Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking Costs
Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking Costs : Chimpanzee trekking is one the top done activity on Uganda safari. Chimpanzee trekking is a day activity that involves visiting one of the forests in Uganda in search of habituated chimpanzees. Once located, one hour allowed to spend with these endangered chimpanzees before setting back to the park headquarters or your lodge for overnight.
You can as well take park in trekking habituated chimpanzees in Uganda; Visiting either Kibale National Park, Kalinzu forest, Budongo forest in Murchison Falls National Park and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and each place has different price issues and costs that we will assess today.
The more you know about chimp trekking price and cost issues even planning for your itinerary becomes easy. Uganda has the pearl of Africa is also one of the best places for filming chimpanzees.
Chimpanzee trekking price and cost issues for Kibale, Budongo, Kyambura and Kalinzu forest;
Tourists interested in tracking habituated chimpanzees in Uganda, you will have to consider Kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge, Budongo Forest, Kalinzu Forest. And to be part of chimpanzee tracking, you will need a chimpanzee permit whose costs differ from one place to another. Your will also need to pay for transport to and from where you will trek chimps and accommodation as well.
Kibale Forest National Park Chimps
Kibale Forest is home to more than 1,500 individuals and boosts with over 13 primates come along with endangered Chimpanzees. The park offers three habituated communities of Chimpanzees and two are in use for chimpanzee tracking while the other for Chimpanzee habituation. Who so ever planning a safari to Kibale forest for chimpanzee tracking he or she has to obtain a chimpanzee permit at ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority head offices closer to Kampala city.
A chimpanzee permit for Kibale National Park goes USD200 per person per trek either in the morning or afternoon. It allows visitors to stay with chimpanzees for one hour but the movement made in the forest is more interesting with beautiful plants, butterflies and bird identification as it will be guided by knowledgeable Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides. The USD200 caters for park entry, guide who accompanies you to the forest and viewing of Chimps.
You can decide to participate in Chimpanzee habituation experience that takes full day tracking accompanied by park rangers and it goes USD250.Note that, Kibale National Park is one of the best place to track habituated Communities of chimps in Africa.
For that case, chimpanzee permit tends to be competitive most especially during peak season. Therefore, you’re required to book your chimpanzee permits 2-4 months in advance to avoid disappointments at last minute. For details about bookings in Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee permits, please kindly contact us Achieve Global Safari through emails and phone.
Budongo Forest Chimps
Budongo Forest is found in Murchison Falls national park Uganda’s largest park rich in flora and fauna, located in the northern region of Uganda. It also has a big diversity of endangered chimpanzees and the one habituated are found in Kaniyo pabidi. It is only 4-hour drive from main Kampala city on your away to Murchison Falls National Park. Budongo Chimpanzee permits costs USD90 per trek per person and there are two session of tracking chimps, you can choose to do it in the morning or afternoon. Budongo forest chimpanzee tracks is truly interesting when one is planning to visit Murchison Falls National Park. The forest is also part of the large Murchison Falls conservation area and Budongo forest chimp trek provides a chance to spend more time in this area. For more information about booking chimp permits to watch habituated chimpanzees in Budongo, kindly contact us through email or phone for help.
Kyambura Gorge Chimps
Kyambura Gorge is Rift valley area that lies on the floor of the west arm of the great East African rift valley. Its climatic and the vegetation covers create a forest within the gorge and is now acting as home for at least eight habituated chimpanzees. Kyambura gorge chimpanzee permits costs USD50 per trek per person.
Kalinzu Forest Chimps
Kalinzu Forest is also a tracking site for chimpanzees that provides chances of seeing habituated chimpanzees in the wild. Located in Rubirizi district near Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kalinzu forest boosts with large communities of chimps that have been habituated and ready for tracking. Kalinzu Chimpanzee permits are bought at Uganda National Forest Authority Offices at a fee USD50 per person per trek. Kalinzu has become a famous site as an option for chimpanzee trekking while in this region.
Cost of Accommodation around Kibale National Park
On your visit to Kibale National park, you need to budget for at least one night to spend your night from as you get ready for chimpanzee tracking the following day. Number of lodges here ranges from small as USD50 to USD350 per person. Mostly used lodges include; Primate lodge, Kibale Safari Lodge, Kyaninga, Ndali, Kibale Forest Camp many more.
Accommodation Costs around Budongo Forest
There is only one option for Budongo forest which is Budongo Eco Lodge located in Kaniyo pabidi. Apart from this perfect lodge, you may decide to stay in Masindi town or lodges in Murchison Falls national park, cost affordable! Contact us for more details about the price for lodges, transport and reservation for chimpanzee permits and more. The time is now to start planning!