Visit Uganda the Primate World

Visit Uganda the Primate World

Visit Uganda the Primate World

Uganda is well endowed with several primate species second to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Apart from the well-known Mountain Gorillas Uganda’s Forest are rich with several other primate species of monkeys and apes, Uganda is home to the world known chimpanzee “pan troglodytes” apes these very intelligent monkeys are found mainly in Kibale Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Budongo Forest and Kalinzu Forest and in scattered pockets of Bugoma forest, Semuliki valley and the Kyambura gorge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park in here you will find those habituated for tourism and those still wild. The habituated communities of Kanyanchu, Kalinzu, Kaniyo-Pabidi, Kyambura gorge and Semuliki are most visited, for some communities like Kanyanchu in Kibale forest that harbors over 1,450 chimps is has been recorded to be biggest in Africa, booking permits for a one hour visit are very competitive during the summer month so advance reservation is required to avoid disappointments. The Uganda is gifted with monkeys such as L’hoest, Red colobus, Black and white colobus, Red tailed, Blue tail, Uganda Mangabey, Baboons, Vervet, Patas as they are commonly seen in Murchison falls National Park, more to see include the Bush-babies, Pottos, Galagos these are majorly nocturnal and can be sighted while on the night nature walk in either in Kibale forest or Budongo forest. The south west of Uganda is gifted with the volcano mountain of Mgahinga where we find the Golden monkey.

Price changes of primate tracking permits in Uganda

Every year the Uganda wildlife authority is mandated to amend its charges for the services in the various National Parks in the country that is before the new financial year starts, here UWA sets new prices for activities and services to be paid with the next financial year. These prices include Gorilla habituation permits, Gorilla trekking permits, Chimpanzee habituation permits, Chimpanzee tracking permits, park entrance fees, boat cruise fares, ferry crossing fares and several other activities done with in the Uganda National Parks and Game reserves. Gorilla trekking and habituation is commonly done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that harbors over 50% of the total population of gorillas in the world while chimpanzee trekking and habituation takes place in Kibale National Park, Once you’re planning a trip to Uganda next year contact us for updates on the prices hence avoid disappointments.