Chimpanzee Tracking In Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking in uganda.

Uganda has a population of close to 5000chimpanzees distributed in the various forests and game parks. The chimpanzee population inUganda used to be much higher than it is today. It used to number in tens of thousands but poaching and unstable political environment led to the continual decline in population.
Chimpanzeesare of of primates we have in uganda and are very close to humans with over 97.3 % DNA to humans.
The are very sensitive and always able to manage their diet, that help them to manage their body strength.
We can find chimpanzees in many places in uganda on different safaris to different destinations as you may as well combine the chimpanzee safaris with other safaris,
For example,
Budongo forest in Murchison falls National Park
Budongo forest is found in murchison falls national park and is a home for a number of chimpanzee,  The Budongo Forest in Uganda is northwest of the capital city Kampala on the way to Murchison Falls National Park, and is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert. It is known for its former abundance of East African mahogany trees as well as being home to a population of chimpanzees. This forest is over 825 square km.
On your 3 Days Wildlife And Chimoanzee safari to murchison falls national park, you could plan for your safari for 3 days and 2 nights,
Kibale National Park

Kibale is highest at the park’s northern tip and its  795km2 in size, which stands 1,590m above sea level. The lowest point of the parkis 1,100m on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south.

Over 351 tree species have been recorded in kibale forest national park, some of them rise up to over 55m and are over 200 years old.Kibale’s varied altitude supports different types of habitat, ranging from wet topical forest on the Fort Portal plateau to woodland and savanna on the rift valley floor.Kibale is one of Africa’s foremost research sites. While many researchers focus on the chimpanzees and other primates found in the park, others are investigating Kibale’s ecosystems, wild pigs and fish species, among other topics.

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. This forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.Kibale is famously known for Chimpanzee tracking and also birding as there are  over 375 species of bird species including the great blue turacco, parrots and many others.The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee, and monkies.

On your 3 Days Ultimate Chimpanzee Tracking Safari, you will get the more way of approaching this place, you could spend 3 days and 2 nights on your safari,



Attractions:The Forest is famous for 414 Species of trees, it harbours 378 Species of Birds, six different Species of Primates, Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Chimpanzees, 262 Butterflies, 97 Moths, Reptiles and Flowers

Activities: they Forest Walks, Research, Conservation Education, Birding, Butterfly Identification, Chimp Tracking, and small Mammal viewing.

Area coverage:147 sq. km. adjacent to the famed Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Maramagambo Forest. It lies at an average altitude of 1,400 m above sea level

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalinzu Forest found in Queen Elizabeth Park, Kalinzu forest is a National Forest Reserve located in the western part of Uganda, Kalinzu forest near Queen Elizabeth National Park just approximately  40 minutes drive from queen Elizabeth national park headquarters, Kalinzu Forest is one of the best place in Uganda one would go for ultimate chimpanzee tracking and the chances of viewing chimps are over 90 percent.

It is very easy to combine chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, this is one of the most visited parks in and has the best game drive with the most amazing boat ride that is done along  Kazinga Channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward.

And this boat cruise rewards you with amazing view of wildlife like elephants, buffaloes and others as the drink water on the channel, others you will be able to see include hippos, Nile crocodiles, and many water birds including the king fishers and others.

 Which other places where one can be able to see chimpanzees in Uganda?

Uganda has other  places where one can go for ultimate chimpanzee tracking among them is Kibale Forest National Park (Primate capital of the world)  where the largest number of chimpanzee in Africa are found with over a 100% chances view chimps, Kyambura Gorge is another place in Uganda where one can see chimps, Kyambura Gorge is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, this gorge is also known as Valley of Apes found in the far eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura  Gorge is 100 meters deep and one kilometer long to its boarders. Lastly you can as well track chimps in Budongo Forest which is also part Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve is one of biggest and beautiful forest reserve in Uganda with different types primates species with over 365 bird species, chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest Reserve is also 100% guaranteed and you can easy combine it any of your Murchison Falls National Park safari.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalinzu Forest-Queen Elizabeth Park is possible from the Mweya Safari Lodge  and lodges/ hotels around  Queen Elizabeth National Park like Jacan lodge, Engiri safaris lodge, Buffaloes safari lodge,  and many others, because there no lodge in Kalinzu Forest Reserve so you you are doing any activity there must drive about 40 minutes back to your accommodation within Queen Elizabeth National

Still on queen Elizabeth national park, you will also find chimpanzee species from Kyambura a few minutes from the headquarters of queen Elizabeth national park thought this has got few chances for you to see these primates.


Also check below,

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Chimpanzee Tracking Safaris

Gorilla tracking safari

Birding Safaris,


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