Chimpanzee trekking regions in Uganda – Uganda has a population of close to 5000 chimpanzees distributed in the various forests and game parks. Queen Elizabeth National Park is among of the most remarkable national parks within Uganda for outstanding Wildlife as well as Bird-life, it also a perfect place to enjoy chimpanzee tracking / trekking done within the Kyambura Gorge where there are several habituated Chimpanzee trekking regions in Uganda
Chimps normally stay in groups known as troops, of about 30 – 80 individuals, hey adapt to their environments over time developing tools for survival much like humans. You can spend an hour with these creatures in their natural habitat by visiting one of the chimpanzee trekking regions in Uganda. more so the trekking happens as well in Rwanda
Kibale forest National park a home to 1,500 chimps, the highest concentration in Uganda, as well as the most diverse (13 species in total) and densest population of primates in East Africa. In these woodlands, you’ll find vervet monkeys, olive baboons, and red colobus monkeys. Additionally, the area hosts over 350 bird species, increasing the likelihood of visitors encountering these wild primates to 98.9%. The process of trekking Chimpanzee in this region starts at 7:00 in the morning and can last for 6 hours in a group of six visiting each chimpanzee group.
This is near Murchison Falls Park in northern Uganda which gives visitors planning to trek chimpanzee an option to add on a wildlife tour experience to Murchison falls to adventure more the rich tour places in the country, Budongo Forest is the 3rd best place for Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Uganda, the better part of it is that at Kaniyo Pabidi, you can inform the park rangers the day before your chimp trek unlike Kibale National Park where you have to secure permits early to secure availability before the due date for the experience.
Kyambura Gorge is another destination for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda which lies in the Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, although the place harbors few chimpanzee that are hard to sport it’s as well blessed with a number of wild species that any visitor will love to meet along the trip like elephants and Hippos and at times lions which would be looking for primates to feast on and the gorge itself.
Ngamba Island Sanctuary located in Entebbe a few kilometres from the airport which is actually 45 minutes. The sanctuary was established with the purpose of formulating and executing a long-term strategy for the conservation of chimpanzees and their habitat. Currently, the island provides a refuge for 40 orphaned chimpanzees, recognized as endangered species originally from forests. Notably, 20 of these chimpanzees have been relocated to the island since the sanctuary’s inception.
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