Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest is among the most memorable safaris you should embark on to make your safari experiences in the country quite memorable to ensure that you have an amazing safari experience. Over the years, Kibale National park has been the most famous destination in Uganda where travellers can participate in chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, in the park you can also participate in chimpanzee habituation in Uganda which will give you the chance to observe how the chimpanzees in the wild are accustomed to human presence. The activity in Budongo forest which is found along the borders of Murchison falls national park  the largest national park in Uganda. Budongo forest is the largest natural forest in Uganda that covers 826 square kilometres and once you make your way to the forest, you will get to realise the fact that there’s a number of attractions that can be seen in the park when you choose to participate in the different activities in Budongo forest to make your Uganda safari quite rewarding.

Among the notable attractions that can be seen when you visit Budongo forest include 300 butterfly species, 9 primate species including the monkey species like the colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, olive baboon and many others.

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest
Chimpanzee Trekking

Among the notable primate species that can be seen the chimpanzees will offer the most rewarding Uganda safari experience. The chimpanzees in Budongo are characterised into two the habituated and some that are going through the habituation process. The habituated chimpanzees can be seen when you participate in chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest which will give you the chance to watch the species as they co-exist with one another in their designated troops to make your safari experience quite memorable.


  • A camera should be carried to ensure you have a memorable safari experience capturing the beautiful moments of the species as they carry out the different activities in the wild.
  • Make sure you carry insect repellent because the forest is home to a number of disease spreading insects like the tsetse flies, mosquitoes and many other insects
  • You should also pack the perfect hiking shoes to ensure that you hiker through the trails in the forest to get to the habituated chimpanzee troops.
  • You should consider packing binoculars especially for the birders that participate in the activity because you will get the chance to watch a number of bird species as you carry out the chimpanzee trekking experience in the wild.
  • You should consider packing long sleeved trousers and shirts that will enable you to hike through the forests to avoid being pricked by nettles.


  • During ovulation, the female can be seen with red swelling on their bottoms
  • The adult male ion the group can weigh up to 70 kilograms and the females weigh up to 50 kilograms
  • When you get to the habituated chimpanzee troops in the wild, you will only spend one hour withy the chimpanzees therefore when you get to the species, make sure you enjoy the time you spend with them observing their behavior in the wild for the most rewarding primate safaris in Uganda
Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest
Activities in Budongo Forest

The best time to visit the forest to participate in the activity is during the dry months in the country which will enable you to observe the species without disturbances from the rain. Also important to note about the activity is the fact that it is among the most sough t after activities in Budongo forest which is one of the main reasons you should book in advance in order for you not to miss out on the rewarding activity in the wild.

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