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Chimpanzee Trekking Information Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most exciting activities in Uganda that bring you closeset to the primates with 98.6% of human DNA. Uganda is blessed with the largest number of Primates concentrated in one National park. The screams, the playfulness and the cheeky behavior of chimpanzees will amaze you whether you choose a half day trek or a full day Habituation Expereince.

 

Summary info about Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda.

Description Uganda
Chimpanzee Trekking Locations
  • Kibale Forest National Park (18 permits   Morning +18 permits Afternoon)
  • Kyambura Gorge (6 Permits Morning)
  • Kalinzu Forest (12 permits   Morning +12 permits Afternoon)
  • Budongo Forest (6 permits Morning +6 permits   Afternoon)
Chimpanzee Permit
  • Kibale Forest National Park =$150
  • Kyambura Gorge =$50
  • Kalinzu Forest =$50
  • Budongo Forest =$50
Chimp Permit Booking Process
  • Kibale & Kyambura 100% payment at the time of Booking through UWA
  • Payment on the date of Trekking is possible through National Forestry Authority (NFA) at Kalinzu Forest
  • Payment on the same day can be mde for chimp expereinces at at UWEC & NGAMBA CHIMPANZEE SANCTUARY ISLAND.
Chimpanzee Trekking Experience  Intimate, exciting and adventurous.
Special Chimpanzee Activities
  •     Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary based in Lake Victoria under the Jane Goodall Institute http://ngambaisland.com/
  • Chimpanzee HabituationnExpereince (CHEX) in Kibale Full day trekking chimpanzee at $220.

 

Quick Facts about Chimp Trekking locations in Uganda

KIBALE Forest National Park

  • Permit per person per visit $150 for a half day trekking
  • Chimpanzee Habutuation Expereince (CHEX) at $220 for a full day expereince.
  • Muximumof 18 PAX per group visit
  • Two (2) visit per day (Total 36 PAX per day).
  • Morning session from 08:00 to 12:00pm
  • Afternoon session from 14:00~17:00pm
  • Advance booking by payment in advance required/recommended to avoid disappoint on arrival.
  • Payment is done at UWA Office for Gorilla in Kampala.
  • Estimated Number of Chimpanzee: 1,450

KALINZU Central Forest Reserve

  • Permit per person per visit $50
  • Muximum 6 PAX per group visit .
  • One (1) visit per day taking between 4~6 Hours
  • Morning session ONLY from 08:00 to 12:00pm
  • Advance booking in advance by phone booking OK
  • Estimated Number of Chimpanzee: 220 (Including Imaramagambo Forest)

Kyambura Gorge Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Permit per person per visit $50
  • Maximum 8 PAX per group visit
  • Two (2) visits per day (Total 16 PAX per day).
  • Morning session from 08:00 to 12:00pm
  • Afternoon session from 14:00~17:00pm
  • Advance booking by payment in advance required/recommended to avoid disappoint on arrival. Payment at the same office for Gorilla in Kampala.
  • Estimated Number of Chimpanzee: 50

Chimp trekking compared to Gorilla trekking is slightly easier. In the peak season June ~Sept and Dec ~Feb usually about 50% of people who take on Gorilla trip take on Chimp trekking too. So it is easier to find Chimp permits in lower season.

For Chimp trek, is there also deposit & cancellation policies apply. Full payment is done at once. Chimp permits bookings do not accept deposit payment.

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