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Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda – Overview

Enjoy Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda during our tailored Chimpanzee tracking safaris in Uganda in Kibale National Park forest, as well as Chimpanzees habituation experience tours, primate watching, bird watching, scenery viewing, community, hiking, walks & cycling Uganda tours.

Chimpanzee trekking safaris and Chimpanzee habituation experiences are the main activities done in Kibale forest national park on top of bird-watching walks and cultural tours that together form a unique Uganda safari tour experience in Africa.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda/Chimpanzee trekking Uganda tour experience offers you a special opportunity to get close to Chimpanzees-our closest living relatives (who share over 98% of our DNA) in their natural habitat. 

Current estimates for the total wild Chimpanzee population range from 170,000 to 300,000, with Uganda home to about 5,000 of the world’s Chimpanzees. Almost 1,500 Chimpanzees in Uganda are found in Kibale National Park which is the best place to trek and see Chimpanzees (the second biggest of the great apes) on foot in the wild.

Uganda is blessed with a number of prime Chimpanzee habitats where amazing Uganda Chimp trekking safaris are carried out by tourists/visitors. In Uganda, common Chimpanzees have been habituated over time for human exploration-tracking/habituation and are used to them hence making the activity safe and enjoyable.

The major destination for chimp trekking and habituation is Kibale National Park, famously known as the Primate Capital of the world due to its great number of habituated chimpanzees -over 1500 that thrive here along with other 12 primate species. Budongo Forest Reserve is another reserve where Chimps live and chimpanzee trekking in Uganda safaris can be done, with a count of over 800 chimpanzees. Semliki National Park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Ngamba Island Sanctuary are other destinations where visitors trek chimps in Uganda.

Trekking Chimpanzees in Uganda, in her lush tropical rainforests, is breathlessly exhilarating. Unlike majestic Mountain gorillas that tend to sit and feed chimps squabble and socialize, climb up and down trees, feed, and fight, and generally keep you entertained. 

Also, the terrain for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is much easier, the forest is less dense and chimps are easier to find. And the Uganda chimpanzee trekking permit price is significantly cheaper when compared to the Uganda gorilla permit. All these are good reasons why you might want to consider putting chimp trekking among the top things you must do on your safari in Uganda. 

Here is what you need to know about Chimpanzee trekking Uganda including what is chimpanzee trekking, best places to trek and see chimpanzees in Uganda, required trekking fitness, Uganda chimpanzee trekking rules and COVID-19 SOPs, best Uganda chimpanzee trekking lodges, the best time for chimpanzee trekking, the packing list and more tips. 

Chimpanzee safaris in Uganda feature both Chimpanzee trekking which involves one full hour with the chimpanzees exclusive of the time spent in the tracking process and Chimpanzee habituation which involves a half-day experience with the Chimpanzees. There is also chimpanzee viewing as they feed and a chance to actuary feed the orphaned chimps at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

At Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours Ltd, we offer complete chimpanzee trekking safari packages, some of which  feature sole chimpanzee destinations while other packages incorporate other amazing Uganda wildlife safari destinations, culture, scenery, to make the experience more diverse and extended.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN UGANDA

What Is Chimpanzee Trekking?

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda involves hiking through the lush tropical rainforests with an expert local ranger guide in search of a habituated community of wild chimpanzees, and when you find them, you spend an hour with them experiencing their fascinating lifestyles/behaviors. 

Trekking these intelligent, socially great apes on foot is not only fascinating but offers a lot of fun. You hike through the tangled forest undergrowth, ducking under low branches in the direction of where the chimps were last seen. The Chimp trek in Uganda usually takes 2-5 hours and offers sights of other amazing rainforest wildlife including plants, monkeys, birds, and butterflies. 

As you trek, you are most likely to hear the chimps before you see them. An excited hoot from somewhere deep in the forest; just one voice at first, then several, rising in volume and tempo and pitch to a frenzied unified crescendo, before it fades away. Jane Goodall called it the ‘pant-hoot’ call, a communal, loud calling session that enables any chimp within hearing distance of each other to identify exactly who is around at any given moment, through the individual’s unique vocalization.

To the human listener, these eruptive pant hoots are one of the most spine-chilling and exciting sounds of the rainforest, and a strong indicator that you are about to see your primate cousins. They may be high up in the treetops, feasting on figs, grooming, or playing. But if you’re lucky, some will come down to the ground, and that’s when the real magic happens. 

You observe them quietly while they pursue their enthralling and often lively social interactions around you. Chimpanzees live in communities ranging from 20 to 150 individuals. Like humans, they tend to have strong personalities. Their expressive faces make their identities easily recognized by us, even during the 1-hour encounter with them.

Best Places To Trek And See Chimpanzees In Uganda

Where can I see chimpanzees in Uganda? Uganda is certainly the premier chimpanzee trekking destination in Africa. The country features the most desired places to see habituated chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Seeing these forest dwellers is sure to leave you fascinated by how similar they are to us. Here are the best places to trek and see chimpanzees in Uganda:

  • Kibale National Park
  • Kalinzu Forest 
  • Budongo Forest 
  • Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria 
  1. Kibale National Park

Covering an area of 776km2, Kibale National Park is the natural habitat of about 1500 Chimpanzees who live in communities of varying sizes. This incredibly bio-diverse forest park contains the highest primate density of any area in Africa.  

