Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda.
Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda can be done in many locations in Uganda and some of the locations are Budongo forest in Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls National Park, and Kibale forest National Park.
Chimps are from the Hominidae family of animals that is shared by Human, Gorillas, Humans, and Orangutans and the Chimpanzees are more close to the human beings sharing 99% of DNA with the chimp’s brains being one third of the human’s size.
Key facts of Chimpanzees
• Male Chimpanzees that are fully grown measure 1.7meters high (5.6ft) and weigh up to 70kgs.
• Chimpanzees use their arms for climbing trees and 4 legs while walking on the ground.
• Chimps will communicate by hand gestures, using vocalizations, and facial expressions.
• Chimpanzees will normally reach puberty at an age 8 and 10 years
• Life expectanct of chimpanzees is age 40 in the wild and more than 60 years in captivity.
• Chimps live in communities with large male and female
• Chimps use stick tools to eat ants from anthills
• Chimps sleep on beds they create in the trees.
• Chimps sleep 9 and more hours.
There are other places where Amani Apillar safaris take you chimpanzee tracking Kalinzu forest reserve in Bushenyi district, the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi Budongo forest in Murchison falls National Park
Budongo Forest Reserve is part of Murchison Falls National Park in north western Uganda covering 793 square kilometers with 37 % grassland and 53% is forest cover is rich in biodiversity with a count of chimpanzees population being 600 – 700,465 species of trees and shrubs, 24 mamal species, 9 primate species, 359 species of birds, 289 butterflies and 130 species of moths species.
Budongo forest has other activities that can be done in the forest other than chimpanzee tracking and that is Birding activities you can see White-thighed Hornbill, Chocolate-backed kingfisher, the and Puvel’s illadiposisamong others , you can engage in nature walks.