Kyambura gorge chimpanzee permits are needed for one to be able to trek chimps in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Uganda is popularly known as a primate capital of Africa and one of the most sought after primate species are the chimpanzees. While in Uganda, one can visit habituated communities of chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo Forest, Karinzu forest as well as Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. For those that have less time to go to Kibale National Park which has been referred to as the best place to trek habituated chimpanzees in the whole of Africa can then go to Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Cost of Kyambura gorge chimpanzee permits
Unlike in Kibale, Kyambura gorge chimp permits cost USD50.00 as compared to Kibale chimp permits that cost USD250. This therefore means that one can save USD100 by trekking habituated chimpanzees in Chambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The USD50.00 includes spending one hour with chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge as well as services of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide. It should be noted that Chambura gorge has one community/party of chimpanzees that is very mobile. Sometimes tourists have failed to located it as these chimps tend to travel/move. Its because of this an certainty that Uganda Wildlife Authority puts the price of Kyambura gorge chimpanzee permits lower than that of kibale National Park where chances of seeing habituated chimps is 80% and above.
Best time to book kyambura gorge chimpanzee permits
Chimpanzee family in Chambura gorge can be trekked twice in a day by a maximum of 6 people per shift. This therefore means that 15 slots are always available per day. For you to secure a slot, you need to book your kyambura gorge chimpanzee permits in advance to avoid shortage. You do this by contacting a tour operator, who will check availability of permits at Uganda Wildlife Authority and then advise accordingly. Encounter Africa safaris arranges chambura chimp permits for all clients that book all inclusive safaris.
There many reasons to trek chambura chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The first reason is that the permit is much cheaper compared to Kibale National Park as well as Budongo forest. Because Kyambura gorge is in Queen Elizabeth National Park, one is at will to combine wild life viewing, boat excursions in the park with chimpanzee trekking in Chambura gorge. For more information about booking kyambura gorge chimp permits, please contact Encounter Africa safaris