Besides chimps, it harbours 12 other primate species including Olive baboons, Black and white colobus monkeys, Red colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, L’hoest’s monkeys, Bushbaby and Pottos. Kibale Forest is home to a total of 70 mammal species, 351 tree species, 250 species of butterflies, and 375 bird species including 6 Albertine rift endemics.

Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking

In Kibale Forest National Park, 4 Chimpanzee communities have been habituated with 2 for scientific research and 2 for tourism. The Kanyantale Chimpanzee Community which is made up of more than 120 members has been under tracking since 1993. 

The Braiga Chimpanzee Community is currently under habituation for tourism. Ngogo Chimpanzee Community, the world’s biggest community of wild chimpanzees with over 200 chimps, and Kanyawara Chimpanzee Community, which has around 60 chimps, are the 2 chimp community used for scientific research.

Trekking the Kanyantale Chimpanzee Community takes place in the mornings (8 a.m.) and afternoons (2 p.m.) and the chances of sightings are at 95%. The trek to see this chimp community takes between 2 – 5 hours, with up to 1 hour spent with the chimpanzees.

If 1 hour is not enough for you, then Kibale National Park also offers the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX), where you will spend half a day following Braiga Chimpanzee Community. You will need to be prepared for a fair bit of brisk walking; chimps can move fast, but it will be worth it for the rewards of a more intimate encounter.

Activities To Do Before/After Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale

Besides chimpanzee trekking, Kibale Forest and the surrounding area offers several other amazing activities including:

    • Birding.
    • Guided night forest walks in search of nocturnal creatures such as the potto, Bushbaby, nightjar, cricket and tree hyrax, civet and Serval cat.
    • Heritage tour to Amabeere Caves
    • Scenic hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field 
    • Cycling tour in Mpanga Tea Estate
    • Nature walks in the community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. 
  • Bigodi Village Walk  to explore the daily life of the Batooro people

Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Trekking Permit Fees

  • USD 200 per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 150 per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 150,000 per person per trek for East African Citizens 

Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Habituation Permit Fees

  • USD 250 per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 250 per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 200,000 per person per trek for East African Citizens

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

  • Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury
  • Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury
  • Kyaninga lodge – Luxury
  • Ndali Lodge – Luxury
  • Papaya Lake lodge – Luxury
  • Kibale Forest Camp – Midrange
  • Kibale Guest Cottages – Midrange
  • Turaco Treetops – Midrange
  • Mountains of the moon hotel – Midrange
  • Isunga Lodge – Midrange
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Cottage – Midrange
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (Main House) – Budget
  1. Kalinzu Forest

Kalinzu Forest is located in southwestern Uganda near Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is the second-best place for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, inhabited by about 300 chimps including a 40-strong chimpanzee community habituated for tourism and a slightly larger one reserved for research.

Kalinzu Forest Chimpanzee trekking tour is often incorporated into a Uganda safari to the Queen Elizabeth National Park which is Uganda’s most famous savannah reserve and home to the uncommon tree-climbing lions, African leopards, Cape buffalos, African bush elephants, numerous antelopes, 610 bird species and other amazing Uganda wildlife. 

Kalinzu is also the closest chimpanzee trekking location from the Uganda gorilla trekking destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site where almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas live.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest is at USD 50 per person per trek and now comes with about a 90% success rate. There are also 5 other diurnal primate species you can encounter during your Kalinzu Forest chimpanzee trekking tour including Olive baboons, Black and white colobus, Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys and L’hoest’s monkeys. For birders and butterfly enthusiasts, Kalinzu is home to over 378 bird species and 262 species of butterflies.

Activities To Do Before/After Chimpanzee Trekking In Kalinzu Forest Reserve

  • Game drives Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kazinga Channel boat cruise to view the world’s largest concentrations of hippos
  • Search for tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Part
  • Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth 
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Kalinzu Forest Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

  • Mweya Safari LodgeLuxury
  • Mazike Valley Lodge – Luxury
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp – Luxury
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp – Midrange
  • Bush Lodge – Midrange
  • Park View Lodge – Midrange
  • Enganzi Game Lodge – Midrange
  • Marafiki Lodge – Midrange – Midrange
  • Ihamba Lakeside Lodge – Midrange
  • Enjojo Lodge – Midrange
  • Pumba Safari Cottages – Budget
  • Top Lodge – Budget
  1. Budongo Forest

One of Uganda’s most bio-diverse rainforests, Budongo Forest Reserve is also the biggest Mahogany forest in East Africa. Measuring 435km2, the forest is home to about 800 Chimpanzees and it is the 3rd best place for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda with a sighting success rate of about 80%. 

Budongo supports 2 communities of habituated chimpanzees each estimated to number around 90 individuals and the one centred closest to Budongo Eco-lodge has been habituated for tracking since the late 1990s. Up to 36 permits are issued by the lodge daily, with trackers setting off in groups of up to 6 people, at 8.00 am then again at 2.00 pm.

Besides Chimps, the forest is home to 8 other primate species including Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys and Black-and-white colobus monkeys. It is also one of the key birding destinations in Uganda with over 360 bird species including the endemic Puvel’s Illadopsis. 

