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Chimpanzee Trekking Age Limit In Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking age limit in Uganda

Are you a primate lover? Chimpanzee trekking is among the most interesting primate activity that you enjoy experiencing when you take a Uganda safari this season on your holiday vacation. The activity is extremely rewarding and one of those outdoor activity you can enjoy as a family, solo or as group travelers.  What is the “Age limit for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda” is a frequently asked question to many travelers planning a chimpanzee trekking experience in the Pearl of Africa with their children.

In this article, we are delighted to provide you with the astounding information you need to know about Chimpanzee trekking age limit in Uganda.

It is paramount to note that the minimum age limit for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is the same for all the primate park, namely; Kibale Forest National Park and Nyungwe Forest national park respectively. On this note, only persons aged 12 years of age and above can be allowed to go chimpanzee trekking, therefore, if you are planning to travel with your kids of the 12years of age, you don’t need to worry about whether they can be given chance to experience chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.

Is it possible for persons below 12 years of age to go chimpanzee trekking?


We need to acknowledge that for persons below 12 years of age, you are not allowed to participate in the chimpanzee trekking experience unless, there are special arrangement requested from the high authority- the Uganda Wildlife Authority(UWA).

The Uganda Wildlife Authority gives chance to a person below 12 years to trek the habituated chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park if the person is almost making at least 4.0 inches tall and he/she should be at least a few to the 12th year birthday about 2-3 months and he is also energetic enough to manage hiking the during the chimpanzee trek in the forest.

We are argue all travelers to worry less and not to loose all hope if you would love to enjoy chimpanzee trekking with your children, always feel free to try your luck with as here Mumwe Global safaris, we can be of help to assist acquire a chimpanzee trekking permit for your child.

Why person below 12 years of age are not allowed to go chimpanzee  trekking in Uganda?

Since the chimpanzee are wild animals sometimes the chimpanzees may charge, yet according to the authorities, a 12 year person is expected to pay attention so well to the dos and don’ts at the briefing point before going for the trekking exercise in the forest.

Prior to this kids/ children are sometimes so playful thus there is a possibility of slowing down the trekking experience of the group, they also keep looking for around to break herds and wildflowers. It is important to note that, Kibale forest national park is features a dense forest thus it might not ideal place for person below 12 years of age- the chimpanzee trekking age limit. Being  dense, children find if difficult it had to go through the tracking trails with their heights and energy, persons below the minimum age limit find this difficult and stressing in the end.

However, on a chimpanzee trekking tour like this, tour operators like us, give alternative activity options for children at the lodge if the adults choose to go a chimpanzee safari in the park. Accommodation lodges usually have special arrangement for your children or left behind in the hands of the caretakers at the lodge. Such activities include; biking, guided nature walks around the lodge, visiting communities, these can keep your children busy especially when their kids for chimpanzee trekking experience in the forest.

Are you a family with children planning a chimpanzee safari in Kibale forest national park this season, you don’t need to worry about the how your kids can get the chimpanzee trekking permit to allow them go trekking in Uganda. Feel free to get in touch with our travel experts for a tailored chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda. Simply send us an email on or call us directly on 0700135510/ +256-414699459 to speak directly to our customer care personnel.


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