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Why you should book chimpanzee permits for Kibale in advance?

Why you should book chimpanzee permits for Kibale in advance? The park is the most visited primate destination in Uganda with various attractions

Why you should book chimpanzee permits for Kibale in advance?

Why you should book chimpanzee permits for Kibale in advance?: Kibale forest national park is the most visited chimpanzee destination in Uganda located in the western part of the country. The national park is loved for harboring the highest number of chimpanzees in Uganda. Chimpanzee trekking is the main activity carried out in Kibale forest national park.

Over 13 chimpanzee families are found in Kibale forest national park and only 1 family that has over 100 individuals is open for trekking activities. The fully habituated chimpanzee family of Kibale forest national park is visited by over 72 tourists every day who must have a chimpanzee trekking permit

A chimpanzee trekking permit for Kibale forest national park is a document issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority to people above 12 years to trek chimpanzees. It’s a must to have this chimpanzee permit to trek the chimpanzees and minus it you will not be allowed to enter the jungle and search for the apes.

Advance booking of chimpanzee permits in Kibale forest national park we meaning buying the permits 3-4 months in advance or more. Tourists are advised to book their chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest national park to avoid disappointments that come with last-minute booking. Advance booking of chimpanzee permits in Kibale is also advised because it has the benefits below.

Why book your chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest national park in advance?

To get a space for chimpanzee trekking

Advance booking of chimpanzee permits in Kibale forest national park gets you a space in a group of trekkers on the day of the safari. When you book in advance and get yourself a chimpanzee trekking permit it means that you are going to be among the lucky trekkers on the day you visit the safari.

At Kanyanchu Visitor’s Center you must present your chimpanzee trekking permit issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority before taking part in any activity. A chimpanzee permit is a ticket that shows that you qualify to trek chimpanzees of Kibale forest national park. Travelers should know that chimpanzee trekking permits are for person’s above the age of 12 years.

High demand for chimpanzee permits

There is a high demand for chimpanzee permits in Kibale forest national park, especially during the high peak season. This means that if you are planning to have a chimpanzee trek in Kibale forest national park, you must book your permits in advance with a local tour operator or directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority.

There are 74 permits in Kibale forest national park and these are few compared to the number of people that want to visit Kibale especially in the dry season. Uganda wildlife authority sells Kibale forest national park permits on a first come first serve basis therefore you need to book earlier for your spot.

Accommodation in Kibale forest national park

Advance booking of chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park enables time booking of accommodation facilities of your choice if you are to spend a night or more in the park. The lodges in Kibale forest national park are booked based on the traveler’s budget because they are of budget, mid-range, and luxury options.

The accommodation in Kibale forest to book that have quality food and the best sleeping services include Papaya Lake Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Treetops Turaco, Isunga Lodge, Primate Lodge, Chimpanzee Forest Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp, Kibale Forest Lodge and Rweetera Safari Park to mention but a few. Travelers that are visiting Kibale in the dry season should book the lodges 3-4 months in advance or even more.

Timely preparations

Advance booking of chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park enables tourists to have time preparations for their safari. Preparations include timely shopping of essentials needed on the safari or it can be training where you are aiming at being physically fit before the safari happens. Early preparations will find you ready for the safari in Kibale forest national park.

Cost of chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest national park

Kibale forest national park has two types of permits- chimpanzee trekking permits and chimpanzee habituation permits. The cost of chimpanzee permits for Kibale is $200 for foreign non-residents, $150 for foreign residents, and the cost of chimpanzee permits for Kibale is UGX150,000 East African citizens. The chimp trekking permits come with only 1 hour around the chimpanzees, armed ranger guide fees, and community development fees.

Kibale forest national park is the only where chimpanzee habituation does take place and to be part of the whole day activity you must get yourself chimpanzee habituation permits. A chimpanzee habituation permit in Kibale forest national park costs $250 for foreign non-residents, $200 for foreign residents, and UGX200,000 for East African citizens.

How to book chimpanzee permits for Kibale

Tourists can book chimpanzee permits for Kibale using local tour operators. The best local tour operators are licensed by Uganda Tourism Board ad are part of different tourism associations. Africa Adventure Vacations is one of the local tour companies that can help you book chimpanzee permits for Kibale forest national park.

To book with Africa Adventure Vacations, you need the dates of the month and year you want to trek and contact us via email. You should be able to tell the type of permit you want because Kibale has chimpanzee trekking and habituation permits. We shall use this information while contacting Uganda Wildlife Authority to check for the availability of the permits.

When the permits are available, we shall contact you via email with the different banking details that you will use to pay money, or if we had calculated the whole safari and you paid a percentage of it that is what we shall use to buy for you a permit. On the day your safari starts, your chimpanzee permit will be with the guide.

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