Budongo Forest Chimp Trekking Permit Cost:

  • USD 100 a full day habituation experience per day (maximum two 2 people)
  • USD 40 per person for the 3-hour primate walk (maximum 6 participants)

Activities You Can Do Before/After Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo

  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Birding in Budongo Forest 
  • Wildlife Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat Cruise on the Nile River in Murchison
  • Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Budongo Forest Chimp Trekking Tour 

  • Paraa Safari Lodge – Luxury
  • Bakers Lodge – Luxury
  • Murchison River Lodge – Midrange
  • Pakuba Safari Lodge – Midrange
  • Masindi Kolping Hotel – Midrange
  • Hornbill Bush Lodge – Budget
  1. Kyambura Gorge 

The 100-meter-deep Kyambura Gorge, also known as the ‘Valley of Apes,’ is a stunning geological feature in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s far north-eastern corner. Home to around 30 chimps, Kyambura is considered the 4th best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda with a sighting success rate of about 60%.

Despite the lower odds of seeing the chimpanzees, the Chimpanzee trek here is well worth it. The view is incredibly impressive with a deep sunken gorge covered in lush tropical vegetation. You will see other primates such as the red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and Vervet monkeys. You will also see your fair share of colourful bird species.

Kyambura Gorge is also usually included as an add-on to an existing Uganda safari in ‘Queen’, as the park has excellent bio-diversity so is usually visited for game drives, boat cruises, birding, nature walks and tree-climbing lions.

Kyambura Gorge Chimp Trekking

Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura departs two times a day. Trackers leave in 2 groups of up to 4 visitors each at 8:00 or 13:00. The excursion typically takes about 3 hours, but this greatly depends on where you locate the chimps and how quickly.

Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Trekking Fees

  • USD 50 Per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 50 Per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 30,000 for East African Citizens 

Activities To Before /After Chimpanzee Tracking In Kyambura Gorge

  • Game drives Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Search for tree-climbing lions of Ishasha
  • Birding in Queen
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Kyambura Gorge Chimp Trekking Tour 

  • Mweya Safari Lodge –  Luxury
  • Mazike Valley Lodge –  Luxury
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp –  Luxury
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp – Midrange
  • Bush Lodge – Midrange
  • Park View Lodge – Midrange
  • Enganzi Game Lodge – Midrange
  • Marafiki Lodge – Midrange
  • Ihamba Lakeside Lodge – Midrange
  • Enjojo Lodge – Midrange
  • Pumba Safari Cottages – Budget
  • Topi Lodge – Budget
  1. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Opened in 1999, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located in the beautiful Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. It was established to provide a safe refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees, rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trades. 

Ngamba Island is now home to 52 chimpanzees and serves as a destination for visitors on Uganda chimpanzee safaris who want to learn about the species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat. It can be reached by a speed boat or traditional motorized canoe.

Other Activities You Can Do Before/After Visiting Ngamba Island

  • Shoebill viewing by canoe in Mabamba Swamp
  • Birding in Entebbe Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for chimpanzee close-up encounter
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria
  • Fishing for Nile Perch and Tilapia in Lake Victoria
  • Relaxation on the shore of Lake Victoria

Best Places To Stay On Your Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

  • Protea Hotel Entebbe – Luxury
  • Serena Lake Victoria Resort – Luxury
  • Hotel No.5 – Luxury
  • Boma Hotel Entebbe – Midrange
  • 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe – Midrange
    • Lake Heights Hotel Entebbe – Midrange
  • Ngamba Eco-Lodge – Midrange
  • Airport Guesthouse Entebbe – Budget
  • Acacia Boutique Hotel – Budget

How Fit Do You Need To Be For Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda?

Because treks are approximately 2-5 hours long, Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness. Chimpanzees, unlike gorillas, typically live at low altitudes and the gentle terrain will allow you to focus your attention on the chimpanzees. However, chimpanzees are highly active and can dash through the jungle. To stay up with them, you should be able to move fast on short notice.

The trek will mainly follow forest trails, but you should be prepared to go into the undergrowth if the chimps are located away from the trails. During the rainy season, the trails will be more slippery, and the forest will be denser. This will increase the difficulty of the trek.

Rules And Regulations For Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

Just like any other protected area activity done in the wild setting, Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is also conducted on the line of several rules that streamline it. The rules and regulations for chimp trekking in Uganda are put in place to govern the activity, ensure the safety of both the tourist and the primates and give you a delightful experience. Here are the rules and regulations for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda:

  1. Do Not Enter The Forest To Trek Chimps If You Are Sick. 

One of the reasons chimps are declining in number is that they die from human tract diseases. Therefore you don’t want to infect any chimp with flu or any other illness that might kill it.

  1. The Minimum Age For Chimpanzee Tracking In Uganda Is 15 Years. 

Children can get tired easily during chimpanzee trekking and you can never determine the time in which you can find a habituated chimpanzee community. Children are also highly playful and cannot be as obedient as adults. They can move off the trail very easy and perhaps get lost in the forest.

