Uganda Chimpanzee trekking permit /Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda; Well, chimpanzee trekking permits are legal documents that are issued by ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority to visitors aged 15 years and above, allowing them to access the habituated chimpanzee groups/families. More fact, chimpanzee trekking is an excellent adventurous activity in Uganda where visitors get a chance to hike into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once located one hour is given to spend with them in their nature environment.
Despite that, chimpanzee trekking in Uganda can be done in different destinations the majorly is Kibale Forest National Park a home with the highest concentration of chimpanzees in East Africa and whole Africa, hosting more than 1,500 individuals over a total of 5,000 chimps in Uganda, Budongo forest in Murchison Falls national park, Kalinzu forest in Bushenyi next to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Toro Semliki wildlife reserve.
Cost of Uganda chimpanzee trekking permits in 2023-24 -Uganda vary on the destination you wish to visit for example;
Chimpanzee trekking in Kabale Forest National Park costs; 200 USD per person for foreign nonresidents, 150 USD per person for foreign residents and 150,000 USD per person for East African Citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permits in Kyambura gorge and Kalinzu gorge costs 50 USDper person for foreign nonresidents, 50 USD per person for foreign resident and 30,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
Achimpanzee trekking permit in Toro- Semliki wildlife wildlife reserve costs 30 USD person for foreign nonresidents,30 USD per person for foreign residents and 20 USD per person for East African members.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo forest, cost is based on season you’re visited in; the high/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. In the low season a chimpanzee trekking permit costs 120 USD per person for foreign nonresidents ,110 USD per person for foreign resident and 80 USD per person for East African citizen.
How to book Uganda chimpanzee trekking permits in 2023-24
Definitely, there are two options of booking Uganda chimpanzee trekking -tracking permits in 2024; you can book directly via ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of all Uganda National Parks.
Second options; booking through a trust worthy tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking your chimpanzee tracking permit by a tour operator, you will contact us with the dates and destination you wish to visit and when. After all that, we will check for availability of permit matching your trekking date and if there are permits that match with your dates, you will be requested to make a deposit for the permits and once we receive the money, we will be able to purchase the permit on your behalf.
Best time to book Uganda chimpanzee trekking permits in 2024;
Uganda chimpanzee trekking permits in 2024, should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance before the trekking date mostly in the dry/ peak season during the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February.
Chimpanzee trekking experience facts;
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest, Toro- Semliki wildlife reserve, Budongo forest.
This is an exciting experience which starts very early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters about the rules and regulations of chimp trekking. After the briefing you will meet up with skilled park guide who has more knowledge about chimpanzees and conversant with chimpanzee trekking trails. The trekking experience can take about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located, since they like moving from place to place in search of food. As your trekking you will be able to view other primate species such as black and white colobus monkeys, L’hoest monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Olive baboons, have a chance to spot different notable endemic bird species, plant, tree species, beautiful vegetation and various butterflies.
Once the chimpanzees are allocated, you will be given one hour to spend with them in their natural habitat thus giving you a great opportunity to learn more about their behaviors, watch them carry out their daily activities, enjoy memorable photography and capture videos for your future benefits or show people back home after the safari.
For quite memorable activities, you can combine your chimpanzee trekking safari with a safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you do activities like lion tracking experience in Ishasha sector, boat cruise on Kazinga channel, guided nature walk and birding in Maramagambo forest, game drives in Kasenyi plains and adventuring the rare tree climbing lions in Ishasha, night game drive that allows you to see nocturnal animal many more. If you want to know more details about Uganda Chimpanzee trekking permit in 2024 , shouldn’t hesitate to contact us Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book a chimpanzee trekking tour package in Uganda.
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