Chimpanzee Safaris – Chimp Trekking
At Speedway Safaris, we offer Chimpanzee Safaris and tours in Uganda and Rwanda. Like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tours also take place in the forests where these primates live. Biologically, chimpanzees are 98% similar to human beings, so visiting them is a move aimed at strengthening the brotherly bond between them and human. To trek chimps, one must have paid for a trekking permits or entrance fees. Under chimpanzee safaris, we do have ordinary chimp trekking safaris as well as chimpanzee habituation experience. Chimp habituation is where visitors spend longer time with the adapted chimps in the jungle. Under the most common chimpanzee safaris in Uganda or Rwanda, visitors are allowed one hour to be with the primates in the forest. After then, they trek out of the park.
In Uganda, we take you to all the chimpanzee trekking sites including Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve. Other chimp spots are Semuliki game reserve, Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). Uganda’s numerous chimpanzee sites makes the country one of the best chimp trekking destinations on the African continent.
Chimpanzee Safaris Rwanda
Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda is the only place in the country where chimpanzees are found. All the chimpanzee trekking safaris in Rwanda take place at this thick tropical forest in the south of the country. Chimp trips in Rwanda begin from Kigali and run directly to Nyungwe forest. Or else one may choose to do other safaris like gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park, game safari in Akagera National Park before proceeding to Nyungwe. Rwanda has other tourist attractions like the genocide memorials centers, Muzanze caves, Lake Kivu, the mountains and the Ethnographic museum among others. These attractions may be visited before or after chimpanzee safaris to Nyungwe forest. Everything is dependent upon the available time and budget.