Chimps trekking Rules & Regulations in Uganda.
Chimps trekking Rules- A chimpanzee tracking safari in Uganda such is an amazing experience that gives you a chance to see the chimps in the wild as they play and interact plus chance to encounter a variety of other prinate species, birds as well as plant and tree species to to mention the adventure hikes. Chimp tracking in Uganda is done in Kibale forest (home to the largest population of Chimpanzees in East Africa), Budongo & Kaniyo Pabidi forest in Murchison Falls national park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kalinzu forest and Toro-Semliki wildlife reserve in Uganda while in Rwanda it can be done at Nyungwe National Park. For great enjoyment and sustainability of this experience, there are some dos and don’ts that you need to adhere to:
- Always book your permit beforehand to avoid any inconveniences because only a certain number of visitors are allowed to go chimp trekking in a group per day.
- Wear long sleeved tops/shirts and long trousers to protect yourself from pricking thickets as you traverse through the forest.
- Put on shoes that suitable for hiking steep muddy slopes. You should also wear socks and tuck your trousers in the socks to protect yourself from insects.
- Make sure you carry enough driving water for the hike.
- Carry your binoculars to be able to spot the chimps from a distance.
- Have a guide with you because he is the only one who get you access into the forest.
- Keep a distance of about 8m away from the chimps to avoid spreading human illnesses to the chimps since they are easily communicable to them.
- Don’t go chimp trekking when you have flu or diarrhea as you will pass on your diseases to the primates.
- Avoid eating food near the chimpanzees.
- Refrain from flash photography as it is prohibited.