Uganda gorilla safari from Kisoro
Uganda gorilla safari from Kisoro
15/08/2020
Current gorilla and golden monkey permit price
Current gorilla and golden monkey permit price
12/09/2020
Uganda gorilla safari from Kisoro
Uganda gorilla safari from Kisoro
15/08/2020
Current gorilla and golden monkey permit price
Current gorilla and golden monkey permit price
12/09/2020
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Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest Reserve

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve, Budongo forest is part of Murchison national park falls, apart from Kibale forest, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park and Kalinzu forest, Budongo forest reserve another place where you can go for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, Budongo forest reserve is one of Africa’s biggest rainforest in East Africa, Budongo forest is also the largest mahogany tree forest in East Africa, Budongo is located in the southwestern part of Murchison falls conservation area which is about 30 minutes’ drive from Masindi town. Chimpanzee conservation in Budongo forest it was started and managed by Jane Goodall research institute but currently, Bodongo forest is being managed by Budongo Eco Lodge

Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Central Forest Reserve

Budongo forest has three habituated chimpanzee groups (troops) namely Sonso Community, Waibira Community, and Kaniyo-Pabidi Community, there are two chimpanzee trekking in Budongo first one starts at  8:00 am in the morning and the second one starts at 2: 00 pm in the afternoon which means chimp trekking in Budongo is done twice every day through the year so one can choose either to trek in the morning or in the afternoon depending on what you prefer and if you choose to trek in the morning you must be at the starting point of Kaniyo Pabidi for briefing and to meet ranger guides at 8:00 am who will take for this amazing experience of chimp trek in Budongo central forest reserve.

Chimp trekking in Budongo can take up to 3 to 4 hours depending on the movement of the chimps and when finding them you be allowed to spend one full hour interacting with them, taking photos, videos and as you interact with the chimps you can ask you’re the ranger guide as many questions as want about chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee trekking permit price for Budongo forest

In order for any to be allowed into the Budongo forest for chimpanzee trekking, you must first obtain a permit costs only $90 per person, permits can be purchased directly from Budongo Eco lodge and from Uganda wildlife authority headquarters in Kampala or through a trusted tour operator like us

And it is also recommended that you book and purchase your chimp trekking permits in advance because chimp permits are on the high demand and they are sold on first come first serve basis and also there is a limit of the chimpanzee permits issued per day, for example only 36 chimp permits issued per day all the three habituated chimpanzee groups in Budongo central forest reserve so booking in advance gives the advantage of choosing the date and day of your choice.

Is there an age limit of chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest Reserve

Yes, there is an age limit for chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest which 12 years and above, now this means child below 12 years of age will not be allowed to go for chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest and in other chimp trekking destination in Uganda so you if you traveling with children remember to bring their passport at the starting point to confirm their age before they are allowed to go on this trek.

Is there chimpanzee habituation Experience in Budongo forest

Yes, Uganda is the only place in Africa that gives the opportunity to tourists and other visitors to participate in the habituation process for both Chimpanzees, Mountain gorillas, and Golden monkeys. habituation is the pross that chimpanzee, mountain gorilla, and golden monkeys they have to go through to get used to human’s presence before the group is open for tourism, habituation process takes about 2 years of daily visiting the group by professional researchers and rangers as they train them to get used to human presence

 Packing List for the chimpanzee trek and habituation

When planning a trip to East Africa for primates and wildlife safari, it is an exciting moment but one needs to pack some stuff that she or he will need for the period you going to be on the safari so there is no need to pack things that you will not need because big luggage can become a burden so that why we come up with selected parking list for every East African safari.

  1. Good hiking boots that are waterproof is highly recommended, they are the best choice for any trekking or hiking and climbing in the African forests
  2. Make sure that passport is valid for about 6 months and above before the traveling date and also remember to keep all travel documents in your hand luggage and make copies of it just in case you lose it
  3. Come with your own Mosquito repellant
  4. Camera is very important during
  5. It’s also gone well to keep emergency phone numbers in your hand luggage
  6. Long sleeved shirts or top and T-shirts to use when trekking
  7. A light rain jacket to protect incase it rains because you will be trekking in the rain forest of Africa which means that it can rain at anytime
  8. It also good to have travel insurance
  9. Bring money belt, it is safer to keep your money belt around the waist.
  10. It is also nice if you can afford safari sunhat and woolen hat (but this is not a must)
  11. Sunglasses to protect from direct sun rays is also recommended
  12. It is very important to have an updated trip itinerary from the tour operator you booked with. Once you have with the local tour operator it should be accompanied with the detailed contact information just in case you need contact them.
  13. Bring a warm jacket because in the evening it can be cool

Hire a porter to carry my bag

we recommend to all our clients to hire a porter who will help them to carry their bags, porter costs only $15 to $20 per person, also hiring a porter is another way of supporting local communities directly, a porter will help tourists by holding their hands in up hills and down hills and in the slippery and muddy forest during trekking or habituation

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