Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Price
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Chimpanzees in Africa are categorized into the common chimps and the pygmy chimps als known as bonobo. The common chimps inhabit the forests in east, central, south and western parts of Africa whereas the bonobo chimps live in Congo. Chimpanzee are an impressive great ape that are closely related to humans and because of their intelligence, physical appearance and behaviours, they are one of the most wonderful attractions we offer for tourism in Uganda. Chimpanzee trekking Uganda is a thrilling tour experience and can be conducted in different areas at different prices. The major Uganda chimp trekking destination is Kibale National park located I the western part of Uganda which is about 300km from Kampala.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park can be done in the morning or afternoon. The morning trek starts at 8:00am or 11:00am while the afternoon trek starts at 15:00pm and the starting point is always Kanyanchu visitors centre. Kibale tropical forest harbors the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda and some of them have been habituated for tourism. Tourists who choose to trek from here have over 90% chances of spotting these primates and a group of only 6 people is allowed to visit each group of chimps each day. It is therefore important to contact us early in order to have your chimp trekking permit secured in advance. Chimp trekking in Kibale takes about 3 hours. A chimpanzee trekking permit for Kibale national park costs $200 for an individual.
Uganda chimps are interesting animals and you can have a great time with them by opting for a chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale national park. During the chimpanzee trekking habituation experience, visitors move into the forest with the researchers and habituators early in the morning and can see the chimps leaving their nests if you arrive there at 6:00 or 6:30am. You also have a chance to see the gorillas feeding, breastfeeding, playing, resting and building g nests in the evening. Chimpanzee habituation can last for half or full day. A chimpanzee habituation permit costs $250. There are a lot more primates and other animals you’ll spot in the forest while on your primate forest walk or chimp habituation experience, some of them include the black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoest monkey, red-tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, a variety of bird species, forest elephants and bush pigs among others.
Other chimpanzee trekking Uganda Locations include;
Kalinzu forest, which is located a few kilometers from Queen Elizabeth national park. The forest has over 250 chimps with about 70 chimps that have been habituated and available for tracking. It is an appropriate place to go for tracking if you want to travel on a tight budget that includes wildlife and chimp trekking. It means that you would enjoy the wildlife viewing experience in Queen Elizabeth national park and go for chimp trekking in Kalinzu forest. A chimp tracking permit in Kalinzu costs $40, and you can save more than $150 from the more expensive permit for Kibale national park.
Kyambura gorge is located in Queen Elizabeth national park in the western part of Uganda. Kyambura gorge is a forested long valley of about 16km with a depth of about 100m. The forest is a home to chimps some of which have been habituated for tourism though the chances of spotting them are lower than at any other place in Uganda. The forest or gorge walk is also entertained by the numerous bird species and other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons and others that you’ll spot around the forest, not forgetting the captivating sceneries around the gorge.
Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park is an exciting place for chimpanzee trekking Uganda. After Kibale national park and Kalinzu forest, Budongo forest is rated 3rd among areas where you could easily spot the chimps. The forest is located in Murchison falls national park. Budongo forest has about 800 chimps and about 100 have been habituated for tracking. A permit for chimp tracking here costs $85.
Other areas where you can see chimpanzees in Uganda are Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Ngamba Island and Semuliki national park. Adventure in the Wild safaris has a variety of tour packages for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and they can start in Kampala or Rwanda.