Essentials of Chimpanzee Trekking

Essentials for Chimpanzee Trekking

Essentials for Chimpanzee Trekking are the gear that a traveler needs to have to be able to have a successful trek without being harmed of harming nature.

In Uganda Chimpanzees are inhabited in Kibale National park, Kalizu reserve in Semiliki, Budongo forest reserve near Murchison falls National Park, Kyambura Gorge Uganda, Gorge Uganda and Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda. In Congo Chimpanzees are found in Virunga National park.

In Rwanda, Chimpanzee trekking is done in Nyungwe National park. The park is famous for Chimpanzees trekking, and when you find the primates you are given one hour to spend with the Chimpanzees as they continue with their day to day activities. A maximum of four people is allowed to trek the Chimpanzees.

Essentials for Chimpanzee Trekking include Waterproof daypacks/backpacks, camera equipment, bottled water, packed lunch, dried fruits, glucose, and much other energy giving foods.

Chimpanzee trekking is very easy to engage in compared to gorilla trekking. It is a short chimpanzee safari except for the all day chimpanzee habituation experience where you will need to have your day packed lunch from the lodge booked. Chimpanzee habituation is an all-day activity where you have snacks and bottled water as part of your essentials for chimpanzee trekking.

As the trails can at times be slippery and rainy, it is better for one to put on hiking shoes, long sleeve shirts, long trousers, a cap, raincoat, sweater and many other essentials for chimpanzee trekking. 

The long-sleeved clothes protect one from mosquito bites, branch scratches, nettles, thorns. It will be very comfortable moving in the rain forest of the chimpanzee with these clothes. Before the trek, you’re advised to wear insect Repellents and remember this is a forest with many insects.

Garden Gloves are part of the essentials for chimpanzee trekking because as you trek through the forest you might slip off to the ground, whereby you will need to hold onto something just in case. Since these trees have thorns and other itching parts, these might harm you just in case you hold onto them without the gloves. The gloves also protect one from germs.

Rain Jacket is one of the most important essentials for chimpanzee trekking. This is because these are tropical rainforests and it can rain at any time of the year.

Batteries and cameras to keep memories of the chimpanzee trekking safaris. Photography is very important during your safari, therefore, one needs to charge the batteries fully and carry extra batteries to take more photographs for your memories, however, you are advised to switch off the flash.

You can as well put on a hat in order to protect from the strong sun rays and also carry glasses to protect from the sunshine.

Binoculars are part of the essentials for chimpanzee trekking because Chimpanzees are inhabited in the forest where there are a number of bird species. So carrying a Binoculars is very important in order to see over 350 bird species in the forest, and some mammals such as elephants, primates, Buffaloes, and many more in the forest.

There a number of lodges for accommodation is different sectors depending where you will trek the chimpanzees. However carry the right materials and equipments for chimpanzee trekking.

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