Chimpanzee trekking is probably the second best primate trekking experience after gorilla tracking and highly recommended for anyone planning to visit Uganda in 2020. In this article we will try to identify 2020 best chimpanzee trekking spots in Uganda where one can go for chimpanzee trekking.
Kibale National Park
We would vote Kibale National Park as our 2020 best chimpanzee trekking spot in Uganda. This national park is located in south western Uganda and has several habituated communities of chimpanzees. Kibale National Park has other 11 species of primates that can be seen while on your chimp trek in this forest. Apart from chimp trekking, several forest birds are available for bird lovers making Kibale National Park one of 2020-21 best chimpanzee trekking spots in Uganda. In Kibale National Park, there three sessions available to all those interested in trekking habituated chimpanzees. There is the morning session, mid-morning session and the evening session. Initially Kibale National Park used to have two session, but due to increased demand, a third session was introduced by Uganda Wildlife Authority. A permit to trek chimpanzees in kibale costs USD200.00 per person and this allows you one hour with chimpanzees. For those that have some extra money to spend, you can opt for chimpanzee habituation experience which is a whole day experience and costs only USD220.00 per person. For more details, kindly contact Encounter Africa Safaris.
Among our 2020 best chimpanzee trekking spots in Uganda, Budongo Forest ranks number two. Located in Uganda and close to Murchison Falls Naational Park, tourist can trek chimps at Kaniyo Pabidi section. Chimpanzee permits for Budongo forest go for USD100.00 per person and one can choose to trek either in the morning or afternoon. Those interested in Budongo Forest chimps, it would be better to combine it with Murchison Falls for game drives as well as river cruises for more experience.
Chambura gorge and Karinzu ecotourism site
Chambura gorge and Karinzu ecotourism site are located in western Uganda and the other places where chimpanzees can be trekked. Chambura gorge is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park and a permit costs USD50.00 per person per day while in Karizu permits costs USD50for one hour.
The above are our 2020 best chimpanzee trekking spots that you can visit in Uganda. Contact Encounter Africa safaris for more details on how to combine chimpanzee trekking and other wildlife and community activities in Uganda.