Spending more time with chimpanzees in Kibale
- November 11, 2017
- Posted by: Africa Safaris
- Category: Travel News
Spending more time with chimpanzees in Kibale National Park is something you should consider while planning your safari to Uganda. Uganda has been named and referred to as the Primate capital of Africe mainly due to the presence of the giant mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga national Park as well as chimpanzees both wild and habituated in Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest, Chambura gorge as well as Karinzu ecotourism site. For primate lovers, Uganda has several options of spending more time with chimpanzees in Kibale. Encounter Africa safaris is glad to guide you on how to spend more time with chimpanzees in Uganda
Spending more time with chimpanzees in Kibale and other forests
Kibale National Park located in western Uganda is one of the best places to watch or trek habituated chimpanzees in the wild. Chimpanzees are our closest cousins and live in communities of 50 to 150 individuals. During the day, the community splits into small groups called parties in order to reduce on food competition. These parties will reunite in the evening to make shelter for the night. Spending more time with chimpanzees in Kibale National Park will provide an opportunity to watch these primates and study their behaviors.
One of the best ways of spending more time with chimpanzees in Kibale National Park is by booking a chimpanzee habituation experience safari. Chimpanzee habituation experience is a whole day experience and is exclusively done in Kibale National Park in the whole of Uganda. One has to part with USD220.00 to purchase a gorilla habituation permit from Uganda wildlife Authority is UWA is the body in charge of all National park in the country. This permit allows you to spend the whole day in the forest following chimpanzees still under habituation. This activity normally starts in the morning and ends in the evening. It is guided by expert guides, researches as well as a team that is involved in the habituation of wild chimpanzees so that they get used to human beings. Not only is this experience exciting but it is practical since you have to get involved in correcting samples, naming, making calls as well as studying the behavior of these great apes.
For more information about chimpanzees and other activities that can be done in Uganda, kindly contact Encounter Africa safaris and we will provide you with information and advice that you can rely on.