A chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale National Park should most certainly form part of the itinerary on your safari to Uganda. The diversity and abundance of the park’s 13 primate species have led to it being dubbed the primate capital of Africa. Set aside around 3 hours to make your chimpanzee trekking excursion the most memorable of experiences. After being briefed about the do’s and don’ts by Kibale park rangers, you will start trekking through the forest to make contact with the habituated chimpanzees, of which there are about 1 500 in Kibale.
The highlight of your Uganda chimpanzee trekking experience will be the hour or so you get to spend in the company of these fascinating animals, observing them as they go about their business. Apart from the chimpanzees, you can also expect to observe vervet, blue and patas monkeys as well as bush babies and olive baboons on your Uganda wildlife safari.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Park is a tropical rainforest and home to several habituated chimpanzee communities, meaning they are comfortable and aware of human presence. The Kibale Forest ecosystem attracts several other primate species, including the endangered red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. You may also find the red-tailed monkey, olive baboon, and the white-cheeked mangabey on your Uganda holiday.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
The major highlight of a visit to the park is undoubtedly the scenic game drives and guided bush walks. You can expect to see a myriad of species like big herds of elephants and buffalos, antelope like the Ugandan kob and topi as well as predators like lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Take your safari to Uganda to the next level with a chimpanzee trekking experience in the Kyambura Gorge, located in the north of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Getting up close and personal with the habituated chimpanzees is a once in a lifetime experience.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a remarkable wilderness area and you can be assured of an exceptional safari experience in Uganda. The park is a sanctuary for a variety of mammal, bird, butterfly and frog species, some of which are endangered. On your safari, you can expect to see chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, countless small antelopes and if lucky, elephants.
Chimpanzee Trekking with JENMAN African Safaris
Discover the very best Uganda has to offer with the 11-day Highlights of Uganda safari package. Explore the beautiful Kibale National Park, its the habituated chimpanzees and other primates like the red colobus monkey and the white-cheeked mangabey. Other highlights to be experienced on your Uganda holiday includes the gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
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Our travel consultants are able to assist with tailor-made safari tours and travel packages for your unique needs. JENMAN African Safaris provides personalised Uganda Safari Tours that allow you to experience the very best of Africa. Get in touch with one of our safari and travel specialists with your questions about availability, rates and transport options.
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