Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safaris in Uganda

Our complete guide on Chimpanzee Habituation Experience – all you need to know about chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda

What is the chimpanzee habituation safari experience?

Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Uganda
Chimpanzee Habituation Experience

Chimpanzee habituation experience is an incredible safari adventure besides the normal chimpanzee trekking where visitors are allowed to stay with chimpanzees for an hour, the Uganda wildlife Authority introduced a chimpanzee habituation trekking that offers a great opportunity for tourists to spend more time with the Habituated Chimpanzees.

The country is home to a remarkable number of individuals, with around 5,000 chimpanzees residing in the country’s protected area with Kibale National Park habituating around 1500 individuals.

A safari to the pearl of Africa is more famous for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park however the country is a safari insider with a lot of attractions for you to explore including the chimpanzees, humans closest to relatives.

These massive creatures share almost 97% of DNA with humans making them the closest relatives to humans. The Massive creatures are absolutely fantastic to watch in their natural habitats as they search for their food, participate in their daily activities with their young ones.

The chimpanzee habituation experience offers a massive opportunity to wildlife enthusiasm to learn the behavior of chimpanzees. Plan your safari with Gorilla Consultant Safaris; a genuine locally based Tour and Travel company that will have your trip well planned to fit your best interest.

All-Day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience 

On your Chimpanzee habituation safari, we recommend that you start off with an early morning breakfast, get your lunch packed, and head out to meet your guide that will lead you into the forest. Only a maximum of 4 people per group inclusive of the researchers and guides are permitted to go see these Chimps.

You are then taken to see the place where the primates built their nests the previous night. If you are lucky and awoke early, you are sure to find them just getting up.

Thus typical Chimpanzee habituation begins in the hours at dawn between 6-6:30 am. Other activities you will see them taking part in are copulating, breastfeeding for the little ones, feeding, patrolling, hunting, resting, and later on at around 7 pm, building new nests where they are to stay during the night. The experience is really authentic with first–hand information.

What to bring and wear for the Habituation Experience

You will need a daypack, inside two liters of water, a packed lunch from the lunch, some snacks like dried fruit or granola bars.  Clothing: waterproof hiking boots, a hat, light rain jacket, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, insect repellent, binoculars, and anything else you might. Gorilla Consultant safaris are at your service.

Frequently asked questions

Are chimpanzees violent?

Are you wondering whether trekking Chimpanzees is safe? The massive primates are typically aggressive and sometimes predatory behavior toward children because the animals are more fearful of larger human adults, especially men, according to National Geographic.

Chimps have also snatched and killed human babies. While on your chimpanzee trekking safari, we, therefore, recommend our clients to take extra caution and possibly observe the set guidelines.

What do chimpanzees eat?

Chimpanzees are basically herbivores and live in thick forests where they can access plenty of their favorite food. The top ten of the chimpanzee feeds include; Figs, Fruit, Nuts & Seeds, Blossoms & Leaves, Insects, Honey, Meat and Eggs, Palm Wine

Where to do Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Uganda?

Kibale National Park

 The National Park is home to over 1500 out of the 4950 Chimpanzees ever recorded to live in Uganda. The National Park is found in the district of Kabarole and is the only place in Uganda where Chimpanzee Habituation takes place nonetheless, one needs a permit to be accepted to go see these primates