The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is the best way to spend an entire day with the chimpanzees. This is entirely different from spending a single hour with them during the ordinaryChimpanzee Tracking Safaris in Uganda. Many visitors that travel into Uganda are not aware that they have two options of either spending the entire day with the chimps during the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience or spending an hour with the chimps during the Chimpanzee tracking Safaris.
During the chimpanzee habituation, you will set out early in the morning to follow and even learn about the behavior of the chimp group that you will be habituating that day.
During the chimp habituation process, you will be assigned a Uganda Wildlife Authority park Guide for the entire day who will lead you on this great expedition. The guide will also show you the various habitats living in Kibale forest other primates, small mammals, colored butterflies and different birds.
Thousands and thousands of people travel into Uganda annually to track chimpanzees. However Kibale Forest has approximately 1500 Chimpanzees and will offer you a memorable chimp habituation experience.
Similar with gorillas, most people that visit chimpanzees spend only an hour with them, however there is another option that enables you to spend more time with the chimps and that is the gorilla habituation process in either Budongo forest or Kibale forest in their natural habitat. The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is similar to tracking process limited to a specific small number of visitors so this will require prior booking in order to obtain a place on your preferred date of adventure. You will set out with a team of researchers studying the chimpanzees.
Once you make your reservations early and pay the USD $220 for the chimpanzee habituation permit, it will be very easy for us to secure a place for you on your preferred date of habituation. e than the Chimpanzee Group being habituated.
Important to note is that Chimpanzee Habituation Experience isn’t for the weak at heart – it includes a very early breakfast, and then carrying a packed lunch before meeting your guide and the team of researchers with whom you will set off with into the forest. You will start from the exact place where the chimps were since making their night’s nests for the previous day. As dawn breaks you will meet the chimp family riding from their night’s nests and these you will follow for the rest of the day until evening when they will make their night’s nests.
As you walk through Kibale forest, you will see a number of other wild animals besides the chimpanzees among which will be bush pigs, some elephants, buffaloes and a number of other primate species including the black and white colobus monkeys and baboons.
During the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience the number one objective is to habituate chimpanzees a process that involves getting the chimps accustomed to human presence through removing the fear they have for people. To full habituate a chimpanzee family or group, this process takes two complete years so taking part will give you a chance to take part of this important process in the lives of these chimps.
As you set out for this remarkable activity, don’t forget to carry your camera and some extra batteries as you will have several hours to take photos of these amazing playful chimpanzees. You will also have an opportunity to identify each chimpanzee from the rest of the group using some of their distinctive features or marking such as scars.
You will end this day after the chimpanzees make their night’s newly constructed nests and are retiring in them.
Where to do Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Uganda
The chimpanzee habituation Experience in Uganda is done in Kibale forest National Park as well as in Budongo Forest
What to Carry For Chimpanzee Habituation Experience:
Two liters of bottled drinking water
What to Wear For Chimpanzee Habituation Experience:
Waterproof hiking boots,
Light rain jacket
Who can take part in the Chimpanzee Habituation Experience?
For anyone to take part in the chimpanzee habituation process, they should be above 15 years, somehow physically fit and also free from any form of contagious diseases like flu and cough.