  1. Do Not Leave Litter In The Forest. 

You are advised to keep any form of garbage with you. If you have a backpack, please put all trash into it, and you can always empty it at a designated disposal point when you return to the briefing area. Kibale National Park and other Uganda chimpanzee trekking destinations are fragile ecotourism sites that need to be kept free from litter.

  1. Keep As Quiet As Possible In The Forest, You Will See More. 

You are requested to keep your voices at a low volume as you head to track the chimps and even be quieter when you finally meet them. It is so that you do not disrupt their peace and allow you to enjoy other wildlife species along the trail especially birds, monkeys and butterflies. 

  1. Keep At Least 10 Meters From The Chimpanzees At All Times.

This is not only for your safety but also for the safety of chimps as our colds; viruses and diseases can easily spread to them due to shared DNA.

  1. Do Not Mimic Chimps Vocalization.  

It is also not wise to imitate chimpanzee calls. While it might seem fun to mimic them if you are not careful you might accidentally end up recreating a battle cry and bring 120 angry chimpanzees down upon you.

  1. You Should Not Even Try To Chase The Chimpanzees At Any Time. 

You do not have to forget that the chimps are not pets or domestic animals and they are tough and strong wild apes and can attack you any time even without realizing it. 

  1. Do Not Eat Near Chimpanzees.  

Because chimpanzees are wild animals, wildness is their main character so they may want to take your food by force and you end up getting injured. So the better thing to do is just to keep food away from them.

  1. The Maximum Duration For You To Interact With The Chimpanzees Is Strictly 1 Hour. 

This helps the chimpanzees not to get stressed. Chimps have wild behaviours and it is possible to gang up and attack you when they are tired of being disturbed. 

  1. Do Not Use Flash Photography

Flashlight frightens chimpanzees, so it is forbidden to use them on a chimpanzee trekking adventure in Uganda.

  1. If You Need To Urinate Or Defecate, Bury Your Waste In A Hole Of 30cm Deep

Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking COVID-19 SOPs 

The Chimpanzees are listed on the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. Not more than 300,000 individuals are thought to be living in the wild, a decrease from about 1000,000 chimpanzees in the early 1900s. Besides habitat destruction and poaching, the other main reason why chimpanzees are endangered is diseased. Chimps succumb to several diseases that afflict us because their DNA is so close to ours.

Since so much is unknown currently about the pathogenicity of the Coronavirus disease 2019 to great apes, the prevention of any potential pathogen spread between humans and great apes is critical. At this point, it is safest to assume that chimpanzees are susceptible to COVID-19.

UWA, following a comprehensive risk assessment, has developed the following Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking COVID-19 SOPs to reduce the risk of infection to the staff, visitors and the Chimps:

  • At the briefing points, you shall wash your hands or sanitize and have your body temperature taken.
  • If during a chimpanzee trekking briefing you are observed to have signs of flu, or you report to have diarrhoea, stomach upsets, malaria and other sickness, you will note allowed to track.
  • You must wear a face mask and you are advised to carry at least two N95 masks or surgical masks or double-layered cloth masks with filters.
  • A maximum of 6 visitors shall be allowed to track a chimpanzee community at a time. 
  • You must keep a distance of not less than 10 meters away from Chimpanzees during this COVID-19 pandemic period.
  • Your assigned local ranger guide shall ensure there is the social distancing of 2 meters while trekking chimpanzees where practical.
  • Before viewing Chimpanzee viewing commences, you shall sanitize your hands again.
  • Turn away from the chimps if you need to cough or sneeze.
  • Because of the side effects of wearing face masks for long periods, you will take frequent breaks during tracking to give yourself time to breathe fresh air.
  • During these breaks, you are advised to observe social distancing measures.
  • In case you experience a health-related problem, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff shall apply the established evacuation and first aid guidelines to move you from the field.

List Of Essential Things To Pack For Your Uganda Trekking Chimpanzee Safari 

If you are planning to visit Uganda for chimpanzee trekking, you also need to think about what to pack for the amazing chimp trekking experience. Here is a list of essential things to pack for your Uganda trekking chimpanzee safari:

  • Facemask 
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Neutral colour clothes/non-bright coloured clothing  that is quick-drying
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt to protect from the sun and insect bites
  • A light, compact raincoat if it is likely you will encounter rain
  • Fleece/warm jacket
  • Comfortable hiking shoes/boots and socks
  • Bandanna or cotton scarf and a sarong 
  • Water bottle
  • Camera and extra battery
  • A pair of binoculars will usually enhance your experience considerably, especially if you encounter the chimps up in the trees
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat/Bush hat
  • Energy giving snacks
  • Mini first-aid kit with antiseptic and plasters;
  • Light waterproof day pack

Best Time To Go Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is available throughout the year. However, the months of December to February and the months of June to August are the driest and are therefore the best time to go chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. During these dry months, the trails are easier and the overall experience tends to be more enjoyable.

Dry Season – December To February And June To August

  • Dry trails make it easier to track chimps
  • Better chance for a dry hour spent with the chimps
  • Days are lovely and sunny
  • Everyone else will be thinking of travelling to see chimpanzees, which makes accommodation expensive, and privacy hard to secure.
  • The views aren’t that great as the sky is hazy

Wet Season – March To May And August To November

  • Great time for birders
  • The views are spectacular when the clouds lift
  • Usually, pull in fewer crowds, accommodation is cheaper, and it’s easier to process both a chimp permit
  • Rain can make the forest trails challenging
  • Rain might interfere with the experience when watching and photographing the chimps

Conclusion

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is a thrilling experience that gives you a lifetime chance to intimately interact with the natural forest and Chimps. It is an opportunity for you to also see several unique wildlife species such as birds, monkeys, and plants. You can book a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda any time of the year.

