Chimpanzee Habituation In Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee habituation in kibale forest national park

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Chimpanzee habituation is the process of training chimpanzees on how to get used to human beings and preparing them to be tracked later on. Chimpanzee habituation takes about 3 years to be complete. Kibale Forest National is recorded to be a home to over 1500 chimpanzees out of 5000 chimpanzees in Uganda .Kibale Forest national park is located in Kabarole district and is the only place in Uganda where chimpanzee habituation takes place.

 

Chimpanzee habituation allows visitors to spend the whole day with these wild primates. In order for one to have fun fully with habituation experience, permits should be booked 3 months prior to the actual tracking date.

 

Chimpanzee habituation day starts with an early breakfast, your lunch will be packaged and head to meet your guide for the day who will take you in the forest. This experience only allow a maximum of 4 people above 15 years old to participate including researchers, so you are taken to see the place where the primates built their nest the previous night, if you wake early wake early and lucky enough you will surely find them just getting up. 

 

Ideal chimpanzee habituation starts in the hours at dawn between 6:30 am .Other activities will take place in the due course such as feeding for adults, breastfeeding the young ones, hunting, resting and in the evening around 7 pm you will witness the building of the new nest where they will stay at night.