Chimpanzee trekking age limit in Uganda – Minimum age for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
The Chimpanzee trekking age limit or the minimum age for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is 12 Years of age. The above question is almost asked by many tourists that would love to travel with their family and children. Based on rules and regulations governing the activity of Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, Kibale Forest National Park, and Nyungwe Forest National Park respectively, only persons aged 12 and above can trek the Chimpanzees.
So if you travel with your young ones and they are 12 years of age, you need to worry less as they are just on the minimum age limit and no one can stop them from doing a Chimpanzee trek activity in Uganda and Rwanda.
For people below the age of 12 years which is the Chimpanzee trekking age limit are not allowed to do Chimpanzee trekking unless otherwise a prior arrangement is made with the authorities and that person should be making at least 4.0 inches tall and should be a few months to his or her 12th birthday like 2-3 months and energetic but there is no guarantee that the authorities would accept but you just have to try your luck with the help of Great Adventure Safaris.
The reasons as to why young ones below the Chimpanzee trekking age limit are prohibited from doing the trek could be, sometimes the Chimpanzee can charge and a 12-year-old can take precautions and be attentive or can listen very well to-dos and don’ts during the briefing session, unlike a below age. Secondly, kids are always playful and can slow down the pace of the group while still making trails towards the Chimpanzees in the forest, as they are always looking around for what is different and breaking herbs.
Also, the forest is so dense and not good for children below the Chimpanzee trekking age limit as they may find it difficult to follow the trails due to heights and energy, so kids may find it difficult to trek through the thick forest.
But there are always alternative activities for the children when the adults go to the forest for chimpanzees. Lodges always have special arrangements for them and there are always caretakers. Activities like biking, and visiting communities, nature walks are so common and can keep the children busy when the adults have gone for their Chimpanzee trekking.