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What Is Chimpanzee Trekking?

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda involves hiking through the lush tropical rainforests with an expert local ranger guide in search of a habituated community of wild chimpanzees, and when you find them, you spend an hour with them experiencing their fascinating lifestyles/behaviors. 

Trekking these intelligent, socially great apes on foot is not only fascinating but offers a lot of fun. You hike through the tangled forest undergrowth, ducking under low branches in the direction of where the chimps were last seen. The Chimp trek in Uganda usually takes 2-5 hours and offers sights of other amazing rainforest wildlife including plants, monkeys, birds, and butterflies. 

As you trek, you are most likely to hear the chimps before you see them. An excited hoot from somewhere deep in the forest; just one voice at first, then several, rising in volume and tempo and pitch to a frenzied unified crescendo, before it fades away. Jane Goodall called it the ‘pant-hoot’ call, a communal, loud calling session that enables any chimp within hearing distance of each other to identify exactly who is around at any given moment, through the individual’s unique vocalization.

To the human listener, these eruptive pant hoots are one of the most spine-chilling and exciting sounds of the rainforest, and a strong indicator that you are about to see your primate cousins. They may be high up in the treetops, feasting on figs, grooming, or playing. But if you’re lucky, some will come down to the ground, and that’s when the real magic happens. 

You observe them quietly while they pursue their enthralling and often lively social interactions around you. Chimpanzees live in communities ranging from 20 to 150 individuals. Like humans, they tend to have strong personalities. Their expressive faces make their identities easily recognized by us, even during the 1-hour encounter with them.

Best Places To Trek And See Chimpanzees In Uganda

Where can I see chimpanzees in Uganda? Uganda is certainly the premier chimpanzee trekking destination in Africa. The country features the most desired places to see habituated chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Seeing these forest dwellers is sure to leave you fascinated by how similar they are to us. Here are the best places to trek and see chimpanzees in Uganda:

  • Kibale National Park
  • Kalinzu Forest 
  • Budongo Forest 
  • Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria 

1. Kibale National Park

Covering an area of 776km2, Kibale National Park is the natural habitat of about 1500 Chimpanzees who live in communities of varying sizes. This incredibly bio-diverse forest park contains the highest primate density of any area in Africa.  

Besides chimps, it harbors 12 other primate species including Olive baboons, Black and white colobus monkeys, Red colobus monkeys, Grey-cheeked mangabeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, L’hoest’s monkeys, Bushbaby, and Pottos. Kibale Forest is home to a total of 70 mammal species, 351 tree species, 250 species of butterflies, and 375 bird species including 6 Albertine rift endemics.

 Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking

In Kibale Forest National Park, 4 Chimpanzee communities have been habituated with 2 for scientific research and 2 for tourism. The Kanyantale Chimpanzee Community which is made up of more than 120 members has been under tracking since 1993. 

The Braiga Chimpanzee Community is currently under habituation for tourism. Ngogo Chimpanzee Community, the world’s biggest community of wild chimpanzees with over 200 chimps, and Kanyawara Chimpanzee Community, which has around 60 chimps, are the 2 chimp community used for scientific research.

Trekking the Kanyantale Chimpanzee Community takes place in the mornings (8 a.m.) and afternoons (2 p.m.) and the chances of sightings are at 95%. The trek to see this chimp community takes between 2 – 5 hours, with up to 1 hour spent with the chimpanzees.

If 1 hour is not enough for you, then Kibale National Park also offers the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX), where you will spend half a day following Braiga Chimpanzee Community. You will need to be prepared for a fair bit of brisk walking; chimps can move fast, but it will be worth it for the rewards of a more intimate encounter.

Activities To Do Before/After Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale

Besides chimpanzee trekking, Kibale Forest and the surrounding area offers several other amazing activities including:

  • Birding.
  • Guided night forest walks in search of nocturnal creatures such as the potto, Bushbaby, nightjar, cricket and tree hyrax, civet, and Serval cat.
  • Heritage tour to Amabeere Caves
  • Scenic hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field 
  • Cycling tour in Mpanga Tea Estate
  • Nature walks in the community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. 
  • Bigodi Village Walk  to explore the daily life of the Batooro people

Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Trekking Permit Fees

  • USD 200 per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 150 per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 150,000 per person per trek for East African Citizens 

Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Habituation Permit Fees

  • USD 250 per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 250 per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 200,000 per person per trek for East African Citizens

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

  • Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury
  • Crater Safari Lodge – Luxury
  • Kyaninga lodge – Luxury
  • Ndali Lodge – Luxury
  • Papaya Lake lodge – Luxury
  • Kibale Forest Camp – Midrange
  • Kibale Guest Cottages – Midrange
  • Turaco Treetops – Midrange
  • Mountains of the moon hotel – Midrange
  • Isunga Lodge – Midrange
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Cottage – Midrange
  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (Main House) – Budget

2. Kalinzu Forest

Kalinzu Forest is located in southwestern Uganda near Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is the second-best place for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, inhabited by about 300 chimps including a 40-strong chimpanzee community habituated for tourism and a slightly larger one reserved for research.

Kalinzu Forest Chimpanzee trekking tour is often incorporated into a Uganda safari tour to the Queen Elizabeth National Park which is Uganda’s most famous savannah reserve and home to the uncommon tree-climbing lions, African leopards, Cape buffalos, African bush elephants, numerous antelopes, 610 bird species and other amazing Uganda wildlife

Kalinzu is also the closest chimpanzee trekking location from the Uganda gorilla trekking destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site where almost half of the world’s mountain gorillas live.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu Forest is at USD 50 per person per trek and now comes with about a 90% success rate. There are also 5 other diurnal primate species you can encounter during your Kalinzu Forest chimpanzee trekking tour including Olive baboons, Black and white colobus, Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, and L’hoest’s monkeys. For birders and butterfly enthusiasts, Kalinzu is home to over 378 bird species and 262 species of butterflies.

Activities To Do Before/After Chimpanzee Trekking In Kalinzu Forest Reserve

  • Game drives Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Kazinga Channel boat cruise to view the world’s largest concentrations of hippos
  • Search for tree-climbing lions of Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Part
  • Birding in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth 
  • Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Kalinzu Forest Chimpanzee Trekking Tour

  • Mweya Safari LodgeLuxury
  • Mazike Valley Lodge – Luxury
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp – Luxury
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp – Midrange
  • Bush Lodge – Midrange
  • Park View Lodge – Midrange
  • Enganzi Game Lodge – Midrange
  • Marafiki Lodge – Midrange – Midrange
  • Ihamba Lakeside Lodge – Midrange
  • Enjojo Lodge – Midrange
  • Pumba Safari Cottages – Budget
  • Top Lodge – Budget

3. Budongo Forest

One of Uganda’s most bio-diverse rainforests, Budongo Forest Reserve is also the biggest Mahogany forest in East Africa. Measuring 435km2, the forest is home to about 800 Chimpanzees and it is the 3rd best place for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda with a sighting success rate of about 80%. 

Budongo supports 2 communities of habituated chimpanzees each estimated to number around 90 individuals and the one centered closest to Budongo Eco-lodge has been habituated for tracking since the late 1990s. Up to 36 permits are issued by the lodge daily, with trackers setting off in groups of up to 6 people, at 8.00 am then again at 2.00 pm.

Besides Chimps, the forest is home to 8 other primate species including Red-tailed monkeys, Blue monkeys, and Black-and-white colobus monkeys. It is also one of the key birding destinations in Uganda with over 360 bird species including the endemic Puvel’s Illadopsis. 

Budongo Forest Chimp Trekking Permit Cost:

  • USD 100 a full day habituation experience per day (maximum two 2 people)
  • USD 40 per person for the 3-hour primate walk (maximum 6 participants)

Activities You Can Do Before/After Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo

  • Rhino Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Birding in Budongo Forest 
  • Wildlife Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat Cruise on the Nile River in Murchison
  • Hiking to the top of Murchison Falls

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Budongo Forest Chimp Trekking Tour 

  • Paraa Safari Lodge – Luxury
  • Bakers Lodge – Luxury
  • Murchison River Lodge – Midrange
  • Pakuba Safari Lodge – Midrange
  • Masindi Kolping Hotel – Midrange
  • Hornbill Bush Lodge – Budget

4. Kyambura Gorge 

The 100-meter-deep Kyambura Gorge, also known as the ‘Valley of Apes,’ is a stunning geological feature in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s far north-eastern corner. Home to around 30 chimps, Kyambura is considered the 4th best place for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda with a sighting success rate of about 60%.

Despite the lower odds of seeing the chimpanzees, the Chimpanzee trek here is well worth it. The view is incredibly impressive with a deep sunken gorge covered in lush tropical vegetation. You will see other primates such as the red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons, and Vervet monkeys. You will also see your fair share of colorful bird species.

Kyambura Gorge is also usually included as an add-on to an existing Uganda safari trip in ‘Queen’, as the park has excellent bio-diversity so is usually visited for game drives, boat cruises, birding, nature walks, and tree-climbing lions.

Kyambura Gorge Chimp Trekking

Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura departs two times a day. Trackers leave in 2 groups of up to 4 visitors each at 8:00 or 13:00. The excursion typically takes about 3 hours, but this greatly depends on where you locate the chimps and how quickly.

Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Trekking Fees

  • USD 50 Per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 50 Per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 30,000 for East African Citizens 

Activities To Before /After Chimpanzee Tracking In Kyambura Gorge

  • Game drives Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Search for tree-climbing lions of Ishasha
  • Birding in Queen
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

Best Safari Lodges & Camps For Your Kyambura Gorge Chimp Trekking Tour 

  • Mweya Safari Lodge –  Luxury
  • Mazike Valley Lodge –  Luxury
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp –  Luxury
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp – Midrange
  • Bush Lodge – Midrange
  • Park View Lodge – Midrange
  • Enganzi Game Lodge – Midrange
  • Marafiki Lodge – Midrange
  • Ihamba Lakeside Lodge – Midrange
  • Enjojo Lodge – Midrange
  • Pumba Safari Cottages – Budget
  • Topi Lodge – Budget

2. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Opened in 1999, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located in the beautiful Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. It was established to provide a safe refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees, rescued from the illegal pet and bushmeat trades. 

