Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Permits
Kyambura gorge is located in queen Elizabeth national park also popularly known for chimpanzee trekking experience. Uganda is popularly known as the primate capital in Africa, this is because, there are several sites for chimpanzee trekking different national parks in Uganda. for one to do chimp trekking, you can visit Kibale forest national park having the largest number of chimpanzee and many other primate species, Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park also harbors habituated chimpanzee families, Kyambura gorge and kalinzu forest in queen Elizabeth national parks also offers an opportunity to travelers who have interest in visiting the habituated chimpanzee families. Therefore chimp trekking is mostly done in Kibale forest but in case a clients is having wildlife safari together with primate safari, there is no need to trek chimps in Kibale forest you can therefore trek the chimps in Budongo forest for the case of Murchison falls or Kyambura gorge and kalinzu for visitors visiting queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife safari since they both harbour habituated chimpanzee families opened for trekking than transferring to Kibale forest and yet they both have the same experience. For travelers who have limited time in Uganda, and may not need to trek chimp’s ion Kibale forest which is known to be the best place for chimpanzee trekking, can therefore opt for chimp trekking in Kyambura gorge situated in queen Elizabeth national park.
For nay person to participate in this activity, he/ she will be required to have a valid chimpanzee trekking permit to trek chimpanzee in Kyambura gorge. Note that the permits bare the location you will be trekking chimps from since there are several chimp sites in Uganda so you will need to know the right permit for the right location and the national park.
Cost of Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Permits
For any traveler on chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge, will be recommended to purchase a permit which costs $50 per person unlike Kibale forest permits which go for $150 per person, therefore, when one treks chimps in Kyambura gorge, he/she will have saved $100 which can used for other activities. Chimpanzee trekking is mainly done on habituated chimpanzee families, these means that, they are used to the sight of humans and will not run and hide away from the visitors. The permit fees includes spending one hour with the chimps, services of an armed UWA ranger guide to provide security to visitors while in the forest, Kyambura gorge has one community of chimpanzee that is very mobile and in most cases, tourists have failed to locate them reason being these are wild animals are they move a lot they are not stationed in one place, which is not the case with Kibale forest national park which harbours a number of habituated chimpanzee families and they are easily located by the tourist due to the high population and the permit price is a bit higher than Kyambura gorge reason this is because of an certainty that Uganda wildlife authority put the prices of Kyambura gorge lower than Kibale forest national park.
Best Time to Book Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Permits
Kyambura gorge chimpanzee family can be trekked twice a day, one shift in the morning and the other in the afternoon and the maximum number of people required to trek chimps is 6 people per shift. This therefore means that in total, there are 12 permits issued by Uganda wildlife authority to trek chimps in Kyambura gorge for each day. So, travelers are required to book their permits in advance in order to avoid missing out the permit for that specific day for your chimpanzee trekking. Permits can be booked online directly by Uganda wildlife authority or through any of the tour companies in Uganda offering tour packages for chimp trekking in Kyambura gorge in queen Elizabeth national park. Contact adventure in the wild safaris we will arrange for you Kyambura permits in advance in case you book all-inclusive safaris with us. Kyambura gorge permits are booked all year round meaning that Uganda is open for chimp trekking all year round.
Reasons to Visit Kyambura Gorge for Chimp Trekking
Taking part in chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge in queen Elizabeth national park, come with a lot of advantages, the first reason to choose Kyambura gorge is that, the permit price id cheaper compared to Kibale forest and Budongo forest which pay $150 for Kibale and $90 per person for Budongo. The second-best reason is that, the fact that Kyambura gorge is located in queen Elizabeth national park, one can combine chimp trekking with wildlife safaris. Queen Elizabeth offers a lot of activities like wildlife viewing through the game drives, bird watching safaris, the park is known to be harboring number of recorded bird species, this place is situated for bird watchers as you will get to spend many bird species which are not spotted any where in Africa, visitors can also take part in boat cruise on the Kazinga channel this place is recorded with high concentration of hippos, Buffalo, crocodiles are birds seen along the shores of the lake and during the dry seasons, this is the best place to spot wild game who come in to drink water as it’s the only available source during the dry month of the year.