Can you see Chimpanzees anytime on a Ugandan safari? Dry season or wet season?
Yes, Uganda is the primate capital having several species of the primates including the great apes including the chimpanzees and gorilla trekking. There are also other primate that can be seen loitering on the Uganda soils. These primates include the Golden monkeys that are found in forests of Mgahinga gorilla National Park, all categories of monkeys harboring various vast and expansive forest of Uganda and wetlands, the baboons and server other species.
For today our main focus is to take about the chimpanzees and when one can see these chimpanzees when traversing on when coming to the Ugandan safari. It important to note that Uganda has got the highest concentration of chimpanzees in the whole of East African region and these chimpanzees area well habituated and are available for tracking. Facts has it that Uganda has got over 5000 chimpanzees which are available for the tourists to see and enjoy. The chimpanzees are majorly found in Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kyambura Gorge, Karinzu Forest in Rubirizi district. Chimpanzee are also found in Ngamba island sanctuary and chimpanzees in Budongo Forest Reserve and this is increases the chances of seeing these chimpanzees on the Ugandan safari.
Because of the various destination in Uganda where chimpanzee are found, most visitors book Uganda and include it on their safari in order to see the chimpanzees. These Ugandan chimpanzees can be seen through the chimpanzee tracking activity that is done in Uganda’s wildness. However, for the visitors interested in chimpanzee tracking, the Kibale Forest National Park is the best destination where you can go and enjoy the chimpanzees in their natural habitats.
Kibale Forest National Park is the best destination and offers the wonderful destination beauty for the unforgettable chimpanzee tracking experience. Over 13 species of primate are recorded in Kibale Forest National Park and this park also is the best for doing both chimpanzee habituation experience and chimpanzee trekking. Over 1500 individual chimpanzees are found in Murchison falls National Park. The chimpanzee trekking safaris also extend to other chimpanzee tracking species. In order to have the best chimpanzee trekking safaris you have obtain the chimpanzee tracking permit that is got from all the Uganda wildlife authority or the one that you can get from your local tourism operator. Most of the visitors however continue to inquire of the best time when they can travel to Uganda and enjoy or see the chimpanzees comfortable in their natural habitats
Chimpanzees are the second top tourist attraction in Uganda after the endangered mountain gorilla trekking and the chimpanzee tracking or chimpanzee habituation experience are among the popular tourism activities conducted in Uganda’s national park of Kibale Forest National Park.
We can assure the visitors that the chimpanzees in Uganda can be seen any time of the year and therefore you shouldn’t be there and this that there is specific time when you can fly to Uganda to look for the chimpanzees in Uganda.
When comparing both dry and wet season still, the chimpanzees can be seen in both seasons however most of the visitors that we have communicated to have told us they like having the chimpanzee trekking safaris during the dry season as it is the season that doesn’t have much inconveniences such as this of delaying trekking among others and this is very interesting. However, the wet season makes tracking so difficult a reason as to why it is ideal to do chimpanzee tracking during the dry season.
Seeing chimpanzees in Uganda is so competitive and therefore the visitors must book their chimpanzee trekking permits early enough such that they don’t get the last minute booking disappointments. We make sure that we provide visitors with the affordable chimpanzee trekking safaris while in Uganda.
There are other activities in Uganda that you can do other than the chimpanzee trekking and these include the boat cruise safaris in Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls national park, safari game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo National Park, you can as well do gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks and golden monkeys in Mgahinga park. Get in touch with us for the great deals.