Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest National Park is one the extraordinary tours in Uganda. Chimpanzee tracking is among the tour activities one should undertake while on a Uganda safari. The chimp experience is not only exceedingly exceptional but also Kibale Forest is among the top safari destinations in Uganda as well as in the world to visit chimpanzees in the wild.
Biologically, Chimpanzees are considered to be among the closest relatives of man sharing about 98% of human Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). The chimps normally live in family group of 15 to 20 even though some may be bigger and smaller. Every chimpanzee family has matchless nature of its own. Staying in groups is vital to the chimps’ fraternity since the apes are known to be highly intelligent, sociable and outgoing animals. Their multifaceted social interactions and chain of command are habitually headed by a leading male. The chimps largely interconnect through body language and beeps, pants, and yelps and are among animal species that use tools. They dig insects from tight places and also open hard nuts or fruits with stones among others. Their dietary menu is diverse stretching from fruits, plants to insects, eggs and even meat.
Chimpanzees live exclusively in the thick forests of Central, East and West Africa. In east Africa, Uganda is the main chimpanzee tracking destination with over 6 spots where these primate are found. A male chimp is about 4 feet tall and roughly between 90-130 pounds. but the female chimps happen to be a little smaller, ordinarily weighing between 60-100 pounds.