FAQs about chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda 2024 : Chimpanzee habituation experience is a process where the wild chimpanzees are trained to get used to human presence for trekking. Chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda is done in Kibale forest national park also known as the primate capital due to the fact that it harbours 13 primate species including over 1,500 chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, different mammals and bird species. there are various questions asked by tourists planning to go on a chimpanzee habituation safari in Uganda and this article will highlight the frequently asked question and their answers.
Where is chimpanzee habituation experience done in Uganda
Chimpanzee habituation experience is only done in Kibale forest national park which is also known as the primate capital located in western part of Uganda in Kabarole district.
How long does chimpanzee habituation experience take?
Chimpanzee habituation experience in kibale forest national park takes a whole day and starts with a briefing about the rules, regulations and expectations at the park headquarters and once the chimpanzees are found, tourists will be allowed to spend four hours with the chimpanzees in their natural environment where you will be able to watch them carry out their daily activities, learn and monitor their behaviours, take photos and record videos to show people back home.
How much is a chimpanzee habituation permit in Uganda?
A chimpanzee habituation permit in Kibale forest national park costs 250 USD per person for foreign non residents, 200 USD per person for foreign residents and 200,000 UGX per person for East African citizens. Chimpanzee habituation permits in Kibale forest national park was however increased to 300 USD per person for foreign non residents, 250 USD per person for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX per person for East African citizens effective 1st/July/2024.
How to book chimpanzee habituation permits in Uganda?
Chimpanzee habituation permits in Kibale forest national park can be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact our tour consultants through email or telephone with the date, month and year when you wish to visit the chimpanzees. After contacting us we will check for permit availability through Uganda Wildlife Authority and if there are permits available on your preferred dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money, we will be able to purchase the permit on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
What is the different between chimpanzee habituation experience and chimpanzee trekking?
Chimpanzee habituation experience is a process where the wild chimpanzees are trained to get used to human presence for trekking and when the chimpanzees are found, tourists will be able to spend four hours with them while chimpanzee trekking is an activity where tourists move into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their habitat.
How many people are allowed to do chimpanzee habituation?
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park only allows a maximum of 4 tourists per day plus the researchers so as not to scare or overwhelm the chimpanzee family under habituation process.
When is the best time to do chimpanzee habituation?
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park can be done all year round though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the national park therefore access chimpanzee habituation trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trekking trails are muddy and slippery.
How to get to kibale forest national park for chimpanzee habituation experience
Kibale forest national park is located in western part of Uganda and can be accessed by road transport means where you will drive from Kampala via Mubende, fort portal or masaka Mbarara and then to the park headquarters which takes about 5 to 6 hours’ drive in a safari vehicle.
Kibale forest national park can also be accessed by air transport means where you will book scheduled or charter domestic flight from Entebbe international airport to Kasese airstrip and then connect to the park headquarters by road which takes about 2 hours’ drive.
What to pack for chimpanzee habituation safari?
There are a number of items that you should carry or pack when going on a chimpanzee habituation safari including long sleeved shirt and trouser, hiking shoes, garden gloves, insect repellent, long socks, energy snacks and drinking water, warm sweater, waterproof rain jacket, a hat and sunglasses, face masks, camera and extra batteries, a pair of binoculars, walking stick, back pack among others.
For more information about frequently asked questions about chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book an affordable chimpanzee habituation safari.