When is the best time to trek chimps in Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Democratic Republic of Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest, Kenya in the east and Tanzania in the south. Uganda is located on the East African plateau, averaging about 3,609 ft above sea level. The plateau generally slopes downwards towards Sudan explaining the northerly tendency of flows in the country. Trekking Chimpanzees in their natural habitat is once in a lifetime experience you will live to tell.


Uganda is gifted with more than 5,000 chimpanzees in the wild because of its diverse natural endowments and beauty. In Uganda, there are 4 national parks where you can trek habituated chimpanzees, Kibale National Park is home to the largest family of habituated chimpanzees, and more than 100 habituated chimps are residents, Kyambura Gorge is commonly known as the valley of Apes and Kalinzu Forest Reserve in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Budongo forest inside Murchison Falls National Park, Semuliki National Park and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria.

The best time to visit chimpanzee in their natural habitat is June to September and December to February, forest trails in these months are drier making chimpanzee tracking encounter enjoyable and easier compared to visiting in the wet months of March to May and September to November when the weather is characterized by heavy daily rainfall, making the forest trails bushy and slippery. In Uganda it is hard to predict when is going to rain or not simply because the country is crossed by the Equator, thus experiencing an equatorial climate. Kindly contact Adyeri Creations Limited so we can tailor your safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.