How to book chimpanzee habituation permits in 2022-2023; Chimpanzee habituation permits are legal documents that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit the chimpanzees under habituation process and spend four hours with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee habituation is an adventurous activity that is only done in two chimpanzee destinations that is Kibale forest national park and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park.
How to book chimpanzee habituation permits in 2022-2023
Chimpanzee habituation permits in 2022-2023 can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a government body in charge of tourism in Uganda by contacting the park headquarters in Kampala via email or telephone calls. When booking through UWA, you will contact the offices inquiring about availability of the permits on your desired dates. If there are no permits on your dates you will be advised to choose other dates that have availability and once you have the dates, you will be asked to make payments for the permit on their account. Once you have made the payments, you will be asked to provide proof of payment.
When they receive the money, you will be asked to provide your name, nationality, passport details and date of birth so that they process your chimpanzee habituation permit and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Chimpanzee habituation permits in 2022-2023 can also be booked through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris where 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 depending on your desired dates. Once there are permits on your dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit and when we receive the payment, we will purchase the permits on your behalf and send you a scanned copy of the receipt as confirmation.
Booking Chimpanzee habituation permits through Achieve Global Safaris is the best option to use in that we will not only purchase permits for you but also book your entire safari which includes transportation to the chimpanzee destination, accommodation where you will stay during your safari, other interesting activities to engage in after the habituation experience and other destinations to visit.
When to book chimpanzee habituation permits in 2022-2023
Chimpanzee habituation permits in Kibale forest national park should be booked 3 months in advance before the trekking date because the permits are few and get sold out quickly especially in the peak season during the months of June, July, August, September, January and February.
Cost of chimpanzee habituation permits
Cost of a chimpanzee habituation permit in Kibale forest national park varies depending on the chimpanzee destination you wish to visit for example a chimpanzee habituation permit 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 while a chimpanzee habituation permit in Budongo forest costs 230 USD per person for foreign non residents, 160 USD per person for foreign residents and 90 USD per person for East African citizens.
Chimpanzee habituation experience
Chimpanzee habituation experience in both Kibale forest national park and Budongo forest starts very early in the morning at around 6:30 am with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing, you will start trekking in the forest with an experienced park guide who is conversant with different trails. Chimpanzee habituation experience takes a whole day and it’s only done with a maximum number of 4 people per day. During Chimpanzee trekking, you will be able to view other primate species, different bird species, plant and tree species, mammals, beautiful butterflies among others. Once the chimpanzees under the habituation process are found, you will be allowed to spend four hours with the chimpanzees which gives you an opportunity to watch them feed, breastfeed little ones, patrol, hunt, rest, copulate, fight, watch them build new nests for the night, take photos and record videos to show people back home.
For more information or to book a chimpanzee habituation permit for 2022 to 2023, do not hesitate to contact us at Achieve Global Safari.