Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda just like gorilla trekking is also one of the most popular activities carried out in national parks in Uganda. Clients taking part in chimpanzee trekking, can book their gorilla permits for Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge (Chambura), kalinzu forest in queen Elizabeth national park, as well us in Budongo forest situated in Murchison falls national park. Booking a chimp permit can be done through Uganda wildlife authority , one can obtain the permits by either contacting UWA directly by sending an email or visiting their park headquarters/ offices at Kira road Kampala or alternatively, you can book your chimp permit through any of the registered tour operators offering chimp trekking safaris to the above mentioned sites. Below is the information required for your chimpanzee trekking permit booking in Uganda.
Booking chimpanzee permits with Uganda wildlife authority (UWA)
For all travellers taking part in chimpanzee trekking, either on a private tour or through any of the registered tour operators, we at Adventure In The Wild Safaris, we advise our clients taking their safari with us to inform us of their national parks of interest and the tourist attractions, date, month and the year when they would like to visit Uganda. These information will help us check for the availability of the permits on those preferred dates we will contact Uganda wildlife authority and is there is still availability of the permits, we will get back to you so that you will proceed and make payments for the permits and when pay met is received, then we will book the permits for you according to those preferred dates of your travel. Uganda is among the top counties in Africa having a lot of primate safaris, travellers on chimp trekking can combine together chimpanzee trekking with other popular activities like gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga national park, site seeing and wildlife viewing in various national parks in Uganda including, queen Elizabeth, Murchison fall national park, kidepo valley national park, lake Mburo and many others . these will make your safari experience interesting and memorable one. For travellers/ clients interested in booking chimpanzee trekking permits for Budongo Forest and Kalinzu forest tourism site, you will contact National Forest Authority who are in charge of these forests in Uganda and you will be able to secure your chimp trekking permit. Chimp trekking Permits for Budongo forest can be booked through Uganda Lodges. Or contact us at adventure in the wild safaris we offer tour packages to all national parks. Also Note that our tours are tailor made and group tours to all national parks all you need is to provide us with your information and specific dates for your safari and we will be in position to arrange the safari for you.
Price for chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda
Travelling interested in chimpanzee trekking, must have all the information necessary for chimp permit booking information, they should have known off all the national parks offering chimpanzee trekking activity in Uganda. Permit prices differ for all national parks, for Kibale chimpanzee trekking , the permit price goes for $150 per permit and person trekking, Budongo forest chimpanzee permits go for $90 per permit, Kyambura gorge permits cost $50 per permit, there are no discounts offered on permits the permit price remains the same throughout bit during low or high season the prices do not change. Contact adventure in the wild safaris tour operators and we will help secure the permits for you in advance before your trekking date.
All you need to know about chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee permit booking
For travellers doing chimpanzee trekking, before booking your chimp permits, you should have information about the required age for chimpanzee trekking in all national parks and forest reserves in Uganda. The age required for chimp and gorilla trekking in Uganda is 15 year and above any person below that is regarded as a child and he/ she is not fit to trek the chimpanzee. For more information on this, do reach to us at adventure in the wild safari, we will be able to offer you all the necessary information requiring the age limit for chimpanzee trekking or any other primate safari in Uganda.
Chimpanzee trekking in forest like Kibale, Kyambura and Budongo forest, offers two shift each day for chimpanzee trekking experience, chimpanzee trekking can be done either with the first one in the morning and the second in the afternoon. In Kibale forest, chimpanzees live in communities of more than 150 individuals. Community members split into small parties during the day to avoid competition on food. They later region in the evening to make nests for the night. In Kibale National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale, each chimpanzee group is visited by 6 people both in the morning and the afternoon. Both chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking have the same permit booking information therefore, there shouldn’t be any problem at all if you want to combine gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking while on any of your safari in Uganda. For more information on permit booking, chimpanzee permits in Uganda as well as all frequently asked questions about chimpanzee trekking in Uganda like how to book permits, accommodation facilities in different national parks, when to pay for your permits, best time to trek chimps, drive time to Kibale or Queen Elizabeth National Park, contact adventure in the wild safaris and we will be glad to avail you with all the information required and organise the trip for you so that you will have the best of your safari with us.