Spending 4 Hours With Chimpanzees In Kibale From Kigali
Are you looking for spending 4 hours with Uganda chimpanzees In Kibale forest national park from Kigali Rwanda? Chimpanzee trekking is done in Uganda, the only country in the world where it is allowed. Therefore, people from Kigali have an opportunity to visit Uganda and spend 4 hours with chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park. Kibale forest national park is not the only place to habituate chimpanzees, but also Budongo forest national park, next to Murchison Falls national park. In this article, we are going to look at chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest National Park near Kigali.
Kibale forest national park has different chimpanzee families undergoing habituation, and tourists from Kigali will get opportunities to be part of the habituation if they do possess the permits. This part is home to the highest number of chimpanzees in the world, together with more than 12 primates that have found their home in this park.
The primates you are likely to see on a chimpanzee habituation safari in Kibale from Kigali include black and white colobus monkeys, L’Hoests monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, olive baboons, Uganda mangabeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, Demidoff Galago, patas monkeys, Uganda red colobus, grey-checked mangabeys, and pottos.
Spending 4 hours with chimpanzees in Kibale from Kigali
Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest national park is done to help those people who have little time on a safari spend more time with the endangered chimpanzees. The chimpanzee trekking permits allow trekkers from Kigali to be around chimpanzees for a maximum of 4 hours. Permits for chimpanzees are sold at the Uganda Wildlife Authority to all people above the age of 12 years.
Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale forest national park starts with a briefing at the park very early in the morning or evening so trekkers from Kigali will be expected to be at this point early to hear what the rangers have to say. At the briefing point, the trekkers are taught about the dos and don’ts of the chimpanzee habituation activity and how to behave around the chimpanzees. After the briefing, the trekkers will be grouped not exceeding 4 and after this, a group of armed rangers together with researchers and conservationists lead the trekkers into the jungle.
During the search, the trekkers will be taught how to reach when and around mountain gorillas and they will go through different park trails with opportunities of meeting different park primates like the monkeys, mammals, birds, and different tree species. on meeting the mountain gorilla that was assigned, the trekkers will be given 4 hours to be around the apes and this will enable them to learn more about their behaviors, watch them do daily activities, and take photos.
How to book a chimpanzee habituation permit for Kibale from Kigali?
Africa adventure vacations limited in Uganda is one of the tour operators that can help anyone in Kigali planning to habituate chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park get a permit. All we request from people are the travel dates and using these dates, we shall check for the availability of the permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority and once the permits are available, we shall send an email containing the details of how you can send us money and once we have received it we shall go-ahead to book you a permit.
If you are in Kigali and want to see habituated chimps in Kibale Forest National Park, you should contact Africa Adventure Vacations limited 3–4 months in advance to book the permits for you because they may be sold out if you book late. A few permits are available every day at the Uganda Wildlife Authority and they are sold on a first come, first served basis. That is why we always travel from Kigali to book in advance.
Travelers in Kigali intending to visit Kibale Forest national park can still book the permits themselves by simply visiting the Uganda wildlife authority and sending them an email. The email must contain the dates you want to travel and the type of permit you want. Once UWA has received your email and read it, they will see if the habituation permits are available and, if they have to be there, they will send you an email containing the details of how you can send them. Once you have sent the email and they have received the money, you will have secured a permit.
How much is a chimpanzee habituation permit for Kibale from Kigali?
Tourists from Kigali can get the chimpanzee habituation permit for Kibale Forest national park at a fee of $250 for both foreign non-residents and foreign residents, while East African citizens will pay Shs150,000. I would like to inform Kigali people that a gorilla habituation experience permit for Kibale comes with a guide fee and a park entrance fee for 4 hours.
What is the most appropriate time to habituate chimpanzees in Kibale from Kigali?
Travelers intending to habituate chimpanzees in Kigali can do it at any time of the year although some months are better than the rest. The drier months are the best for chimpanzee habituation and happen from June to September and December to February. During these months, the tourists from Kigali enjoy the benefits of little or no rainfall in the park, the trekking trails are less muddy and not slippery, the vegetation in the park is thin giving clear views of chimpanzees and the roads leading to the park are passable.
Are you in Kigali and intending to visit Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee habitat? Well, you can still do so and enjoy huge discounts on accommodation facilities in the low season. The rainy season occurs from March to May and October to November and is characterized by plenty of rainfall. The trekking trails are muddy and slippery, the vegetation is thick, giving unclear views of the park’s chimpanzees, and the roads to the park are impassable.
Accommodation on a chimpanzee habituation experience safari in Kibale from Kigali
Tourists looking at spending 4 Hours with Chimpanzees in Kibale from Kigali don’t need to worry about where they will stay because there are several accommodation facilities in and around the park that do range from budget to mid-range to luxury options so where the stay will depend on your budget.
The accommodation in Kibale forest national park that can be used by travelers from Kigali includes Primate lodge, Kibale forest camp, Crater Safari Lodge, Kibale Forest Lodge, Turaco Treetops Lodge, Isunga Lodge, Ndali Kasenda Crater Lodge, Aramaga Rift Valley Lodge, Chimpundu Lodge, Chimp Nest Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Rwenzori Guest House, Nyabulitwa County Resort and Safari Camp, Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Mountains of the moon hotel, Lodge Bella Vista, Kibale Forest Camp, and Kyaninga Crater Lodge among others.