Can I combine chimpanzee trekking and Gorilla trekking in Uganda? Chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking are the key activities and safari activities that are majorly done on the safari Uganda destination. These two activities are not only widely known in Uganda but in the whole of the African continent.
Most of the visitors find their experience incomplete without taking part either in chimpanzee or gorilla trekking. When we talk about gorilla trekking, we mean seeing the biggest apes which are only located in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Chimpanzees are also in the same lane as the endangered mountain gorillas and at times it is also good to compare the chimpanzee trekking and the gorilla trekking since they are all found within the forests.
The difference between these apes can be reflected within the size with the endangered mountain gorillas being the bigger as compared to the chimpanzees. It is so much interesting to see these animals in their natural habitat and you will learn more about the behaviors and lifestyle of these wonderful species which you be explained to you by the respective guide who you will move within the wildness.
As I have said, mountain gorilla trekking is only done in three countries and these include Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Out of these gorillas, Uganda has got more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas trekking in Uganda is best done within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park since it is the park with the highest concentration of endangered mountain gorillas and thus you can easily find them while in the wildness trying to see the endangered mountain gorillas.
As compared to Uganda, Rwanda has fewer mountain gorillas and this makes gorilla trekking safari the wonderful gorilla trekking safari and is very much. Gorilla trekking is very important however in the Democratic Republic of Congo the gorilla trekking safaris lowered because of the constant conflicts that have constantly disrupted the gorilla trekking safaris in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Chimpanzee trekking is found in many countries all over the world, not as the gorillas that are only located in three countries. In the pearl of Africa, Uganda, chimpanzee trekking is best done in the jungle of the Kibale Forest and this park is the major icon of the tourism industry in Uganda today and the visitors who are interested in studying and enjoying more these animals, you need to come to Uganda and enjoy the gorilla trekking safari.
Other than Kibale Forest National Park, there are other notable areas for chimpanzees in Uganda and these include areas such as the Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest grater Murchison falls Conservation area, chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest, and the chimpanzees that are found in Ngamba Island which is found on Lake Victoria. Uganda still among the east African countries has got more than 15000 chimpanzees and others can be found in Cong and several areas and this is so much wonderful and interesting.
Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
You need to know that you cannot see either of these primates without having the gorilla or the chimpanzee permit. As compared to Rwanda, Uganda offers the cheapest gorilla permits, and these permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority however, you can as well get your gorilla trekking permit from your company of reference. Obtaining the gorilla trekking permit is not a hectic activity provided you book the safari through the recognized tour operator who is registered with the Uganda wildlife authority. The cost of the gorilla trekking includes the one hour of seeing the gorilla in their wildness and general this is not tiresome activity provided that the money paid is given back to the park in form of conserving it and giving back to the local communities who are spearheading the conservation of the gorillas.
The gorilla trekking permits are sold in the Mgahinga national park because remember that the gorillas in Uganda are found in both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the Mgahinga Gorilla National park. So if you don’t have time then you can directly buy your gorilla permit immediately from these parks. At the moment, the Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs $700 per person and this is cheaper as compared to gorilla trekking in Rwanda which is double this price at $1500. Don’t you think, it’s time to come for the Uganda gorillas instead of the gorilla expensive safari, it’s your choice for us we are here to guide you.
When coming to the chimpanzee trekking permit, these vary depending on the different protected areas and they are also issued by the Uganda wildlife authority similar to the endangered mountain gorillas. The visitors who are interested in trekking the chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National park will have to pay $200 for the chimpanzee trekking permit while in Karinzu forest reserve stands at $80 with $50 for the visitors interested in trekking Kyambura gorge chimpanzees. The chimpanzee trekking permit gives the visitors the chance to see the endangered mountain gorillas.
While trekking chimpanzees, you will need to know that these creatures are very active and you will have to wake up early in the morning and get into the forest for the chimpanzee trekking. Centrally to gorilla trekking, the chimpanzee trekking is done in sessions that so the forest session in the morning and then the last or afternoon session and at tomes chimpanzee trekking becomes so tiresome especially when they move from one trek to another as you will have to follow them.
However, they are used to human beings because they are clearly habituated what you need to do is to follow the guide’s guidelines for these animals. Please come and engage in both chimpanzee and gorilla trekking in Uganda.
So yes, you can combine chimpanzee trekking and Gorilla trekking in Uganda; and we shall give you the details and arrange for you the best safari that combines both chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest National Park and Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.