Chimpanzee trekking is a very fascinating experience. Prepare today and set out to Uganda’s natural jungles as you spend a number of hours tracking these impressive creatures. You will be allowed to spend some time as you observe them swing from one tree to another, feed, play about or progress speedily on the ground right in front of you.


Where to do it from

From the Kibale Forest National Park to Budongo Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary and Kyambura Gorge; your trip shall be an enormous encounter of these primates.

Chimpanzee tracking has rules and regulations

• A distance of just about 8m is very important between you and the chimps.
• People with diseases such as flue or diarrhea may not allowed in the park.
• Avoid eating near the chimps.
• Children below the age of 12 are prohibited from entering the park.
• Guide is the only one to help get access to the forest.
• Chimps need freedom therefore no provoking them once you enter the park.
• Flash photography are not allowed in the park.

Chimpanzee trekking tips

• You have to be 15 years and above to be allowed to trek chimps
• Trousers and long sleeved shirts are recommended
• Water proof boots or hiking shoes
• Insect repellent
• Carry enough bottled drinking water for your trek

When to do it

The best time to track chimpanzees is usually during the dry seasons, though some visitors may prefer an adventurous experience during the rainy seasons.
The rainy season is usually between March to May and October to December. Dry seasons are usually from mid-December to February and June to August.

Terms and Conditions

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Safety Tips

Uganda is generally a very safe destination today, Kampala is known as one of the safest capital cities in Africa. However, as a traveler always be careful to your belongings.

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