Are you looking for chimpanzee trekking tours in Uganda Africa? Well, Uganda is unique travel destination with a diversity of wildlife and primate safari experiences that can be combined in a single tour package. Chimp tracking is among the most remarkable wildlife experiences that can be booked by travelers in Uganda and the activity is done in three main destinations that is to say Kibale forest national park, Murchison falls national park, and Queen Elizabeth national park.
In Uganda, Kibale forest national park is the best place to trek chimpanzees because it is a home to the highest chimp population and sightings are most common here!
The tracking excursions in Kibale forest national park depart twice a day at 08:00 and 14:00 though the morning excursions are busier since tour operators combine it with either an afternoon visit to Bigodi wetland sanctuary or extend their trip to Queen Elizabeth national park for onward safari activities.
Chimpanzee trekking tours in Uganda allow visitors to step into the deep forest jungles in search for a chimp family under the leadership of a well-trained and professional ranger guide from Uganda Wildlife Authority. In most cases trackers are put in a maximum group of 8 trackers to explore the realm of chimps.
Uganda chimpanzee trekking tours normally takes 3 hours, including a full hour guests spend with the chimps in the forest. After meeting them, you are advised to give a chimp family a distance of about 8-10 meters as a safety precaution. Book your safari to get up close with the chimpanzees and discover their intelligence, beauty and social structures.
Besides chimp tracking, guests can opt to go for chimpanzee habituation which is a full immersive experience where you can join a team of researchers for a half or full day excursion deep into the forest. Please note that chimps are less used to human presence and so the experience is more unpredictable.
The main difference between the normal chimpanzee treks and habituation experience is about the time you spend with the chimps. Chimpanzee habituation experience allows visitors to spend more time with the chimps than the standard chimp trekking tours.
Travelers who book chimp habituation experiences for the full day, join the chimps from when they break nests at about 06:30 until they nest again for the night at about 19:00.
The best time to go chimpanzee trekking tours in Uganda is during the dry season that runs from June to September and December to February.
Uganda is among the best African countries that can be visited throughout the year because it is characterized by equatorial climate hence temperatures tend to be consistent throughout the year. However, from March to May, the country experiences a long rainy season, and October to November is always a short rainy season.
Peak season in Uganda for tourists happen from June to September and the rates for accommodation tend to go high due to high demand. If you are comfortable tracking chimps during difficult conditions ie slippery and muddy trails, you may opt to track in wet season that comes with crazy hotel deals and this can totally reduce the cost of your trip.
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