Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
Chimpanzee habituation involves joining our habituation research team as they carry out their d...
Chimpanzee habituation involves joining our habituation research team as they carry out their daily assignment of making a community of chimpanzees accustomed to human visits. This is a great experience for researchers as well as photographers who would love to spend a bit more time with the chimps. For half-a-day tourists participating in the CHEX activity will need to secure a chimpanzee habituation permit. Like chimpanzee tracking, this activity starts with a briefing at the park headquarters, however, this is much earlier at around 6:30 AM. Read more about our booking guidelines and chimpanzee habituation rules.
There are over 375 recorded bird species in Kibale National Park including one of Uganda’...
There are over 375 recorded bird species in Kibale National Park including one of Uganda’s most sought-after birds, the Green-breasted pitta. Birding in Kibale happens all year round and like all other park activities, tourists will be accompanied by one of our expert ranger guides.
Aside from chimpanzees and the park’s many primate species, tourists can pick some intere...
Aside from chimpanzees and the park’s many primate species, tourists can pick some interest in the park’s nature walks to discover some of its residents including mammals like the duikers, forest hogs, butterflies, and the rich vegetation. There are also several amphibian and reptile species as well. The park has a resident population of African forest elephants as well, although these can be aggressive and is partly why a ranger guide must accompany tourists at all times. Night nature walks will offer chances to see some of the nocturnal animals like bushbabies, tree hyraxes, and civets.
Kibale National Park is most popular for its population of chimpanzees and is considered the be...
Kibale National Park is most popular for its population of chimpanzees and is considered the best place to track wild chimpanzees on earth. Chimpanzee tracking is the ultimate highlight for visitors to this park. Over several years of conservation and habituation, the chance of seeing them has risen to over 95%. Tourists can choose from either a morning or afternoon trek both beginning with a necessary briefing and led by an expert ranger guide. Treks can typically last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on where the animals are on a particular day. A maximum of 6 tourists per group is permitted to spend a full hour with a community of chimpanzees. All tourists on chimpanzee tracking safaris to Bwindi will need a chimpanzee permit. Read more about our booking guidelines and chimpanzee tracking rules.
Kibale National Park is located in one of the most culturally unique spots in Uganda. Tourists ...
Kibale National Park is located in one of the most culturally unique spots in Uganda. Tourists can easily combine a chimpanzee tracking safari with a visit to the Bigodi community, a cycling adventure or community walk through one of the tree plantations, coffee tours, a visit to the mysterious caves at Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru as well as exploring some of Toro kingdom’s other cultural sites including the king’s own palace.