Primate walks, Chimpanzee Tracking or Habituation

Chimpanzees are apes' species native to the savannah and tropical forests of tropical Africa

Chimpanzee tracking and habituation form a unique African travel experience. Uganda is ecologically diverse with some of the big apes on earth; mountain gorillas and chimps. In Uganda, some of the places where chimpanzees live include: Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge, Semuliki national park and Ngamba island sanctuary. These destinations have habituated chimpanzee groups which are open for tracking by tourists.

The chimpanzee is an ape species native to the savannah and tropical forests of tropical Africa. The human and chimpanzee DNA is very similar. Chimpanzees display numerous signs of intelligence, from the ability to remember symbols to cooperation, tool use, and perhaps language. 

Chimpanzees weigh between 40-60 kilograms for males and 27-50 kilograms for females

The chimpanzee body is covered with coarse black hair but has a bare face, fingers, toes, palms and soles of the feet. It weighs between 40-60 kilograms for males and 27-50 kilograms for females. It has a gestation period of 8 months and the infant is weaned for about 3 years but maintains a close relationship with the mother for several more years. Chimps live in groups of between 15-150 individuals, which are headed by the dominant male, but spend most of their time travelling in small, temporary groups consisting of a few individuals, which may consist of any combination of age and sex classes.

Chimpanzee trekking takes 1-6 hours depending on the location of the chimps that day and the trekkers speed

Chimpanzee tracking and habituation form a unique African travel experience. Uganda is ecologically diverse with some of the big apes on earth; mountain gorillas and chimps. In Uganda, some of the places where chimpanzees live include: Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge, Semuliki national park and Ngamba island sanctuary. These destinations have habituated chimpanzee groups which are open for tracking by tourists.

The chimpanzee is an ape species native to the savannah and tropical forests of tropical Africa. The human and chimpanzee DNA is very similar. Chimpanzees display numerous signs of intelligence, from the ability to remember symbols to cooperation, tool use, and perhaps language.