Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee trekking in Africa is a must do for all passionate travelers. Africa is a land that was gifted by nature in all ways and aspects. It is a great place to see the common chimpanzee and bonobo species of chimpanzees that have adapted to living in African rain-forests. Africa chimpanzee trekking experiences so worth it. The endless conservation efforts by several researchers have made it very possible for tourists to bond with human’s closest cousins; the chimpanzees. No continent beats  Africa when it comes to wildlife and primates viewing specifically.  Chimpanzee trekking in Africa can be carried out in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya, among other destinations.

Uganda offers the best African chimpanzee trekking opportunities at very affordable prices and to multiple destinations. Visitors to Queen Elizabeth National Park can blend their safari with a Chimpanzee trekking encounter at the Kyambura Gorge (Also known as the Valley of Apes). Those that visit Murchison Falls National Park can trek chimpanzees in Budongo Forest.

Another great spot to sight chimpanzees in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (home to the orphaned Chimpanzee); an island in Lake Victoria near Entebbe. A chimpanzee safari to Kibale Forest National Park (Africa’s primate world capital) exposes you to 13 primate species inclusive of the Chimpanzee. In Rwanda, chimpanzee Trekking is carried out in Nyungwe Forest National Park, a destination that hosts approximately 13 primate species co-existing in one place. Here you can watch Chimpanzees, Colobus Monkeys, Baboons among other primate species.

Best Chimpanzee Safaris

Gombe Stream National Park and Mahale Mountains National park on Lake Tanganyika are the two destinations hosting chimpanzees and trekking can be done In Tanzania, Thanks to Jane Goodall who spent most of her time in Gombe stream national researching about chimpanzees and contributing to their survival today. An encounter with chimpanzees is so interesting and unforgettable, you can find these primates up on the tree branches fighting, playing, of eating fruits, and Applying human skills to pick food, termites from the soil and so forth, these creatures behave in a very crazy manner. In the different destinations, Chimpanzee trekking starts in the morning at around 8:30 with a briefing from well knowledgeable guides before following the different trailheads to the jungle, however, other destinations also have midmorning and trekking, though morning is better since there is no much sunshine and the primates are still very vibrant. The trekking exercise normally lasts for an estimate of 1-3 hours with bonuses of sighting other additional primates such as the Columbus monkeys, vervet monkeys, and baboons among others.

You will need to equip yourselves with good hiking shoes to enjoy the hike, good cameras for nice photos, a pair of trousers to protect your legs from scratches, a rain prove Coat because forests receive rains at any time, Insect repellent to keep you safe from dangerous insects in the forest, binoculars to catch the distant and unclear primates, Chimpanzee Trekking permits as evidence of payment and many more. Trekking is done all year round depending on one's schedule, though the best period is the dry season since hiking is simple and the ground is safe, at this time, primates tend to come out of their hiding places in search of food and water, the forest is also very clear. Best months to Visit Uganda are normally December to March, and June to September. Africa is open to all tourists from all parts of the world; the destination is safe an all activities accommodation, attractions, and goods are very affordable, let us visit our closest cousins in the gifted land of Africa. Book your trip now.

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