Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Cost of Gorilla and Chimp permits in Uganda In Uganda, you require a permit to either trek gorillas or chimpanzees. Gorilla tracking permit for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mugahinga Gorilla National Park costs USD600.00, This price applies to high seasons of June, July, August, September, October, December, January and February. Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering low season discounted gorilla permits in the months of April, May and November 2014 at USD450.00 enabling you to save USD150.00. The above includes trekking gorillas, a guide for the trek and park entrance fees. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda vary according to where you will be trekking them. In Kibale, a permit is USD150 while in Kyambura is at USD50.00 per person and includes guide, park entrance and viewing chimps.
Monday, March 7, 2016
Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation in Kibale National Park in Queen Elizabeth National Park -Kyambura Gorge -Uganda
Chimpanzee Tracking and Habituation in Kibale National Park in Queen Elizabeth National Park -Kyambura Gorge -Uganda Most visitors to Kibale National Park are here for a range of activities including, chimpanzee tracking, the Bigodi swamp walk and the primate walk through the forest. Primate lovers will have a memorable experience visiting Kibale National Park as 13 primates species can be seen, as well as different types of monkeys. The star and biggest attraction to the Kibale Forest Nature walk however is undoubtedly the chimpanzees. The chance of locating chimps at Kibale National Park is 90% high when compared to other places including Kyambura Gorge or Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda. The success rate is extremely high as there is a very high concentration and high population density of chimps in Kibale National Park with large chimp numbers in each troop. Guided chimp tracking walks start at 8am and 2pm and last an average of two to three hours. The full-day Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Habituation Experience gives visitors a chance to work with a chimp community which is undergoing habituation. If you arrive early you will get a chance to witness the chimpanzees waking up from their overnight nests between 6:00 - 6:30am before they go about their daily business, mating feeding, looking for food, breast feeding, playing, resting, patrolling and cheekily jumping from tree to tree until about 7pm when they return to build new nests for the night. Chimpanzee Tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park -Kyambura Gorge-Uganda In addition to tracking chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, visitors are able to see chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The chances of seeing the chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge are much less than in Kibale National Park. The Kyambura Gorge chimpanzee experience is more geared towards meeting the chimpanzees in their natural habitat and surroundings. Kyambura Gorge also offers visitors the experience to watch birds, see monkeys and participate in a chimpanzee habituation experience. Like in Kibale, chimp tracking tours last between 1-3hours and commence at both 8 am and 14:00hrs daily all year round. To buy you Kibale National Park or Kyambura Gorge chimpanzee permits, to book your Kibale National Park or Kyambura Gorge accommodation, for assistance with your Uganda chimpanzee tours, and for car hire to visit the chimps, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org