Budget Chimpanzee tracking safari in Kalinzu forest in Uganda

Budget Chimpanzee tracking safari in Kalinzu forest in Uganda

Budget Chimpanzee tracking safari in Kalinzu forest in Uganda is getting popular with the increasing number of chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest.

Chimpanzee tracking is a one in a lifetime adventure that you should never miss on your safari to Uganda.

Looking for a budget chimpanzee tracking safari? Kalinzu Central Forest reserve may be your alternative for a better budget chimpanzee safari experience with relatively higher chances of encounter with these primates.

Chimpanzee in Kalinzu forest
Chimpanzee in Kalinzu forest

Kalinzu forest boosts of over five (5) chimpanzee families out of which two (2) families are habituated, one (1) available for research and the rest living wildly in the forest all with over 200 chimpanzees.

The natural giant trees in the forest provide enough food and shelter for primates and birds some of which are endemic to the Albertine rift valley.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest can be booked on a short notice. The best time for chimpanzee tracking is always the dry months in Uganda from mid December to February and July to early September each year.

Kalinzu forest offers you breathtaking views from Kyambura as you approach the forest before you begin your Chimpanzee tracking.

It is advisable to book a day earlier and arrive at the visitors centre by 7.30am in the morning for registration and briefing before transfer to the forest for chimpanzee tracking.

Tracking takes place away from the visitors centre and you may have to walk for 1km to the starting point or be dropped by your guide driver to the starting point to begin chimpanzee tracking.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest can be done on your way to Bwindi impenetrable forest or transfer to Kampala/Entebbe via the Kasese-Masaka highway.

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