Primates Safari in Uganda Africa, Like humans, primates have social behaviors like those of humans which has attracted many travelers to come to Africa, primate safari in Uganda Africa offered by Kisoro tours Uganda is led by our English-speaking experienced diver/both local and international knowledge about primates in Uganda and Africa.
We organize both private and group primates safaris that suit your budget and time, currently, there are only about 1064 mountain gorillas remaining in Africa and in the whole wild, mountain gorillas can only be found in three African countries and in four national parks which is Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park both parks are found in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Congo
Uganda is home to more than half of the world population of mountain gorillas in Africa living in a jangle of Bwindi impenetrable forest which is also listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO among the three countries where you can see these great apes in the whole world.
Gorilla trekking in its natural habitat is strenuous but also amazing giving you truly feel of how humans connect to the primates living in the jungle of East Africa more especially in Uganda. Uganda is the best African country primate’s destination in the world also known as primate’s capital of the world across Africa, one of the largest primates’ sanctuaries in Uganda is Kibale Forest National Park which is home to the highest number of habituated chimpanzees in the world with other 32 primate’s species. Kisoro Tours we are a specialist’s Primates Safari in Uganda Africa contact us we will advise accordingly and timely.
Chimpanzees share 99% DNA with a human but the fact is that most people get to see these primates in the Zoo, for those who wish to see chimpanzees in the wild natural habitat in the big number, the number one recommended place to visit is Kibale forest national park in Uganda and Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda. Uganda and Rwanda have much-habituated chimps which means they are used to human presence.
Primates Habituation Experience Safari in Uganda?
Uganda is the only place in the world throughout Africa where you get the opportunity to participate in the habituation process of both Mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, and chimpanzees. You can book with us chimpanzee Habituation Experience in Kibale forest national park or at Budongo central forest reserve, while mountain gorilla habituation is done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park-Rushaga sector and golden monkey habituation in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
If you book a habituation experience for either chimpanzee or gorillas, you get a chance to spend more time, primates habituation experience starts at 6:00 am in the morning and tourists have to go into the forest to see the primates (Chimps or gorillas) when they de-nest-wake up from their previous nests, from there tourists in the company of researchers and well-experienced park ranger-guides follows them in the forest, watch and monitor them throughout the day as primates go about their daily business up to evening when they start making their new nests as they get ready to go to bed.
Primates are always active and mobile in the morning hours so you must be able to walk for few hours in order to catch up with them as they swinging from tree to tree in the impenetrable forest as they look for different types of foods, In the mid-morning when the sun is getting strong, they often come down from the trees and relax on the ground as also the dominate males enjoy sex as the young ones are playing each other and this will be the best time to get the best photos and videos of African primates in the wild. In the evening they will make nests and go to bed, at this point, you will return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
What is the Age limit for Primates Safari in Uganda Africa?
NOTE: There is an age limit for both gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation experience which is 15 years and above, age limit for chimpanzee tracking, and chimpanzee habituation experience is 16 years. For more information about primates’ safaris in Uganda Africa contact us we are at your disposal for any other details you may need to know
What are the prices/costs for Primates Habituation Permit in Uganda?
Both mountain gorillas and chimpanzee habituation require you a valid permit which gives access to go for either chimps or gorilla habituation in Uganda. For example, a mountain gorilla habitation experience permit costs $1500 per person, and it’s only done in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park-Rushaga sector while the chimpanzee habituation experience permit for Kibale forest national park costs $ 250 per person, and the habituation permit for Budongo central forest reserve costs only $150 per person.
What is the best time to go for primate’s safari in Uganda Africa?
Kibale forest national park and Budongo central forest reserve are the only other place that you can go for chimpanzee habituation experience Uganda largest population of chimpanzees and primates
Many tourists ask us when is the best time to go for tracking or habituation experience, the answer is that in Uganda there are no weather conditions the above activities to be done which means that gorilla and chimp trekking/habituation can be done any day through the year.
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This is 4 days double gorilla habituation safari in Uganda which gives you the opportunity to trek and meet Uganda mountain gorillas twice in their habitat of Bwindi impenetrable forest
The drive to Bwindi forest will take you through the central, western, and southern parts of Uganda giving you the opportunity to drive through different towns and villages of Uganda, your fist stopover will be at the Uganda Equator line, you will be able to meet the local communities of Uganda along the way through the beautiful rolling hills of Kigezi region. This 4-day double gorilla habituation safari is for those really want to spend more time with mountain gorillas and this tour can start any day/date throughout the year, it can also start in either Uganda or in Kigali Rwanda
This 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park-Rushaga sector for 2 nights three memorable days of mountain gorilla habituation experience in Uganda. Bwindi Forest is well known for being home to more than half of the mountain gorilla’s population in Africa and in the whole world.
With the introduction this new activity of mountain gorilla habituation experience is for those who would love to spend more time with mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest, it is recommended to book a minimum of 3 days Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari with Kisoro tours Uganda ltd. NOTE this tour can start and end in either Uganda or Rwanda.
This 5 Days Gorilla and chimpanzee habituation tour are for those who wish to spend more time with both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda the primate’s capital in Africa and in the whole world. This habituation safari takes you to both in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park-Rushaga sector for mountain gorilla habituation experience and to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee habituation experience.
Here you will have a chance to spend up four hours with both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees compared to traditional trekking where you are only allowed to spend one hour with a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Forest and Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.
Uganda is we are known as the primate capital of Africa and the world and mountain gorillas and chimpanzees are the highlights of every primate safari in Uganda and Africa, with habituation experience for both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees give you the opportunity to spend up to 4 hours compared normal trekking which allows you only 1 hour with then. That’s why some people prefer going for habituation which gives you more time with those grate endangered primates, gorilla, and chimpanzee habituation experience? It is a process a gorilla or chimpanzee family has to undergo through to get used to human’s presence before it can be open for tourism, during this habituation safari you will be guided by professional researchers and well-experienced ranger/guides. This safari can start in Uganda or in Kigali Rwanda depending on where you want to start.
This 7 Days Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Trekking Safari takes you to Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee tracking, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking before you head to Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elisabeth National Park for wildlife game viewing and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel connecting lake Gorge and lake Edward
The 8 Days Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris, takes you to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive and a boat ride on the Lake in search for wildlife then to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and game drive and then to Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi Wetland walk.
The 12 Days Uganda Primates & Wildlife Safari is one of the best itineraries that take you to the most visited National parks of Uganda starting with a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino trekking, Murchison Falls National park, Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee tracking, mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest, Canoeing on Lake Mutanda in Kisoro and Queen Elisabeth National Park for wildlife game viewing and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel connecting lake Gorge and lake Edward.