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Where in Uganda Can You Go Chimpanzee Trekking?

Where in Uganda Can You Go Chimpanzee Trekking? Chimpanzee trekking is regarded as one of the top tourism activities routinely undertaken in Uganda, attracting big numbers of people from all over the world and resulting in significant growth of Uganda’s tourism business. Furthermore, Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is recognised as the greatest location for travellers interested in partaking in chimp trekking activities due to the fact that it is home to around 4950 chimps.

Each tourist who wishes to participate in this activity must always purchase their chimp trekking permits, which should be obtained at least 3 months in advance and can be obtained directly from the Uganda wildlife offices or Monumental Expeditions and Safaris.  However, these trekking permits are always levied at a cost of roughly 120 USD per person for foreign non-residents, 80 USD per person for East African citizens, and 110 USD per person for international residents.Furthermore, travellers should be aware that these trekking permits are always paid according on the season in which they wish to trek; for example, in Kibale National Park, tourists must pay roughly 1500 USD per person during the high season and around 100 USD per person during the low season.

Chimpanzee trekking activities in Uganda usually last 2 to 5 hours and include people moving through national parks in search of chimps. During trekking, they are always accompanied by park rangers and guides who lead them through because they are familiar with all the parts of these areas. Later, when the species is located, the trekkers are given one hour to spend with the species and this allows them to observe and learn about the behaviours and characters as well as watch their daily life, such as how they eat and feed their young ones.

Furthermore, travellers are recommended to use several tactics for easier ways of finding these animals, such as tracking the foot prints of the chimps in the park, following where there are broken tree branches, identifying locations with food left overs, and many others. Before the trek, tourists are always divided into groups of no more than six people, and all participants must be at least 16 years old. This activity is not recommended for young children because their behaviour may appear unpredictable in the presence of the chimps.


Where in Uganda can you go chimp trekking?

Chimpanzee trekking is an exciting adventure that always makes one’s safari in Uganda worthwhile since individuals always have a wonderful time and learn new experiences when trekking. Furthermore, travellers who are interested in Chimpanzee trekking can visit areas such as;


Kibale National Park is located in Tanzania.

Kibale National Park is located in the southwestern section of Uganda and is well-known as the top chimp trekking location in the country since it is home to over 1500 chimp species, the majority of which may be seen in huge numbers within Kibale forest. Kibale National Park imposes a price of around $200 USD per person for international non-residents and $100 USD for non-foreign residents, while East African citizens pay a cost of approximately 100,00 UGX shillings. However, the benefit of these fees is that they cover additional expenditures such as park admission fees and UWA guide fees, as well as contribute to the development of the surrounding towns.


National Park of Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the places to visit when on a chimp trekking safari in Uganda since it is home to a big variety of chimp species that can be easily seen in Kyambura Gorge. Furthermore, the chimp trekking permit with Queen Elizabeth National Park costs around $50 USD per person for international non-residents and approximately 30,000 Ugx per person for East African inhabitants.


The Central Forest Reserve of Kalinzu.

The Kalinzu central forest reserve is close to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and it is well known that chimp trekking in this reserve is less expensive than in Queen Elizabeth. This may be demonstrated in the fact that chimp trekking in Kalinzu woodland costs around $30 USD per person.

Apart from the places mentioned above, there are many more that tourists can visit and trek chimps in different places because these species are usually seen wandering within national parks looking for food and thus, one can also visit Budongo forest which is found within Murchison falls national park and also in Toro-semiliki wildlife reserve which charges its permits at 30 USD per person for foreign non-residents and 20,000 UGX per person for the Ugandans. Furthermore, it is ideal to go trekking during the dry season, which lasts from June to September and from December to February, when there are less precipitation.