Chimps at Kanyiyo?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 3, 2013 10:57 PM Last Post By: ric_howard
Nov 29, 2012 5:20 AM
Chimps at Kanyiyo?Been reading bout this in Bradt but have a few questions. Hope to get some help from this excellent forum
Bradt mentions chimp walk at $40 - does this include park fees? Can't even figure out if it's inside an official park?
I'm thinking about staying at http://www.boomuwomensgroup.org/ which according to their site is 9 km away. Anybody stay there? And am I right assuming that I can arrange a ride (boda-boda) with a local guy to where the chimp walk starts? Alternatively I could stay at Budongo Eco Lodge http://www.ugandalodges.com/lodges/budongo/ which seems to be where the chimp walks start, correct?
Oh, and how are the chimp walks compared to those in Kibale?
Thanks in advance
Travel safely /Jesper
Nov 29, 2012 6:02 AM
1the chimps are not habituated so you might see them up in the trees, running away or not at all. Its still a good experience. I think its 50 or 60 dollar these days. hmmm that road you'll be lucky to get a boda if your place is on the Paara - Misindi road. If its in a trading estate or little village then you'll be fine.
its in a park, but its run by the NFA rather than UWA, so there are no park fees, just a flat rate. Yeah the eco lodge is right at the place
kibale is a lot better, but its 3 times the price and even then its about 75% chance of finding them, so its not guaranteed anywhere, though in Kibale you might very well get within a few feet whereas in Budo it might be 100-200m
Dec 6, 2012 10:50 PM
Feb 2, 2013 5:05 AM
Feb 3, 2013 10:57 PM
Check out all our reviewed and recommended accommodation and book online.