How to reschedule chimpanzee permits in Uganda: Chimpanzee tracking is one of the most famous activity done in Uganda however, for anyone to take part of this activity, you are supposed to have a valid chimpanzee tracking permit. The permit either allows you one hour of viewing the gorillas or four hours which is the case for those who wish to take part in chimpanzee habituation experience. the only places where chimpanzee tracking takes place in Uganda is kyambura forest of queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national park, budongo forest reserve, kalinzu forest. These are especially famous for their chimpanzee tracking activities with the Kibale forest national park as the primate capital in Uganda.
Chimpanzees are some of the endangered species in their natural environment and this is one of the life time experience that you will surely enjoy with no regrets. Chimpanzee tracking allows you to see the chimps in their natural environment that are already habituated. In other wards you will see chimpanzees that are already used to human presence as their continue doing their day to day activities like feeding, resting and moving. This experience requires you to go through the forest with the help of a guide and a ranger where you will be allowed to see the chimps for an hour and this trek usually takes 30-1 hours’ time before you trace a chimp group. This experience is enjoyable and you are assured of seeing the chimpanzees in any park of forest reserve in Uganda.
Chimpanzee habituation experience of the other hand allows you four hours’ time to visit the chimpanzees that are not yet used to humans but are in the process. This implies that you should expect some wild behavior of the chimpanzees as they run and hide away from your presence. There are guides, researchers that guide you through the experience as they continue studying about the chimpanzee group which is done in designated areas.
Booking chimpanzee permits and rescheduling them.
Booking for the permits
Booking for chimpanzee permits is very essential when it comes to chimpanzee trekking. The permits for kalinzu forest, Kibale park reserve are booked from Uganda wildlife authority. Once you contact Pamoja tours and travel company for help in booking for tracking permits, we will first check for availability of the permits on your preferred dates. In case the permits are available, we will first book for them for a while and ask you to make payment for the permit. Once you finish booking for the permit, we shall secure them and send you scanned receipts to confirm the purchase of your permit on your email.
Note that you should book your trekking permits 3-4 months earlier especially during the high seasons.
Such seasons are very crowded and the permits get easily done therefore; for those who wish to go tracking in such seasons, book your permits earlier to avoid disappointments. During the high seasons that is in the months of December, January, February, July, august and September, the parks are dry and hence making it easy to track the chimpanzees, most of the tourists prefer these dates because of the warm weather. On the other hand, the months of March, April, may, June, October and November are usually tricky for trekkers despite all this, trekking for chimpanzees still goes on.
Rescheduling for the permits.
Rescheduling for chimpanzee permits is very easy, Pamoja tours and Travel Company has helped a number of clients especially during this covid-19 pandemic to reschedule for chimpanzee permits. To reschedule your permit, you need to have valid reasons as to why you need to reschedule for your permit and also; you should have paid fully for the permit. With this, you are allowed to move your trip dates and permits to another date. Once you contact us, we will write a letter to Uganda wildlife authority with valid reasons requesting for a push in the trekking days. This comes with no extra charge and it’s done once. Once your request is approved, we will inform you right away.
How to choose rescheduling dates for your chimp permit.
Deciding on rescheduling dates means that your travel dates have changed to another date. When rescheduling for your permits, you need to first check the availability of the permits on the date you want to trek. Rescheduling for the permit should be done before 2 weeks of your trekking date.
Cost of chimpanzee tracking permits
Chimpanzee tracking is more affordable compared to gorilla trekking permits. The permits for chimpanzees cost USD200 for foreign nonresidents, USD150 for foreign residents and UG 150000 shillings for all east African residents. Chimpanzee tracking permits for kyambura gorge cost USD50 FOR foreign nonresidents and residents and UG 30,000 shillings for east African residents.
Chimpanzee tracking permit costs for budongo reserve and Murchison falls national park cost USD100 per person for foreign non-residents, USD90 for foreign residents and USD 55 for east African residents. This therefore implies that your trekking permit cost depends on the place where you are going to trek.
With Pamoja tours and Travel Company, our safaris we organize are in and out of Uganda around east African countries. You can take part in chimpanzee tracking at a budget plan, midrange or luxury plan for we give you the best we can. We can help you plan for your safari, book for your accommodation and transportation and help you tailor a trip for a memorable experience. Please contact us for more information and inquiries or visit our website.