Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda
When it comes to Uganda primate safari holidays, look no further than our Chimpanzee Trekking Adventure! While most people might think that a primate adventure starts with a mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi or Mgahinga, we have tried to show you a more comprehensive view of Uganda’s primates; including the always fascinating chimpanzees.
For the adventurous, chimpanzee trekking is always a must-do activity on your Uganda Safaris Tour. Many visitors will also find the exotic appeal of this activity, which takes them to the peaceful, lush greenery of Uganda’s primate capital, Kibale Forest National Park.
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With Deks Safaris & Tours Africa, you can follow the path of a conspiracy with around 5,000 Ugandan chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park is home to around 1,200 individual chimpanzees and unlike mountain gorilla treks, chimpanzee trekking will keep you on your toes! This is simply because chimpanzees are very mobile and swing from branch to branch trying to pick the highest fruit on the top branch while testing their jumping skills.
On this Uganda Safaris Tour Vacation Chimpanzee Trek, your main task is to follow the loud rhythm of the chimpanzees while remaining as quiet as possible so as not to attract their attention. Spend about 1 to 2 hours watching these primates from a safe distance of 8 to 10 meters as they feed and play with each other. Do not touch, feed or touch the chimpanzees and always follow the minimum age limit.
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Where to Go for Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda?
Uganda has such a large chimpanzee population (5000) that we organize Uganda Safaris Tour Holidays for chimpanzee trekking in other protected areas around the country such as Budongo Forest with 610 and Kyambura with around 29. Other destinations include; Kaniyo Pabidi and Kalinzu Forest among others. Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safaris Tours are quite affordable compared to mountain gorilla treks.
Tickets to Kibale Forest National Park cost about $100 to $150 depending on the season, while Kyambura Gorge costs about $50 and Budongo Forest $90. However, a chimpanzee trekking expedition is always worth it and we can guarantee that you will always be glad you visited!
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What is the Habituation Experience of Chimpanzees?
Like the mountain gorillas at Uganda Safaris Tour, the same procedure is followed for the chimpanzees. It starts with a short briefing early in the morning before we enter the jungle with a professional team of rangers, guides, and scientists. By starting this Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris Tour vacation adventure early, you can include primates tour in your trek, giving you extra motivation to complete your mission.
Chimpanzees are naturally active creatures, so expect your hike to be hectic when the monkeys start to move. The goal of this Chimpanzee Trekking safari in Uganda is to acclimatize some near-wild chimpanzees to the presence of humans so they can go on a trek. With Deks Safaris & Tours Africa, we ensure that your experience is a satisfying one.
Chimpanzee Trekking safaris to Uganda require strict rules such as silence at all times as these monkeys are not used to the presence of humans. The whole experience takes about four hours as you observe and learn about the Ugandan chimpanzees and their lifestyle. Take as many photos as you want, as long as you remember to turn off the camera flash!
How many People Are Allowed to do Chimpanzee Habituation in a Group?
About 8 to 10 meters away from the chimpanzees during your Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris Tour holiday, you can easily see how playful and entertaining these monkeys are; especially when babies are playing with each other. After 4 hours with the orangutans, it’s time to continue the rest of the time without you. Enjoy a packed lunch in the bush before starting the trek to the park headquarters.
Uganda Safaris Tour and Holidays Chimpanzee Habituation Permits are slightly more expensive than Chimpanzee Trekking Permits as the acclimatization process takes longer than Chimpanzee Trekking. Foreigners and non-residents pay $250 for a permit, while East Africans pay Ugandan shillings 150,000 to spend four hours in the wild with chimpanzees.
The Chimpanzee Habituation Permit covers access, guidance, and security for the Uganda trekking Safaris Tour. However, it is recommended to order licenses at least 3 months in advance, as they are usually in high demand and can easily be used up. Last-minute bookings can be somewhat frustrating and inconvenient. Chimpanzee habituation trekking can take place all year round, but it is worth noting that there are large crowds during the peak season.