Chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Uganda (CHEX)
In East Africa Uganda offers great opportunities for visitors looking for the amazing chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda (CHEX).
The most interesting part of Uganda is that it’s a home for over 5,000 chimpanzees in both its conservation areas and the areas that are not considered as protected areas. Uganda has 5 major destinations for chimp habituation; these include, Budongo forest covering places like Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Nebbi, and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kalinzu forest reserve, Toro Semuliki reserve and Kibale national park that is a paradise of Chimpanzee Habituation experience in Uganda. Chimp tracking is allowed for only 2 hours but chimp habituation is an amazing experience where one stays for a whole day in the jungles with chimps, man’s closest relatives, watching how they live, and feeding habits.
Chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda is along lasting experience where guests take a full day, this is officially done in the chimpanzee community which is undergoing a habituation, and this activity of habituation implies having an early and heavy breakfast, packed lunch from where these great primates have built their nice and beautiful nests before night approaches. Here a visitor during chimp habituation spends the rest of his /her day with chimps as they rise from the sleep and back to their nests, amazingly the chimp habituation is geared at getting how chimps can get used to human presence through drifting away the fears that inhabit and being a long process it takes a period of two years before a particular group of chimp can be considered fully habituated.
In Uganda, to get a great experience one has to make a best choice by travelling to Kibale national park, this is a starting point for one not to regret because it’s a largest home for chimps, and other primates in Uganda as well. The protocol to be followed is waking up at dawn that is exactly at 6:00 am, and by following this time one will be able to observe how they wake up, and also watching their entire day’s activities like copulation, breast feeding, hunting, resting, and patrolling within their demarcated territories, and also observing how critical and creative they are when building and designing their beautiful overnight nest, at around 1 pm in the afternoon. This doesn’t only seem like watching their activities that they perform but also learning different unique features of chimpanzees like the chimp groups, their marking ,scars among others that makes them standout as a different group also watching them climb back to their nests and closing their doors that are made from environmentally friendly materials as you hawed back to your respective lodge, having a good memory and satisfaction; just have your camera at work and you will have no reason to tell how amazing a chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda is. One may think it’s like watching an interesting new movie but this is real with full and memorable episodes for the whole season of chimpanzee habituation.