Booking Chimpanzee Permit – Chimpanzee trekking, like gorilla trekking, is a popular activity in Uganda’s national parks. You can book permits to see chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Kyambura Gorge (also called Chambura), Kalinzu Forest in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park.
To get a permit, you can contact the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) directly by emailing them or visiting their offices on Kira Road in Kampala. Alternatively, you can book a chimpanzee trekking permit through authorized tour operators that offer safaris to these places.
Here’s what you need to book a chimpanzee trekking permit in Uganda:
For anyone planning to go chimpanzee trekking, whether through Adventure In The Wild Safaris or other registered tour operators, it’s best to let us know your preferred national parks and attractions in Uganda, along with the dates you’d like to visit. This helps us check permit availability by contacting the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Once we confirm permit availability for your preferred dates, we’ll inform you. You can then make payments for the permits, and upon receiving payment, we’ll secure the permits for your chosen travel dates. Uganda is well-known for primate safaris, where travelers can combine chimpanzee trekking with other activities like gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks. There are also opportunities for sightseeing and wildlife viewing in parks like Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, Lake Mburo, among others, to make your safari experience memorable.
For booking chimpanzee trekking permits specifically in Budongo Forest and Kalinzu Forest, travelers should contact the National Forest Authority, responsible for these areas. Chimp trekking permits for Budongo Forest can be booked through Uganda Lodges as well. At Adventure In The Wild Safaris, we offer tour packages to all national parks. Our tours are flexible, catering to both individual and group preferences. Just share your details and preferred safari dates, and we’ll organize the safari accordingly.
For those planning a chimpanzee trekking adventure, it’s crucial to be informed about the necessary details for securing a chimp trekking permit. In Uganda, several national parks offer chimpanzee trekking experiences. Each park has its own permit pricing, which varies. Here are the permit prices for different parks:
It’s important to note that there are no discounts available on these permits, and the prices remain fixed regardless of the season—whether it’s high or low season.
If you’re interested in obtaining these permits hassle-free, you can contact Adventure In The Wild Safaris tour operators. We can assist in securing these permits for you well in advance of your trekking date.
Firstly, familiarize yourself with the available national parks offering chimpanzee trekking. Uganda boasts several parks, including Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest, and Kyambura Gorge, each providing unique settings for encountering these amazing primates. Understand that permit prices vary between these parks, with Kibale Forest permits priced at $150 per person, Budongo Forest at $90 per permit, and Kyambura Gorge at $50 per permit. These prices remain fixed and do not fluctuate based on the season.
Secondly, it’s crucial to plan your trip well in advance. Chimpanzee trekking permits have limited availability, especially during peak tourist seasons. To secure your preferred date and location, it’s advisable to book your permit as early as possible. Contact authorized tour operators or the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) directly to check permit availability and make reservations. Consider your travel dates, the number of permits needed, and any additional activities you wish to combine with chimpanzee trekking, such as gorilla trekking or wildlife safaris in other national parks.
Thirdly, understand the rules and regulations governing chimpanzee trekking. Respect the guidelines provided by park authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of both visitors and chimpanzees. Follow the instructions of experienced guides during the trek, maintain a safe distance from the chimpanzees, avoid direct eye contact, and minimize noise to prevent disturbance to the animals’ natural behavior.
Lastly, consider using reputable tour operators or agencies with experience in organizing chimpanzee trekking safaris. These operators can assist in securing permits, arranging transportation, providing knowledgeable guides, and offering comprehensive packages that cater to your preferences. Kenlink Tours, for instance, is one such operator that can help secure permits and tailor your chimpanzee trekking experience according to your desires.
By considering these factors and preparing adequately, you can maximize your chances of securing a permit, enjoying a memorable chimpanzee trekking adventure, and contributing to the conservation efforts of these incredible primates in Uganda’s national parks.