Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda; frequently asked questions

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda; frequently asked questions

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda; frequently asked questions: Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is next to mountain gorilla trekking in terms of popularity and most exciting safari. This safari gives travelers a chance to explore the wild exactly the rain forest to search for cheeky apes the chimpanzees.

In the region, chimpanzee trekking is done mainly in Rwanda and Uganda. But there is known primate trekking done in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

As many people come to the different countries for chimpanzees trekking there are as many people that have questions about this exciting experience. So in this article, we answer some of the frequently asked questions about chimpanzee trekking in different countries.

The questions are:-

 1. What is the best park for chimpanzee trekking in the region?

There are several chimpanzee trekking parks or places in the region that include but are not limited to;- Kibale national park, kyambura gorge, budongo forest, Nyungwe National Park and others. From this list choose what’s best is relative depending on taste and other factors. However, Kibale National Park has the highest population of chimpanzees with over 1,500 chimpanzees living in the Park.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda; frequently asked questions
Chimpanzee trekking

2. What is the cost of chimpanzee trekking?

The cost of Chimpanzee trekking varies depending on where you are trekking from. However, the cost varies from 100 dollars to 250 dollars.

 3. What time does chimpanzee trekking start?

The time is not definite, it actually depends on the place you are trekking but what we know is that chimpanzee trekking is done in the mornings and in the afternoons.

4. What is the duration of the chimpanzee trekking?

    The duration of chimpanzee trekking is about 3 to 6 hours depending on where you are trekking.

5. How long do trekkers spend with the chimpanzees during trekking?

   Trekkers will spend a specified time in the presence of the chimpanzees during chimpanzee trekking.

6. Is chimpanzee trekking the same as Chimpanzee Habituation?

No, but they are similar. Trekking is done for already habituated chimpanzees well as on the other hand

Chimpanzee habituation is an activity that helps chimpanzees get used to humans so the trekkers will spend over 6 hours with the chimps. Also, the groups that do the habituation are fewer than those that trek.

7. How much does chimpanzee habituation permit cost?

Again the cost varies depending on where you are having the habituation activity from.

8. What is the importance of chimpanzee trekking?

   Through Chimpanzee trekking the chimpanzees conserved and the well-being of local communities around the habitat as well.

This happens through raising awareness about the importance of protecting the chimpanzees and the ecosystem, natural heritage and fostering a sense of responsibility towards the environment. Also, the money raised from the trekking activities helps to implement policies and strategies to protect the chimpanzees and their habitat.

9. What is the best thing about chimpanzee trekking?

Definitely, nothing beats seeing the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. It’s just an experience like no other.

10. Are kids allowed on a chimpanzee trek?

No, because they cannot manage the trek and they may get lost in the forest but most of all, the chimpanzees may look at them as toys or tools to play with, which can cause havoc if they act on perspective.

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