How many hours can you spend with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

For visitors interested in staying for long with chimpanzees can book the chimpanzee habituation permit that will enable them to interact with chimpanzees for 4 hours

How many hours can you spend with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park Uganda

How many hours can you spend with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park? Are you interested in taking a trip to Kibale forest national park but you’re not sure of the time you’re supposed to spend with these primates while on your visit? Most visitors expect to meet and see chimpanzees in their natural habitat. This will only come true when you visit chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.  Chimpanzees are the ones of the endangered primates in the world and thus strict conservation measures are put in place to protect and conserve them. Kibale Forest National park in Uganda is regarded as the primate capital of Africa has 20 species of primates which is the highest in all national parks of Africa. Chimpanzees are the second famous primates in Africa after endangered mountain gorillas. They share 95% of the DNA with humans.

Kibale forest national park is one of the destinations for you to do your chimpanzee trekking safaris. In the whole of Africa, Kibale has got the highest concentration of chimpanzees. The Forested Park is located in Southwestern Uganda spanning into the districts of Kamwengye, Kabarole, Kyegegwa, and Kyenjojo. Kibale National park poses Kibale forest that is tropical making it a habitat for several species of wildlife including plant species, primates, insects, tree species, mammals, and other wildlife of nature. The park has got over 1500 species of individual chimpanzees and it can be accessed by road transport from Entebbe international airport or Kampala city for about 4 to 5 hours’ drive. Kibale Forest National Park is of great significance to primate tourism in Uganda and has contributed massively to cultural tourism development in the country. The safaris trip to trek and see chimpanzees ate the most common in Kibale forest National Park and both chimpanzee tracking and habituation experience takes place in this park. Like any other park of Uganda, Kibale National park is managed by Uganda Wildlife Authority.

 For the visitor to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest must have Chimpanzee permits and this means that chimpanzees are important in determining how long you can spend seeing Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park. At Africa Adventure vacations, we have excelled in organizing a memorable Chimpanzee trekking experience to Kibale forest National Park. You need to contact us as we equip you with detailed information about chimpanzee safari bookings, chimpanzee tracking and habituation permits, and general information about the destination Uganda including all its primate safaris.

How many hours can you spend with the chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park?

Yes, it is important to note that chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park are associated with major 2 activities which include chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience. The time spent on chimpanzee habituation and chimpanzee trekking by visitors is totally different and therefore the activity you engage in determines how many hours you will spend with chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park. Visitors interested in doing chimpanzee habituation experience are allowed four hours. Visitors will visit in the company of researchers and trackers with the chimpanzee family that is under the habituation process. This is the activity that is done to ensure that the chimpanzees get used to the people and start being trekked, chimpanzees that are not habituated tend to be stubborn as they keep moving through the forest, jumping over the trees, hiding when they see you but once you find them you will be able to get the best of them how they move, feed and how they regroup to live in communities. You have a lot of time to remember of 4 hours to take photos and stay in the forest as you watch these wonderful species. While those involved in chimpanzee trekking, they will be allowed only one hour to see, take photos with chimpanzees. Chimpanzee tracking requires you to visit the already habituated family. This means that Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale forest takes 4 hours while chimpanzee tracking, visitors are limited to one hour. With this information, I hope you can now know how many hours you can spend with chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.

What is the cost of chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest National Park in Uganda?

The chimpanzee trekking permit is one of the official documents that are mandatory for one to get engaged in any chimpanzee activity in Kibale forest National Park. This means that no one can come close to chimpanzees without having a valid chimpanzee trekking permit. The type of chimpanzee trekking bout determined the amount of time you will spend with chimpanzees. Chimpanzee permits can be obtained from Uganda wildlife authority officers and this price is inclusive of the park entrance fees and the guiding costs. The current Uganda Wildlife tariff put chimpanzee trekking permit at 200 united stated dollars for foreign non-residents per person per trek, then 150 dollars for Foreign residents, and Uganda shillings 150,000 for  East African residents. The chimpanzee trekking is done in shifts is the morning shift that starts at 8: am the midday shift and the afternoon shift that commences at 2:00 pm. The chimpanzee trekking permit allows one-hour interaction with chimpanzees and it is done to chimpanzee communities that are already habituated.

