Chimpanzee Habituation In Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

Chimpanzee habituation will give you a chance to understand how chimpanzee reacts during the training sessions for the best experience in kibale national park.

Chimpanzee Habituation In Uganda

Chimpanzee habituation in Uganda is one on the most exciting activities done in Kibale national park that will ensure you have a memorable Uganda safari and amazing experience in the Uganda primate hub. Kibale national park is a home to many number of primate species such as chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys which can be seen when you take part in some activities in the park such as chimpanzee trekking which will give you a change to learn primates behavior and habits, how the co-exist with each other, feeding patterns, how they react towards violence among others.

While in kibale national park you can also participate in birding since the park is a home of over 400 bird species and you might see at least 150 bird species during your birding safari in the park. birds in kibale national park include grey crested crane, long crested eagle, shoebill stork, handsome francolin, rwenzori batis, African rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, rwenzori turaco, flycatcher, dusky turtle love, common moorhen rwenzori night jar, red faced woodland warbler among others.

In kibale national park you can take park in primate trekking where you spot a number of primate species such as red tailed monkey, chimpanzees, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, dents monkeys, Mona monkeys, and Hamlyn’s monkey among others. Among so many different activities in kibale national park, chimpanzee habituation will give you the most memorable experience with chimpanzees while in the park as you take part in training chimpanzee troops to get used to human presence. Chimpanzee habituation will give you a chance to understand how chimpanzee reacts during the training sessions for the best experience in kibale national park.

Price of chimpanzee habituation in Uganda

Chimpanzee habituation in Uganda is done at a fee of USD 250 which is got from Uganda wildlife authority or any trusted tour operator in the country for you to participate in chimpanzee habituation.

Packaging list for chimpanzee habituation in Uganda

Hiking boots

These should be worn during the activity to hike comfortably through the forests which are sometimes slippery in wet seasons

A camera

A camera without flash lights is advisable and you will get to capture a number of photographs and videos of primates undergoing habituation process in the park. You will also get to capture a number of photos of monkeys, wild animals and birds in the park among other rewarding attractions.


You are advised to carry a pair of binoculars during chimpanzee habituation because you will get to see a number of bird species in the park such as grey throated tit, grey crowned crane, red faced woodland warbler, dusky crimson wing, marsh harrier, double collared sunbird, African rwenzori, long crested eagle, handsome francolin, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground and double collared sunbird among others.

Insect repellent

Kibale national park is characterized with a number of trees species which act as a habitant to a number of insects such as mosquitoes, tsetse flies which can cause malaria and sleeping sickness respectively or cause irritation with their bites therefore you should apply insect repellents to avoid bites.

Guidelines for chimpanzee habituation in Uganda

Because chimpanzee habituation in Uganda takes a full day it’s always advised to park lunch and also put it into consideration that littering in the park is not allowed because it can lead to spread of diseases to primates.

Unhealthy habits such as smoking during chimpanzee habituation habituation process are not allowed because they can cause fire accidents and also spread of diseases such as lung cancer, pneumonia which can be fatal

You should avoid unnecessary noise in the park during chimpanzee habituation because they can cause chimpanzees to react harshly in form of attacks and can also make chimpanzees to move from their homes to other areas to avoid noise making your activity uncomfortable.

Visitors are encouraged to maintain a distance of 7 meters away from chimpanzees in order to avoid them from contracting diseases from you which can be fatal to primates.

You should always follow the lead of guides and always keep in groups during the activity to avoid accidents since this activity involves habituating chimpanzee troops that are not used to human presence.

Avoid eating in the presence of chimpanzees this is because they will get attracted to come and eat your food and by this you can easily spread diseases to primates

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