Chimpanzee tracking

Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking experience introduces the tourists to the mighty chimpanzees within their habitats in Uganda. At Kitnadara Safari Holidays, we are specialists in Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. We hold a long experience in guiding tourists to track Chimpanzees in Uganda. Besides, our tour packages are personalized to meet your specific needs and budget.

Chimpanzee tracking experience in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking is an activity that gives you a very interesting experience of your safari to Uganda. During this event, you will be exposed to watching the chimpanzees oscillate between trees, play among themselves, de-nest, eat, make new nests, and move at a high speed on the ground. In addition, you will notice most the activities that the chimpanzees get involved on daily basis. Furthermore, you will be captivated by the wonderful nature of this mammals called the Chimps.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibaale National Park

Kibaale Nation Park in Uganda presents a huge opportunity for chimpanzee lovers to enjoy tracking chimpazees.  Kibaale national park is well known for its Kanyanchu primate walk. In addition to seeking for over 13 species of animals and birds such as monkeys and pittas, the chimpanzees are the top priority by most of the tourists who visit the park. The chimpanzee tracking activity in Kibaale national park normally takes place during the months of March, April, May and November. However, if you plan to track chimpanzees in month different from the listed, contact us and we see how to arrange your Chimpanzee safari.

Chimpanzee tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is another place in Uganda where chimpanzee tracking is done. The distant part of the park known as Kyambura presents an amazing experience for you to encounter the only limited chimpanzees left at the park. Besides, the kyambura gorge will expose you to other wildlife creatures such as birds, red tailed monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, etc.

How to get started with Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda are limited and therefore, you should consider booking in advance. In addition, you can combine your chimp trek activity with any other safari activity within Kibaale and or Queen Elizabeth National parks.

Furthermore, trekking chimpanzees is only allowed with the presence of the tour guides. Visitors are therefore advised to arrange their chimpanzee tracking journey with the tour and travel agency of their choice.  The agency will be in position to offer them tour guides, help them book the most convenient safari lodge near the national park, provide tailor made tour cars, etc.

Rules during chimpanzee tracking in Uganda

Much as the chimps share more characters with human beings, there are regulations on how you should track them.

  • A distance of between 8 -10 meters should be allowed between the visitors and the chimpanzees
  •  Do not eat near the chimpanzees.
  • The park is a no go area to children below the age of 12 years.
  • Do not use flash light photography
  • The forest can only be accessed with the help of a tour guide.
  • Provocative behaviour should be avoided when in the park
Brief facts about Chimpanzees.

Chimpanzees are closely related to human beings. Over 90% of the DNA between Chimps and humans is shared!

An adult male chimpanzee is estimated to weigh between 35-75 Kilograms and height of about 3-4 meters.  Whereas the female counter part is estimated to weigh between 26-55 kilograms with a height range of between 2-4 feet.

Research shows that the life expectancy of a chimpanzee is between 40- 60 years.  In addition, chimps are well known for group movements. They stay in groups and more interestingly, share roles among themselves, eg they can baby sit each other’s young one, can shake hands, groom each other, kiss one another, etc

If disturbed, the chimps can tend to be aggressive.  That is why it is advisable to give distance of at least 8meters when tracking them

Chimps spend time both on the ground and on trees. They feed on varied food such as seeds, flowers, fruits, leaves among others. They also make nests on trees where they sleep.

For chimpanzee tracking permits in Uganda, we know the game better than the rest. Contact us to book your chimpanzee tracking ticket today. In addition, we also offer tickets for gorilla tracking at any time of the year