Often referred to as “the primates’ capital”, Kibale National Park is a unique wildlife destination set within the deepest reaches of the Albertine rift in western Uganda against a backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountain range. It is connected to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, ensuring free movement and diversity of wildlife for Uganda safari tours.
Kibale offers elusive primate sightings of 13 primate species against dramatic scenery of coarse verdant forest resting on free-flowing ridges with the most popular primates being the Chimpanzees. Thousands and thousands of people make their way to this wilderness to be part of the Kibale Chimpanzee tracking Uganda tours.
It goes without saying that if you desire to enjoy an exclusive primate safari, let alone indulge in the best Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safari tour there is; then Kibale National Park is the destination for you. The park is home to about 13 Chimpanzee communities with each having members ranging from 100-160 individuals. Of these, only 3-4 communities are habituated.
Amazing Chimpanzee facts:
An experience fit for a Uganda safari tour Chimpanzee tracking:
It would seem like just another day in the wild as you wake up to birds chirping in the trees…but a few hours into it and your mind will be totally changed. At Kanyachu visitor’s center, you will receive a short briefing about the rules and safety precautions before treading the light path of a thousand primates on this Chimpanzee tracking Uganda tour.
After what might seem like the best time of your life, the hike comes to a halt as you come within 8m of the Chimps. Spend an hour watching the young cling to their moms, kiss and groom them. You have the rare opportunity to take amazing pictures of these golden moments. Watch out for other primate species and birds on this Uganda Chimpanzee tracking safari.
Rules for Uganda tours Chimpanzees tracking
Visitors are encouraged to follow set regulations such as an age limit of 15 years and above, no camera flashes, a clean bill of health and no littering. There should be no eating near the Chimps and no provoking or unnecessary noises as this could upset the primates.
Chimpanzee tracking on Uganda tours in Kibale National park is not the only thing to look forward to. The habituation experience is equally as mesmerizing as you get to spend an entire day with a team of researchers and guides to study and also allow the Chimps to become accustomed to human behavior before they are ready for tracking.
Frequently asked questions
One of the most exciting things you will do on a Uganda tour is Chimpanzee tracking. It is a typical gate-a-way from your daily routine to the raw jungle of Kibale National park to seek out these intelligent and extra-ordinary primates; Chimpanzees. So contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to book this safari.