Chimpanzee Tracking Kibale Forest
Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa, but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Kibale Forest is especially good for tracking trips, but chimps can also be seen in the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth NP and in Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls NP.
Tracking in Kibale Forest N.P.
Chimpanzee tracking experiences are excellent thanks to several well maintained walking trails and a large number of resident chimp families in the forest. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates (more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact), including: red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos.
Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth N.P.
Kyambura Gorge, is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and hosts its unique variety of wildlife, including chimpanzees. The area is an important water source for many animals and is surrounded by savanna, but is generally noted for its high concentration of primate life located in the gorge. Kyambura Gorge spans a distance of 16 km and links to the Kazinga Channel. Kyambura is the only place in Queen Elizabeth N.P. where you can see habituated chimpanzees and other types of primates including red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and vervet monkeys. The park is also known for its variety of avian species including various falcons, the blue-headed bee-eater, and the African Finfoot.
Did you know humans and chimpanzee share 98% of their DNA?
When you are with the gorillas
- Keep a minimum distance of 7 meters (21 feet) from the Gorillas.
- Keep your voices low at all times. However, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
- Do not eat or drink while you are near the Gorillas.
- Sometimes the Gorillas charge. Follow the guide’s example by crouching down slowly, and do not look at the Gorillas in the eyes. Wait for the gorilla to pass you by and do not attempt to run away (this will increase the risk of attack).
- Flash photography is not permitted, when taking pictures, move slowly and carefully.
- Do not touch the Gorillas. They are wild animals.
- The maximum time visitors are allowed to spend with the Gorillas is one hour
"It's an honour to visit the gorillas. We have to respect these gentle giants for all times"! (Wim Kok, director Matoke Tours)
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