Chimpanzee Trekking and Habituation in Kibale is experienced in Kibale Forest which provides a unique habitat for more than 250 species of animal and over 300 types of birds. The animal species include 13 primate species in the largest forest cover in the Kabarole district with an enclosed canopy.
Monkeys are found on the roadside commonly the olive baboons. Kibale Forest National park contains the highest concentration of primates in East Africa known as the ‘capital of primates’ Chimpanzee Habituation in Kibale is based at Kanyanchu in Kibale National Park. The primary attraction at Kanyanchu is the primate walk which gives our Visitors the chance to track Chimpanzees.
Trekking Experience and Code of Conduct
Tracking to the habituated Chimp troops is conducted by trained guides who will also be able to tell you about the forest generally. Other animals found in the forest include elephants, Buffaloes, bush pigs, and duikers. However, many of these are very shy and you will be lucky to see them.
The Chimpanzee Habituation in Kibale gives visitors the opportunity for an extended and more personal involvement in the Chimpanzee habituation program. This activity currently takes a full day to enable visitors to watch Chimpanzees de-nesting (early morning) and nesting (late evening).
Chimpanzee tracking takes place for 2-3 hours, beginning at the Kanyanchu visitor center.