Where is the best chimpanzee trekking destination in Uganda? Well, Uganda is a unique destination to combine a safari experience along a single itinerary, because it harbors with the highest concentration of chimpanzees in Africa. However, chimp trekking in Uganda is one of the most incredible wildlife experiences available on the continent. More so, Uganda is recognized as a top primate destination, so attracting adventurers come from across the globe to meet up with these rare primates in their natural habitat. You shouldn’t wonder where to find Uganda’s best chimpanzee trekking experience -here comes Uganda as a right place.
Uganda: The magical Chimpanzee destination in East Africa; When it comes to Chimpanzee trekking, Uganda reigns supreme in East Africa with more than 5,000 chimpanzee individuals. In East Africa, Uganda stands out as the unrivaled primates paradise in the region. Due to impressive population of primates sets Uganda apart and solidifies it as the premier destination for primate enthusiasts.
In Uganda are three major chimp trekking destination that is; Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Although, Kibale Forest is the best place for chimp trekking, as the forest is a kingdom capital of primates especially the chimpanzees among other species.
Where is the best chimpanzee trekking in Uganda?
Well, Kibale Forest National Park sounds as the number 1 and the best chimpanzee trekking location in Uganda, because the forest as high population densities and sightings are most common here. It sounds as a number 1, because of its impressive population of 1,500 chimpanzee and 12 other primate species thus a haven for primate lovers.
Extended Time with Chimpanzees;
Chimpanzee trekking gives a great opportunity of one hour to spend with them as you observe and learn about their behaviors, feed, play and enjoy unforgettable photography.
Chimpanzee habituation experience is a full day activity that involves in a chance of 4 hours to spend with them observing their behavior, social dynamics and daily routines in greater details.
Cost of Chimp trekking and habituation in Uganda;
Chimpanzee habituation experience costs USD250 per person per trek, that allows for a deeper understanding and appreciation of these remarkable primates.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale goes at UD200 per person per day.
Where to stay while at visit in Kibale Forest National Park?
Kibale National Park has perfect accommodations for your comfortable stay in the middle of jungle, lodges ranges from luxury, Mid-range and budget including; Chimpundu lodge, Jungle lodge, Isunga lodge, Primate lodge, Turaco treetops lodge among others
Best time to go for chimpanzee safari /primate safari in Uganda?
The best time to go enjoy life of our closest relatives in their natural habitat ‘’Chimpanzee’’ whom we share 99% DNA, is during dry season which happens from June to September and December to February.
What is chimpanzee trekking?
Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most famous wildlife activities to do in Uganda, allows you to step into the world of chimpanzee in the wild. Along your experience ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers leads a small group of a maximum of eight ‘’8’’ into the glimpse of the chimps.
The trekking experience can last about 3 to 4 hours including a maximum of one hour with the chimps, during which you can expect to encounter them from a safe but intimate distance of 7 to 8 meters away from them. Get up close and personal with the chimpanzees and discover their beauty, intelligence and social structures.
What is chimpanzee habituation?
Chimpanzee habituation is a fully impressive experience, where trackers join the researchers of the habituation team for a half or full day excursion deep into the forest. They are less used to human presence and so the experience is more unpredictable.
While the experience can be bit challenging to follow the lead of these great apes but the experience is thoroughly interesting and memorable.
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