5 Days Chimpanzee Trekking With Uganda Game Safari Combo
Combining chimpanzee trekking with a game safari tour experience in Uganda is a unique wilderness expedition. Chimpanzees are renowned for being the closest human cousins whose life tries to resemble humans. The specular 5 days expose you to an array of game living on the flow of the great East African rift valley
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
Game drive in queen Elizabeth National Park
Launch trip On Kazinga Channel
Rules Of Chimpanzee Trekking
Chimpanzees are susceptible to human infections therefore protecting them is also human mandate to give them a chance to live.
Donot enter the forest if you are sick. This puts the chimpanzees at risk of contracting diseases like Covid-19, influenza.
While in front of the chimpanzees do not eat anything because it may entice them to grab it from you and take a bite too.
The age limit for chimpanzee trekking is 12 years for safety reasons. Walking in the forest with children below this age may be quite tedious as they get worn-out fast.
Avoid entering the forest without a guide because the forest has other occupants like forest elephants that may be not friendly to your presence.
In case you want to have a long call, ask your ranger guide to dig a hole at least 30 cm deep and cover up beyond recognition so that the forest occupants are not curious to exhume it.
Chimpanzees are sensitive primates and very much observant of what is in there locality so try not to provoke them or scare them. You may not know how they will gang up against the entire crew that has visited. Respect there boundaries.
Using flash photography is not recommended
How Much Is A Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
The chimpanzee permit costs $200 this is per trek per day. You need to advice which time is comfortable for you because there is the morning and afternoon session. Only 6 people are allowed to be with a community of chimpanzees.
How To Prepare For Chimpanzee Trekking Safari In Uganda
Simple walking shoes that cover up your feet are comfortable while searching the chimpanzees in the forest
Insect repellants readily protect your skin from biting nettles.
Toiletries since most lodges in the wild may not be in position to provide everything you need.
A camera to keep memories of your chimpanzee trekking safari.
A hat with a brim to protect your head from the jungle droppings.
A pair of binoculars for a clearer sight.
DAY 1 – Drive To Queen Elizabeth National Park
Located in the western part of Uganda is the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. Early in the morning drive to Queen Elizabeth National park making a stop at the Equator. Take some remembrance photos standing on both sides of the earth at the same time.
Carry on enjoying the luxuriant vegetation that covers the floor. Watch out for animals like cape buffaloes, warthogs, bush bucks, white water rafting and so much more. The elevated Rwenzori rangers provide a lovely backdrop
In case you are staying on the Mweya peninsular drive to through the fishing village called Katungulu and head to Mweya Peninsular. It is also the headquarter for the entire park. Watch out for more wildlife that enjoys the compound of the park
Accommodation : Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Lodge/ Simba safari Camp
DAY 2 – Game Drive and Launch Trip on Kazinga Channel
Early in the morning, head to the crater lakes area to enjoy the specular view of the crater lakes. Watch out for more other animals like herds of elephants, cape buffaloes, warthogs, topis, Uganda Kobs, busk bucks, lions, water bucks, hippos walking back to there day hungouts.
In the afternoon, head to the pier to enjoy an afternoon launch trip on Kazinga Channel. Watch out for thousands of hippos and canning Nile crocodile, the banks are decorated with animals that move down to quench thirst.
The birdlife on these banks is rich including foreign migrants that fly from as far as Europe. While sailing, look out for more wild animals that feed from the banks and the adorable vegetation cover.
This magical Uganda safari brings you closer to amazing wildlife and birds that call the park home.
Get back to the lodge to relax.
DAY 3 – Drive To Kibale National Park- Chimpanzee territory
After breakfast, get back on the road to find the chimpanzee home in Kibale National Park. There behavior is somehow similar to humans. They live in communities under the leadership of an alpha male that is democratically chosen by the entire group.
Arrive to this adorable tropical forest where you may get the chance to see some more primates like black and white colobus, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey to mention but a few.
Check into your lodge
DAY 4 – Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
In case you are trekking chimpanzees early in the morning, head to the ranger station in Kanyanchu for briefing. Listen to all the rules of chimpanzee trekking and later follow the ranger guide into the forest.
Unlike gorilla trekking where the mountain gorilla terrain requires you to hike chimpanzee area is generally more flat. The chimpanzees have a spy network where a few chimpanzee watch out for intruders in there territory and warn others by hitting the tree trunks.
By the time you approach the rest of the community, they are aware of your presence so be careful not to offend them.
The severe wet seasons, push the chimpanzees in the tree branches where they normally feed from while the drier season chimpanzees feed close to the ground.
You may also have the chance to see them de-nesting from there overnight nests or making there nest in the evening in case you are trekking chimpanzees in the evening.
Get back to your lodge to relax.
In case you still have some energy, take an optional walk to Bigodi swamp. This amazing area is commonly known for hosting a number of rare birds including the shoe bill. Numerous monkeys also find this swamp interesting for a day hang out.
What Is Included in This 5 Day chimpanzee and Game Safari
4×4 Vehicle With Pop Up Roof
Airport pick up
Accommodation During Safari
Chimpanzee trekking permit
Guide Driver Fees
Safari Package Excludes
international Flights Arrival and Departure
Any other items of Personal Nature
Note this As you book a chimpanzee trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the chimpanzees and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your chimpanzee tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your chimpanzee trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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