Primate tracking is such a popular Uganda Safari activity for visitors with most more interested in Gorilla trekking Safaris and Chimp tracking. However, with over 14 primate species found in the country, there is plenty for primate lovers to see from the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey and L’hoest’s to the baboons. These primates are usually come across and easily spotted during nature walks in the forests and during game drives or boat launch trip safaris. With all the so many destinations where tourists can go for primate tracking in the country, there are some of these destinations that are praised more for offering the best encounters and experience in this regard and they include the following;
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Forest National Park is the destination for Wild Gorilla Safaris in Uganda considering that it’s home to half of the world’s only remaining Gorillas in the wild. Over 450 gorillas are found in this forest and a couple of these are habituated Gorilla families that are open to tourists for tracking.
Kibale Forest national park, also commonly known as “the primate capital of the world” since it has the highest concentration of primates in Africa. Chimpanzee tracking is the major attraction in this park and with a remarkable number of over 1450 chimps inhabited in this forest, this does not come as a surprise. 12 other primate species can be found in Kibale forest which include the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, l’Hoest’s monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, the grey-cheeked mangabey and nocturnal among others.
Kyambura Gorge also famously known as “the valley of apes” is found in Queen Elizabeth national park and offers nature enthusiasts a great opportunity to easily see chimpanzees, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkeys in the wild.
Budongo Forest-Kaniyo Pabidi
This forest is believed to have a resounding over 600 chimps in its forest cover and Kaniyo Pabidi is the best place to go chimpanzee tracking. Six chimp groups have been habituated in this place thus offering quite an exciting experience for tourists. Monkeys can also be seen roaming around here.
Tourists wishing to visit these amazing destinations do require to make prior booking to avoid any disappointments since a certain number of visitors are allowed to visit the places for each day.