Uganda primate’s safaris, Uganda has over 13 primate’s species which makes Uganda the number one tourist destination for primate’s safari in East Africa, the list of Uganda primates includes the famous golden monkeys, chimpanzees, and the grate apes the mountain gorilla, taking the most attention from Uganda primate’s safaris.
Other Uganda primates include blue monkey, black and white colobus monkey, red colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, potto, bushbaby, grey-checked mangabey, l’hoest’s monkey, vervet monkey, patas monkey, baboon, and many others.
East Africa in particle Uganda also offers more opportunity for those who love primates viewing experiences than any other safari destination in the whole of Africa and in the world. Golden monkeys, chimpanzees, and Mountain gorillas are the most favorites for both professional and nonprofessional wildlife photography and for those that love natural expeditions of Africa.
Currently, Uganda is still the only country in Africa offering opportunities to tourists and other visitors to participate in the habituation experience of mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys. This gives a chance to travelers to take on a wild experience with primates that are going under habituation processes.
This activity of habituation is guided by experienced primatologists and ranger guides to wild and unhabituated golden monkeys, mountain gorillas, and chimpanzees, this activity of habituation gives the opportunity to travel to spend between 4 hours and a full day with the Uganda primates.
Uganda has few sites that are famous primates destinations in Africa which includes Kibale forest national park for the chimps and other 13 primates, Mgahinga gorilla national park for both mountain gorillas and other primates, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is home to 65% of the total number mountain gorillas that are still surviving in its natural habitat, other sites were to see chimpanzees in Uganda and Africa may include Kyambura Gorge which is part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park and in Budongo Forest which is also a part of Murchison Falls National Park.
In Africa Uganda is the best destination for primate viewing in the wild, Uganda has the highest number of primate species in Africa, a number of troops have been habituated and open tourism.
The best destination to see chimpanzees in Africa and other small primates is Kibale Forest National Park, Kibale Forest alone has 13 primate species, and the main attraction in this forest is chimpanzees.
Chimpanzee tracking excursion in Kibale forest is done twice a day both every morning and, in the afternoon, and tracking permit costs USD 200 per person, these other primates can be easily be seen while on the nature walk around Bigodi wetland swamps.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are other notable best places to see primates in Africa-Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to more than half of the wild mountain gorillas population in the world, gorilla tracking in Uganda costs USD 700 per person and get an opportunity to spend at least one hour with the giant primates of Africa.
In Africa, Uganda offers the best experiences of both mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates like golden monkeys have become a favorite for people coming to Africa for wildlife safaris, film crews and professional photographers with other Africa naturalists loves.
For those who wish to spend more time with these Uganda primates, we highly recommend the habituation experience of either mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, or golden monkeys with this activity you trek with professional researchers, primatologists, and well-experienced park rangers/trekkers who visit these primates on daily basses to wild semi-habituated golden monkeys, mountain gorillas or chimpanzee family, this gives an opportunity to spend between four hours to a full day with the African primates in Uganda.
On your Uganda primate’s safaris, you can easily participate in the primate’s habituation experience, for example, the golden monkey habituation permit costs only USD 100 per person, for Chimpanzee habituation it costs USD 250 per person while mountain gorillas habituation costs USD per person.
Other good places to see primates while on Uganda safari include Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semuliki National Park is another place to see chimps in Uganda, and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park.
For those who are interested in Uganda primates safaris to book through local tour operators like Kisoro tours to help you secure your Uganda primate permit.