Uganda as always said is the best destination for chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest National Park the habitat for primates in the East Africa which is so far considered the best place for chimpanzee habituation in Uganda. Kibale Forest National Park is one of only a few blocks of tropical forest remaining in the country, the park is surrounded by a complex, fine-scale agriculture and manioc fields interspersed with monospecific plantations of Eucalyptus and pines. The park is adjacent to the northeastern border of Queen Elizabeth National Park, hence allowance for the migration of various species, such as elephants.


The park is located in western Uganda approximately 5-6 hours’ drive from Kampala which is the Capital City of Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park is particularly rich in primates, 12 primate species recorded namely Chimpanzees, black and white and the red colobus, blue monkey, olive baboon, de brazza’s monkey, l’hoest’s monkey, pottos, galagos among others. Chimpanzee habituation experience is the most exciting encounter to tourists who come to track Chimpanzees at Kibale Forest National Park.


The cost of Chimpanzee habituation permit has now been increased from 220 USD to 250 USD per person for foreign non-residents while East African Citizens permits cost 200,000 Uganda shillings the excursion usually takes 6 hours per day, Chimpanzee tracking permits is 200 USD for foreign non-residents per hour and East African residents is 150,000 Uganda shillings. For our Mid-range Chimpanzee habituation meant for you who want affordable primate Safaris in Uganda, kindly click here for more information on how you can book your Chimpanzee habituation Safari in Uganda. 

Emmanuel Gambarombo


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