Uganda is well known for being the home of the 13 primates in Africa and its the reason why to take a Uganda including Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkey and colobus monkey and many others. Primates Loves find Uganda the best place for watching them. This is the reason why Uganda is regarded as the pearl of Africa.
Uganda is a very stunning country gifted by nature. Uganda referred to by many as the Pearl of Africa is found right in the heart of Africa, with rolling hills, breathtaking sceneries, wildlife, source of the Nile, snow capped mountain, fresh water lakes, but its most important treasure being the primates, I’m talking about the chimps and the giant mountain gorillas. The Pearl of Africa has two Gorilla asylums;
Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park, known as “The Ultimate Gorilla Experience” and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park known as “Where Gold Meets Sliver. Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley and was declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.
Bwindi alone hosts mountain gorillas with 11 habituated mountain gorilla groups in four of its region; Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.
This park has a total of 135 habituated mountain gorillas distributed in the 11 groups that are tracked. While Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda.
Mgahinga forms part of the much larger Virunga Conservation Area adjacent parks in these countries. Unlike Bwindi, Mgahinga has only 1 habituated mountain gorilla group – Nyakagezi. Although theses parks are famously known for gorilla tracking as the major activity, other many activities can be arranged in Bwindi from like; Birding, community-run village walks for exploring the culture and lifestyle of the local Bakiga and Batwa trails, Nature walk to Mountain biking in some parts of the forest. While in Mgahinga; Guided walks to the Garama cave, Volcano climbing, Bird watching to Local community tours including the Pygmy Batwa African tribe. However Uganda doesn’t only host gorillas but also chimpanzees that are found in
Kibale National Park known as the “The Primates Capital of the World” found in the lowest point on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley to the south. This park is most famously known as a home for chimps found deep in the forests. However it’s also known as a nesting place for different bird species. Activities like the Bigodi forest walk, birding, and community walk; interact with the people of Kibale community but the most important one is the Chimpanzee trekking in the forest. I that you know all about the primates of Uganda, what are you going to do next?
Kibale Forest Visitors always do Chimpanzees tracking and Bigodi Walk in the swamp areas which is also good for birding adventures and take this primates Watching Safari to Uganda and have clear watching of the primates in Africa and have a great safari experience.