All about chimpanzee trekking in Uganda
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is an underrated adventure, and we want to fix that! We chat things like where you can trek to see them, how difficult the hike is, and what the experience is actually like...
Differences between gorilla and chimp trekking
The best times of year for chimp trekking are the same as for gorilla trekking – super convenient!
Where in Uganda you can go chimp trekking?
red-tailed monkeys (or red-tailed guenons) black and white colobus monkeys Uganda red (or ashy) colobus monkeys L'Hoest's (or mountain) monkey vervet monkeys olive baboons Uganda mangabeys patas monkeys blue (or diademed) monkeys grey-cheeked mangabeys Prince Demidoff's bushbabies (galagos) Bosman's pottos
Your Follow Alice trip manager will assign the best chimp trekking region to suit your tour and needs.
All about chimp trekking in Uganda
Chimp trekking permits cost US$200 per person. Two departure times per day are offered for chimp trekking: 8 am and 2 pm. Groups are limited to six people per group. You are briefed by a ranger about the trek and what to expect before setting off. You can hire a porter to carry your backpack and help you over any difficult and slippery sections. Once briefed, your group sets off into the forest, lead by your ranger. The forest is alive with birdsong and the calls of monkeys! One you reach your chimp troop, you spend one hour with them. You can, alternatively, book a chimpanzee habituation permit ($250). This allows you four hours with the chimps. Such treks depart at 6 am.