Chimpanzee Habituation Update : Rubondo Island

By Asilia Africa News | 05 September 2018

By Anwynn Louw – Assistant Marketing Manager

Our rangers on Rubondo Island have been spending a lot of time out in the forest, trekking deep into the overgrowth to find the chimps and then being present with them. We want to teach these chimps that we, as humans, do not pose a threat to them. These animals are slowly but surely learning to trust and accept us. Something we are incredibly proud to have happen! Learn more about ourChimpanzee Habituation Project.


Here are a few recent videos from the chimpanzees on Rubondo Island.





Rubondo Island Camp

Rubondo Island National Park is in the southwestern corner of Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the world and the source of the White Nile.Thenationalpark compromises of 10 islands and covers 457km²,just over half of this island, with the rest made of water and an array of small islets. Rubondo Island Camp is the only accommodation in the entire park.

Enjoy a 3-night stay at Rubondo Island Camp and take advantage of our Flight Special Offer.

A face-to-face encounter with these endangered great apes in their natural habitat is a truly astounding experience. Perhaps it is the fact that they are our closest living relatives that makes getting up close to them so moving and awe-inspiring. What makes these encounters even more special. is the fact that their very existence is under serious threat. We may be among the last generations ever to have the chance to breathe the same air as these highly intelligent, sociable and elusive animals.


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