Chimpanzee trekking Uganda price; Chimpanzee trekking is the second best done activity in Uganda after gorilla trekking and trekking involves moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in search of chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in different destinations including Kibale forest national park which is located in western part of Uganda and harbors the highest number of chimpanzees, Kalinzu forest which is located in Bushenyi district, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Toro-semuliki wildlife reserve and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park.
Chimpanzee trekking Uganda prices is determined by a number of factors including cost of chimpanzee trekking permits, transportation costs, cost of accommodation and length of your chimpanzee trekking safari among others.
Cost of chimpanzee trekking permits
Chimpanzee trekking permits are cards that are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to visitors above the age of 15 years allowing them to visit the habituated chimpanzee families. Tourist coming on a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda should first inquire about the cost of a chimpanzee trekking permit and costs vary depending on the chimpanzee destination you wish to visit. A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park costs 200 USD per person for foreign non residents, 150 USD per person for foreign residents and 150,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge costs 50 USD per person for foreign non residents, 50 USD per person for foreign residents and 30,000 UGX per person for East African citizens while a gorilla trekking permit in Toro-semuliki wildlife reserve costs 30 USD per person for foreign non residents, 30 USD per person for foreign residents and 20,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A chimpanzee trekking permit in Budongo forest during the high/ peak season costs 130 USD per person for foreign non residents, 120 USD per person for foreign residents, 85 USD per person for East African citizens and during the low season a chimpanzee trekking permit costs 120 USD per person for foreign non residents, 110 USD per person for foreign residents and 80 USD per person for East African citizens.
Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda can either be booked directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority by contacting the park headquarters in Kampala through email or telephone calls. You can also book chimpanzee trekking permits through a trusted tour operator like Achieve Global safaris where you will contact us with the dates and chimpanzee destination you wish to visit. After contacting us we will check for permit availability and if there are permits that match with your dates, you will be asked to make a deposit for the permit. Once we receive the payment, we will acquire the permits on your behalf, Chimpanzee trekking Uganda price .
After acquiring a chimpanzee trekking permit, transportation is the other thing to consider for your chimpanzee trekking safari. Chimpanzee destinations that is Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest, Budongo forest and Toro-Semuliki wildlife reserve can either be accessed by road or air transport means. When calculating for transportation costs, there are a number of things to consider for example the number of days for your chimpanzee trekking safari, fuel costs and services of the driver guide.
When using air transport means, you will book scheduled or charter flights with Bar Aviation or Aerolink Uganda from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Mweya airstrip when going for chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest or Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Pakuba or Bugungu airstrips when going for chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, Semiliki or Kasese airstrips when going for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park or Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you will transfer to the starting point by road and domestic flights to the chimpanzee destinations can be organized by your tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris.
Cost of accommodation
Accommodation costs is another important factor that tourists should look out for when going for a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda. There are a number of accommodation facilities around the chimpanzee destinations where you can stay during your chimpanzee trekking safari. The accommodations range from budget, midrange, luxury and the price depends on the number of nights that you will spend on the safari. Price of budget accommodations range from $100 to $130 per night for two people sharing, midrange accommodation prices range from $150 to $250 per night for two people sharing and luxury accommodation prices start from $250 upwards per person per night sharing a double room. During the low season, some accommodations lower their prices so as to attract more tourists which favors budget travelers. Achieve global safaris has a number of accommodations in each category where you can stay during your chimpanzee trekking safari.
Chimpanzee trekking is an adventurous activity that can be combined with gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park or wildlife viewing in the savannah national parks. For more information about chimpanzee trekking Uganda price, kindly contact us at Achieve Global Safaris or visit our website to book an affordable chimpanzee trekking safari package.