Top places to Track Chimpanzees in Uganda & Rwanda
Have you tracked gorillas and golden monkeys but still want to track chimpanzees? Nyungwe forest national park, Kibale forest national Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and Murchison falls National Park are the top places for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda. Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins sharing a lot of resemblements in terms of survival and adaption to their environment. Though they have famed to the world as first moving primates, chimpanzee trekking and habituation is an incredible adventure that bring the chimps and other primate species close to humans putting in the open their way of life in the forest environment. Expect to meet many forest habitats including other primate species during the trek a moment you will wish to celebrate on your primate safaris in Africa. Chimpanzee safaris are fun in Uganda and Rwanda no matter where you track gorillas or do other tour adventurers.
Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking
Ever since Nyungwe forest in south Rwanda is the top chimpanzee trekking ground and home to over thirteen primate species. The park has two sectors for chimpanzee trekking, Uwinka and Cyamudongo.The trek starts early morning by 8.00am in both sectors with a briefing from park rangers followed by the forest nature walk in search of the beautiful chimpanzees.Nyungwe is said to be a home to over 500 chimpanzees so a good number of chimps can be spotted during every trek. Here are some other park activities you can engage in if time and money permits during your Rwanda chimpanzee trekking tour, hiking in Nyungwe Forest, Nyungwe Forest Canopy Walk, Colobus Monkey Tracking, and Bird watching. Also you will meet several primates like Vervet monkey, baboon, bush babies, grey-cheeked mangabey, silver monkey, golden monkey, red-tailed monkey, Lhotse’s among others.
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda
Uganda has always been a primate capital for all primate safaris in Africa with several primate trekking grounds in different national parks and reserves.Travelelrs discover the best chimpanzee Trekking or chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale forest national park a home to over 120 habituated chimpanzees, Kalinzu forest reserve-home to over 40 habituated chimpanzees, Budongo forest at the Kaniyo Pabidi a perfect ground to trek chimps in Murchison falls, Kyambura gorge- a remarkable chimpanzee trekking ground in Queen Elizabeth National Park.Remeber to chimpanzee trekking is an activity for only those above Twelve years, dress up in long trousers and shirts, wear comfortable walking boots, charge your camera to grab trip memories, insect repellant is a must, sun cream among others.Chimpanzee permits are usually purchased before the trip.