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Primate Trekking in Uganda

Before you think of Gorilla trekking safari to Uganda, first meditate the experience of sitting in the jungle of forest amidst interesting Primate Species.

Uganda gifted by nature is fully endowed with unique primate species and these range from World endangered Mountain Gorillas housed in Bwindi and Mgahinga, Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees, Black and White Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, among others. These unique primate species can be encounter by any travelers who under takes primate trekking safaris to Uganda.

Primate trekking activities are one of the main activities attracting travelers to undertake safari tours to Uganda.

The prominent ape species attracting visitors to book Uganda safari are the Mountain gorillas which are housed in two protected areas franked in south western park of Uganda –Bwindi and Mgahinga.

Trekking these primates in their natural environment offers thrilling experience which is described as life time experience on planet Earth. The activity involves hiking the hills and slopping the valleys for about 2-8 hours when searching for the mountain gorillas.

Chimpanzee tracking is one of the famous primate trekking activities which can be explored by visitors on Uganda safaris and Tours.

Chimpanzee trekking is a very popular activity in Uganda’s safari destination of Kibale forest park also nick named the Primate Capital and other prominent destinations like Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve Which forms part of MFCA.

Just like trekking the mountain gorillas, you have to foot in the dark forest trails when searching for the Chimpanzees and when you come closer to them, you have to spend one hour with humans’ closest living relatives’.

Immediate after the one hour, you retreat to the starting point. Unlike the gorillas that are sometimes just laze around doing next to nothing, chimpanzees put on a show, fighting, swinging through the trees and mating.

Though golden monkeys lack the cache of chimpanzees, tracking this endangered species is very fascinating especially in their natural home of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

The activity takes you through the hilly volcanoes mountains which decorate the areas covered by the famous Mgahinga National Park.

In nutshell, when you’re Uganda safari without primate trekking is not complete safari and hence each and every traveler planning gorilla tour to Uganda should request for an itinerary that gives  more opportunities of encountering other primate species besides gorillas.

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