Primate Safaris Uganda
Uganda Primate Safaris in Uganda include gorilla trekking, chimps, baboons and various monkey species. Primates trekking adventures include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and golden monkey trekking plus tracking of several other primate species like monkeys and baboons usually seen during tours of various tourist attractions of Uganda. In Uganda mountain gorillas which are in the primate family are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south western Uganda. Chimpanzees in Uganda live in Kibale National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve, Kyambura Gorge, Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve, and Semuliki Game Reserve. Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria as well as Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) commonly as Entebbe Zoo are the two places where tourist can see chimps in artificial home setting. Chimpanzees were brought to these two tourist sites from different parts of Uganda. The primate trekking safari activities in Uganda include the following:-
What are Primates
Primates any mammal of the group that includes the lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans. Primates include more than 500 species and, is the third most diverse order of mammals, after rodents (Rodentia) and bats (Chiroptera).
What Primates live in Uganda? The Primates found in Uganda include:-
Primates in Uganda
- Mountain Gorillas
- Golden Monkey
- Olive Baboons
- Black and White Colobus Monkey
- Blue Monkeys
- De Brazza’s Monkey
- Grey-Cheeked Mangabey Monkey
- Red colobus
- Bush baby
- L’Hoest’s monkey
- Red-tailed monkey
- Vervet monkey
- Patas monkey.
- Mantled Guereza(Colobus guereza)
- Prince Demidoff’s bush baby (Galagoides demidovii)
- Dusky bush baby(Matschie’s galago)
The Top Places to see Primates in Uganda include:-
Some Examples of Uganda Primate Safaris
Primate Expeditions in Uganda
When it comes to safaris for seeing primates in Uganda, gorilla trekking is top on the list. Uganda offers the best gorilla tour activities in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Book a gorilla permit and visit the endangered primates in the wild.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the only tourist destination in Uganda where you can visit and see the shy and charming golden monkeys in the Pearl of Africa. Same like gorilla safaris, you can the monkeys from Kigali in Rwanda or from Entebbe to the Park.