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Uganda is endowed with many primates including mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga plus chimpanzees of Kibale National Park, Budongo, Karinzu, and Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Just like gorilla trekking, chimp trekking has minimum age requirements and in this article, we will explore chimp trekking age limit

More about Chimp trekking age limit

There several reasons why we have chimp trekking age limit in Uganda. Chimp trekking age limit or minimum age is mostly enforced by Uganda Wildlife Authority in Kibale National Park and Kyambura Gorge. When chimpanzee trekking had just started, the minimum age was 12 years and above but as time went on, it was increased to 15 years and above. This age limit applies all chimpanzee trekking in forests and National Park. On a good note, if your child is below 14 years but looks mature, Uganda Wildlife Authority officials may decide to later him/her trek after examining him/her. This can only be arranged on ground and not beforehand

As a destination management company, Encounter Africa safaris ensures that before you book your chimp safari, we make sure that all participants have the required chimp trekking age limit. We ascertain this by asking for your passport which of course has the date of birth and should we establish that you are below the required age, we will advise you to try next time when you have attained the standard age. If you have a child who is below the required minimum age but you want her/him to trek chimps, please contact Encounter Africa safaris before you make any decision. We will call Uganda Wildlife Authority for advice and whatever they decide will be communicated to you

Encounter Africa safaris organizes chimpanzee trekking safaris to Kibale National Park, Kyambura gorge as well as Budongo Forest located in Murchison Falls Conservation Area. For any questions about chimp trekking age limit, our consultants are always online to give advice

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