Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation in Kibale

Kibale’s most popular activity is the Kanyanchu Primate Walk. Thirteen species can be sought, and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered, but the stars of this trail are the chimpanzees. Kanyanchu’s chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. Guided walks start at 8am and 2pm and last an average of three hours, depending on various factors. The full-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience (CHEX) works with a chimp community which is undergoing habituation. Early visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00 – 6:30am before feeding, copulating, hunting, breastfeeding, resting, patrolling and displaying until it is time to build new nests around 7pm.

Difference between chimp trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience

One of the reasons why one should do chimpanzee habituation experience in 2018-2019 in Kibale National Park is that it provides value for money. People prefer chimpanzee trekking because a chimp permit currently cost USD150.00 compared to USD220 for chimpanzee habituation experience. While USD150 for chimpanzee trekking is paid to spend one hour with a party of habituated by wild chimpanzee in Kibale, one pays USD220.00 and spends almost 10 hours with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. Those interested in spending more time with Chimpanzees in Kibale National park should ignore the additional 70 Dollars addition and do chimpanzee habituation experience in 2018.

On top of hours as mentioned above, it is true that chimpanzee trekking is an exciting tourist activity, chimpanzee habituation experience is equally exciting, challenging and educative. 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. Safari Hunters organizes tours that include chimpanzee habituation experience and should you wish to do it in 2018 or 2019, so not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

We give you reasons to do chimpanzee habituation experience in 2018 and are glad to still suggest other exciting experiences like gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and so much more that Uganda and Rwanda have to offer.


Find details of Gorilla Habituation experience safaris and tours offered by  Safari Hunters . Gorilla habituation safaris and tours are the latest additions to activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Safari Hunters  can organize both road or driving safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorilla habituation experience or fly in safaris to the same National Park. We have trips to Bwindi National park for gorilla habituation experience that range from 3 days to 7 days of gorilla habituation experience. For more details about our gorilla habituation safaris, do contact one of our safari consultants.

As part of our services, we do book gorilla habituation permits just as we do for gorilla trekking permits. As soon as you pick interest in Gorilla Habituation experience safaris, kindly do contact Safari Hunters for availability of space in Rushaga which is located on the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Once there is space, we will request you to provide all your passport details which are required before gorilla habituation permits are issued out. We also book accommodation in Rushaga depending on your budget and interest.

About Gorilla habituation experience safaris

whether you what to spend 3 days or more than that, we are able to organize either road trips or fly in safaris to gorilla habituation experience. For more details, please contact Encounter Africa safaris. Kindly note that at the moment, gorilla habituation permits cost USD1500.00 per permit and it allows one to spend four hours with a group of mountain gorillas under habituation. Maximum numbers allowed per family is 4 people and each must be 15 years and above. For more details kindly read our frequently asked questions about gorilla habituation experience. Encounter Africa safaris was the first company to take tourists for gorilla habituation experience and please do take advantage of our vast experience in organizing gorilla trekking and gorilla habituation safaris