Chimpanzee Trekking safaris give you a close encounter with Chimpanzees in Uganda. Unlike mountain gorillas (gorilla trekking safaris), these Chimpanzees can either be found in Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest or Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Entebbe plus a few more places. There are other places where you can find Chimpanzees but these three places harbor the biggest percentage of Chimpanzees in Uganda implicating they are the best spots for Chimpanzee trekking safaris in East Africa at large. To track Chimpanzees, you need a Chimpanzee Trekking permit which will cost you roughly $150 (foreigners) and can be purchased from Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Kamwokya personally or through a safari tour operator like us. These permits can be got at any time of the year with less competition since Chimpanzee Trekking safaris are not so selling in Uganda but are rather extensions of other safari activities. These permits will let you track the the primates in any location of your choice.
Which is the best place for Chimpanzee Trekking safaris in Uganda
The best place for Chimp Trekking in Uganda is Kibale Forest, the location where Kibale Forest National Park is located. This national park is referred to as “The Home of Chimpanzees” simply because it harbors the biggest percentage of the primates in Uganda. In fact, most Chimpanzee Trekking safaris are carried out in this safari park that is located not far from Queen Elizabeth National Park & Lake Mburo National Park. The second best place to trek chimps in Uganda is Ngamba Chimpanzees Sanctuary. This project was mainly started to harbors Chimps in Uganda, increase their numbers and within no time, Ngamba Island will be the best place for Chimpanzee Trekking safaris in Uganda. The best place for the trek is during the dry months of the year. For Ngamba Island, you can track at any time of the year because the weather is pretty much the same and the primates are always in plenty at any time of the day.