The chimpanzee habituation experience is when tourists in Uganda visit the chimpanzee communities which are still under habituation. In Uganda, chimpanzee habituation experience is done in Kibale forest national park situated in the south-western Uganda which is well known for chimpanzee tracking safaris. Kibale forest national park is the only national park in Uganda where visitors participate in chimpanzee habituation experience. Therefore, any person interested in chimpanzee habituation experience will be required to show a valid chimpanzee habituation experience permits on the day to take part in the exercise before entering the forest. A chimpanzee habituation permit, a traveler can either book directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority or through registered tour operators in Uganda like Safari Vacations and Travel Services providing tour safaris to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee habituation experience. Travelers’ on a chimpanzee habituation experience will have an added opportunity to see other 11 primate species leaving alone the chimpanzees,, different bird species can be sighted plus different animals for example the forest elephants, baboons among others.
Chimpanzee tracking and bird watching are the main causes of why travelers visit Kibale forest national park and also participate in chimpanzee habituation experience.
Chimpanzee habituation experience permits are only issued by Uganda wildlife authority at a cost of USD250 per person participating in the this activity, compared to chimpanzee tracking where travelers spend only an hour with the chimpanzees after finding them, chimpanzee habituation experience offers an opportunity for spending good hours. The permit costs shall cover the park entry fees, services of an English speaking driver guide, and during the chimpanzee habituation, you will guided by the park rangers and the researchers who ordinarily visit the specific chimpanzee community up to the time when they are fully used to human presence and they will eventually be opened for trekking by the travelers. The habituation process usually lasts for years and this is when the researchers are sure that they are ready for tracking. However you should know that the Uganda Wildlife Authority can change the costs of the permits any time any day, this means that you should always be well informed since the prices are always changed commonly after two years period.
For any traveler interested in chimpanzee habituation, must only use the two safe alternatives, one is to go or send an email to the Uganda Wildlife Authority, a government organ in charge of all the national parks in the country. Uganda Wildlife Authority offices are situated Kira road in Kamwokya in Kampala, or you can secure your chimpanzee habituation permits directly, another alternative is to buy the permits through registered safari companies such as safari vacations and travel services, we book chimpanzee permits for all our clients as it is just a matter of booking your safari with us, we will physically contact the Uganda wildlife authority for the availability of the permits for your planned date of the activity and we will get back to you after we confirming the availability of the permits then you will proceed to make payments for the permits to confirm your booking there after we secure the permits on your behalf to up to the day of your chimpanzee activity to avoid stress and inconveniences on your trip.
Chimpanzee habituation fee is USD250 per person compared to chimpanzee tracking which is at USD200 per person. The chance is put in the travelers’ hands as they know well what they are interested in. But travelers who want to spend more time with the chimpanzees, they can go for the habituation experience since this activity allows travelers to spend a bit more time compared to chimpanzee trekking. The activity exposes you to earn the behaviors, interact with the chimpanzees and have your questions answered by the researchers and you will know much since you will actively participating. Get in touch With Safari Vacations And Travel Services to book your preferred permit today and have the best the best of your chimpanzee our closest relatives in Kibale forest national park.
Just like the gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation experience permits, the chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation permits. Travelers have been advised to book their permits in advance to avoid missing out on permits get sold out quickly. We always recommend our clients to book their permits at least 3months in advance so that it gives the travelers enough time to organize for the safari when you are sure of the permits, this helps you avoid the disappointments after you have landed in Uganda. As there will no visitors allowed to visit the chimpanzees without permits.
Safari Vacations And Travel Services is a registered safari company, we organize tracking safaris and primate habituation experiences, and if you want to spend more time with the Uganda primates and other attraction, get in touch with us for permit bookings, accommodation, transport and all that is needed to make the best of your safari, for your memorable experience, reach us via phone or Whatsapp on +256776423286 and we will respond to you immediately in case of further inquiries, we are ready to serve you beyond what you expected, help you plan accordingly and make final decision for your African safari.