Travel Guide for Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Travel Guide for Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda: Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is one of the most rewarding activities you can take part while taking part in the memorable Uganda safari which will give you the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions as you visit the different destination in the country.  For tourists interested in chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, they can take part in the activity in a Kibale national park the primate hub of Uganda where you can also get to see a number of other rewarding primates like numerous monkey species like the Hamlyn’s monkey, dent’s monkey, silver monkey, black and white colobus monkeys among other primate species in the park. 

Travel Guide for Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

In Uganda you can also take part in chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth national park within the kyambura gorge also known as the valley of apes where you will also get to understand more about the primate species by spending time with them observing their different behaviour in the park.  It should be noted that in Uganda there are a number of destinations that you can visit to take part in for a rewarding experience of chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and another destination that has caught the eye of the tourist is Budongo forest which is usually visited by tourists that are visiting Murchison falls national park,  after visiting the park to take part in  a number of different activities.  you can visit the forest to take part in chimpanzee trekking which will give you the chance to understand more about the habituated chimpanzee troops for an amazing safari.

PRICE OF A GORILLA TREKKING PERMIT IN UGANDA

Tourists interested in taking part in chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, they can access a chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda can access a chimpanzee trekking permit at a fee of 150usd from a trusted tour company of your choice around the country or from the Uganda wildlife authority. After accessing the chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda, you will get the chance to participate in the activity where you will have the chance to spend one hour with the habituated chimpanzee troops observing their behaviour in the park for a memorable experience in Uganda.

CHIMPANZEE TREKKING GUIDELINES IN UGANDA 

Littering during chimpanzee trekking in the different parks should be avoided because it can cause a number of accidents like choking on the litter, they can also contract a number of diseases in case the litter is contaminated they can get the disease hence leading to a number of accidents which can hinder the sustainability of the chimpanzees in the different parks.

Unnecessary movements in the presence of the habituated chimpanzee troops should be avoided because it can scare off the chimpanzees and because they are highly active primates, they can lead them to move to different areas of the parks which can be exhausting to keep up with therefore it is important to maintain silence in the presence of the habituated troops to have an amazing experience that wont hinder with any of your activity in the park.

Using flash mode while taking pictures should be avoided in the presence of the primates because they are highly flash sensitive and this can lead them  to   move to other areas of the parks where they feel safe and in some instances, the  chimpanzees can attack you because of the fact that they think you are a threat to them.

Unnecessary noise during your access with the chimpanzees should also be avoided because they can lead to them to move to different areas of the park hence making the activity quite exhausting.

Packing list for chimpanzee trekking

  • Hiking boots should also be carried because the parks tend to be slippery making hiking through difficult.
  • Long sleeved trousers and shirts should be considered when you are interested in taking part in chimpanzee trekking in Uganda to avoid being scratched by the tree branches and also be pierced by nettles.
  • Insect repellent should also be carried because the parks are a habitat to a number of disease spreading insects like the tsetse flies, mosquitoes among other insects that can cause irritation with their bites hence making the activity quite uncomfortable.
  • A camera can also be carried out which will enable you to capture the beautiful memories of the primates as they carry out their different activities during chimpanzee trekking. You can also capture beautiful memories of other rewarding attractions in the park like the numerous bird species, monkey species and many more.
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