Chimpanzee trekking prices 2024 : Chimpanzee trekking is one of the top primate safaris in East Africa only second to mountain gorilla trekking. This safari activity attracts more than 10,000 tourists to Uganda, Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo; all bidding for a chance to spend time with these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

And because of this safari’s popularity, we are sure it’s going to be a top inquiry in this year 2024. It’s for that reason that in this article we will break down the prices of chimpanzee trekking in 2024.

Chimpanzee trekking as stated is done in three countries and in those three countries it’s done in six destinations as listed below.

  1. Kibale National park in Uganda
  2. Kalinzu forest reserve in Uganda
  3. Kyambaru gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
  4. Budongo forest in Uganda
  5. Nyungwe forest National park in Rwanda
  6. Virunga National park in the Democratic republic of Congo

Of the three countries Uganda as seen above has the most chimpanzee habitats compared to the other countries. So we shall start with the chimpanzee trekking prices for Uganda.

The chimpanzee trekking prices in Uganda are:-

  • Kibale National Park – $200 per person per a trek for non-residents, $150 per person per a trek for residents, UGX 150,000 per person per a trek for East African citizens.
  • Budongo Forest – $130 per person per a trek
  • Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park – $50 per person
  • Kalinzu forest reserve – $ 50 per person per a trek for foreigners and 30,000 UGX per person per a trek for locals

    Chimpanzee trekking prices 2024
    Kalinzu Forest

The chimpanzee trekking prices in Rwanda at Nyungwe forest National Park are $ 25 per person per a trek for Rwandan Nationals and East Africans, $ 75 per person per a trek for Rwandan and East African residents and finally $ 100 per person per a trek for all foreign nationals.

For the democratic republic of congo, the chimpanzee trekking prices are $ 35 per person per trek.

You should note that these prices listed above are for the chimpanzee trekking permits and not the entire safari. So for the quotation of the entire chimpanzee trekking safari including transport, accommodation, meals and other things you need to consult with your tour consultant.

So what’s the use of the chimpanzee trekking permit you may ask!

The chimpanzee trekking permit is the document that gives you the permission to access the forest and actually trek the forest for the chimpanzees.  This means that even if you make it to the chimpanzee park, without the chimpanzee trekking permit you will not see or interact with the chimpanzees. So you really need the chimpanzee trekking permit.

What else can this permit give you?    

Well, the permit gives you the chance to meet the chimpanzees which is a very surreal opportunity, you get to experience the chimpanzees up close and personal for one full hour as you study them observe them and enjoy them.  On this trekking experience you also enjoy the freshness of the forest breeze, discover new and unique tree species, sight numerous forest birds, enjoy a good trekking adventure among other things.

The chimpanzee trekking usually takes about 4 to 6 hours with one hour spent in the presence of the chimpanzees. The trekking experience is done all through the day with morning and afternoon treks available.

Because chimpanzee trekking is mainly for chimpanzee conservation, you should be careful on your trekking experience not harm the chimpanzees or engage in any activity the will hard the animals or destroy their habitat. The chimpanzee trekking rangers and your tour consultant will communicate most  of these guidelines to you before you embark on this awesome experience.

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