracking can take place in the morning and in the evening and it can take between 2-4 hours depending on their movements. And ounce found you are strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour

Chimp Habituation Experience in Budongo

This is taken as an interesting activity organized at the park. Spending a full day with our closest relatives and learn more about their way of life and behaviors is regarded as the most wonderful moment on earth. The habituation experience in Budongo was opened in 1992 with the aim to familiarize these apes to human presence and it gives visitors a distinctive experience to join the professional guides on their daily program and follow the chimps during their activities, they can watch them as they are doing their daily activities. Packed lunch, good walking boots, rain gears are recommended as the activity may take long about 5-10 hours

Rules to follow while viewing chimpanzees:

  • You must be accompanied by one of our guides
  • Smoking is not allowed while in the forest
  • Leave all items where you found them in the forest
  • Follow guides instructions
  • Remain at least 10 meters from the chimps ounce found
  • Don’t use your flash when taking photos as it scares the chimps
  • Don’t eat or drink infront of a chimpanzees as it can badly grab you
  • Ounce chimps are found you are strictly allowed to spend with them only one hour for conservation purposes.
  • The minimum age of chimp tracking is strictly 15 years and above
  • Group sizes for chimp tracking are limited to 8 people
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