Ngamba Island is now home to 52 chimpanzees and serves as a destination for visitors on Uganda chimpanzee safaris who want to learn about the species and the importance of conserving their fragile forest habitat. It can be reached by a speed boat or traditional motorized canoe.

Other Activities You Can Do Before/After Visiting Ngamba Island

  • Shoebill viewing by canoe in Mabamba Swamp
  • Birding in Entebbe Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for chimpanzee close-up encounter
  • Sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria
  • Fishing for Nile Perch and Tilapia in Lake Victoria
  • Relaxation on the shore of Lake Victoria

Best Places To Stay On Your Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour

  • Protea Hotel Entebbe – Luxury
  • Serena Lake Victoria Resort – Luxury
  • Hotel No.5 – Luxury
  • Boma Hotel Entebbe – Midrange
  • 2 Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe – Midrange
  • Lake Heights Hotel Entebbe – Midrange
  • Ngamba Eco-Lodge – Midrange
  • Airport Guesthouse Entebbe – Budget
  • Acacia Boutique Hotel – Budget

How Fit Do You Need To Be For Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda?

Because treks are approximately 2-5 hours long, Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda requires a reasonable degree of physical fitness. Chimpanzees, unlike gorillas, typically live at low altitudes and the gentle terrain will allow you to focus your attention on the chimpanzees. However, chimpanzees are highly active and can dash through the jungle. To stay up with them, you should be able to move fast on short notice.

The trek will mainly follow forest trails, but you should be prepared to go into the undergrowth if the chimps are located away from the trails. During the rainy season, the trails will be more slippery, and the forest will be denser. This will increase the difficulty of the trek.

Rules And Regulations For Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

Just like any other protected area activity done in the wild setting, Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is also conducted on the line of several rules that streamline it. The rules and regulations for chimp trekking in Uganda are put in place to govern the activity, ensure the safety of both the tourist and the primates and give you a delightful experience. Here are the rules and regulations for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda:

  1. Do Not Enter The Forest To Trek Chimps If You Are Sick. 

One of the reasons chimps are declining in number is that they die from human tract diseases. Therefore you don’t want to infect any chimp with flu or any other illness that might kill it.

  1. The Minimum Age For Chimpanzee Tracking In Uganda Is 15 Years. 

Children can get tired easily during chimpanzee trekking and you can never determine the time in which you can find a habituated chimpanzee community. Children are also highly playful and cannot be as obedient as adults. They can move off the trail very easily and perhaps get lost in the forest.

  1. Do Not Leave Litter In The Forest. 

You are advised to keep any form of garbage with you. If you have a backpack, please put all trash into it, and you can always empty it at a designated disposal point when you return to the briefing area. Kibale National Park and other Uganda chimpanzee trekking destinations are fragile ecotourism sites that need to be kept free from litter.

  1. Keep As Quiet As Possible In The Forest, You Will See More. 

You are requested to keep your voices at a low volume as you head to track the chimps and even be quieter when you finally meet them. It is so that you do not disrupt their peace and allow you to enjoy other wildlife species along the trail especially birds, monkeys, and butterflies. 

  1. Keep At Least 10 Meters From The Chimpanzees At All Times.

     

This is not only for your safety but also for the safety of chimps as our colds; viruses and diseases can easily spread to them due to shared DNA.

  1. Do Not Mimic Chimps Vocalization.  

It is also not wise to imitate chimpanzee calls. While it might seem fun to mimic them if you are not careful you might accidentally end up recreating a battle cry and bring 120 angry chimpanzees down upon you.

  1. You Should Not Even Try To Chase The Chimpanzees At Any Time. 

You do not have to forget that the chimps are not pets or domestic animals and they are tough and strong wild apes and can attack you any time even without realizing it. 

  1. Do Not Eat Near Chimpanzees.  

Because chimpanzees are wild animals, wildness is their main character so they may want to take your food by force and you end up getting injured. So the better thing to do is just to keep food away from them.

  1. The Maximum Duration For You To Interact With The Chimpanzees Is Strictly 1 Hour. 

This helps the chimpanzees not to get stressed. Chimps have wild behaviors and it is possible to gang up and attack you when they are tired of being disturbed. 

  1. Do Not Use Flash Photography

Flashlight frightens chimpanzees, so it is forbidden to use them on a chimpanzee trekking adventure in Uganda.

  1. If You Need To Urinate Or Defecate, Bury Your Waste In A Hole Of 30cm Deep

Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking COVID-19 SOPs 

The Chimpanzees are listed on the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. Not more than 300,000 individuals are thought to be living in the wild, a decrease from about 1000,000 chimpanzees in the early 1900s. Besides habitat destruction and poaching, the other main reason why chimpanzees are endangered is diseases. Chimps succumb to several diseases that afflict us because their DNA is so close to ours.

