How Long Does The Chimpanzee Trek In Kalinzu Forest Reserve Take



Kalinzu forest reserve is situated in Bushenyi district, just next to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the Maramagambo Forest in south-western Uganda. click here to view mountain gorilla trekking tours 


Kalinzu Forest is known for housing different wildlife species, such as 378 bird species, 6 primate species, which include chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, 265 butterfly species, and 98 tree species, among others. Kalinzu Forest also attracts other mammals such as buffaloes, lions, wild pigs, and leopards.  


Kalinzu Forest harbors over 320 chimpanzees, including 70 that are habituated and open for chimpanzee trekking. Kalinzu chimpanzee tracking begins very early in the morning with a briefing at the headquarters regarding the rules and regulations during the trek. After a chimpanzee briefing, you will begin your trek in Kalinzu Forest with a knowledgeable, trained guide.


Kalinzu forest chimpanzee tracking is divided into two sessions: the morning session starts at 8:00 a.m. and the afternoon session starts at 2:00 p.m. Each session can take from 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the location of these chimpanzees, because they love moving from one place to another while searching for food.


During your trek through Kalinzu forest, you may spot different species of birds, other primates such as red-tailed monkeys, baboons, l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, different tree species, and colorful butterflies. click here to check our most recommended tours


Kalinzu Forest Chimpanzee tracking can be done throughout the year, although chimpanzee tracking is best done during the dry season in Uganda during January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. The Kalinzu Forest Reserve gets less or no rainfall during the dry season.


Therefore, the roads are dry and accessible for chimpanzee trekking trails, while during wet seasons the tracking trails are always wet. 


When is the best time to trek chimpanzees in Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest reserve is done throughout the year, although the best time to trek chimps is in the dry season of June, July, August, September, and December to February

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