Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda 2022; chimpanzee trekking permits are cards or documents that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to all visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit any habituated chimpanzee family. Chimpanzee trekking is the second best done activity in Uganda after gorilla trekking and its done in different destinations including Kibale forest national park which harbors the highest number of chimpanzees, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kalinzu forest, Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park. Cost of chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda for 2022 vary depending on destination you wish to visit.
Cost of chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda for 2022
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park cost 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 Kyambura gorge and Kalinzu forest costs 50 USD per person for foreign non residents, 50 USD per person for foreign residents and 30,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents, 30 USD per person for foreign residents and 20,000 UGX per person for east African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo forest during the high 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 for 2022
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) by contacting the park offices or headquarters in Kampala via email or telephone calls. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris. When booking through our company, you will contact via email or telephone number with the destination and dates when you wish to visit the chimpanzees. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits that match with your dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase the chimpanzee trekking permits on your behalf. Booking chimpanzee trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use when booking your permits in that we will not only book your chimpanzee trekking permits but also plan for your entire safari which involves accommodation where you will stay during the safari, transportation, meals and other interesting activities that you can combine with chimpanzee trekking.
When to book chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda for 2022
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda for 2022 should be booked 2 to 4 months in advance before the trekking date because they sometimes get sold out especially during the dry/ peak season in the months of June to September and December to February.
Chimpanzee trekking experience
Chimpanzee trekking is an adventurous activity that involves moving into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge, Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve, Budongo forest and it starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations at the park headquarters. After the briefing you will start trekking in the forest with park guides who are well conversant with chimpanzee trekking trails. Chimpanzee trekking 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 primates like l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, view different bird species, plant and tree species among others. Once the chimpanzees are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn more about their habits, behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, play, rest, hunt, fight, groom young ones, take photos and record the incredible moments to show people back home after the safari.
For more information about chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda for 2022, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to know more about different chimpanzee trekking packages in Uganda.