Uganda is widely recognized as the primate capital of Africa, making it an ideal destination for those wishing to witness habituated chimpanzee communities in their natural habitat. One of the most popular places to go chimpanzee trekking is Kibale Forest National Park, located in the southwestern part of the country. This national park is known for being a haven for primates, with over 11 different species residing within its boundaries. To make it easier for visitors to access and see these chimpanzees, the Uganda Wildlife Authority has implemented a program that offers discounted chimpanzee trekking permits to foreign nationals who are residing or working in Uganda. This initiative is aimed at providing all the necessary means for visitors to experience the beauty of the Kibale forest and its inhabitants.
It is important to note that the standard price for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park is $200 per trek per person for non-foreign residents. However, the Uganda Wildlife Authority recognizes the importance of promoting and encouraging domestic tourism to visit national parks, and as such, they have implemented a program that offers discounts to foreign residents and East African residents who are living or working in Uganda. These individuals are eligible to pay $150 for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park, which equates to a savings of $50.
When we talk about East African residents, we are referring to visitors from countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda, and Burundi. This discount is quite attractive and we highly encourage visitors to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. It’s a great way to explore the beauty of Kibale Forest National Park, and see the habituated chimpanzee communities that call it home, while saving some money.
Trek Africa Expeditions is a reputable tour operator that specializes in designing personalized wildlife and primate safaris in countries such as Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our safari experiences encompass a unique blend of cultural and community immersion, along with visits to national parks. To qualify for discounted chimpanzee trekking permits in Kibale Forest National Park, visitors are required to present a valid working permit and prove that they are residing in Uganda for a specific period of time as mandated by the government. Upon contact, we will assess the availability of discounted permits and promptly inform you of the status. If permits are obtainable, we will reserve them for you, send an invoice for payment and upon receipt, we will secure your permits and send you the receipt with your details. It’s essential to note that Trek Africa Expeditions will only book your chimpanzee permit if you have confirmed that you will book the complete package or safari to Kibale Forest National Park with us.
For further information on discounted chimpanzee permits for foreign residents in Kibale Forest National Park, please contact Trek Africa Expeditions. Our knowledgeable consultants will be delighted to assist you and provide all the necessary information promptly.