How Much Does Chimpanzee Trekking Cost In Uganda? Uganda the Pearl of Africa is considered to be among the top destination where tourists planning to go on a chimpanzee trekking safari could ever go to because it has large numbers of about 4950 chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking is a very fascinating experience that has contributed a lot towards the development of the tourism industry of Uganda and it is best done in places like; kibale National park due to the fact that there are around 1500 chimpanzee species within Kibale forest, Kyambura Gorge which is found within Queen Elizabeth National park, Toro-semiliki wildlife reserve, Budongo forest and many others within the country.
Cost of chimpanzee trekking activities in Uganda.
Tourists who have their best interest in engaging themselves in Chimpanzee trekking activities as they explore Uganda Safaris are always charged depending on the seasons for example while during the low season, a chimpanzee trekking permit is charged at a fee of about 120 USD per person for the foreign non-residents, 110 USD per person for the foreign residents and 80 USD per person for the East African citizens. More so, these trekking permits are charged different not only depending season but also from where one willing to go for trekking for example; in Kibale national park tourists are required to pay about 1500 USD per person during the peak season and 100 USD during the low season.
How long does chimpanzee trekking take in Uganda?
Chimpanzee trekking activities in Uganda always take about 2 to 5 hours for tourists to be able to trek the species within their natural habitats depending on where the chimps are being located due to the fact that they always wandering around the national parks looking for food. In addition, after tourists spotting the chimps, they are always given one hour to spend with them and it is during period that individuals get to learn more about the chimpanzee’s behaviours, and characters, their daily lifestyle for example, they get to watch and observe how they eat and feed their young ones. More so, during this time, tourists use this chance to use their phones and cameras to record videos and take pictures of the chimps but they are encouraged to disable the flashlights. However, they are always advised to keep a distance of 7 meters between themselves and the chimps in order to avoid any harm, avoid maintaining direct eye contact with the chimps, do not eat and drink while in the presence of the chimpanzees and many others.
However, before trekking, tourists always gather on one place where they are always briefed about the rules and guidelines to follow while during trekking and go through a registration process. Later they are put into groups of a maximum number of six people depending on which chimpanzee groups they are going to track. Each of these groups of members is being assigned to with park guides and rangers who have a major role of leading tourists through the trails while walking through the dense forests and ensure the safety of both individuals and animal species. More so, these park guides always give opportunities to the tourists to feel free to ask them anything they would wish to understand better. However, tourists planning on visiting Uganda on chimpanzee trekking safari should note that only individuals above 16 years of age are accepted to engage in this activity because the reactions and behaviours of the young children is unpredictable while in the presence of the chimps. In addition, this activity is suitable for tourists who are physically fit due to the fact it always hiking and taking long walks and they must be free from diseases like conical heartbreaks and pressure.
Where to go for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda?
Tourists planning to visit Uganda with their best interest to engage in chimpanzee trekking facilities in places like; Budongo forest, which is located near Murchison, falls national park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale National park, Kalinzu central forest reserve and in Toro-Semiliki wildlife reserve among others. These areas act as the best natural habitats for the chimpanzee species because they are surrounded with dense forests and good swamp vegetation. More so, the trekkers are encouraged to pack along things like; long trousers due to the fact that trekking areas tend to be bushy, cameras, good hiking boots, sunscreen, long sleeved shirts and blouses that must be in dull colors, mineral/ bottled drinking water in order to keep hydrated, packed food/ snacks to eat in case one gets hungry along the way, a hat and many others. Furthermore, it is best go for trekking during the dry season, which is between months of June to September and from December to February. This is considered the best time because this is when there are less rains and a short vegetation, which enables tourists to capture classic views of the chimpanzees.
Therefore, contact our trusted tour operators in case of any more information and inquiries about how much to pay for chimpanzee trekking activities and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris who offer the best tour packages while during your chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda.