Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda, Chimpanzee Tours in Uganda
Enjoy your Luxury Uganda Safari as you go on Chimpanzee Tracking Safari to experience the best Chimpanzee Tracking Adventures in Kibale Forest National Park, Ngamba Island, Kalinzu Forest, Kyambura Gorge where you will spot the stunning Chimpanzees interact fully with their natural vegetation habitat.
Chimpanzee Tracking Process
The Chimpanzee Tracking Process is almost similar to Gorilla Trekking taking a period of 3-5 hours after being briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the rare primates of Chimpanzees in their vegetation habitat.
You will be distributed in groups of 6-8 with an experienced guide who will inform you more about the beautiful intelligent species of Chimpanzees.
You will search for them from one place to another in the forest and when you meet them, only an hour is allowed to stay in their presence. The Chimpanzee Tracking permit costs US $150 per person interested.
Other than chimpanzee tracking, one can also take on the Chimpanzee habituation experience that takes the whole day requiring you to stay with the chimpanzee for the whole day from the time they wake up and take on their daily activities until evening when they build new nests to rest/ spend the night.
Both procedures are rewarding depending on one’s preferences and budget.
Various safari destinations in Uganda offer these exceptional encounters and these include; the prominent vast greenery Kibale Forest National Park, Ngamba Island, Kalinzu Forest, Kyambura Gorge, Kaniyo Pabidi Eco tourism site in Budongo Forest.
You will pay a charge of US $220 per person for the chimpanzee tracking permit.
Chimpanzee tracking Rules
- Keep a distance of 7 meters from the chimps.
- Carry your tracking permit as you go to search for the chimps in the thick forest vegetation.
- Don’t make noise while with the chimps
- If you are ill, cancel the tracking experience since these are susceptible to human diseases which have led to their deaths in the past.
- Don’t litter rubbish in the park and if you want to help yourself, move away into the bushes, dig a hole of about 5 meters to help yourself and when done, cover the hole with soil.
- Don’t run when approached by the chimpanzee since this will make them think you are an enemy.
What to carry for Chimpanzee Tracking
- Trekking boots that are above the ankles to enable you trail through the thick forest vegetation even along slippery ground.
- Rain jacket to cover and protect you from the rain that often falls since the country is suitably located along the equator.
- Long sleeved shirts/ t-shirts to protect you from piercing thorns along the branches of trees.
- Gardening gloves to keep your hands warm and protected.
- Long pants that are not jeans to enhance easy navigation through the forest.
- Sweater to keep you warm in the evenings.
- A cap/ hat to cover your head.
- A camera with no flash to take clear photos.