Chimps trek

A primate safari in their natural habitat is uncomparable experience.

In Mahale National Park and Gombe National Park, both in Western Tanzania, you can approach the chimpanzees, those mammals so close to us, and discover the expressions of their faces and their body language. A memorable experience.

The trek through the forest searching for them, creates a supense, supported by the occasional calls from the top of the trees. Closer? And suddenly they are there, all around you, playing, fighting, eating, and behaving as if you're not there.

The chimpanzee has a stocky body with long arms, short legs and has no tail. A large part of the body is covered with long black hair, while the face, ears, fingers and toes are bare. They have hands that can grip solidly, allowing them to pick up objects. They even use some "tools" to assist them in their daily tasks.

Chimpanzees live in groups of 30 to 80 individuals and these communities are composed of small groups of a few members only, females, males or mixed.

The chimpanzees are both terrestrial and arboreal. They walk usually on four legs, but sometimes also standing, for short distances. They are agile climbers, and build their nests in the summit of the trees.

The guides are generally familiar with the characters and the relationships of the different individuals.

The chimps trek is limited to a maximum of 6 people per group, for 1 hour at each time. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed.
Chimps trek from Kungwe Bush Lodge at Mahale National Park in Tanzania