Information about Chimpanzee Tracking Uganda in Kibale Forest National Park
Chimpanzee tracking is carried out in many gazetted 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 White colubus Monkeys. Chimpanzees have 98% of human beings DNA composition. Chimpanzees are Sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and 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.
Chimpanzee Tracking 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 for 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 Tracking in Kibale Forest Rules and Regulations to be followed by visitors
– Chimpanzee permits to be secured and cleared in advance
– Tracking age is 12 years and above
– Keep distance of 8m from the chimpanzees
– Do not eat near the Chimpanzees or drop rubbish in the Park
– Do not defecate in the park
– Do not take Flash photography of the Chimpanzees
What to pack for Chimpanzee Viewing Uganda in Kibale Forest
-Long sleeved shirts
-A flash free camera
-Trekking stick (can be hired at the trekked point)
Buy Chimpanzee Tracking Permit at 150USD for Kibale Forest
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