Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda Kibale Safari
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda Kibale safari
Chimpanzee trekking is the second most sought-after primate activity after gorilla trekking in Uganda, Trekking chimpanzees in their natural habitat through the African jungle is one of the world's most thrilling wildlife encounters that you don’t want to miss while planning a safari to East Africa, sitting quietly in silence a midst a troop of chimpanzees is a considered a privilege for any traveler.
Although there are around 250,000 chimpanzees left in the equatorial forests of Africa, observing them in their natural habitat is a rare treat. In general chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is an all-year-round safari activity and the best time depends on pretty much the availability of food and rain.
The dry seasons in Uganda from June to October and from December to March are considered the best times due to the fact that the same seasons are the best time to trek Mountain gorillas in their Natural habitat in Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks.
November and April are probably the shoulder months as these two months receive lots of rainfall making it hard to trek the chimpanzees with the wet grounds in the dense forest cover.
Chimpanzees in Uganda
Chimpanzees share about 98.7% of their DNA with humans, making them the closest primates to humans other than the Mountain gorillas. There are over 1800 Chimpanzees spread across Uganda in areas such as Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve, Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Semliki National park, and the Kyambura Gorge within Queen Elizabeth National park for tourists who wish to track them in their natural habitats. There are also some Chimpanzees within the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC in Entebbe) and Ngamba island Chimpanzee Sanctuary which is situated 23 kms south of Entebbe.
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