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Its only in Kibale National Park western Uganda where tourists visiting Uganda can enjoy chimpanzee habituation experience. For one to participate in this primate experience, he or she will have to book chimpanzee habituation permits. Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda district of Kabalore and is home to wild and habituated communities of chimpanzees, this forest has over eleven species of primates, birds and other forest mammals such as elephants. Tourists mainly visit Kibale forest mainly for chimpanzee trekking, bird watching as well as chimp habituation experience for those that can afford to pay for chimpanzee habituation permits

What is the cost/price of chimpanzee habituation permits?

Chimpanzee habituation permits cost USD220.00 per person per experience and in this cost, one is entitled to full day chimpanzee habituation experience guided by researchers, park entry fees and UWA guides. Chimpanzee habituation permits are issued by Uganda wildlife Authority who can change the price at any time. Uganda Wildlife Authority amends its tariffs mainly after two years.

Where and how to book chimpanzee habituation permits

Chimpanzee habituation permits are booked from Uganda Wildlife Authority offices located in Kamwokya, Kampala. You can book these permits directly or through a tour operator. Encounter Africa safaris books chimp habituation experience permits for all its clients as long as one books an all inclusive safari with us. Those who prefer doing it themselves can contact UWA directly on phone or email and reservations staff will help you.

Why chimpanzee habituation experience when there is chimp trekking?

It is true that chimpanzee habituation experience is slightly expensive compared to chimpanzee trekking trekking. A chimpanzee habituation permit costs USD220.00 compared to USD150.00 for chimpanzee trekking permit but still people prefer chimpanzee habituation experience due to the fact that you get to spend more time with chimpanzees under habituation (whole day experience), you get to chat and share experience with the researchers and above all get to participate in major activities of habituating chimpanzees in Kabale National Park. If one books chimpanzee permits, he/she will be entitled to viewing habituated chimpanzees only for one hour compared to full day experience. An additional USD70.00, one can upgrade to chimpanzee habituation experience to enjoy a full day primate habituation experience in Kibale National Park.

When to book chimpanzee habituation permits

Just like gorilla permits, chimpanzee habituation permits should be booked in advance. This is because no one likes to come to Uganda without prebooking his or her own permit only to miss out on the experience. One is advised to book chimp habituation permits at least 3 months in advance. This will help you arrange you safari once permits are guaranteed.

Encounter Africa safaris organizes primate habituation experiences and trekking safaris and if you want to spend more time with Uganda primates such as gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees, do not hesitate to 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.

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