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Uganda Wildlife Authority has introduced three chimpanzee trekking sessions in Kibale Forest National Park. The introduction of three chimpanzee trekking sessions in Kibale forest National park has been due to improved methods of conservation as well as the ability to habituate several communities of wild chimpanzee in this forest. This has been supported by increased demand from tourists who prefer to trek wild but habituated chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park.

Introduction of three chimpanzee trekking sessions in Kibale

Kibale National Park is one of the few tropical forests remaining in Africa. Kibale National Park is located in western Uganda with the biggest forest cover/portion in Kabalore district. Kibale Forest National Park is popularly known for chimpanzee trekking as well as chimpanzee habituation experience. Apart from Chimpanzee trekking, Kibale Forest National is also home to about twelve other primates making this forest one of the best place to trek primates. Because of this, Kibale Forest National Park has been referred to as the primate capital of Africa where tourists, students and researchers converge to to explore more about primate.

Originally Kibale National Park has been offering only two chimpanzee sessions one in the morning and another one in the afternoon. This would allow the then two habituated communities for be trekked in the morning and afternoon. This time round, Uganda Wildlife Authority has introduced another mid-morning chimpanzee session thus having morning, mid-morning and afternoon sessions. The introduction of three chimpanzee trekking sessions means that more chimpanzee permits will be available to tourists thus increasing the income from chimpanzee trekking. This is a welcome ideas since it will reduce on shortage of chimpanzee permits most especially during the high season of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Chimpanzee permits for Kibale National Park currently cost USD150.00 per person per trek and for those who want to spend more time with chimpanzees can opt for chimpanzee habituation experience which cost USD220.00 per person for a whole day experience.

Encounter Africa safaris is one of the leading Tour Company operating in Uganda and Rwanda and if contacted, we will organize for you a tour that combines other parts and attractions of Uganda as well as chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park. For professional and detailed information, please contact Encounter Africa Safaris.

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