Chimp Tracking in Kalinzu Forest, Kalinzu Forest is one of a few natural forests that still flourish in Uganda set around Bushenyi district next to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Maramagambo forest. It is about 382 kilometers drive from Kampala and it overlaps at a raise of 1400 meters. Kalinzu Forest is one of the best places in Uganda to go for chimpanzee tracking and the probability of seeing chimps is 90 percent.
It is very easy to combine chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, this is one of the most visited parks and has the best game drive with the most amazing boat ride on Kazinga Channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward.
Kalinzu Forest Reserve is commonly for its over 414 tree species including shrubs; primates like 220 chimpanzees, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, and more than 380 bird species therefore making it a true birder’s paradise, over 100 Moths and 270 butterflies, reptiles. The key wildlife species to catch sight of while you are on Uganda safari at this nature reserve include elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, wild pigs, leopards, lions, and many others which can be spotted along the savanna grassland side of this nature reserve.
This forest reserve is set in western Uganda about 5 hour’s drive from Kampala. You can drive from Kampala through Masaka-Mbarara and then to Bushenyi.
A visit to Kalinzu forest can be combined with wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park which gets you the best of exhilarating African experiences.
Finally, besides other acquainted places that offer nature walks/ hiking safaris, the excellent Kalinzu Forest reserve lets tourists discover some of the primate species, butterflies, forest birds, tree species, and natural features such as waterfalls.
Chimpanzee tracking permit for Kalinzu Forest cost only $50 per person, Kalinzu chimp permit can be booked through Kisoro Tours Uganda or directly from Kalinzu Forest Reserve head offices in Rubilizi District and if you already booked your Uganda safari with Kisoro Tours Uganda we can always ask our tour consultant to add Kalinzu chimpanzee tracking on your itinerary.
Uganda has other few places where one can go for chimpanzee tracking among them is Kibale Forest National Park where the largest number of chimpanzees in Africa are found with a 100% chance view chimps, Kyambura Gorge is another place in Uganda where one can see chimps, Kyambura Gorge is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, this gorge is also known as Valley of Apes found in the far eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge is 100 meters deep and one kilometer long to its borders. Lastly, you can as well track chimps in Budongo Forest which is also part of Murchison Falls National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve is one of the biggest and most beautiful forest reserves in Uganda with different types of primate species with over 365 bird species, chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest Reserve is also 100% guaranteed and you can easily combine it any of your Murchison Falls National Park safari.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kalinzu Forest – Queen Elizabeth Park is possible from the Mweya Safari Lodge and lodges/ hotels around Queen Elizabeth National Park because there is no lodge in Kalinzu Forest Reserve so you are doing any activity there must drive about 40 minutes back to your accommodation within Queen Elizabeth National Park.