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Kibale forest national park is one of the top and best destinations for chimpanzee trekking experience in the pearl of Africa although there are other place chimpanzee trekking can be done. Therefore since it’s the best spot for chimpanzee safaris in Uganda the chimpanzee permits in kibale are high compared to other places in Uganda where chimpanzee trekking experience is done.
With chimpanzee trekking, travelers are allowed to spend only hour with the chimpanzee family from the time they meet with the family and in the hour travelers are observing the behavior to chimpanzees as well as taking pictures and videos with the chimpanzees so as they can go back with great memories of the chimpanzee safaris in the African wildness.
Chimpanzee habituation experience is an extremely interesting adventure activity that can only be done in kibale forest national park. Here travelers are allowed to spend a maximum of four hours with the chimpanzee family and the activated was launched by the Uganda wildlife authority so that it assist to tamed the wild chimpanzees primate animals get used of human being presence for the sake of chimpanzee tourism in the country. In the process of the four hours, travelers are learning the behavior of the chimpanzees and their life style; some are taking pictures and videos that will remind them about chimpanzee safari in kibale forest national park.
The chimpanzee habituation is a unique and a scientific experience that is be done by majority of travelers who visit Uganda especially the researchers who would like to know about their behavior when found in their natural environment. Chimpanzee habituation experience is done in kanyanchu sector of kibale forest national park which is done very early in the morning at around 5 am. We therefore advise travelers to book their accommodation facilities in kanyanchu sector due to the fact that the chimpanzee habituation adventure is an early morning activity that will require travelers to wake up little early than their usual time of waking up since the activity begins at exactly 5 am especially in kanyanchu.
Why chimpanzee trekking in kibale?
Kibale forest national park is one of the national parks in Uganda with high percentage of the chimpanzee population compared to other destinations that are as well home to the chimpanzees primates in the ‘pearl of the Africa’. Kibale is home about 1500 chimpanzee population in Africa and it has a lot chimpanzee family that does not require a lot of movements while trekking to find them.
The chimpanzee habituation experience is done with an escort of an experience and professional e park ranger guide that will assist travelers to spot a perfect gorilla family for the unforgettable chimpanzee habituation experience in the forest jungle.
Habituation process in kibale forest
For travelers who would like to enjoy the gorilla habituation they have to spend an overnight in kanyanchu sector which is situated in the northern part of kibale forest national park which is covered by the dense forest that favors the survival of chimpanzee primates in the park. The dense forest is full of plenty of food for the chimpanzees thus they don’t have to make a lot of movement in the forest so as to search for food, this gives an insight to travelers to easily interact with chimpanzee family community in one place without walking and hiking long distances in the forest jungle.
Just like gorilla habituation and gorilla trekking the chimpanzee trekking or habituation experience starts with a briefing at the in kanyanchu sector of kibale forest national park where you are told about the dos and don’ts as you are going to trek the chimpanzees in forest.
As travelers enjoy trekking the chimpanzees in kibale they will get an opportunity to experience the calling sounds of the different birds species as well as viewing many of them in forest since kibale forest is also one of the best spot for bird watching with about 350 bird species, forest elephants since elephant can camouflage with different environments among other wildlife animals but they be rarely seen in the forest. Kibale is also a home to 12 primate mammal animals besides the chimpanzees such as the red tailed monkey, grey cheeked mangabey monkey, white and black colobus monkey, the L’Hoest’s monkey, blue monkeys, baboons among others.
Majority of travelers who visit kibale forest for chimpanzee habituation experience get an opportunity to view the wildlife animals in the forest as well as other primates besides the chimpanzees which gives an insight to have an exception chimpanzee habituation safari in kibale forest that reminds them about their visit to the pearl of Africa.
Although travelers allowed to spend four hours with the chimpanzees during the habituation experiences, the chimpanzee habituation that involves taming them to get used to human being presence to them and studying their behavioral patterns of life in a long process in kibale forest which takes a period of two years in the process, naming of the new born babies of the chimpanzee is done so that researchers and park ranger guide will keep track of the chimpanzee behavior as it grows up.
The habituation experience extremely fascinating adventure that makes you fall in love with these unique primate animals that are like human beings, please don’t miss out a chance of in life time to visit these wonderful gentles in the jungle with adventure in the wild safaris your Uganda safari experts that organize such safari experience to all travelers interest in knowing the facts and wonders of ‘The Pearl of Africa’ jungle.