For visitors interested in staying for long with chimpanzees can book the chimpanzee habituation permit that will enable them to interact with chimpanzees for 4 hours. This permit allows you to follow chimpanzees that are being trained to get used to the people. The current Uganda Wildlife tariff put chimpanzee trekking permit at 250 united stated dollars for foreign non-residents per person per trek, then 250 dollars for Foreign residents, and Uganda shillings 200,000 for  East African Residents. This is one of the best chimpanzee experience in Kibale Forest National Park

Both chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience take place in the morning after briefing by the staff and what you’re supposed to do and not while searching for the chimpanzees within the forest. Chimpanzee trekking takes place at the park headquarter and after the visitors in their groups are assigned guides and ranger to lead them to the experiential walk into the forest. Chimpanzee trekking may last between 30 minutes to more hours and once the chimpanzees are seen, you will be limited to only one hour for chimpanzee tracking and 4 hours for chimpanzee habituation experience. Here you will use the allocated time to take photos, learn how chimpanzees feed, nests and see their prayerful skills.

How to book chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest National Park-Uganda?

Yes as we earlier said that you will need chimpanzee trekking permits to be able to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National park, it is fantastic that we take through the process of how best you can book a chimpanzee trekking permit to Kibale forest National Park in Uganda. It is very easy to book and secure your chimpanzee trekking permit with us at Africa adventure vacations by sending us your interests about chimpanzee trekking and for us, we shall check if there is the availability of the permits basing on your preferred dates of travel and after we have checked for the availability we shall send you the invoice for you to pay and after paying then,  we shall secure and book your chimpanzee trekking permit and send you the scanned copies of your trekking permit including all your particulars and then for you will just wait for your date of travel and come to Kibale forest national park and enjoy the experience.

Why book a chimpanzee safari / trip to Kibale forest National Park?

Its is good that you book chimpanzee trekking permit to Kibale forest national park because for them they ate relatively cheaper when you compare them with gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi or Mgahinga National park. The cost of chimpanzee tracking gives you the chance to visit the second endangered promoted after gorillas. With the highest concentration of chimpanzees of about 1500 individual Chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park then, you stand more than 99% to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.

How to get to Kibale forest National Park?

Kibale Forest National Park can be reached by the use of road transport from Kampala or Entebbe. The road trip from Kampala to Kibale forest National Park will take only 4 to 5 hours as you enjoy beautiful sceneries of plantation farms and the hospital local people of Uganda. From Kampala with our driver guides you will start the trip early in the morning at around 8:00 am in order not to be inconvenienced with the traffic jam of the city center streets and by afternoon you will already be at your hotel for check-in. Travelers who find it tiresome can as well opt to use the chartered flights that are available from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kasese airstrip found in Queen Elizabeth national park and then connect to Kibale forest National Park. With chartered flights, the visitors will reach Kibale forest National Park in just 2 hours. Morning and evening scheduled flights are available at Entebbe/Kajjansi and are operated by Aerolink Uganda limited so it’s up to you to choose where to use air transport or road transport to connect to Kibale forest national park to see chimpanzees.

Where can you stay to see the Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest?

Attached to its importance, Kibale forest National park provides a range of accommodation facilities where you can choose the best accommodation that suits you. The accommodation facilities range from budget up to luxury lodges all with stander services that match your expectation. Most of the accommodation lodges lie at the edge of the park with cottages overlooking the tropical Kibale forest. One of the best lodges includes the Ndali Lodge, Isunga lodge, chimpanzee forest guest house, primate lose, Papaya lodge, Kyaninga lodge, and Turaco tree tops among others. You can as well options stay in Fortportal since it is near and you can linkup got the park easily.

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