Chimpanzee Trekking – Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Advice

Posted by on August 19, 2017

Know before you go Chimpanzee Trekking – Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Advice – Uganda – Rwanda

The Information you need for Chimpanzee Trekking or the Habituation Experience in Uganda and Rwanda.


Chimpanzee Trekking – Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Advice you need for Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking - Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Adviceand Rwanda.  The Best opportunities for Chimpanzee Trekking or an all-day Chimpanzee Habituation are found in Uganda and Rwanda with Kibale Forest Park in Uganda being the #1 site with 1500 of them and 12 other primates.

Kibale Forest is simply the location in East Africa for Chimpanzee Trekking  – none of our Clients have ever failed to see Chimpanzees on their Trek and it is also one of the few locations in East Africa for a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) in East Africa where you spend all day with a Chimpanzee Group with limited other visitors.

Be informed, Know before you go about Chimpanzee Trekking and Chimpanzee Habituation in Uganda and Rwanda.

Should we not cover an area that you have questions about a particular concern or question you might have feel free to contact us.


Know before you go – Chimpanzee Trekking – Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Advice


Chimpanzee-background-informationChimpanzee Background – Information – Habitat:

Find about our closest cousins that can be seen in Uganda and Rwanda.  Where they live, what they eat and in some cases whom they eat.  The threats that they face even in the parks and wildlife reserves where they can be found.

Here you find out about our closest relatives, family structures, reproduction.

The Chimpanzees attract more visitors than other animals with the exception of the Mountain Gorillas.

They are found in Kibale Forest 150 usd – permits, Queen Elizabeth Park – 50 usd permits plus daily Park entrance, Semliki Valley 30 usd plus daily entrance, Murchison Falls Park – Budongo Forest where they can be tracked 80 usd for permits plus daily entrance – Kalinzu forest -40 usd.  They live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but are not tracked there.


Chimpanzee Trekking - Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Advice Best Places for Chimpanzee Trekking in East Africa:

Uganda wins hands-down when it comes to Chimpanzee Tracking – Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda cannot offer what Uganda offers when it comes to chimpanzees.

Kibale Forest National Park is the best place for Chimpanzee Enthusiasts, it is often called the Primate Center in East Africa with 13 species that include 1500 Chimpanzees.

We have never had a client that did not see Chimpanzees on a Trek or Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest.

Kibale Forest is the best Chimpanzee Trekking Destination in East Africa.


kibale-rainforestTop Things to do and See – Kibale Forest Park:

The number one reason that visitors come to Kibale Forest is in order to go on  a Trek or the Habituation Experience which is an all day activity.

There are many other things to do and see in East Africa’s best park for seeing Chimpanzees that will easily take up 2 to 4 days.

Kibale Forest is along the major tourist path in Western Uganda, it is only 4 hours to or from Kampala and for primate lovers it is a park not to be missed.

Kibale Forest is the premier Chimpanzee Park in East Africa but there is much more to do and see than Chimpanzees.


Chimpanzee-habituation-experienceChimpanzee Habituation Experience – CHEX:

The all-day Habituation (CHEX) can be done in two places in Uganda, Kibale Forest and Budongo Forest near Murchison Falls.

Kibale Forest it can done, 365 days of the year and Budongo Forest during the off-season.

The Park for the habituation experience once again is ethe best park. Kibale forest is where you spend a full day with chimpanzees being habituated along with researchers and trackers.

Any Safari with Chimpanzee Trekking with some adjustments can be made into a Habituation Experience Safari in Kibale Forest.


chimpanzee-safaris-ugandaBest Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris – Kibale Forest and other Parks:

Chimpanzee Treks can be taken on Safari in Uganda in parks with chimpanzees such as Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu forest, Semliki Valley.

We can design the Primate Trekking Safari that meets your wishes.  Kibale Forest is the most popular Park with Chimpanzee Enthusiasts.  Especially since it includes all-day Habituation Experience Safaris.

Here are some of the best Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris according to our clients.


discounted-Chimpanzee-permitsChimpanzee Trekking Discounts – Kibale Forest:

Uganda Wildlife Authority is now issuing discounted Chimpanzee Permits during the same months of the year as Discounted Gorilla Permits for the months of April – May – November of the year which is considered the rainy season or off-season of the year,

The discount is 50 USD on Chimpanzee Permits in Kibale Forest which reduces the cost by 5o usd to 100 usd for each permit

This is an added benefit for Primate Trekkers – and rainy season in Uganda does not mean Monsoons but most rain is at night or in the early morning hours.


what-to-wear-Chimpanzee-trekWhat to wear Chimpanzee Trekking:

It is all about comfort and protection.  Yes, you are in the tropics, yes, Kibale Forest is a Jungle and yet your comfort and protection depends on the right clothing and footwear.

Look the Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers, they wear long trousers, long-sleeved trousers, bring along ponchos and have hats on.

They also wear rubber boots called wellies that can easily be cleaned, give support and cover up to the knees – protection and comfort.

Dressing right for a Chimpanzee Trek is important for you – it comes down to protection.


Chimpanzee-RulesChimpanzee Trekking Rules – Regulations:

Chimpanzee Trekking and Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safaris have rules and regulations that come with them.

When it comes to Chimpanzee and other primates it is all about Conservation, one reason that during normal Treks the time with chimpanzees is limited to one hour.

What you can do in the presence of the Chimpanzees is also of importance.  Your state of health and well-being is also something the equation…it is all about conservation.

The Rules and Regulations are both for protecting the Chimpanzees and you.


chimpanzee-photographyChimpanzee Photography made easy:

Chimpanzee Trekking – Habituation Experience can be a bit tricky.  There is the quick movement by the chimpanzees, you cannot use flash-lighting and you are often in a dense forest.

Here are some easy tips for taking great chimpanzee pictures while on a Trek or an all-day Habituation Experience.

Take lot of pictures is the number rule so you can choose the best of them – focus on the chimpanzees and not so much on photography and at the end of the day you will have some great Chimpanzee Photos.

Enjoy your photos of the Chimpanzees.


Chimpanzee Trekking – Habituation Experience Information-Tips-Advice – if you have any questions – please contact us.