Chimpanzee habituation experience permits – Chimpanzee habituation experience is when travellers in Uganda visit the Chimpanzee communities that are still under habituation. In Uganda, Chimpanzee habituation is done in Kibale Forest National Park in south-western Uganda which is also popular with Chimpanzee tracking safaris. Kibale Forest National Park is the only national park in Uganda where visitors participate in Chimpanzee habituation experience. Therefore, for any person having interest in Chimpanzee habituation will be required to show a valid Chimpanzee habituation experience permits on the day of the exercise before you enter the forest. A Chimpanzee habituation permit, one can either book directly through Uganda Wildlife Authority or through any registered tour operators in Uganda like Great Adventure Safaris offering tour safaris to Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee habituation experience. Travellers on Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest will also have an opportunity to encounter other 11 primate species besides the Chimpanzees, a variety of bird species can also be sighted here and many other animals like forest Elephants and others. The main purpose to visit Kibale Forest National Park is mainly for Chimpanzee tracking and bird watching and also for the travellers who would like to take part in Chimpanzee habituation.
Chimpanzee habituation experience permits are issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority at a cost of USD250 per person taking part in the activity. Travellers have an opportunity to be with the Chimpanzees for longer hours compared to that of a normal Chimpanzee tracking where you spend only one hour with the Chimpanzees when you find them. The permit fees includes park entry fees, services of an English speaking driver guide, during Chimpanzee habituation, you will be guided by the rangers and the researchers who usually visit a particular Chimpanzee community until when they have passed the exercise and fully used to human presence then they will be opened for trekking by tourist. The habituation process normally lasts for 2 years and this is when the researchers are sure that the Chimpanzees are now ready for tracking. Note that Uganda Wildlife Authority can change prices at any time so will need to be well informed since they always amend the tariffs most especially after the period of two years.
For any person having interest in Chimpanzee habituation, there are two options, one is you can visit or send an email to Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body managing all national parks in Uganda. Uganda Wildlife Authority office is located in Kira road Kamwokya, Kampala; you can buy the Chimpanzee permits directly. The second option is you can consult any of the registered safari companies in Uganda like Great Adventure Safaris, we book Chimpanzee permits for all our clients as long as you book your safari with us, we will contact Uganda Wildlife Authority for the availability of permits for your preferred date of your activity then we will get back to you when we have confirmed the availability then you will proceed to make payments for the permits to confirm your booking then we will secure the permits on your behalf until the day for your Chimpanzee habituation activity.
Chimpanzee habituation experience besides Chimpanzee tracking, although Chimpanzee habituation fee is much more than Chimp tracking, the habituation fee is USD250 per person compared to Chimp tracking which is USD200 per person. Travellers have different tastes and preferences; therefore it’s all up to the clients to choose which would be best for them. For travellers who would like to spend much more time with the Chimpanzees, can go for Chimpanzee habituation experience since the activity allows visitors to spend more hours with the Chimpanzees still under habituation in their natural habitat, during the exercise, travellers can study their behaviour, interact with the Chimpanzees, and share experience with the researchers and ask questions about Chimpanzees it’s much more than that since visitors will also be active participants in the habituation process. While Chimpanzee tracking permit allows travellers only one hour with the habituated Chimpanzee community from the time you meet them in the forest. Contact Great Adventure Safaris and secure tour preferred permit today and have the best of your Chimpanzee experience in Kibale Forest National Park home of the Chimpanzees our closest relatives.
Both Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking or habituation permits, travellers have been advised to book their permits in advance to void missing out permits since there is high competition where permits get sold out quickly. Clients are recommended to book their permits 3 month in advance so that you can have an ample time to organise for your safari when you are rest assured of your Chimpanzee habituation experience permits. This is to help avoid scenarios whereby you will travel to Uganda only to miss on the activity because you secure your permits early in advance. This means that no visitors will be allowed to visit the Chimpanzees in the forest without a Chimpanzee permit which is agate pass to the forest to meet the Chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
Great Adventure Safaris is a registered safari company, we organize primate habituation experiences and tracking safaris and if you want to spend more time with Uganda primates such as Gorillas, Golden monkeys, and Chimpanzees, contact us for permits, transport, accommodation and all logistics involved to make sure that your safari provides the experience of a life time. You can contact us by email, phone or whatsapp +256704228361 we will respond to you and in case you have more questions, do not hesitate to reach to us and we will be able to respond to you and answer all your queries before you make any final decisions for your African safari.