2023/2024 chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park; Chimpanzee trekking permits are legal cards that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to all visitors above the age of 12 years allowing them to visit habituated chimpanzee families and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting activity in Uganda that involves visitors moving into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in different destinations like Kibale forest national park which harbors the highest number of chimpanzees, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park.
Cost of 2023/2024 chimpanzee trekking permits in kibale forest national park
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.
Chimpanzee habituation permits in Kibale forest national park costs 250 USD per person for foreign non residents, 200 USD per person for foreign residents and 200,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
How to book chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park
There are two ways of booking chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park, the first option is booking directly through Uganda wildlife authority where you will contact the head offices in Kampala via email or telephone calls inquiring about availability of chimpanzee permits.
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where you will contact our experienced tour consultants through telephone calls or email with the date, month and year when you wish to visit the chimpanzees. After contacting us we will check for permit availability at Uganda Wildlife Authority on your desired dates if there are permits available, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once we receive the money, we will purchase permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Booking chimpanzee trekking permits through Achieve Global Safaris is however the best option to use in that it saves you the hustle and we will not only acquire the chimpanzee trekking permits on your behalf but also plan for your entire chimpanzee trekking safari which involves transportation to Kibale forest national park and back, accommodation where you will be sleeping during the safari, services of a fulltime English speaking driver guide, other activities to engage in after gorilla trekking such as Bigodi swamp walk, bird watching and other destinations to combine with Kibale forest national park.
Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kibale forest national park
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park gives you an opportunity to engage in Chimpanzee trekking experience which starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will be subdivided into groups of 8 people where each group will be allocated a chimpanzee family to trek and a park guide who is conversant with trails in the forest. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park 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 black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons, grey checked mangabey, view different bird species, plant and tree species among others. Once the chimpanzees are found, you will be able to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to learn more about their behaviors, lifestyle, watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, playing, mating, fighting, hunting, grooming young ones, resting, breastfeeding, take photos and videos to show people back home after the safari.
Kibale forest national park is also the only national park in Uganda that offers chimpanzee habituation experience where the wild chimpanzees are trained by a team of researchers, park guides, rangers, chimpanzee doctors among others to get used to human presence for trekking. Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest national park takes a period of 2 to 3 years to be complete and visitors who engage in the experience will be able to spend four hours with the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee habituation permits in Kibale forest national park can also be acquired through Uganda Wildlife Authority or through a tour operator.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park is an interesting activity that can be combined with other activities like gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park, boat cruise and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park or Murchison falls national park for a memorable experience. Do not hesitate to contact Achieve Global Safaris for more information or to book a 2023/2024 chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park.