Uganda Chimpanzee Tours and Chimpanzee Safaris
Uganda the pearl of Africa has more than 5000 Chimpanzees part of the many primates found in Uganda and one of the most exciting animals to see in the country.
During Chimpanzee Tracking experience, an activity next to Gorilla Trekking on a Tour to Uganda, many Chimpanzees can be tracked in Kibale Forest and more Chimpanzees can be viewed in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda
Like many Uganda Wild life Animals, Chimpanzees face extinction from poachers and a number of chimpanzees have been caught in snares meant for other animals such as antelopes, and many of these snares are deadly enough to kill the clueless chimpanzees.
Information about Uganda Chimpanzee Tours and Behaviors in Uganda National Parks
Chimpanzees stay in company of groups called troops ranging from 30 – 80 individuals.
Chimpanzees sometimes munch leaves to make them absorbent and then use them as a sponge, dipping them in water and sucking out the moisture. They also use grass stems or twigs as tools, poking them into termite or ant nests and eating the insects that cling to them. They are able to wedge nuts between the roots of a tree and break the shells open with a stone.
Chimpanzees are both arboreal and terrestrial, spending much of their daytime hours on the ground. They are quadrupedal, walking quickly on all fours with the fingers half-flexed to support the weight of the forequarters on the knuckles. They occasionally walk erect for short distances.
These primates are agile climbers, they build nests high up in trees to rest in during midday and sleep in at night. They construct new nests in minutes by bending branches, intertwining them to form a platform and lining the edges with twigs. In some areas chimps make nests on the ground.
What Chimpanzees Feed on
Chimps are diurnal and begin their activities at dawn. After descending from their night nests they hungrily feed on fruits, their principal diet, and on leaves, buds, blossoms, flowers, Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking Information: Chimpanzee Safaris – Chimpanzee Diet seeds but have been observed to kills other monkeys. After a while their feeding becomes more selective, and they will choose only the ripest fruit.
They usually pick fruit with their hands, but they eat berries and seeds directly off the stem with their lips. Their diet consists of up to 80 different plant foods. Chimps supplement their diets with meat, such as young antelopes or goats. Their most frequent victims, however are other primates such as young baboons, colobus monkeys and blue monkey.
Chimps feed on termites, nuts and some on red monkeys.
Chimpanzees protect themselves from enemies like humans, wild cats by throwing large sticks and branches at them.
Chimpanzee Safaris Destinations in Uganda
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is best done in Kibale Forest National Park and Budongo Forest
Price of Chimpanzee Permits or Chimpanzee Tracking Price
Just like Gorilla Trekking permit, you can book a Chimpanzee Tracking permit at 150USD for Kibale Forest, Kyambura gorge at 50USD, Budongo Forest at 75USD, Chimpanzee Habituation Experience at 120USD in Uganda far much cheaper than Gorilla Trekking prices with Katona Tours and Travel