Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kyambura Gorge

Chimpanzees tracking can be done at Kyambura Gorge located in the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth national park south western part of Uganda. The chimpanzees were habituated a few years ago and the population is said to be approximately 19 chimpanzees which were trained to be close to humans.

Apart from chimpanzee trekking, one can view other wildlife, birds and the other primates such as the white Columbus monkey, the black Columbus monkey, the red tailed monkey and the olive baboon among others this area is an habitat to primates because of the riverine forest with exceptional views of the green canopy. Chimpanzee trekking is available all year round.

Chimpanzee behaviors

Chimpanzees always stay in groups of about 35-80 individuals males, females or even mixed at times.

Chimpanzees can cram nuts from roots of trees and use stones for breaking.

Chimpanzees use stems or twigs as tools they dip into termite holes and when the termites cling there in they can eat.

Chimpanzees also dip leaves in water and suck moisture after.

Chimpanzees chew leaves.

They walk erect but only few distances.

Their swift climbers and set up their nests high on tress and often rest there in day time and at night they easily build this nests in minutes using tree branches.

Chimpanzees are quadrupedal.

Chimpanzee females give birth every four to five years and don’t have a particular mating period during the year.

Chimpanzees’ diet

Chimpanzee start feeding on fruits at sunrise as they come down from their nests after several morning hours their choices become the riper fruits and not picking unnecessarily. Chimpanzees supplement their diets with young antelopes or goats. They pick fruits using their hands thought fruits like berries can be picked directly by their mouth.

Most often chimpanzees kill small baboon, young monkeys like the blue monkey. Apart from the chimpanzee trekking one can learn more about the spectacular canopies of kyambura lying in the magnificent Savannah with breath taking views of the steep escarpment of the rift valley, accommodation units are within the Queen Elizabeth national park.

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