Chimpanzee trekking Uganda

Chimpanzees trekking Uganda, Chimpanzees are man’s closest relatives. They are 98 % human DNA, they are one of the four great apes; their botanical name is Pan troglodytes. Uganda shelters over 5000 chimpanzees in different parts both in forests, sanctuaries and the Zoo including Kibale National Park, Bundongo forest in Murchison falls conservation area, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu forest, Toro in Semliki Wildlife reserve, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary and Uganda wildlife education center.

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Chimpanzee trekking areas in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is the widest and leading chimpanzee destination in East Africa, also known as the primate capital of the world with over 1500 chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest

Budongo forest is part of Murchison falls conservation area, also a home of chimpanzees in an area called Kaniyo pabidi.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge

One can also track Chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is a neighbor to Kibale forest National Park.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest

Kalinzu forest is also a home of two groups of chimpanzees, which were habituated by Japanese researchers; this forest is located near Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Chimpanzee tracking in Toro – Semliki wildlife reserve

Toro – Semliki wildlife reserve is also a chimpanzee destination near Semliki national park. Indiana University researchers have habituated chimpanzee at this place.

Chimpanzee tracking in Ngamba island

Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary is a home of 49-orphaned chimpanzees, which have been rescued from different parts of East Africa against poaching and pet trade.

Chimpanzee safari at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre formerly known as zoo is also a home of 40 captive chimpanzees, which are being taken care of due to injuries, and loss of parents.

All the above-mentioned places attract Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda.

Gears for Chimpanzee tracking/what to pack

  • Hiking boots
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Bottles of water
  • Pair of binoculars
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Cameras and extra battery
  • Porters for your chimp trek
  • Gardening gloves
  • Insect repellent