Uganda is among the top destination in Africa to trek Chimpanzee, the closet relative man, with the highest population of chimpanzees. Sharing about 98.7% of the DNA with man these endangered species have human characteristics in their social life and responsibilities which make them distinct from other primates.
Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda is the second most done activity in Uganda after gorilla trekking. An encounter with chimpanzees in the jungle is definitely an exceptional experience that you should not miss on your Uganda Safari. So, if you want to encounter this exciting experience then below we have listed the best places in Uganda for Chimpanzee Trekking.
1.Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale forest is a home to the most noteworthy populace of chimpanzees in Uganda. The National Park is home to varieties of primates making it the best spot to see and associate with these primates among which are the endangered species. Three chimpanzee networks have been habituated for trekking in Kibale.
Other than chimpanzees, Kibale Forest National Park is a haven to Vervet monkeys, Cush babies, Colubus monkeys, Blue monkeys, olive mandrills, dark cheeked Mangabey, red followed monkeys, Pottos, high contrast colobuses and L’Hoest monkeys among others. Furthermore, Kibale offers the extraordinary chimpanzee habituation experience, which enable explorers to invest expanded energy with their nearby relatives.
2. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary located on Lake Victoria, is home to 49 Orphaned chimpanzees. A tour to this Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary is very enlightening, unforgettable, and incredible.
The sanctuary offers both day and overnight visit, which provides an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in a unique setting.
3. Kyambura Gorge
Kyambura Gorge is an amazing underground forest amidst the generally Savannah park – the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park. The forest has couple of chimpanzees, that make the forest walk rewarding and the perspectives on the gorge from point are priceless.
Chimpanzee Trekking In Kyambura Gorge is very simple and easy encounter not like in Kibale forest national park. Other activities you can do in Kyambura gorge incorporate nature walks and bird watching which all make a safari to the gorge an experience for lifetime.
4. Kalinzu Forest Reserve
Kalinzu Forest Reserve is one more spot to see the acclaimed chimpanzees and is visited alongside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kalinzu forest has around 40 Chimps habituated for guests yet the forest is home to more than 300 people. The rate of Chimps locating while on a trek is about half yet the forest has a great deal to offer notwithstanding the chimpanzee trekking.
Kalinzu is a home to blue monkeys, highly contrasting colubuses and vervet monkeys among others. Appreciate the delightful landscape and streaming streams while on this Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking safari.
5. Budongo Forest
Budongo forest at the Kaniyo Pabidi segment in Murchison falls national park offers a remunerating chimp trekking experience. Budongo forest brags of the biggest populace of Chimpanzees however just a couple are habituated for tourism. Budongo forest is Uganda’s greatest mahogany forest, which involve 465 tree species and is a home to more than 24 warm blooded animals, 290 butterflies and 140 species of moths. Other than chimpanzee trekking, Budongo forest is useful for bird viewing and nature walks, which make it a best spot to visit.
6. Toro Semliki National Reserve
Toro Semliki National Reserve has an amazing setting close to the western border of Uganda. The reserve holds impressive checklist of primate species like chimpanzees, Red-tailed, vervet, Black, white colobus monkeys and Baboons. Except these, you can also able to encounter Waterbucks, Warthogs, Bush bucks, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, and Elephants.
Here the walk takes 3 to 4 hours and is conducted near Semliki Safari Lodge where you will meet our experienced ranger guides.
So, if you want to experience this unique experience amid your Uganda Safari, then contact East African Jungle Safaris today. We can arrange the best Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda experience for you according to your budget and preferences.
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