Chimpanzee trekking Safaris in Uganda – Guaranteed Chimpanzee trekking permits – Kibale Forest National park – Chimpanzee habituation experience
Uganda the Pearl of Africa is a beautiful country that has many tourist attractions, but the Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda are one of the most exciting and fascinating adventure that you will definitely enjoy on your safari in Uganda. The impressive creatures the Chimpanzees are trekked just like the Mountain Gorillas and tourists spend a number of hours in the forest searching, observing and photographing them.
However, because of conservation reasons, Chimpanzee trekking is done twice a day, morning and afternoon in most Chimpanzee trekking locations in Uganda that in Kibale Forest National Park and I Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park where we have the Chimpanzee habituation and some tourists spend the whole day with these lovely primates or Chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
The top Uganda’s Chimpanzee grounds where Chimpanzee safaris take place include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Semliki Game Reserve and Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria where Chimps are habituated after being saved from captivity.
Great Adventures Safaris offer Chimpanzee watching safaris in Uganda. Uganda is one of the best places in Africa where one can see Chimpanzees in their natural homes. The chances of meeting these great apes are high given that high populations of Chimpanzees in Uganda’s tropical rain forests.
Chimpanzee habituation experience allows you enough time with the Chimpanzee as they forage and jump from tree to tree and feeding from time to time till they get into their new nests for a night. These Chimps are habituated and can freely do their day to day activities with human presence with no threat not until you leave them.
There is as well a one hour Chimp tracking where you only stay and follow the Chimpanzee for one hour after finding them. This sometimes takes like 3-4 hours for the whole experience. While on these adventures you have a chance to view other primates like the Red-tailed monkeys, Black and White colobus monkeys among others. Contact Great Adventures Uganda for more information and plan your Chimpanzee safari to Uganda accordingly and book your Chimp permits in advance before they sell out especially in the high season.
Before you start your Chimp walk there is always a briefing about the rules and regulations while in the forest given to you by the National Park Authorities. This is for the safety of both you and the Chimpanzees. People with airborne diseases from humans like flu are not allowed to visit the Chimps because they can also affect by the same disease. Also children under the age of 12 are not allowed to trek the Chimpanzee. You are always six (6) in a group while trekking a particular community of the Chimps.
Hiking shoes with good grip, long sleeved shirts and trousers, rain gear, long stockings, a pair of binoculars are always recommended as you prepare to visit the Chimpanzee in their natural habitats.
Efforts to conserve and protect the Chimpanzees in Uganda are acknowledged and well supported. Every time a visitor books and purchase a Chimp permit in Uganda he or she contributes to the conservation efforts.