Overview

Our 3 Day Chimp Habituation will make you think that spending one hour with chimps on a traditional chimpanzee tracking safari is exhilarating, wait till you spend a whole day with these relatives of our species. The 3 Day Chimp Habituation (CHE) and or chimpanzee tracking safari is a great alternative to the 3 day gorilla trekking safari especially considering the cost.

For almost 10 hours in the jungle following their movements, habits, and games and resting with them. You let go of US$250 per person. While Chimpanzee tracking, where you spend one hour with a habituated chimp group, you pay US$200. Comparing both to a gorilla trekking permit of US$700, that’s quite affordable for a budget traveler you know.

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But, what is chimp habituation experience?

Chimp habituation experience is that activity where travelers are allowed to join researchers (By the Uganda Wildlife Authority) on their day’s quest to habituate a chimpanzee group in their natural habitat by following the chimp group throughout their daily routines, from break of dawn when the wake to the end of day when they build their nests and retire for the day.

One does not only stop and seeing and photographing chimps, but he/she participates in all activities involved in habituating our closest relatives the chimps. A whole day of such experience is definitely worth doing on your Uganda safari.

Highlights

  • You’ll go to Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in either Kampala or Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Kibale Forest National Park
  • Activities:Chimpanzee Habituation, Chimp Tracking
  • Getting around:open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Things To Consider.

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Chimp Permit $200, Habituation Permit $250
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Fort Portal-Kibale Forest

Depart Entebbe\Kampala for a 5 hour picturesque drive through western Uganda to Fort Portal Town. A beautiful drive with scenic views of tea plantations, green mountain backdrops and the people and cultures along the road.

Once in fort portal, you can decide with your private Chimp Habituation driver/guide to visit the amazing caves that are surrounded by crator lakes. Inside these easeful caves are historical myths that will blow your mind like the breast-like pointed pillars called “Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru”.

You’ll retire to your booked lodge and prepare for the next exciting day with chimps.

Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Forest

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House – Budget lodge located just outside Kibale.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)
Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 2: Chimp Habituation Experience

After breakfast head to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for a briefing and assigned a chimp group that you’ll either be tracking or experiencing a habituation.

For Chimpanzee habituation, you’ll have to wake really early to able to meet the chimps before they wake up from their nests and embark on a breakfast foraging and then follow them throughout the day.

This 3 Day Chimp Habituation or Trekking tour will expose you to chimpanzees, the black and white colobus monkeys, the bush baby, grey checked mangabey, red tailed monkeys also different bird species can be identified about 138 for example the black bee eater and the crowned eagle among others.

Later have lunch at your lodge (for Chimp tracking choice travelers) and head to bigodi swamp this is privately owned by the local community but gives you excellent view of birds, primates like monkeys, baboons and other wild animals like warthogs.

Main Destination: Kibale forest National Forest

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Meals: All Meals Included
Drinks: Drinking Water

Day 3: Drive to Kampala or Entebbe Airport

After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala or Entebbe for your post tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Uganda today. You will use the same route enabling you to have a second stop over at the Equator.

Main Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Drinks: Mineral Water

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