Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is a thrilling and the second best-done activity after Gorilla trekking in Uganda, it interests tourists moving on foot into the tropical rainforest in tracking the habituated chimpanzees and once seen, finishes one hour with them in their natural homes. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is accomplished in different places including Kibale Forest National Park which is even understood as the primate centre, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park and Kalinzu Forest.
Before choosing to go on a Cheap Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, cost is one of the main significant that you should think of this article will guide you on how to design a successful chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda. The costs of chimpanzee trekking in Uganda rely on various aspects including the period of the safari, the cost of a chimpanzee trekking permit, the cost of renting a car in Uganda, and the cost of lodging among others.
Cost Of Chimpanzee Trekking Permit
A chimpanzee trekking permit is a lawful document that is given by the Uganda Wildlife Authority to tourists above the age of 15 years allowing them to track habituated chimpanzee families and finish almost one hour with the chimpanzees in their natural homes. The cost of chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda relies on the Chimpanzee destination you would like to visit for example; a chimpanzee trekking permit in Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu forest costs 50 USD per person for foreign non-residents, 40 USD per person for foreign residents, and 30,000 UGX per person for East African citizens.
A Cheap chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest costs 150 USD per person for foreign non-residents, 120 USD per person for foreign residents and 85 USD per person for East African citizens while a Chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale Forest National Park costs 200 USD per person for foreign non-residents, 150 USD per person for foreign residents, and 150,000 USD per person for East African citizens.
Chimpanzee trekking permits in either Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest can be booked straight through Uganda Wildlife Authority or through a trusted tour company like FK Car Rental.
The Cost Of Vehicle
Before you go on a chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda, you have to prepare for the vehicle to and from the chimpanzee place you will be visiting. Chimpanzee trekking destinations in Uganda can either be accessed by road transportation or air transport. The price of the vehicle relies on the number of days you would like to finish on the safari and the least number of days for a chimpanzee trekking safari is 2 days where on the first day you will reposition from Kampala or Entebbe to either Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu forest. On the second day, you will encounter chimpanzee trekking and then move back to Kampala. Travellers using road transportation means, will either hire a super custom Van which costs around 85 USD per day with a driver or a Safari land cruiser which costs 200 to 300 USD per day with a driver so when preparing for vehicle prices you will budget for the vehicle, fuel and the services for a driver/guide per day
Chimpanzee trekking places can even be accessed by air transport where travellers can book planned or charter-trained flights with Bar Aviation or Aero Link Uganda from Entebbe International Airport to Pakuba airstrip when going to Budongo Forest, Mweya airstrip when going to Kyambura Gorge of Kalinzu Forest and Semuliki or Kasese airstrip when going to Kibale Forest National Park. Prepared flights to either Pakuba airstrip, Mweya airstrip, Kasese airstrip or Semuliki airstrip cost between 250 USD to 300 USD per person for a one-way flight and FK Car Rental Uganda will assist you in booking your domestic flight.
Cost Of Accommodation
After getting your cheap chimpanzee in Uganda and preparing for your vehicle, the next part is booking your lodging where you will stay during your chimpanzee trekking. The cost of lodging is chosen by the kinds of lodgings which vary from budget, mid-range and luxury. Budget lodging in the chimpanzee destinations varies between 50 USD to 120 USD per night, mid-range lodgings vary from 120 to 200 per night and luxury lodgings vary from 400 USD to 1,500 USD per night.
When budgeting for your lodging, there are a number of things to think of for example the season when you expect to travel because lodging costs are usually increased during the peak season and lower during the rainy season, mainly for luxury lodgings. Another thing to think of is the location of the lodges as you should book lodging that is near to the chimpanzee trekking starting point and the number of nights that you will be spending at the Safari lodge.
Tips For The Driver/Guide, Park Rangers Or Hotel Staff
Tipping in Uganda is mandatory and service providers mainly drivers/guides do expect a tip after delivering a service. Travellers are encouraged to tip as a way to show appreciation to Drivers/guides and other service providers like porters, waiters and waitresses, and park rangers among others.
Cheap Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda relies on the number of people you will be trekking with as travelling alone is more costly than travelling with different people because you will be able to incur all the costs, the number of days you would like to finish on the Uganda safari as the least number of days for a chimpanzee trekking safari in 2 days, the kind of safari lodge where you will stay, the type of a car to use on your safari, cost of chimpanzee permit and cost of tipping for a driver. For more details about chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, you can contact us at FK Car Rental Uganda to book a Cheap Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda.