Where to Trek Chimps in Uganda, Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda : Rwenzori Mountaineering Service.
Apart from Rwenzori Trekking tours , Rwenzori Mountaineering service offers a list of top destinations where to visit in Africa for chimpanzee tracking include Uganda has various forests and national parks in which chimpanzees can be found With other destinations to mention are Rwanda & tanzania . If your thinking of chimpanzee tracking or chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale forest national park .Other National Parks for Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda can be done in Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest which is part of Murchison Falls national park, and Kyambura gorge which is part of Queen Elizabeth National park, kalinzu forest , While for gorilla trekking is only done in Bwindi Forest national park , Mgahinga National Park .
Kibale forest national park: Kibale forest offers both chimpanzee tacking and habituation experiences. With chimpanzee trekking, you track the chimpanzees up to where they have settled in the forest. The trek itself is fun and in Kibale forest you get to see a few other animals and some other primates along the way. Kibale forest is home to about 12 other primates. When you finally find the chimps, you have one hour of viewing before you head back.
The chimpanzee habituation experience on the other hand, is where you get to experience a day with researchers who are involved in the chimpanzee habituation process. Habituation is a two year long process, so you get to spend the day watching the researchers go about habituating some chimpanzees. The habituation experience is an available option in Kibale forest all year round, but in Budongo forest it is on only during the off season months.
Kyambura Gorge: The Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth Park is another very good place to track chimpanzees in Uganda. This scenic gorge has been called the lost Valley by BBC and the Valley of the Apes by others. Kyambura Gorge is part of the Western Rift Valley and it provides such a unique setting and backdrop for chimpanzee tracking. The terrain can be a bit on the rough side, it means crossing creeks and rivers all part of the excitement of being with the chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge. Tracking chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge is 3 hours well spent, and the chimpanzee permits here are usually cheaper than those for Kibale forest.
Budongo Forest: This is another place to go chimpanzee tracking on your safari in Uganda. You can even do a one day chimpanzee tracking safari here. Budongo forest is only 4 hours from Kampala and is the nearest of the chimpanzee tracking destination. So while a one day gorilla trekking safari is almost impossible, a one day chimpanzee trekking experience is possible in Budongo forest.