chimpanzee habituation in uganda
Uganda chimpanzee habituation takes place at Kibale forest national park since it harbors over 1,500 chimpanzees, and it is the main chimpanzee tracking destination, Kibale forest national park is situated in southwestern Uganda with the tropical rain-forest which can be easily accessed from Kampala or Entebbe.
Kibale forest national park has the biggest number of chimpanzee populations compared to other chimpanzee tracking destinations in Uganda, synonymous chimpanzees’ sightings chances are at 90% or more, although Kibale forest national park accommodates other 12 primate’s species besides chimpanzees which makes it is easy to combine your safari with other experiences.
Kibale forest national park chimpanzee tracking excursions have two sessions of which the first sessions start at 08:00 and the last session begins at 14:00 and the morning sessions are busier compared to the afternoon since most itineraries are combined with an afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary visit.
Kibale forest national park is the only national park offering chimpanzee habituation experiences where travelers can spend at least four hours with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, travelers are escorted by the researchers, park rangers, and guides.
Kibale forest national park is the best place to track chimpanzees in Uganda and the most remarkable primate experience on the continent. Although there are other three chimpanzee tracking destinations, that is to say, Kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park, Semliki national park, and Budongo forest of Murchison falls national park.