Primates in Uganda attract 60% of the tourists that visit Uganda every year. With an experienced and informative tour guide, tracking primates especially chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park is another awesome moment that goes hand in hand with gorilla trekking. Without forgetting the cameras, it’s pure fun to capture the humorous hand gestures and facial expressions of the chimpanzees
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Gorilla safaris in Uganda are only experienced in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Mgahinga national park. The Uganda Wildlife Authority has managed to habituate a number of Gorilla families in these two national parks and These gorilla groups are visited by tourists all over the world on a daily basis. Visit Uganda and be part of our Gorilla safaris and experience the ultimate jungle adventure as you create memories of mountain gorillas in Uganda.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Approximately over 5000 chimpanzees are killed by poachers every year for bushmeat trade. As a byproduct of this illegal practice, dozens of infant chimpanzees are taken alive from the forest, and presented for the pet trade all over the world.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1998 to care for these chimpanzees that are confiscated from poachers and traders by the Uganda Wildlife Authority and other partners. The sanctuary is now home of over 50 chimpanzees.
Chimpanzees taken from the wild suffer extreme fear and hardship. Once in the safety of the sanctuary, they need a great deal of care and attention, both physically and emotionally. The sanctuary provides food, medical care, security and perhaps most importantly, the social companionship of other Chimpanzees-the very thing they lack as victims of the pet trade.
Mgahinga National Park
Mgahinga is one of two locations in Uganda in which mountain gorillas can be found.The mountain gorillas tracked in this National park are mainly the silver back gorillas and primates like the Golden monkey.unlike being Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park has one habituated silverback gorilla group, although this group sometimes crosses the border into Rwanda, which means Mgahinga is not a reliable spot for viewing gorillas.
Kibale National Park
Kibale National Forest has one of the highest diversity and concentration of primates in Africa. It Is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees as well as the red colobus monkey (status: Endangered) and the rare L’Hoest’smonkey (Vulnerable). The park is also home to over 325 species of birds, 4wildfellids, 13species of primates, a total of at least 60 other species of mammals, and over 250 tree species.
Kyambura Gorge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)
The Kyambura Gorge is a section of the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park or the Mweya (as it is referred to locally) in the lower Western part of Uganda. The majority of Uganda safari visitors the make it into the Queen Elizabeth National park are offered a tour of this amazing gorge as a supplementary bonus.
Enter into this amazing Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing. The gorge is another world that accommodates habituated chimpanzees that are tracked on a daily basis.The gorge has got Savannah with a reasonable amount of light, plus sun shine that offers brightness, the tree canopy within this under-ground forest comprised of rich blocks of plant life shut out most of the sun rays and unless you are standing within a clearing you certainly will not require sunglasses or sun- hats since you may actually need to have a clearly view so as not to miss out on the great assortment of Wonders within the Kyambura Gorge.