Chimpanzee tracking experience – One of the most exciting animals to see on a safari are the chimpanzee experience. Next to gorillas these are the most popular primate species among tourists. Uganda has a population of close to 5000 chimpanzees distributed in the various forests and game parks if you are looking to see chimpanzees in east Africa, Uganda is the best choice you could ever make. With various forests and national parks, it is actually the best place in east Africa to see chimpanzees. In west and central Africa, there is a lot of human encroachment on chimpanzee habitats, and hunting of chimpanzees for meat
Chimpanzee permits are quite similar with gorilla permits in Uganda however prices changes in relation to seasons i.e. high season or low season where by chimpanzee permits go for as low as USD100.00 and USD150.00 during high seasons per person per trek however changes in the prices requires you to check with us so that you can be informed for any changes. Different areas for chimpanzee trekking are charged differently due to likeliness to meet these primates for example chimpanzee permits in Kibale cost USD150.00, in chambura gorge, chimpanzee permits cost USD50.00 while in Budongo forest, a permit goes for USD80.00. Chimpanzee Habituation permit costs USD200.00 per person per trek, the costs includes perk entry fees, game ranger and the racking activity, extra USD20.00 is charged for a porter whom we advise you to hire to help you as you trail along the tiresome adventure on the trek. you can always get in touch to us upon any inquiry upon the best tracking point as we help you to get the best chimpanzee experience to meet you holiday.
Best time to trek chimpanzees can be at any time of the year and whoever is interested is advised to book his or her Chimpanzee permit in advance especially during the high season where permits tend to sell out quickly. his is for those who have limited time and want to see the Chimpanzee, Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria where orphaned and rescued Chimpanzees are looked after when they lose their communities is the best option that we recommend to clients since the primates can be easily be accessed.
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) is available on a full or half day basis starting. advance booking for this activity is required. Early visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00 – 6:30am before feeding, copulating, hunting, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling and displaying until it is time to build new nests around 7pm.