Is it possible to block all chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park for exclusive trekking?
Is it possible to block all chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park for exclusive trekking? Yes, it is very possible to block all Kibale chimpanzee permits for unshared trekking. Located in the western part of Uganda, Kibale forest national park is home to the highest population of chimpanzees on the African continent. The Park is famous for hosting the highest number of primates and these include chimpanzees, Uganda red colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, blue monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, Patas monkeys, Demidoff Galago, and pottos.
Kibale forest is home to over 70 mammals and contains over 375 bird species. If you are planning to trek chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park, you are advised to book your permits in advance of 3-4 months in order to avoid inconveniences. The chimpanzee permits can be bought directly from the Uganda wildlife authority or through any trusted tour operator.
If you are intending to block all Kibale chimpanzee permits for unshared trekking and you are still asking yourself if it’s possible, yes it’s very possible if you let us know at Africa Adventure vacations. For a person to block all the chimpanzee permits in Kibale forest national park and trek chimpanzees alone, they must pay 100% for all the trekking permits and the other option is paying 70% of each permit in advance before anyone else has booked your day.
A single chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest national park costs $200 for the case of foreign non-residents, $150 foreign residents, and UGX150,000 citizens of East Africa. The chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park give you a chance to have a full hour around chimpanzees. If you want to trek chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park alone, you must pay all trekking permits for that day. You must pay the money for foreign non-residents which is $200 and the fact that the park has 90 trekking permits of which 45 are available morning session and 36 permits are for the evening session, then you need to pay 90 x $200 which is $18,000 to block all people from trekking chimpanzees. When you block all chimp permits it means that you will track along with the ranger guides leading you.
And the people who want to habituate chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park alone, the chimpanzee trekking being $250 foreign non-residents it means that the one will have to pay $250 x 12 since the park has 12 chimpanzee habituation permits and that would be $3000 to block all the permits and this will give you an opportunity to habituate chimpanzees for a maximum of 4 hours.
Things you need to consider when planning to block all chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale forest national park for exclusive trekking?
The fact that Kibale has 90 trekking permits and 12 habituation permits that are available every day. You need to pay 100%, 70%, or 30% minimum in advance of 3-4 months after confirmation of the availability of permits in order to block all other people from trekking. You are advised to block permits in advance most especially in the dry season because several people are coming into the country for the same activities. Booking in advance also helps you to avoid inconveniences.
How to book all chimpanzee permits in Kibale forest national park for unshared trekking.
When you have finally decided of which day to trek or habituate chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park, you can send us an email at Africa adventure vacations so that we check for the availability of chimp permits considering the dates you want with the Uganda wildlife authority. If we find out that the days you want to trek or habituate chimpanzees are available, we shall get back to you in the quickest time possible. We later send you an invoice to make the payment in order to block all the permits for individual trekking. Once we receive the money, we shall purchase your chimpanzee permits and send you a scanned copy of your permit for records. This means that you have booked and confirmed individual trekking or habituation for a full day in Kibale forest national park.
Where to stay in Kibale forest national park
There are several accommodation options that someone on a safari to Kibale forest national park would stay. These accommodation facilities range from budget to mid-range to luxury and where to stay depends on your travel budget. Most of the lodges in the Kibale forest are build outside the park and these include Primate lodge, Kibale forest camp, Ndali Kasenda Crater Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Kibale Forest Lodge, Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge, Chimpundu Lodge, Lodge Bella Vista, Rwenzori Guest House, Nyabulitwa County Resort and Safari Camp, Chimp Nest, Kibale Forest Camp, Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Mountains of the moon hotel, and Kyaninga Crater Lodge to mention but a few
Apart from Kibale, where else are chimpanzees in Uganda?
Uganda is blessed with so many places where chimpanzees have found their home. All these places are open for chimpanzee trekking and a few for habituation. The places in Uganda where you can meet chimpanzees are the Kyamabura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve, and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park.
What is the possibility of seeing chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park?
The possibility of seeing chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park is 1/1. This is because the chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park are so many over 1500 and can be found anywhere in the park most especially in Kanyanchu. The trekking activities are done with the help of ranger guides and trackers to make sure that you meet them.
What is the best time for unshared chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest national park?
Kibale forest national park can be visited at any time of the year but the best time would be the dry season which happens from December to February and June to September. During the dry season, there is little or no rainfall, the roads leading to the park are passable, the vegetation in the park is thin making clear views of animals and good photography, and the trekking trails are not muddy or slippery.