UGANDA'S CHIMPANZEES LIVE IN MULTIPLE RAINFOREST LOCATIONS ACROSS WESTERN UGANDA. THE COUNTRY HOSTS SOME OF EAST AFRICA'S PREMIER CHIMP TREKKING DESTINATIONS, WITH THE HIGHEST SUCCESSFUL TRACKING RATES.
Where does chimpanzee trekking take place in Uganda?
We recommend three chimp trekking in locations in Uganda; Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park & Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. These locations offer the highest successful tracking rates & are the most accessible locations.
What about the chimpanzee habituation exercise?
The chimpanzee habituation exercise takes place in two locations; Kibale National Park (year round) & Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park (seasonally). This is your opportunity to contribute to the familiarisation process of chimps, helping them adjust to human presence thus preparing them for regular tourism chimp trekking trips. During this activity you will truly experience their natural behaviour.
What are the success rates of chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park?
The success rate of chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park is around 95% of treks resulting in find the chimps. Kibale National Park is teeming with wildlife, home to about 1500 chimpanzees. It’s one of Uganda’s most spectacular tropical forests and renowned as one of East Africa’s premier primate spotting destinations.
What are the success rates of chimpanzee tracking in Murchison Falls National Park?
The success rate of chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls National Park is around 85% of treks resulting in find the chimps. Budongo Forest covers the southern fringes Murchison Falls National Park and is the largest Mahogany forest in Uganda. The area has a rich biodiversity and home to more than 600 chimps, the largest population in Uganda outside of Kibale National Park.
What are the success rates of chimpanzee tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park?
The success rate of chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park is around 65% of treks resulting in find the chimps. Kyambura Gorge holds a sunken rainforest surrounded by golden savannah. The resident chimps are isolated from all other forests and only fourteen chimps remain. The terrain is more difficult for trekking as you traverse the gorge’s steep sides but the gorge is stunning, with a mystical allure.
How are chimpanzee trekking permits secured?
We secure your chimpanzee trekking permits as part of our services when you book your flying safari with us. Please note that chimpanzee trekking permits can book up in advance in some locations in high season. Your safari consultant will advise on availability based on your proposed travel dates. To start the planning for your flying safari you can learn more about our flying safaris to Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park & Queen Elizabeth National Park on the links below.
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