Chimpanzee Tracking & Habituation Experiences in Uganda
Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation experiences are another Safari Activity travelers from all over the globe can take on to enjoy remarkable Primate Safari Adventures in Uganda.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most popular chimpanzee tracking destinations in the world due to the presence of many different chimpanzee communities that can be tracked by all travelers interested in tracking the rare primates.
Chimpanzee Tracking Experience
The Chimpanzee Tracking Process is very exceptional to all travelers interested in watching the rare species of Chimpanzees and requires one to transfer to the Kanyanchu Visitor’s Center to be briefed on the Dos and Don’ts around the Chimpanzees. After the briefing, you will transfer in groups of 6-8 people into the forest to track the chimpanzees for a period of 3-5 hours and when you meet them, you will stay in their presence for an hour taking numerous photos to keep for memories. After tracking, you will transfer back to the headquarters for your tracking Certificate. The Chimpanzee Tracking Permit costs US $150 per person interested in tracking the Chimpanzees.
The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is different from tracking as it takes the whole day in the presence of the Chimpanzees. You will transfer with the Chimpanzees from the time they wake up to remove their nests until the time they build new nests. You will watch them interact with their natural vegetation habitat to the fullest as they transfer from one point to another doing daily activities like patrolling, Copulating, Foraging, Feeding, Breast Feeding, Playing etc. You Must transfer to the forest with your packed lunch because you will stay with these primates for the whole Day. The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience at Kibale Forest National Park costs US $220 per person interested.
Other Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation Experiences Destinations
Kalinzu forest is situated in the Southwestern part of Uganda and is a distinctive African Forest that you should discover if you are looking for a fulfilling chimpanzee tracking adventure safari. The chimpanzees at Kalinzu Forest are basically for research and are habituated to be tracked by all tourists interested in chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. The researchers that are responsible here are Japanese and these have distributed the chimpanzee groups where one is habituated for tourism and the other for research purposes. Getting here requires one a period of 2 hours to get here.
Ngamba Island is strategically located in the waters of the vast beautiful Lake Victoria and is known to have 49 orphaned chimpanzees that were rescued from various places around Uganda. Day trips and overnight trips are offered at the Island and tourists are given an opportunity to interact with the chimpanzees through feeding them over the fence an experience that is so fulfilling and remarkable. You will be given food to feed them and you will be amazed at how they will interact and communicate with you using gestures. This is done with an experienced guide who will show you and give you information on how to interact with the chimpanzees. All gains attained from the tacking is to maintain and support the activities as well as the entire Island.
Kaniyo Pabidi- Budongo Forest
Budongo Forest Reserve with the Kaniyo Pabidi is situated approximately 3-4 hours from Kampala in the Northwestern part of Uganda. The forest inhabits many different chimpanzees and a very ideal destination to track the rare chimpanzees in the thick forest while spotting various birds as well as primates like the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white Colobus monkeys, olive baboons etc. he chimpanzee tracking exercise takes a period of 2-4 hours depending on the current location of the chimpanzees and when you find them an hour will be allowed to track the chimpanzees.