Since so much is unknown currently about the pathogenicity of the Coronavirus disease 2019 to great apes, the prevention of any potential pathogen spread between humans and great apes is critical. At this point, it is safest to assume that chimpanzees are susceptible to COVID-19.

UWA, following a comprehensive risk assessment, has developed the following Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking COVID-19 SOPs to reduce the risk of infection to the staff, visitors, and the Chimps:

  • At the briefing points, you shall wash your hands or sanitize and have your body temperature taken.
  • If during a chimpanzee trekking briefing you are observed to have signs of flu, or you report having diarrhea, stomach upsets, malaria, and other sicknesses, you will note allowed to track.
  • You must wear a face mask and you are advised to carry at least two N95 masks or surgical masks or double-layered cloth masks with filters.
  • A maximum of 6 visitors shall be allowed to track a chimpanzee community at a time. 
  • You must keep a distance of not less than 10 meters away from Chimpanzees during this COVID-19 pandemic period.
  • Your assigned local ranger guide shall ensure there is the social distancing of 2 meters while trekking chimpanzees where practical.
  • Before viewing Chimpanzee viewing commences, you shall sanitize your hands again.
  • Turn away from the chimps if you need to cough or sneeze.
  • Because of the side effects of wearing face masks for long periods, you will take frequent breaks during tracking to give yourself time to breathe fresh air.
  • During these breaks, you are advised to observe social distancing measures.
  • In case you experience a health-related problem, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff shall apply the established evacuation and first aid guidelines to move you from the field.

List Of Essential Things To Pack For Your Uganda Trekking Chimpanzee Safari 

If you are planning to visit Uganda for chimpanzee trekking safari, you also need to think about what to pack for the amazing chimp trekking experience.

Here is a list of essential things to pack for your Uganda trekking chimpanzee safari:

  • Facemask 
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Neutral color clothes/non-bright colored clothing  that is quick-drying
  • Long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt to protect from the sun and insect bites
  • A light, compact raincoat if it is likely you will encounter rain
  • Fleece/warm jacket
  • Comfortable hiking shoes/boots and socks
  • Bandanna or cotton scarf and a sarong 
  • Water bottle
  • Camera and extra battery
  • A pair of binoculars will usually enhance your experience considerably, especially if you encounter the chimps up in the trees
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat/Bush hat
  • Energy giving snacks
  • Mini first-aid kit with antiseptic and plasters;
  • Light waterproof day pack

Best Time To Go Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is available throughout the year. However, the months of December to February and the months of June to August are the driest and are therefore the best time to go chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. During these dry months, the trails are easier and the overall experience tends to be more enjoyable.

Dry Season – December To February And June To August

  • Dry trails make it easier to track chimps
  • Better chance for a dry hour spent with the chimps
  • Days are lovely and sunny
  • Everyone else will be thinking of traveling to see chimpanzees, which makes accommodation expensive, and privacy hard to secure.
  • The views aren’t that great as the sky is hazy

Wet Season – March To May And August To November

  • Great time for birders
  • The views are spectacular when the clouds lift
  • Usually, pull in fewer crowds, accommodation is cheaper, and it’s easier to process both a chimp permit
  • Rain can make the forest trails challenging
  • Rain might interfere with the experience when watching and photographing the chimps

Conclusion

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Uganda is a thrilling experience that gives you a lifetime chance to intimately interact with the natural forest and Chimps. It is an opportunity for you to also see several unique Uganda wildlife animal species such as birds, monkeys, and plants. You can book a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda any time of the year.

Uganda National Parks | Uganda Safari Destinations – Uganda Safari Parks

Uganda is a member of East African Federation a nd is one of the countries on the African continent that are gifted by nature which prompted the British premier to declare it the pearl of Africa in 1908. It contains ten national parks that are well set to be encountered on Uganda safari.

The amazing experience starts with Lake Mburo National Park – the smallest savannah park in Uganda located along Masaka- Mbarara road in the south west of the country well known for its populations of Impala, Zebra and Eland more than any other park. Proceed to gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of the endangered Mountain gorillas well known for gorilla tracking. Find More about Uganda Safari Parks/ Safari Attractions

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From there a Uganda safari undertaker can then proceed to the north to encounter Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world biosphere reserve to view the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, the famous boat ride of Kazinga Channel and the game drive along the Kasenyi track. Proceed to the north to encounter the 1,509m Mt Ruwenzori famously Known as Mountains of the moon suitable for Adventure safaris especially mountain climbing.

Continue to the primate capital of the world – Kibale national Park well known for populations of habituated chimpanzees thus a haven for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda before proceeding to Semuliki National Park well known for its prehistoric tree species and the Sempaya hot springs.

The journey of your safari in Uganda still continues to Murchison falls National Park – the largest protected area in Uganda for the powerful Murchison falls, the big five, Giraffe and Nile River itself. Proceed far north east to Kidepo National Park – one most remaining wilderness parks in Africa to encounter endemics like Cheetah, Kavirondo bush baby, Ostrich among others plus the rewarding landscapes of the Karamoja region that will optimize your Uganda safari memories. Drive towards the south via Mount Elgon – the dormant Volcanic Mountain suitable for Hiking, viewing Sipi falls, the caves and paintings on the mountain side before announcing the end of your Uganda safari tour.

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