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Best time for trekking Chimpanzees in Uganda

Best time for trekking Chimpanzees in Uganda

Trekking chimpanzees in their natural habitat through the African jungle is one of the world's most thrilling wildlife encounters that you don’t want to miss while planning a safari to East Africa, sitting quietly in silence a midst a troop of chimpanzees is a considered a privilege for any traveller.

Uganda’s top chimpanzee trekking locations like Kibale forest National Park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu central forest reserve and Budongo forest reserve can be visited any time of the year. Guests planning a safari to encounter the chimpanzees will have to significantly take note of when they need to travel because Uganda experiences 2 seasons. These are the dry and wet seasons with dry season starting from June to September and December to February. The wet/rainy season on the other hand kick starts from March to May and from October to November. The rainy or wet season is usually characterized by heavy rainfall but incredible for bird watching.

However if you’re not afraid of rain then the best time to encounter chimpanzees in Uganda is during the wet season however it can be challenging with the wet grounds and rainy days but the rains in Uganda are mostly in the afternoons or morning and it will rain for few hours and stops and then it shines afterwards.

Kibale forest national park and Budongo do offer chimpanzee habituation experience where clients will spend 4 hours with a troop of chimpanzees which are under research before making them available for visitors to trek.

Besides chimpanzee trekking experience Uganda is a great destination for Mountain gorilla trekking adventures in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park as well as wildlife viewing in Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo national park, adventures activities in Jinja and Sipi falls can be perfect add-ons to your Uganda safari holiday.