Primate habituation experience
- August 19, 2015
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
Uganda is known as the primate capital of Africa and the only country where you can participate in primate habituation experience. Recently Uganda Wildlife Authority introduced mountain gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This experience will cost between $1500 to $2000 and only takes place in Rushaga region located in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. With this primate habituation experience, tourists will spend time in the forest guided by researchers on how mountain gorillas are habituated. It is restricted to 6 people and will always take up to four hours unless if revised. This therefore puts Uganda at the top of primate habituation experience as this is one way of conserving primates through people participating and paying for these activities.
Chimpanzee-Primate habituation experience
Another primate habituation experience and the first one of all is chimpanzee habituation experience popularly done in Kibale National Park. The Park has two habituated communities of chimps and the third is still under habituation. Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale National Park costs $220 per person and this allows an individual to to spend a whole day with chimpanzees and researchers. Currently, chimpanzee habituation experience is limited to six people and permits can be booked in advance at Uganda Wildlife Authority head office in Kampala.
Golden Monkey experience
Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda is not only known for mountain gorillas but also golden monkeys. This primate habituation experience involves waking up early in the morning to join researchers in the field to learn more about golden monkeys. While golden monkey tracking is for one hour, Golden monkey experience lasts for a whole day.
For more information about Primate habituation experience in Uganda, do send us an email or call our telephone numbers and we will be glad to explain or book for you a tour that involves all or one of the above mentioned experiences