Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda

Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda – Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking Uganda is a tourism adventure activity that involves hiking into the forests in search for chimpanzees.  The activity is done in areas with dense tropical forests where the primates inhabit. Chimpanzee trekking places in Uganda include Kibale National Park, Budongo forest reserve in Murchison Falls National, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve. Other places where to see chimpanzees in Uganda but not for trekking include Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe which the apes are confined. To visit chimps in Uganda is done in two activity categories which include chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience.

Chimpanzees in Uganda

Uganda is home to a sizable number of chimpanzees estimated at around 5,000 individuals according to surveys by The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Jane Goodall Institute in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Out of the approximated 5000 chimps in Uganda, about 1500 chimpanzees live in Kibale National Park, making it the biggest among the chimp habitats in Uganda.

What is Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking (Tracking) is the activity where tourists with the help of a guide walk through the forest following trails in pursuit of habituated chimpanzees and spend time with them observing their behaviors and conduct. Chimpanzee tracking also refers to an adventure tourist activity of hiking into the jungle in looking for the endangered chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is where visitors to accompany researchers and habituators into the forest. In this experience, the chimpanzee groups involved are usually less acquainted to human presence unlike those visited on the Primate Walk (chimp tracking) where  viewing them is both challenging and exciting. This chimp habituation experience is available on a full or half day basis commencing in the morning. Prior booking for this activity is necessary for proper arrangements. Visitors who arrive early may see chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00 – 6:30 am before they go feeding, copulating, hunting, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling and displaying up to when it’s time for setting up new nests in the evening around 7:00 pm. Gorilla Trekking Services has selected packages for trekking and visiting chimpanzees in Uganda at their various destinations and habitat:-

Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris and Tours in Uganda

1 Day Trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Take a 1 Day tour to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a chimp island in Lake Victoria where orphaned or hunted chimps are taken care of. See chimps feeding or playing from the visitors’ platform as you learn more about them.

3 Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Budongo Forest

Budongo chimpanzee habituation experience offers a cheaper and more affordable experience for tourists interested in spending more time with wild chimpanzees and learn more about them, their lifestyles, behaviors and conduct.

2 Days Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Kyambura Gorge

Drive to Kyambura Gorge in the north of Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy chimpanzee trekking in the spectacular gorge besides spotting other primate species, birds, plants and amazing geographical sceneries.

2 Days Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour in Kalinzu Forest

This tour to Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve in Western Uganda will take you directly to the chimps that live in this green forest. With maximum chances of spotting the primates, enjoy the chimps, nature walk and the amazing plant life.

2 Days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour in Uganda

Spend two days on Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary in Lake Victoria as you witness several sessions of chimpanzees feeding and being taken care of. You will have a chance for thrilling nature walks in the midst of the cool water breeze.

2 Day Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

The 2 days chimpanzee tracking safari tour takes you to Kibale national park, Uganda’s biggest chimp habitat for Chimpanzee trekking adventure as well as an amazing nature walk in Bigodi Swamp, a home to primates, birds and butterflies.

3 Day Chimp Trekking in Kyambura Gorge & Wildlife Safaris

Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and participate in chimpanzee tracking in the gorgeous Kyambura Gorge followed by a soothing boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, and end with a game drive for spotting wild animals and birds.

1 Day Chimpanzee Visit at the Zoo during Entebbe City Tour

Have an opportunity to see joyful chimpanzees at the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (Entebbe Zoo) where you will several wild animals and birds that represent what Uganda has in its parks & game reserves.

2 Day Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Central Forest Reserve

Budongo Central Forest Reserve is among the best places to trek chimpanzees in Uganda. The tracking s that occurs at Kaniyo Pabidi led by guides and rangers usually begins with briefing from the visitors’ information centre at the Budongo Eco Lodge.

3 Day Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

This 3 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Kibale forest national park will bring you closer to chimps inside the forest where you will also observe other primate species. This tour also include a mesmerizing nature walk in Bigodi wetland.

8 Days Chimp Trekking, Wildlife Safari & Gorilla Tracking

This 8 day trip will take you to Kibale forest for chimps trekking and nature walk in Bigodi Swamp, game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park and end with gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

5 Days Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Spend 5 days of wildlife adventure visiting mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drive, Kazinga Channel boat cruise & Kyambura Gorge chimp trekking.

4 Days Murchison Falls Safari and Budongo Chimp Trekking

Visit Murchison falls national park for game drive and boat cruise on the Nile but with an en route rhino trekking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will then enjoy chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Central Forest Reserve as you return from the park.

3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale National Park

Enjoy 3 days of chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest National Park during which, you will spend more hours with the chimps in the forest as you admire and observe keenly their traits and conduct. Nature walk is also part of the trip.

3 Days Kalinzu Forest Chimps Tracking & Wildlife Safaris

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park of day 1, do a game safari in the morning and a Kazinga channel boat ride in the park on day 2 and then conclude with Kalinzu forest chimp trekking on day 3 before returning to Kampala.

2 Day Rhino and Chimpanzee Trekking Tours in Uganda

Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district for an electrifying Rhino tracking encounter and then continue to Budongo Forest, part of Murchison Falls National Park for a fascinating chimps trekking & then after return to Kampala.

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