How many days do you need for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda?

How many days do you need for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda; Chimpanzee trekking is an adventurous activity that involves tourists moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environment.  Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in different destinations including Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park. chimpanzee trekking is one of the most popular activities in Uganda and tourists planning to go on a chimpanzee trekking safari need a minimum of 3 days where on the first day you will transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to either Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge or Budongo forest. On the second day engage in chimpanzee trekking and on the third day, you will return back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda also needs a minimum of 2 days for tourists who do not have enough time where on the first day you will transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to either Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge or Budongo forest and on the second day engage in chimpanzee trekking and return back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Best time to go for chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest can be done anytime throughout the year though the best time is during the dry season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February because during this period there is less or little rainfall in the parks therefore chimpanzee trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes chimpanzee trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trekking trails are muddy and slippery which make chimpanzee trekking difficult.

Chimpanzee trekking experience in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking is Kibale forest national park, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest 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 which takes about 2 to 5 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, mammals, bird species among others and once the chimpanzee are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you an opportunity to learn about their behaviours, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos.

Cost of chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda

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 trekking permits in Kibale forest national park were however increased to 250 USD per person for foreign non residents, 200 USD per person for foreign residents and 180,000 UGX per person for East African citizens effective 1st/July/2024.

How many days do you need for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda?
Chimpanzee Trekking

Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kyambura gorge cost 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. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kyambura gorge were increased to 100 USD per person for foreign non residents, 80 USD per person for foreign residents and 50,000 UGX per person for East African citizens effective 1st/July/2024.

Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest cost 130 USD per person for foreign non residents, 65 USD per person for foreign residents and 65 USD per person for East African citizens.

How to book chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda?

Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda can be booked through Achieve Global Safaris a trusted tour operator in Kampala where you will contact us with the date, 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, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once the payment has been made, we will be able to purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.

What to pack for chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda?

When planning a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda, there are several items that you should pack including insect repellent, garden gloves, long sleeved shirt and trouser, hiking shoes, waterproof rain jacket, long socks, energy snacks and drinking water, camera and extra batteries, a pair of binoculars, walking stick, a hat and sunglasses, backpack among others.

You can contact us at Achieve Global Safaris for more information about chimpanzee trekking in Uganda or visit our website for various chimpanzee trekking safari packages.

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