Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda: Embrace the magic in traveling to Uganda, treat yourself to a memorable tour through undulating, virgin & still fresh rain forest in search for human closest relatives _ the magnificent & Lugubrious mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest. Witness the Chimpanzees in Kibale silently chewing about the forest canopy and be rewarded to an inspirational journey.
Chimpanzees in Uganda are located in different places but habituated chimpanzees only exist in Kibale National Park located in western Uganda, Kyambura Gorge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu forest located closer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park located in Northern Uganda. We also have orphaned chimpanzees in Ngamba Island which is approximately 23 km in Lake Victoria and can be accessed by boats.
On the other hand, habituated gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park. According to the 2013 mountain gorilla census,it was discovered that Bwindi Impenetrable National park has supersede half the number of mountain gorillas in the whole world while the other population of gorillas are in the virunga Ranges shared between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo.
Gorilla and chimp trekking experience compared
Both gorilla and chimp trekking requires one to have hiking boots, garden gloves, long sleeved trousers and shirts, rain jackets, sun glasses, huts, a hiking stick and some energy giving foods to give you that extra strength when needed.
In Uganda, you require a permit to either trek gorillas or chimpanzees. Gorilla tracking permit for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park costs USD600 and 1500 dollars for habituation. Uganda Wildlife Authority is still not offering low season discounted gorilla permits . The above includes trekking gorillas, a guide for the trek and pak entrance fees. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda vary according to where you will be trekking them. In Kibale, a permit is USD150 while in Kyambura is at USD50.00 per person and includes guide, park entrance and viewing chimps.
Uganda is blessed and prides in over 10 national game parks and reserves with complexly different landscape, wildlife and experience. Easily to connect from one destination to another on a uganda safari, be rewarded visiting some unique wildlife destinations in Uganda. Sail on the calm but animal flooded shores of the river Nile and kazinga channel getting up close encounters