Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo forest : Chimpanzee trekking experience is one of the extremely interesting and top activities that a lot of travellers would like to enjoy when they visit the true African forests especially the ‘pearl of Africa’. The chimpanzees are primate animals that found in various locations of the different national parks in Uganda living together in harmony with other wildlife animals in the natural environments.
Budongo forest is one of the famous destinations to enjoy chimpanzee trekking safaris which can be customized together with other activities that will give unforgettable memories about Murchison fall national park which is Uganda’s larges national park.
Other places to trek the chimpanzee is Kibale forest national which is the best and famous place for the chimpanzee trekking safari, they can also be trekked in Kyambura gorge of queen Elizabeth national which is the second largest national park in Uganda, another place to trek the chimpanzees is Kalinzu forest. Every place where travellers trek the chimpanzees has its unique rewarding adventure experience that it offers to all travellers.
Why chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest?
Budongo forest which is as well-known as the largest mahogany forest in east Africa is strategically situated in Murchison fall national park which is the largest national park in Uganda. Budongo forest national park covers a total land area of about 825 square kilometres and it is a home to the forest grassland and forest woodland. Besides Budongo forest being a home to the chimpanzees, it is a home to 450 tree species, a place of 250 butterflies, home to 130 moth species as well as others mammals.
The chimpanzee trekking safari in Budongo gives an opportunity to enjoy to view a wide range arrange of other wildlife animals which are situated in Murchison fall national park such as the beautiful elephants, the warthogs, the Rothschild giraffes, herds of buffaloes, zebras, antelopes, baboons, white and black colobus monkey, red tailed monkeys, the blue monkeys among other wildlife in jungle.
What is the cost of chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest?
Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest is one of the most affordable compared to that of Kibale forest national park. The chimpanzee trekking permit for Budongo forest costs 130 USD per person and the Uganda wildlife authority allows travellers to stay with chimpanzees for only one hour from the time they meet a gorilla family taking photos and videos with the chimpanzees in the jungle that will give incredible memories about the visit to Uganda.
While as the chimpanzee trekking permit for Kibale forest national park costs 200 USD per person and chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest costs 250 USD per person per day and traveller is allowed to spend 4 hours with the gorilla family from the time they have met it. It is important to note that there is no chimpanzee habituation in Budongo forest and elsewhere except in only Kibale forest.
Travelers should as well know that chimpanzee trekking in Budongo does not permit a person who is below 15 years of age to participate in the chimpanzee trekking experience since it is forest and the person is consider a child to participate in the activity.
For travellers who would like to book chimpanzee trekking Budongo forest national park can contact the Uganda wildlife authority to make the reservations of their chimpanzee trekking permit or alternatively, they can book with a trusted tour operator who has experience in organizing the chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda. Adventure in the wild safaris we are here at your service to make chimpanzee trekking dream in Budongo forest a true dream. Just contact us for information with all your inquiries regarding chimpanzee trekking.
What is the best time to trek the chimpanzees in Budongo forest?
The best time to trek the chimpanzee is during the wet season/ rainy season although the activity is organized throughout the year regardless which season traveller has visited the country. This is during the months of March, April, May and November when it is raining and there is plenty food in the forest thus there is limited movement of the chimpanzee moving from one place to another t look for food. Travelers trekking will have a great advantage to find them in groups resting therefore it will take travellers less hours of trekking in the jungle.