Chimpanzee trekking is one of the most sought activities to do in Kalinzu forest, Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest. Uganda has famously known for chimpanzees and gorilla population concentration in Africa. Kalinzu forest is one of the best destinations for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda after Kibale National Park and Budongo Forest reserve and many others. Kalinzu forest is safe for chimpanzee trekking, the forest management ensures your safety is guaranteed for you to have an amazing time in Kalinzu Forest.
About Kalinzu forest
Kalinzu Forest is found adjacent to the famous Queen Elizabeth National park and Maramagambo forest in Bushenyi district Western Uganda. The Forest is has about 414 Species of trees, it harbors 378 Species of Birds, six different Species of Primates, Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys and Chimpanzees, 262 Butterflies, 97 Moths, Reptiles and Flowers.
There are about 200 chimpanzees found in Kalinzu forest and are the main attraction with over 70 habituated chimps for trekking every day by visitors, these stay into two communities. Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and National Forestry Authority. The forest is safe, there are combined efforts for protection and conservation of nature.
Chimpanzee trekking experience in Kalinzu forest
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest is one of the main activities to do in Kalinzu forest asides Forest walks, birding, research and mammal viewing. Visiting the beautiful chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Kalinzu forest is one of the breathtaking things to do in Uganda. Chimpanzee trekking refers to visiting the forest to see the beautiful chimpanzees as they go about their daily lives. The trekking starts early morning at the Park headquarters in Kalinzu forest with briefing about the dos and don’ts to follow while on guided walk to see the chimps upon presentation of the permits. You later start the walk into the forest guided by park guides and armed rangers who ensure your safety, once you find the chimpanzees, you will then be allowed to only one hour of viewing and photographing these amazing creatures. Only persons above 12 years are eligible to trek the chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest and other chimpanzee destinations in Uganda.
What is the cost of chimpanzee trekking permits in Kalinzu Forest?
Comparing with other chimp destinations in Uganda, Chimpanzee permits in Kalinzu forest are cost cheaply, the Chimpanzee trekking permits in Kalinzu cost USD50 per person, the cost is inclusive of forest entrance fees and guiding fees for the day. The permits are secured from National forest Authority governing body for all forest reserves in Uganda. Contact us to secure for you the permits and plan your chimpanzee trekking trip to Kalinzu forest.
How to book the chimpanzee permits for Kalinzu forest?
You will be required to book and secure your permit to confirm a spot to spend time with the chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest. The process of booking the chimpanzee permits is very easy with Eco Adventure Safaris throughout the year, Once you send contact us here about your interest to trek the chimps and your preferred travel dates, We shall check availability of permits and confirm if permits are there or even advise change of dates to get the permits, We shall then send you a permit payment invoice where you can opt to make payment by Credit bank or by Bank. Once we receive Payment we shall secure your permits and send you a copy of the scanned receipt for your records and Perusal. Book your chimpanzee permits for your special dates like Wedding anniversary, birthday, honey moon or family Vacations for a great primate experience. Kalinzu forest is safe for chimpanzee trekking and book with us for an ultimate safari experience in Uganda.
Where to stay in Kalinzu forest
Kalinzu forest is still informal with accommodation with only a do-it- yourself Camping Site at the Forest Station at Nkombe. We organize our visitors stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park as there are many choices to choose from, the lodges range from budget to Luxury, and we can book depending on your budget. Some of the lodge recommendations are Elephant Hab Lodge, Buffalo safari lodge, Mweya safari lodge, Katara safari lodge, Kyambura gorge lodge and many others. Visitors can also seek modest accommodation in Bushenyi/Ishaka Townships which is very close to Kalinzu forest.
How to get to Kalinzu Forest
By Road: Kalinzu forest can be accessed by road as it only 4-5 hours’ drive from Kampala/Entebbe. The road trip takes you through the beautiful scenery of western Uganda, the plantations and the hospitable Uganda people. Our road trips start early morning at 8:00am to beat off traffic and arrive in the afternoon at your booked hotel/camp/lodge.
By Air: You can as well fly to Kasese Airstrip which is very close to Kalinzu forest with in 2hours and less tiring than a road trip. There are daily domestic flights to Kasese Airstrips in Queen Elizabeth national park, Aerolink Uganda operates Morning and afternoon flights to Kasese Airstrip from Entebbe international Airport, considering your itinerary you can opt for chattered or scheduled flights to see the chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest.
Why book with us Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest?
Eco Adventure safaris is one of the best local tour operators to help you in Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest, we also offer amazing safari experiences to Uganda and Rwanda. Contact us for our discounted packages and also tailor made trips for Chimpanzee Trekking in Kalinzu Forest. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced mature managers and directors who are Ugandans and passionate about what they do. We are highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor to help you learn on the experiences of the other travelers who have traveled with us.