Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda 2022-2023; Chimpanzee trekking permits are cards or documents that are issued to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit any habituated chimpanzee family and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting activity which is done in different destinations including Kibale forest national park which harbors the highest number of chimpanzees, Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kalinzu forest in Bushenyi forest and Toro-Semuliki wildlife reserve.
Cost of chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda 2022-2023
Cost of Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda 2022-2023 vary according to the chimpanzee destination you wish to visit for example a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kyambura gorge or Kalinzu forest costs 50 USD per person for foreign non residents, 40 USD per person for foreign residents and 30,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park costs 200 USD per person for foreign non residents, 150 USD per person for foreign residents and 150,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo forest during the peak season costs 130 USD per person for foreign non residents, 120 USD per person for foreign residents and 85 USD per person for East African citizens while a chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo forest during the low season costs 120 USD per person for foreign non residents, 110 USD per person for foreign residents and 80 USD per person for East African citizens.
How to book chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda 2022-2023
There are two ways of booking chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda 2022-2023 for example booking directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority where by you will contact the offices via email or telephone calls.
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge can also be booked through a tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris whereby you will contact us with the dates, month, year and chimpanzee destination that you wish to visit. After contacting us we will check for permit availability on your preferred dates and if there are permits available on your desired dates, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation. Booking chimpanzee trekking permits through a tour operator is the best option to use in that we will not only book a chimpanzee trekking permit for you but also organize your entire chimpanzee trekking safari which involves transportation to the chimpanzee destination, accommodation where you will stay during the safari, other activities to engage in after chimpanzee trekking and other safari destinations to visit.
Best time to book chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda 2022-2023
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest should be booked 2 to 4 months in advance before the trekking date because the permits get sold out quickly especially during the dry season which is also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, august, September, December, January and February therefore in order to avoid last minute disappointments, you are advised to book in advance.
Chimpanzee trekking experience
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be allocated a habituated chimpanzee family to trek and an experienced park guide who is well conversant with chimpanzee trekking trails.
Trekking of chimpanzees in Uganda takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other primate species like grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, view different bird species, plant and tree species among others. Once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which helps you to learn about their lifestyle, habits, behaviors, watch chimpanzees carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, copulating, fighting, playing, resting, hunting, take photos and record the beautiful moments to show people back home after the Uganda safari.