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How Difficult Is Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

How difficult is chimpanzee trekking in Uganda

Is chimpanzee habituation experience difficult? How hard is chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park? Or How difficult is Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, these are some of the frequently asked questions by many primate lovers trying a chimpanzee trekking in Uganda for the first time.

It is paramount to note that Kibale Forest National Park is the most popular place where chimpanzee trekking is done in East Africa. The interesting fact is that the chimpanzee trekking experience is mostly smooth though quit challenging to some travelers. The tracking trails for chimpanzee experience is not difficult although the Kibale forest is extremely thick.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda | Kibale National ParkEver since 1993, habituated chimpanzees in Uganda have been tracked thus the chances of spotting them is extremely excellent. Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale Forest National Park begin with an early morning briefing at the park headquarters before you transfer to the starting point.

If you are interested in the morning session, the exercise begins at 8:00am whilst the afternoon session begins at 2:00 pm. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda lasts for an average of about three hours depending on the location of the chimpanzee community. Remember, chimpanzees have a behavior of limping from one tree branch to another as they look for food.

The everlasting common primate walk gives you a chance to observe chimpanzees in the natural environment, the Kanyanchu chimpanzee communities have been habituated, they are used to presence of human beings and for over 25 years the opportunity to see them is 90% out of 100%. After briefing, you will leave Kanyanchu visitor’s Centre as early as 8:00 am, 11:00 am and 14:00am and the exercise lasts for 2-3 hours, we argue all travelers do an early breakfast to ensure that they do arrive in time for registration and briefing exercise where you taught the dos and don’ts when tracking in the forest.

It is important to note that, all tourists are allowed one hour to spend with the chimpanzees from the time you find a chimpanzee community and only persons aged 12 years and above is allowed to take part in this activity. Early booking is needed so feel free to contact out travel experts at Mumwe Global Safaris to assist you with booking the permits.

Chimpanzee Habituation Experiencing

The chimpanzee habituation experience, gives you chance to spend a whole day with the chimpanzee community in their natural environment. The activity is done with researchers as well as park rangers, the chimpanzee communities involved in this process and they are less accustomed  to presence of human beings. You enjoy following them, viewing them which makes the activity extremely fascinating.

Chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda is available only in Kibale Forest National Park on a full day or half day adventure, the activity starts early in the morning but remember that booking is must for this experience.  Chimpanzees have a habit of leaving their nests early as 6:00 am, but with the habituation experience you begin trek around this time, it is easy to spot the community as they come out of their nests, you enjoy watching them feed, hunt, breastfeeding, patrolling, copulating among other daily activities until late in the evening when they go to build their nests at 7:00 am.

In synopsis, Mumwe Global Safaris has been accredited by the government to offer tourists services including chimpanzee habituation, for a perfect slot. You book a Kibale chimpanzee safari online by contacting our reservation team on or call us directly on 0700135510/ +256-414699459 to speak directly to our customer care personnel.


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