Chimpanzee habituation in Uganda is an experience that is participated in for the whole day having an encounter with the Chimpanzees. There is a difference between Chimpanzee trekking and Chimpanzee habituation experience. Chimpanzee habituation in Uganda, learn from the Researchers the way Chimpanzees are habituated.
A wildlife ranger will guide you throughout the day as you go through the Chimpanzee habituation.
Uganda inhabits over 5000 chimpanzees, within Kibale Forest National park inhabiting over 1500 chimps. Chimpanzee habituation is one of the best options to take on when you visit Kibale National park.
Chimpanzee habituation in Uganda is an all-day activity in the natural forest. The Chimpanzee habituation experience is limited with a number of 4 people, and one has to plan early in order not to miss out on this activity.
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda, costs 200USD, while the chimpanzee trekking is 150USD per permit. There are other inhabitants of the forest to see while trekking the Chimpanzees including birds, primates, butterflies, and many more.
You will enjoy your morning breakfast with packed your lunch, after which you will go for the habituation for the whole day and return from the forest before dawn.
Kibale Forest inhabits a number of Buffaloes, Elephants, Bush pigs, primates, bird species and there is a lot to offer besides the Chimpanzees.
Chimpanzee habituation in Uganda is the process chimpanzees get used to the human face. They are tamed and this process can take up to over two years.
A full day with the chimpanzees is amazing and you are encouraged to carry your camera because you may need to take pictures as much as you can. You will learn to identify the chimpanzees with their unique characters that are is similar to Humans.
When it’s dawn, the chimpanzees will return to their nests in the evening hours and you will head back to lodge.
The habituation experience will need you to pack two liters of water, lunch box, dried energy giving food, waterproof boots, rain jackets, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, binoculars, insect repellent, and remember this is a rain forest it might rain anytime. These are the essentials for chimpanzee habituation and trekking.
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda is done by people who are 15 years and above of age. Those who are 12 years and above can habituate in Kalinzu forest Chimpanzee.
The experience runs throughout the year both in the wet season and during the off-seasons. Budongo forest is the best place for the offseason habituation.
There are lodges to accommodate one at Kibale National park including Isunga lodge, Primates lodge, Rweteera safari park, Crater safari lodge, Green Home cottages and campsite, Track hotel, Lodge Bella Vista, Nkuruba Nature Reserve, Kitojo Guest Cottages, Chimpanzees Forest Guest House, Jerusalem Paradise Ltd Hotel and many more for the best of your accommodation.
There are lodges in the Budongo forest including Mparo Guest apartments, Motel Tuku, Budongo central Forest reserve, Alinda Guesthouse, Masindi hotel, Murchison backpackers, Masindi hotel, Booomu women’s group campsite, D’venue hotel among others.