Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Chimpanzee tracking permits in Kibale Forest National Park are booked from Uganda Wildlife Authority 3 months before the actual date

Costs Of Chimpanzee Tracking Permits In Uganda

Costs of chimpanzee tracking permits in Uganda: Chimpanzee tracking permits in Uganda are relatively cheaper than gorilla tracking permits. The chimpanzee tracking permits in Kibale Forest National Park vary in costs depending on the season of tourism. During peak season the permits tend to be expensive each costing USD 200 per person per trek either in the morning or in the evening and allow you to stay with these chimpanzees for an hour. And in the low season, chimpanzee trekking permits cost USD 100 per person. It is only in Kibale Forest National Park where chimpanzee trekking permits cost more expensive than other places for instance in Kyambura Gorge the permits go for USD 50 in both high and low seasons while in Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park the permits go for USD 90 per trek.

Chimpanzee tracking is done in two shifts in Kibale Forest National Park and this is morning at 7 am and at 3 pm. Chimpanzees live in communities and these have about 150 individuals per group. During the day chimpanzees separate and look for food but they later combine at night and form their nests to spend their nights. Each chimpanzee group is tracked by 6 individuals and they must be free from the flu and must be above 15 years of age.

Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale Forest National Park. The park is located in western Uganda near Fort Portal district, the park was established in 1993 to protect the wetland and Kibale forest. The park is managed by the Uganda wildlife authority, it is best known for chimpanzees, 12 other primates, 70 mammal species, and 375 birds

Chimpanzee tracking permits are documents that allow a visitor to access the national park for chimpanzee tracking activity. Like gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park requires one to have a chimpanzee tracking permit. Apart from Kibale Forest National Park, other places in Uganda where chimpanzee tracking activity is carried out in Uganda include Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park western Uganda and Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park

Chimpanzee tracking permits in Kibale Forest National Park are booked from Uganda Wildlife Authority 3 months before the actual date but you also ought to contact a trusted tour operator and provide details of when you would like to track the chimpanzees. The tour operator will contact the Uganda wildlife authority to see if there are permits available referring to dates indicated in the booking, once they confirm the availability of these chimpanzee permits they will contact you and then you pay to secure the dates of your tracking.

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