How to book 2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda; Chimpanzee trekking permits are cards that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them the visit habituated chimpanzee families and spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking is the second best done activity in Uganda and its carried out in different destinations including Kibale forest national park which harbors the highest number of chimpanzees, Kalinzu forest in Bushenyi district, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park.
How to book 2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda
2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority by contacting the head offices through email or telephone calls inquiring about permit availability on your preferred dates. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda can also be booked through a 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 and if there are chimpanzee trekking permits available on your desired dates, you will be asked to make a deposit. Once we receive the money, we will acquire the permits on your behalf.
Booking chimpanzee trekking permits through a tour operator is the best option to use in that we will not only purchase your permit but also organize your entire safari which involves accommodation where you will stay during your chimpanzee trekking safari, transportation to the chimpanzee destination, services of a full time English speaking driver guide, other activities to engage in after chimpanzee trekking and other safari destinations to visit like Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Lake Mburo national park among others.
Best time to book 2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda
2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda should be booked 2 to 4 months in advance before the trekking date because they usually get sold out especially during the dry season in the months of June to September, December to February therefore in order to avoid last minute inconveniences, you are advised to book in advance.
Cost of 2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda
Cost of 2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda vary according to the destination you wish to visit for example a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Kalinzu forest costs 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.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park costs 200 USD per person for foreign residents, 150 USD per person for foreign residents and 150,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo forest-Murchison falls national park costs 130 USD per person for foreign non residents, 120 USD per person for foreign residents and 85 USD per person for East African citizens.
Chimpanzee trekking experience in Uganda
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is carried out in Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest, Budongo forest and it 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 6 people where each group will be allocated a habituated chimpanzee family to trek and an experienced park guide who is well conversant with chimpanzee trekking trails.
Trekking of chimpanzees 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 different animals, bird species, plant and tree species, other primate species like black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, olive baboons among others. Once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to learn about their habits, behaviors, lifestyle, watch them feed, play, breastfeed young ones, mate, hunt, fight, rest, take photos and record videos to show people back home after the safari.
For more information about how to book 2022-2023 chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda, you can reach out to us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website for various safari packages.