The Best Sites to Enjoy Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda-Uganda Safari News
Chimpanzees trekking is one of the main tourist’s activity enjoyed by visitors on Uganda safaris and these are mainly done in various destinations such as Ngamba Island out from Entebbe, Kibale Forest national park in south western Uganda near Fort Portal, Kyambura George in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park.
Ngamba Island suited in Lake Victoria is one of the famous destinations where visitors on chimpanzee trekking safaris to Uganda can enjoy the views of the orphaned chimpanzees protected in the 100 acres forested Ngamba Island. A visit to the sanctuary will offer you a unique chance to watch the chimps when they are being fed.
Kanyio Pabidi eco-tourism site which forms part of Murchison Falls National Park is one of the finest places in Uganda where one can easily trek and watch the sights of chimpanzees. Kanyio Pabidi is habitat to an estimated 500 chimps and a wide –range of birds and butterflies. The forest reserve has been protected in its natural state with no or little impacts of Illegal human activities and hence your chimpanzee trekking safari to the forest will enable you to see the various trees especially mahogany. In addition to Chimpanzee trekking experience, you may also partake in forest walks in order to experience the beautiful natural forest.
Kibale Forest National park situated next to Fort Portal is a fantastic destination in Uganda where visitors on chimpanzee safari tours to Uganda can enjoy the highly rewarding chimpanzee trekking experience. The dominant activity in Kibale starts from Kanyanchu Visitors Center at 08.00. It involves trekkers moving in the thick forest trails of Kibale when searching for the Primates and when they meet the chimpanzees, they are allowed one hour with the primates. During the time of trekking, the experienced ranger guides will show you pittas as well as other bird species and will also explain to you more about the different plant species within the forest.
In addition, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elisabeth National Park is a unique experience above chimpanzee trekking because it goes an extra mile to teach you more about the primates. As you walk down into the George from the flat plains of Queen Elisabeth National Park when searching for chimps, you will meet other interesting primates and bird species. The gorge is 16km long and about 100 meters deep and is natural habitat to chimpanzee, black & white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, red tailed monkeys and variety of birds. In the Center of the gorge, one meets a small river where hippos splash in the clear waters as the blue-bellied kingfisher and black bee-eater flutted above. The riverine forest offers the feeling of a vanished world as one marvel at the different species of birds and animals.
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