Uganda, land gifted by nature stands as a magical wondrous destination endowed with remarkable bio-diversity. Common Chimpanzees are among the counts of Primates that have for long made the Uganda Safaris and tours colorful.
Considered among the Big Apes just like the Mountain Gorillas always explored on gorilla safaris in Uganda, the Common Chimpanzees have very fascinating body features and behavior and dwell in the dense moist tropical forests to the West of Uganda.
Ranging from the mature Budongo Forest Reserve to Kibale National Park, Semuliki National Park, Kyambura gorge and Kalinzu Forest Reserve, the Common Chimpanzees have for over the years found an ideal home with plenty of food and intact shelter for their protection. The touch of these ancient African tropical forests some of which are noted to have survived the last ice age is very natural and breathtaking not only to the Chimpanzees but also to the Uganda safari undertakers.
Chimpanzee Trekking is among the prime activities that pull travelers to plan tours to Uganda and it is both featured in specialized itineraries and other combined itineraries including wild game viewing and Gorilla Tracking. The popular spots for Chimpanzee trekking safari tours in Uganda have for long been Kibale National Park also referred to as the Primate Capital of the World with other 12 primate species, Kyambura Gorge – the 100m deep gorge with lush tropical forest to the East of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kaniyo Pabidi Sector of Budongo Forest Reserve.
However, other destinations like Kalinzu Forest Reserve and Semuliki National Park have had pools of habituated Chimpanzees and thus providing a ground for this activity though the later is not yet established.
The Chimpanzee trekking involves one full hour with these exciting cousins but more hours will be spent trekking through the forest in search of these species. Chimpanzee Habituation lasts a whole day exploring the Chimps as they forage, socialize, patrol and undertake a range of other exciting behavior.