Chimp trekking in Kibale National Park

To start, we didn’t have to do much trekking as the alpha male of the largest troop in the area was perched high in the forest canopy just above our vehicle, enjoying his breakfast in the sun. We literally had to walk about to see him. On one hand, it was a bit anti-climactic as I expected to have to work and actually track the chimps to see them. On the other hand, there was the alpha male of the 120-member strong troop, high up in the forest canopy, enjoying his breakfast in the sun! We spent about an hour watching, taking picture and waiting for the male to descend from the tree and lead us to the rest of the troop. And then the adventure began