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Primate habituation in Uganda from Kigali

Primate habituation in Uganda from Kigali

Primate habituation in Uganda from Kigali

Are you looking for primate habituation in Uganda from Kigali? Travelers can now book primate habituation tours in Uganda ranging from gorilla habituation, golden monkey habituation to chimpanzee habituation from Kigali Rwanda at any time of the year. The primates in Uganda that people from Kigali can habituate are the golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park, mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park or Budongo forest national park.

To habituate any of these primates you will use any local trusted tour operator such as Africa Adventure Vacations limited to book the permits for you before arriving in the country in order to avoid last-minute booking disappointments. The minimum age for golden monkey and chimpanzee trekking is 12 years of age and for the case of the mountain gorilla trekking is 15 years and above.

The places that do harbor these primates are located in the different parts of the country with mountain gorillas and golden monkeys found in southwestern Uganda, and chimpanzees we shall look at those in western Uganda in Kibale forest national park. The season in Uganda is the same everywhere so habituation of primates can be best done in the drier months although the parks are open throughout the year.

How to book Uganda primate habituation permits from Kigali

Africa adventure vacations limited is a licensed tour company by the Uganda Tourism Board that can help travelers from all over the world including Kigali in booking permits. At Africa Adventure Vacations Limited, all we expect from you are the travel dates that you would want to habituate these primates and using these dates we go further to check for availability of the permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Once we have noticed that the permits are available, we shall get to you in the shortest time possible letting you know about the availability and we shall send you an email containing the different ways of how you can send you money for the permits and once we have received the money we shall go-ahead to book the permits. after securing the permits, we do send you a scanned copy of the permits for records.

If you are in Kigali and intending to visit Uganda for mountain gorilla habituation, golden monkey habituation, and chimpanzee habituation, we do advise you to book the permits in advance using Africa Adventure Vacations limited to avoid last minute booking disappointments because Uganda Wildlife Authority issues these permits on a first come first serve basis. Advance booking should be done most especially when you are to habituate in the dry season because that’s when most of the travels are having holidays on the country.

Primate habituation Experiences you can book in Uganda from Kigali?

Uganda has gotten different primates that live in the different parts of the country but not all places do carry out habituation experiences except a few and these are as follows.

Mountain gorilla habituation experiences

Mountain gorilla habituation in Uganda from Kigali can only be done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is separated into different sectors and not all do have habituation exercises. It is only Nkuringo and Rushaga sector both found in the southern sector of the park where mountain gorilla habituation can be done. The habituation is done among 2 gorilla families Bikingi and Bushaho.

Golden monkey habituation experiences

Tourists from Kigali intending to do golden monkey habituation can only do it in Mgahinga national park. The park is located in the southwestern part of the country and is the only place where not only golden habituation but also golden monkey trekking is done in the whole country. Mgahinga national park is the home of the famous mountain gorillas so during golden monkey habituation you are likely to see them.

Chimpanzee habituation experiences

There are so many places in Uganda where chimpanzees do live but in the case of habituation, the experience is only done in Budongo forest reserve and Kibale forest national park. For people coming in from Kigali city of Rwanda, we do advise you to habituate the chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park reason being it’s not as far as Budongo forest and it’s home to more than a half of the chimpanzee population left surviving in the world.

Primate habituation in Uganda from Kigali

It does matter if it’s mountain gorilla habituation or chimpanzee habituation or even golden monkey habituation. The whole primate habituation activity starts with a briefing at the park headquarters where the trekkers are expected to wake very early in the morning from their lodges and join others and the rangers at the briefing points.

At the briefing points, the trekkers get to be taught about the rules and regulations of the habituation activity by the rangers and after this, they are grouped and each group is led by the armed ranger guides and researchers into the jungle. These trekkers get to pass through different park trails where they get opportunities of meeting different park animals, birds, and different plant species.

When the trekkers meet the primates, they are given a maximum of 4 hours to be around them as they teach them to get used to human presence, and throughout this whole process, they get to learn about their behaviors, watch them do daily activities such as hunting, playing, breastfeeding, etc. and take photos. After the whole 4 hours of habituation, the trekkers get back to the starting point where they pick their certificates of participation.

How much are the gorilla and chimpanzee habituation permits in Uganda from Kigali?

Every primate habituation permit has its own different price in Uganda. Travelers from Kigali will have to but the mountain gorilla habituation experience permits for Bwindi impenetrable forest national park at a fee of $1500 foreign non-residents, $1000 foreign residents, and shs750,000 Citizens of East Africa.

Tourists from Kigali will buy the chimpanzee habituation experience permits for Kibale forest national park at a fee of $250 for both foreign non-residents and foreign residents while the East African citizens do pay shs150,000.

Travelers in Kigali intending to visit Mgahinga national park for golden monkey habituation will buy the permits at a fee of $100 for both foreign non-residents and foreign residents while citizens of East Africa will pay shs100,000. All the above primate permits come with 4 hours of being around primates and paid the park entrance fee.

What is the best time to have a primate habituation safari in Uganda from Kigali?

Tourists from Kigali can come to Uganda for primate habituation at any time of the year but there are some months that are better than the rest and these are the drier months. The drier months are the best for primate habituation because they come with little or no rainfall, the trekking trails in the parks are dry and not slippery, the vegetation in the parks is thin giving clear views of the park animals and the roads leading to these parks are passable.

Tourists from Kigali can also visit Uganda for primate habituation in the rainy season and during this season, they will enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities in and around the parks. The rainy season however is characterized by too much rainfall which makes the trekking trails in the parks slippery and muddy, the vegetation is always thick giving unclear views of the park animals, and the roads leading to the park are impassable.

If you are in Kigali and intending to visit Uganda for primate habituation, we advise you to book the habituation permits in advance of 3-4 months most especially if you are intending to visit the primates in the dry season so as to avoid inconveniences on a last-minute booking. Africa adventure vacations limited does help tourists in Kigali intending to visit Uganda for primate trekking on booking the permits for them.

What to do with Africa Adventure Vacations?

Africa adventure vacations is a tour company based in Uganda licensed by Uganda Tourism Board and a member of Association of Uganda Tour Operators. Booking with Africa adventure vacations provides you safety and confidence during your safari courtesy of well-trained safari driver guides who are well conversant with all routes and tourism destinations in Africa. You can book with us any of the activities you want to do in Africa such as mountain gorilla trekking, mountain gorilla habituation, Chimpanzee trekking and habituation, birding, golden monkey trekking, game drives, hiking, nature walks and community tours among others. Booking can be done at any time of the year.