Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda. Uganda Chimpanzee Tour
Chimpanzee Trekking Safari holidays in Uganda primates safari destinations by Acacia safaris. Trekking Chimpanzee Tour is one of the amazing Uganda safari activities and Kibale Forest National Park offers a unique experience. Kibale Forest National Park is located southwest of Uganda within a tropical rainforest that harbors several numbers wildlife species, chimpanzees being the popular primates in the park.
Ultimate Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda
This 5 days western Uganda safari takes you to two magnificent national parks in Uganda which include Queen Elizabeth National park and Bwindi impenetrable national park. The safari exposes you to a variety of animals in East Africa including the rare and magnificent Silverback Gorillas.
This 7 Days Primates Uganda safari gives you the opportunity to visit the most significant Uganda safari parks for primate viewing and tracking. Bwindi Impenetrable forest park and Kibale National Park are the well-known primates Safari destinations in Uganda.
About Kibale Forest National Park Uganda – Acacia Safaris Uganda
The forest is comprised of varied tracts of tropical forest cover interspersed with patches of grasslands and swamps dominated. Kibale forest park covers about 795 square kilometers. Chimpanzees are primates that share about 98.7% of their DNA with humans. About 1500 chimpanzees live in Kibale Forest National Park and have been habituated for chimpanzee trekking safari holidays in Uganda.
Chimpanzees live in family groups of about 15-20 individuals though some are very large to even 100. They are highly sociable, communicative, and intelligent animals with complex social relationships, and hierarchies usually led by a male chimpanzee. Primates communicate largely through body language and hoots, pants, and barks. They are also one of the only primate species known to create and use tools.
Some of the acts that display chimpanzee intelligence include digging insects out of tight space, opening hard nuts or fruit with rocks. Their capability to do this contributes to the variety of the chimpanzee diet ranging from fruits to insects and more. The skills used to collect their food as well as use tools can be passed on from one generation to the other since chimpanzees live for about 40 years.
How to Get to Kibale Forest National Park?
Kibale Forest National Park is very accessible for chimpanzee trekking and a 3 days chimpanzee trekking tour is a good itinerary. It is known for the best chimpanzee trekking safari experiences in Uganda since it guarantees great views of these apes. The forest is ranked as the best destination to see wild chimpanzees in East Africa.
The Chimpanzee Trekking Safari Experience in Kibale Forest National Park
The chimpanzee trekking safari experience starts with a briefing at 8:00 am by the park rangers. After the briefing, you then be guided by park rangers to the forest, about 2 armed rangers will go along with you. You follow the trails with the ranger guides expertise. They will be able to identify where the family is and lead you there. To have a chimpanzee trekking safari experience, be ready to go walking through the forest in search of the chimps for about 2-5 hours depending on where the chimps are spending their day at.
On finding the chimpanzees, you will be given one hour in the presence of the chimps as you take photos and film all the best moments of the trek. Other than Kibale Forest, there are also other destinations for chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda. These include Kalinzu forest and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Budongo forest near Murchison Falls National Park. Tourists can also see chimpanzees at Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria where orphaned chimpanzees and those that are rescued are kept.
Best Time for Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda – Acacia Safaris Uganda
The best time of the year to go chimpanzee trekking safari is during the months of April to May. This is, however, the rainy season and not a good time for other Uganda safari activities but then referred to as the best time for chimpanzee trekking.
June to October is the best time of the year to visit Uganda and do any kind of activity. You can also go chimpanzee trekking safari during this time. When it comes to trekking safaris in Uganda, chimpanzee trekking safari is the second popular after Uganda gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Where to Go for Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda? – Acacia Safaris Uganda
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is a chimpanzee conservation center found on the Ngamba Island of Lake Victoria of Uganda. Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa.