Chimpanzee tracking in Africa, looking for the best place to see primates in Africa, Uganda is the primate’s capital of Africa to trek different types of primates in their natural habitat, among the primates to see in Uganda includes golden monkeys, chimpanzees, and mountain gorillas.
In Africa Uganda is home to 65% of the total population of mountain gorillas in the world found in both Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and in Mgahinga gorilla national park, Uganda also has the highest number of habituated chimpanzees open for tourism in the world found in the different parks which include Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest, and Kyambura gorge, while Uganda remains the same country with the highest number of golden monkey in Africa found in Mgahinga gorilla national park
Gorilla Tracking in Africa
Overall Uganda is the best place to go to for primates safari in Africa, and the Kisoro Tours Uganda team will arrange for all kinds of visitors who wish to trek them view them in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park at any day throughout the year.
Meet the experienced ranger/guides for Uganda Wildlife Authority who will brief you before leading a trek through the Bwindi impenetrable forest to look for the mountain gorillas, once you have found them the visitors/tourists will be allowed to spend one full hour viewing them go about their daily business as the young ones play and jumping from tree to tree, eating and relaxing.
Mountain gorilla habituation in Bwindi Forest
Uganda has a new special activity called gorilla habituation so alternatively tourists and other visitors can take part in the mountain gorillas habituation alongside researchers and well-experienced rangers as they carry out gorilla habitation work, each gorilla family must undergo habituation process for about 2 years before it is open for tourism.
So unlike normal gorilla tracking, gorilla habituation gives visitors the opportunity to spend more time with the gorillas up to 4 hours which also gives you plenty of time to ask as many questions as you want from the researchers and rangers, please take note that habituation is more expensive than the normal tracking for example gorilla habituation permit costs $1500 per person and it allows to spend up to 4 hours with wild unhabituated gorillas while normal gorilla tracking permit cost $700 person allowing you to spend one with habituated gorillas. If interested we recommend that you book your permits well in advance to avoid unnecessary disappointments, contact us we will help you with all your bookings.
Chimpanzee Tracking in Africa and Habitation Experiences
Uganda is the only country in the world where visitors can get the opportunity to go for both chimpanzee tracking and habituation or mountain gorilla tracking and habituation experience, with tracking visitors are allowed to spend one full hour with either chimpanzees or mountain gorillas while with habituation visitors are allowed to spend up to 4 hours once you have found the unhabituated chimps or gorillas.
Places where to see chimpanzees in Uganda-Africa
There are few places in Uganda where one can trek chimpanzees which includes the following
- Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park
- Kibale forest national park hence its nickname “the primate capital of Africa”
- Kalinzu forest reserve in Maramagambo forest also part of Queen Elizabeth national park
- Budongo Forest in Murchison falls national park
Places where to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda-Africa
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park is home to the highest number of mountain gorillas population in the world
- Mgahinga gorilla national park is also home to the highest number of golden monkeys in Africa
For more information about chimpanzee tracking in Africa and other primates safari in Uganda contact us we will provide you with all the necessary details you need to know about Uganda, you can as well check out some of our tailor-made safari packages