Uganda Primates tracking safari experience : Uganda is a premier travel destination for primate tracking enthusiasts. The availability of vast primate species including the rare mountain gorillas is partly why multitudes of tourists travel from far, all year round to visit Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. A typical Uganda Primate Tracking Safari Experience includes the following tour activities;
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park
Uganda is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas on Earth and many of these live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi impenetrable national park is known for many tour activities although Gorilla trekking is the most notable. Gorilla trekking experience allows on a number of 8 people to participant in tracking in a gorilla group per day.
In Uganda, each gorilla permit goes for USD 700 throughout the year. Tourists who trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest during the low seasons also pay the same fees as those trekking in the peak and high seasons. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park can be done all year round but most tourists prefer visiting from June to September and from December to February during the dry seasons.
Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park and is well known for Gorilla trekking among other tour activities. There is one gorilla family in Mgahinga National Park and it is habituated for tracking. Tourist groups of up to six people in company of a ranger guide can track this habituated gorilla family in a particular session.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest national park
Kibale Forest is quite popular for chimpanzee tracking and has many chimpanzees that visitors get to encounter in their natural habitat. There are about 12 other species of primates in Kibale National Park in addition to chimpanzees, which are the main attraction. Some of these primate species include; red-tailed monkeys, the black and white colobus monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, blue monkeys, red-tailed monkey, olive baboons among others. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park is one of the exciting and popular things that tourists like to do while on safari in Uganda throughout the year.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Budongo Forest
Budongo Forest is located Northwest of Uganda’s Capital, Kampala and at 825 square kilometers, it is the largest mahogany forest in East Africa. There are about 600 chimpanzees in Budongo forest and about 100 of those are habituated for tracking. Budongo forest takes part of the
Tracking the chimpanzees in Budongo forest can be done both in the morning and afternoon. Morning tracking sessions begin at 7:00am with briefing at the information center before heading out with a ranger guide to track the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees in Budongo forest can be tracked any time of the year though the best time to visit would be from May to August.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu forest reserve
Kalinzu Forest Reserve is located in close to Queen Elizabeth national park and also offers primate safari experience that tourists to enjoy the chimpanzees, sight a range of other primates, birds etc. About 4 trails exist, each offering opportunity to nature lovers to indulge themselves into the jungles of Kalinzu to view more than chimpanzees. Kalinzu Forest chimpanzee permits cost visitors USD50 and you can plan for your chimpanzee-tracking safari with our reservation team.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
Kyambura Gorge is located in the far eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth national park in south western Uganda. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including the only primates in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge live in groups of 30-80 individuals feeding on forest seasonal fruits, buds, leaves, seeds, termites and sometimes feeding on the meat of small antelopes and birds. Kyambura Gorge is rich in all these different food species that make it easy for the Chimps to stick around. Some of the most interesting character of the Chimps is that it uses tools like sticks and stones to crash and hit their meal. Other primates found in Queen Elizabeth include; Baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and the Vervet monkeys that are seen during your drive through the park and as you enter the park. Besides chimpanzee tracking, other tour activities in Kyambura Gorge include; bird watching, guided nature walks among others.
Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Golden Monkeys are habituated in Mgahinga National Park and tourists track and stay with them for a period of up to four hours. In order to track the Golden Monkeys. The golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park are seen on the slopes of Mount Gahinga and Muhavura. These two volcanoes have the highest concentration of golden in the world. It is also where most tourists come to spot the primates. Mgahinga National Park also has two habituated groups of golden monkeys that are open to visitors. the golden monkey trekking permit costs $60 per person for all the foreigners. East African residents only need to pay 40,000 Uganda shillings. The golden monkey habituation permit goes for $100 for foreigners and 100,000 Uganda shillings for East African citizens. The permit fee includes Park Ranger fees but excludes park entrance that is at $40 per person for foreign non-residents, $30 for foreign residents and 20,000 UGX for East African Citizens.