Tracking accustomed gorillas is an unforgettable experience. Chimps do not live in troops, but extended to form a community of a hundred people, moving around the jungle.
Chimpanzees can also be used for chimp tracking in Uganda and visitors are allowed to spend more time with the chimps who also try to imitate their behavior, especially how they eat.In 2000, the Volcanoes Safaris was selected as a key partner for the development and implementation of two major national parks Rwanda – Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest Reserve.
This is an exciting activity that one does not have to lose. Uganda offers around 5,000 primates and this can be traced in the area of Kibale forest and this park hosts more than 1450 chimpanzees representing the Uganda’s largest population of endangered primates, Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kyambura gorge, Murchison Falls National Park in Kaniyo Pabidi.
More than 40 orphaned chimpanzees are also kept at Ngamba Island, located in Lake Victoria 23km south of Entebbe, Uganda. It consists of approximately 100 hectares, 98 of which are forest and separated from visitors by an electric fence area. Ngamba Island officially opened to visitors in October 1999.
Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda also hosted tracking chimpanzees. Chimpanzee population here is around 500 individuals and considered limited to the Nyungwe national park includes a small community in Cyamudongo Forest.