Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda


Uganda is a home of sizeable population of about 5,000 chimps. Chimpanzee trekking ,one of the most popular wildlife activities in Uganda, allows you to step into the world of chimpanzee in the wild which is an interesting and adventurous where visitors move into the forest in search of the habituated families and once found spend an hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzees can be viewed in different national park and wildlife reserves such as Kibale national park which covers the highest population ,Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park ,kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Toro semiliki wildlife reserve ,kalinzu forest among others. Chimpanzees are primates that share 98% of the human DNA which makes them close relatives to humans. the chimpanzees in protected areas have been habituated which means they are used to human presence therefore available for trekking on a daily basis, they are omnivorous creatures in that they feed on plants, fruits, leaves, buds, blossoms, flowers, seeds, insects, and hunt small mammals like monkeys, bush bucks and many more while feeding the chimps eat fruits and berries from the stem with their lips and pick flowers with their hands and they use a help of stones to crack the nuts, sticks to gather termites from anthills and defense from enemies, they make sponges from leaves which they soak up in water while drinking water from tree holes. Chimpanzees use facial expressions and body language and they are among one of the noisiest primates, they communicate to others using sounds like hooting, screaming, grunting, drumming and many more.

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