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Chimpanzee tracking is a popular experience for tourists to do while visiting Uganda. It is widely done in three parks and reserves where chimpanzees roam freely, such as Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve, and Kyambura Gorge. Most chimpanzees live in Kibale Forest National Park more than any other protected area in East Africa, making it one of the best areas in the world for chimpanzee tracking adventures. In addition, the park provides various activities, which include bird watching and forest nature hikes.
However, trekking chimpanzees while following a knowledgeable and armed UWA ranger or guide into the forest to trek them in their natural habitat is the goal of the activity. It’s always advised to keep in mind that chimpanzee trekking is highly regulated to minimize any detrimental impacts on chimpanzees and their natural habitat, and strict regulations and procedures must be followed.
Other Chimpanzee tracking destinations in Uganda rather than Kibale Forest National Park
More than 800 chimpanzees call the Budongo Forest Reserve in Murchison Falls National Park home. It is a fantastic location for nature walks and birdwatching as well. A group of habituated chimpanzees live in the scenic and verdant Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It has a diversified ecosystem. Despite being less well-known than the other reserves previously listed, the Kalinzu Forest Reserve in western Uganda is a fantastic location to search for chimpanzees.
What to pack for this tracking safari in Uganda
- A rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably rain.
- Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part.
- Torch is essential for safety purposes.
- Sunglasses to protect from direct sun rays.
- A zoom lens camera for photographs.
- A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away from you.
- Hiking boots or runners for the hike experience.