A chimpanzee trekking permit is Kibale forest national park is a document that allows you the visitor to go and enter the park to engage in chimpanzee tracking. Similar to gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla Parks, visitors for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest must obtain a chimpanzee trekking permit before they are allowed into the park for this activity.
Besides Kibale forest National Park, chimpanzee trekking is conducted in other destinations including Budongo central forest reserve in Murchison Falls National park, Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth National park as well as in Kyambula George still in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Chimpanzee trekking permits especially for Kyambura George in Queen Elizabeth National Park and those is Kibale Forest National park are booked directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority. You can as well book your chimpanzee trekking permit through a prominent tour operator by providing your detail including when you would like to trek the chimpanzees.
Once this is done it is the responsibility of the tour operator to check the availability of permits with UWA citing the dates you indicated you would be traveling and upon confirming the availably of these permits, you will again be conducted to make initial payments for securing your booking days.
Chimpanzee trekking permit costs in Uganda are friendly to any visitor wishing to visits the Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking. About the cost of a gorilla trekking permit, the cost of a chimpanzee trekking permit is lower which makes them cost-effective to travelers. In Kibale Forest National park, the cost of a chimpanzee trekking permit stands at goes for $ 200 per visitor during the peak season as the cost goes down to $100 for each visitor in other destination.
In other chimpanzee trekking areas in Uganda such as Kyambura George and Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the cost of chimpanzee trekking may be less as compared to Kibale forest and this is attributed to the competition that most visitors find it so much experience-rich when it comes to chimpanzee tracking. Visitors will have to pay 50 USD and 90USD each to do chimpanzee trekking during the long and high season in Kyambura George Queen Elizabeth National Park and Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park respectively.
The chimpanzee trekking activity or safari will allow the visitor to explore more about this kind of primates, especially how the chimpanzees live, feed, and breed. Importantly, visitors who are under 15 years are not allowed to do chimpanzee trekking and thus it is only for those above 15 years. While in Kibale forest National Park, you can do chimpanzee trekking in two shifts that are early in the morning and late afternoon, chimpanzees converge to form nests at night but during the day they wonder separately to search for food. A group of 8 individuals is allowed to trek chimpanzees in Kibale per trek. This group includes guides.
The park entrance fees involves the amount of money to a visitor accessing or before entering the National park to enjoy the experiential activities within the park. Visitors may be the residents or citizens of Uganda or East African community, foreign residents, and non-foreign residents
The park charges are stipulated by Uganda wildlife Authority and different categories of visitors are charged differently and therefore the park entrance fees to Kibale forest National park are charged depending on your country of origin and what activity you wish to in Kibale Forest National park.
Kibale forest national park is one best destination parks in Uganda offering different tourist activities. It is one of the best-protected areas with diverse features that of interest to the visitors. It is well known for the primates species and it only parks with the highest number of primates and sometimes it is referred to as the primate capital of Africa. The park features about 13 primates which include chimpanzees, baboons, mangabey, and bush babies among others. Most visitors rush to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking safaris.
It is important to note that Kibale forest park entrance fees are charged to visitors interested in activities within the park apart from those for chimpanzee trekking. This is because visitors will need to pay the chimpanzee trekking permit fee which will include the park entrance fees. But for other activities such as study trips, guided nature walks, and bird-watching safaris visitors will need to pay park entrance fees per entry.
The entrance fees for Kibale forest National park is specified to each individual and varied categories of travelers or visitors. For example for adult visitors intending to go to Kibale forest National park, they will be charged united states dollars 30 if they are foreign residents( resides in Uganda but are from outside ) whole foreign nonresidents ( from outside Uganda but have come to visits) pay $40 per entry into the park.
Visitors who are citizens of East African community countries that include Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya will need to pay park entrance fees to Kibale forest National park of $6 provided they have a valid identity card. While children for foreign residents are charged $10 and only 5000 Ugandan shillings are charged as park entrance fees into Kibale forest for East African children.
You can as well opt to pay for an annual park entrance fee permit to Kibale forest National Park. If you feel this is a better option for you then you will be charged $350 if you’re a foreign resident and only Uganda shilling 15000 if you’re a citizen of East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi) as the park entrance fee for the whole year.
Still on the same annually park entrance fees to Kibale forest national park, coupled who foreign residents will pay $500 as annual entrance park fee and Uganda shillings 200,000 for East African citizens. If you’re a foreign resident and you want to travel with your family of 4 children, then you will be charged an annual Kibale park entrance fee of 700USD and 300,000 Uganda shillings for citizen residents of east Africa.
A corporate pass to Kibale Forest National Park stands at $1500 annually for foreign residents and Uganda shillings 2.4 million East African citizens. While safari guide pays Uganda shillings park fee 100,000 annually and foreign resident tour operator annual park entrance fee goes to $ 50, and 125,000 Uganda shillings annually for East African citizens. This park entrance fee doesn’t include the other safari packages such as accommodation and transportation. Foreign residents and East citizens are the only ones entitled to get the annual park entry pass.
Other charges to Kibale Forest National Park may include the chimpanzee trekking permit which costs $100 for foreign residents and Uganda shillings 100,000 for East African citizens while foreign residents’ visitors will have to pay $200 and Uganda shilling 15,000 for visitors who are East Citizens for chimpanzee habituation experience. If you’re interested in hiring an Uganda wildlife authority safari vehicle you will be charged $ 30 if your foreign residents and 30,000 Uganda shillings for East African citizens on daily basis. For more information about the park, you can contact us on Africa Adventure vacations for more information.
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