Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda in Kibale Forest National Park differs from CHEX or full day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience.
Information about Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee tracking takes place in different Areas of Uganda, Kibale National Park being one of them.
Kibale Forest is a home to man’s closet cousins the Chimpanzees and Barboons plus Black and also White colubus Monkeys.
Chimpanzees have 98% of human beings DNA composition and are Sociable, intelligent as well as communicative.
Among their very fascinating traits is the ability to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes.
These skills are for long been passed on from generation to another and researchers say that different troops have specialist tasks, basing on their habitat as well as diet.
An adult male chimpanzee weighs 35 – 70 Kg with a height of approximately 3 meters whereas an adult female chimpanzee weighs 26 – 50 Kg with a height 2 – 3 meters.
Life expectancy of Chimpanzees is at 40 years whereas that for those living in captivity can extend up to 60 years.
Chimpanzees stay in groups of 10 – 100 members where Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda in Kibale Forest takes place. They can babysit each other’s young, kiss, groom one another and even hold hands. A young Chimpanzee becomes independent at the age of 4 and Chimpanzees become aggressive when disturbed.
Although they spend some time on ground, they normally feed and do make their sleeping nests up in the trees. Their diet varies comprising of leaves, seeds, fruit plus flowers.
Tracking Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest is a fascinating experience where by a group of 6 trackers assemble at Kanyanchu Visitor center in the morning or afternoon sessions.
Briefing and registration from the Game rangers then walk into the jungle to track the amazing creatures the chimpanzees an exercise that last 2 – 3 hours.
Chimpanzee viewing Uganda Rules and Regulations to be followed by visitors
You need to book your Chimpanzee permits with us in advance and Tracking age is 12 years and above
When you find chimpanzees in heir natural habitant, please keep distance of 8m from them
Do not eat near the Chimpanzees or drop rubbish in the Park and avoid defecating in the park. While taking photos of the chimpanzees, use a flashless camera.
What to pack for Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda in Kibale Forest
-Packing list items include Trekking boots or trainers. Water proof Trousers, long sleeved shirts, a raincoat and a jacket
A flash free camera is mandatory to avoid interfering with their feeding in natural habitant. An insect repellents and Trekking stick (can be hired at the trekked point) are also necessary.
Buy Chimpanzee Tracking Permit at 200USD for Kibale Forest to see the chimps with us.
Contact Katona Tours about securing Kibale Forest slots at [email protected] and [email protected] or else call us and Whats up on +256774161700