Chimpanzee tracking is rapidly becoming the continent's newest wildlife experience. Although you may see chimps – and several other primate species - on your gorilla trek, several places have earned a reputation as stand-alone chimpanzee trekking destinations.
The forested corners of Uganda's Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls National Parks but it is Uganda’s Kibale Forest that is usually seen as one of the best places for chimpanzee trekking destinations in Africa.
Often found in kinder terrain than gorillas, wild chimps are nevertheless harder to find than gorillas and chimpanzee tracking is often an add-on experience to a big game safari. But habituated chimp groups, such as those at Kibale, give you the same kind of face-to-face encounter you enjoy with gorilla trekking. Time spent with them is again restricted to an hour unless booked onto a chimp - habituation program where you enjoy trailing the around the whole from their previous nights nesting point to wherever they decide to pitch camp that night.
Chimpanzee tracking is a very fascinating experience. Prepare today and set out to Uganda’s Kibale Forest National Park home to chimps and 13 other primates. Chimpanzee tracking only allows you at most an hour with our mesmerizing relatives, as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play about or progress speedily on the ground right in front of you.Chimpanzees as well as humans share over 98 percent of their DNA.
However these being wild animals, chances of spotting these chimps are not always guaranteed although they are over 95% within the Kibale Forest, hence making it the most perfect destination in the whole of East Africa for chimpanzee trekking.
It is in addition probable to take part in the fascinating habituation experience, meaning that you can actually get a chance to spend the entire day with this impressive creatures.
However, because the number of chimpanzee tracking permits for each day is restricted, you are greatly advised to book in advance to your safari date.
Normally lunch boxes may be offered to the trekkers that are taking part in the habituation process since it requires the entire day.
Important to Note is that 15 years is the minimum age allowed to take part in the chimpanzee tracking experience.
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