The New Uganda Chimpanzee trekking permit prices have been revised and implemented by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The cost of a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale National Park is USD 250 for foreign non-residents. In Kyambura Gorge (Queen Elizabeth National Park, the new chimpanzee trekking permit price is USD 100.

What is a chimpanzee trekking permit?

A chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda is a legal document that allows travelers to take part in a chimpanzee tracking adventure. Like any other safari activity in Uganda, one needs to have permission from the authorities. After booking your chimpanzee permit, you will be allowed to follow these human-like apes on your Uganda safari. Upon meeting the chimpanzees, trekkers are allowed to spend one hour in the presence of the apes. This hour is meant for you to observe and learn about the behaviors of the chimpanzees. Watching them dine, play and mate is a moment turned into a memory.

Can I pay the New Uganda Chimpanzee trekking permit prices on arrival?

It is possible to pay the new chimpanzee trekking permit price upon arrival. However, it is advisable to book your chimpanzee trekking permit in advance for good planning. Booking your chimpanzee trekking permits in advance saves you the last-minute hassle. This is because chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda are always in high demand, especially during the high seasons.

The New Chimpanzee trekking permit price in Kibale National Park

The amended price for a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale National Park is USD 250 Per person per trek. for foreign non-residents. The new price for foreign residents is USD 200 per person per trek. Lastly, the new chimpanzee trekking permit price for members of the East African Community is UGX 180,000 per person per trek.

The New Chimpanzee trekking permit price in Kyambura Gorge

The amended price for a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale National Park is USD 100 Per person per trek. for foreign non-residents. The new price for foreign residents is USD 80 per person per trek. Lastly, the new chimpanzee trekking permit price for members of the East African Community is UGX 50,000 per person per trek.

Where to do Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda?        

Other than the amazing wildlife safaris, Uganda offers the best chimpanzee trekking safaris. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in Kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge, Budongo Forest, and Kalinzu Forest. You may as well visit the Ngamba Island Sanctuary on your Uganda Primate tour. The sanctuary was established to rehabilitate the orphaned chimps. After these chimps are rescued, they are later taken back to the forests.

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park

New Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Permit Prices

Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda in the Kabarole and Kamwenge districts. The park is famous for being home to the human-like apes – chimpanzees. Kibale National Park is also known as the Primate Capital of the World. Chimpanzee trekking tours in Kibale National Park take place in the morning and afternoon hours. They start with a briefing at Kanyanchu Park headquarters. After the briefing, trekkers are assigned a ranger guide. Upon meeting the chimpanzees, trekkers are allowed to spend one hour in the presence of the chimps. This allows them to learn about the behaviors of these magical primate species.

Other than the chimps, Kibale is home to other primate species including red-tailed monkeys, baboons, and white colobus monkeys, to mention but a few. The park is also home to multiple bird species including the Rwenzori turaco.

A safari to Kibale National Park comes with a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. During the walk, travelers get a chance to see many Rift Valley endemic bird species. Additionally, you will visit the local communities and take part in activities like coffee making, banana juice making, and many more.

How to book a chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda?

Are you planning a chimpanzee trekking safari or a chimpanzee tour? Booking a chimpanzee trekking permit might be a daunting task, especially for first-time travelers. However, the task can be made easy by booking through a reputable tour operator in Uganda. All you need is to let us know about your travel dates and the number of dates you intend to spend on a Uganda safari. It is advisable to book your chimpanzee permit at least three months before your trip. This will help you secure your chimpanzee permit and dodge last-minute inconveniences.

What to pack for a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda?

  • Binoculars and Camera
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF to protect exposed skin
  • A waterproof and breathable jacket or poncho
  • T-shirts for warmer days
  • A light jacket or sweater for cooler early mornings or evenings
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots with good traction
  • Effective insect repellent containing DEET or other recommended ingredients.
  • Anti-itch cream or lotion for any insect bites
  • Snacks and Water
  • Backpack

When is the best time to book a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda?

All the chimpanzee trekking destinations in Uganda are open for travelers throughout the year. However, the dry seasons (June to September and December to February) are usually considered the best time to take on a Uganda chimpanzee safari. During this period, the trekking trails are not as slippery as they get during the rainy seasons. On the other hand, the rainy seasons of October to November and March to May can be the best time for a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda. During the dry seasons, accommodation prices tend to lower. This is because the season has less traffic. It can also be a perfect season to spot some of the migratory birds of the park.

In conclusion, the new Uganda Chimpanzee trekking permit prices have been amended for the good of both the travelers and the communities. Chimpanzee trekking is done in some of the most popular safari destinations in Uganda. These include; Kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Forest, and Budongo Forest. Book yourself a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari now and create a signature of memories.

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