Just like the Mountain Gorillas, chimpanzees are also an endangered species, with about 150,000 individuals left in the wilderness. The chimps share 98.7% of human DNA and are considered to be our closest of the living relatives.
in the wilderness, the chimps live in big groups ranging from 15-120
individuals, while communicating through systems of vocalization, body
postures, facial expressions and gestures much like the human-beings do.
hosts the biggest population of chimps in the whole world, which are
found in Kibale forest National Park, Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary,
Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve; Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth
national park and Budongo forest.
In Uganda it is possible to do
safaris the traditional way and do chimp tracking or take part in a
chimpanzee habituation experience with a ranger-guide.
Uganda’s temperate climate has made it easy for travelers on a uganda safari
in that the chimps can be tracked all year round in any of the parks
where they are offering a true wonderful safari experience while
tracking them in the wild.
While in the forest, the ranger guide
will lead travelers to the chimp and whereas some of the experienced
ranger-guide will communicate with these chimps; mimicking their calls
to locate where they are at that moment. After trekking through the
forests, it is so thrilling to see how the chimpanzees react in the
“Kyambura Gorge” boasts of the so called lost
chimpanzees of the underground forest. It has been noted to have 25
habituated chimpanzees, which are currently open for trekking.