Chimpanzee Trekking Rules – Regulations in Uganda

Posted by on May 27, 2016

Chimpanzee Trekking Rules – Regulations to abide by in Uganda

Rules – Etiquette – Regulations while Trekking the Chimpanzees of Uganda


Chimpanzee Trekking Rules – Regulations for Visitors Chimpanzee Tracking or going on an all-day Habituation Experience in Kibale Forest.  The Rules are there to protect the chimpanzees but also the visitors.  Sensitivity is a key on a Trek, you are entering their Living Space in the Forest, that is why they need to go through a two year habituation program where they accept human into their forest and not scamper away when you visit them.


Chimpanzee Trekking Rules – Regulations


  • Minimum Age for Trekking or the all-day Habituation Experience is 15 years.  This  is the rule in all parks administered by Uganda Wildlife Authority.  Kalinzu Forest which has habituated chimpanzees is administered by the Ministry of Forests and the minimum age is 12.
  • Abide by the Ranger’s instructions and input at the orientation and during the Trek.
  • Keep a Distance of at least 8 meters between you and the chimpanzees
  • No Provoking of our closest cousins.
  • No consuming of food or drinks, no smoking in the presence of the primates.
  • Visitors with flues, colds, diarrhea or other illnesses that can be passed on cannot trek Chimpanzees.
  • No Flash Photography since that will startle Chimpanzees.

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