Most Commonly Asked Questions About Chimpanzee Safaris

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Chimpanzee Safaris : What is Chimpanzee Trekking? Chimpanzees as great apes in the wilderness that have 98% DNA to humans. Chimpanzee trekking is act of hiking through thick forest to locate habituated chimpanzees in the wilderness to look out for their beautiful behavior, social life as well as enjoying their entertainment.

You need a valid chimpanzee trekking permit to allocate chimpanzee family.

In Uganda chimpanzee trekking experience starts early in the morning at about 8:30hours and 2pm in the afternoon.

Where to do chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda?

Nyungwe National Park is a great location for chimpanzee trekking in Rwanda. The park is located in the South Western part of Rwanda between River Congo to the west and in the East there’s Nile basin. Chimpanzees in Nyungwe National Park are fully habituated and they are very charming to follow.

How much does chimpanzee trekking cost in Uganda?

Fact, Uganda boosts with different several chimpanzee trekking destinations that is; Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Question Elizabeth National Park and Kalinzu Forest which is nearby forest to Queen.

Kibale National Park is known as a capital of primates in the entire Africa and a lover the world, hosting more than 1,500 individuals. Chimpanzee trekking permits costs USD200 per person per trek for foreign nonresidents, foreign residents cost USD150 per person per trek.

Budongo Forest; One trek chimp in Budongo forest, you’re required to purchase a valid permits cost at USD85 per person per trek.

Kyambura Gorge; One trek chimps in Kyambura Gorge your required to buy a permit to allow access chimpanzee nature inhabitants ,the permit costs USD50 for foreign nonresident and USD40 for foreign residents.

Kalinzu chimps permits costs USD50 per person per day.

How to book chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda or Rwanda?

In Uganda, Chimpanzee permits can be obtained from ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority offices. So, if you to visit Kibale National Park it is advisable to book permits in advance especially from the month of June to September and December and February.

How difficult chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda?

While trekking chimpanzees, you need to be physically fit in order to navigate the hilly and thick forests in both countries.

What to carry for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda?

You must carry a pair of binoculars that will help you get memorable photography of these unique apes.

Flash cameras are not permitted in the forest.

Long sleeved shirts and trousers in wilderness; they help to protect your skin from the harsh conditions of the forest.

Insect repellent keeps your body safe away from stinging insects.

Large brim hat to protect your hair from dripping water off the leaves.

Carry fully charged camera battery.

Carry enough mineral water bottle.

If you locate the chimpanzee, try to keep a distance of about 8 meters from them for clearer observation and reducing chances of transmitting infections-diseases to them.

Hike on instruction given by the park rangers and never walk into the forest for habituation without a ranger guide this is because they are more knowledgeable about the behavior of these chimpanzees better.

Most Commonly Asked Questions About Chimpanzee Safaris
Chimpanzee Safaris

In Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking permits are issued at Rwanda Development Authority.

How much is chimpanzee trekking permits in Rwanda?

A chimpanzee trekking permit costs USD150 for person per day.

How long is chimpanzee trekking?

Chimpanzee trekking can take about 30 to 5 hours and includes a maximum of one hour to spend with the chimps.

Is Chimpanzee trekking safe.

Yes, Chimpanzee trekking activity in all recognized places is absolutely safe. Spending time with our closest relatives is truly humbling.

What is the age limit for chimpanzee trekking?

In Uganda chimpanzee trekking and Rwanda chimpanzee trekking, only limited to persons aged 12 and above to engage in the activity.

Where can I see chimpanzees in Uganda?

Almost 1,500 are seen in Kibale National Park making it most popular place for chimp tracking in the country. Other places to track chimps in Uganda are; Kyambura Gorge ,Kalinzu Forest ,Budongo Forest and Semliki Valley.

Is A chimpanzee aggressive/

In the wild they’re pretty aggressive ,whereby  males tend to kill other males.

Is A chimpanzee stronger than a gorilla?

An average gorilla is about 4 – 6 times stronger than a chimpanzee . Meaning chimpanzee is not as strong compared to a gorilla.

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