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Best Uganda Primate Safaris & Primate Trekking Packages
The best Uganda primate safaris and trekking tours take place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Budongo Forest among other destinations. Uganda is a classic destination that offers some of the most captivating primate trekking experiences you’ll ever come across. Uganda is an egg with unmatched treasure hidden in it. Its only until it’s broken that you can experience it. Uganda primate safaris are the primary safari activities for many tourists who visit Uganda.
There is no skill required to go primate trekking in Uganda. Only hard work, commitment and the right hiking gears are required of you to make it to the primates and back to the starting point. Several primates can be sighted during your safari in Uganda even when engaging in other activities. That is just how easy it is to see primates in Uganda.
Mountain Gorillas are huge gentle creatures that share 98% of human genes, in the whole world; these creatures can only be found in the Countries of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. However, Uganda harbors half of the Mountain Gorillas in the National parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park and Mgahinga National Park. Tracking Mountain Gorillas in Uganda costs 700usd for foreign Non-residents, 600usd for foreign residents, and 250000UGX for Ugandans/East African citizens, it can last for up to 6 hours with one hour of directing viewing depending on how far the creatures have moved and your fitness. There are other primates such as baboons, vervet monkeys and birders among others that you will encounter as you traverse the wilderness in quest of these primates.
One other option is having a gorilla habituation experience in the park, an activity where you watch and study the unique attributes of how the silverbacks exercise authority in the Jungle and how the mothers feed their young ones, this takes the whole day at a given. It cost 1500usd for Foreign non-residents, 1000 for foreign residents and 700,000 UGX for Ugandans.
Golden Monkey Trekking and Habituation
These are unique species of monkeys with very attractive appearance and fascinating looks, upon seeing them, you will have seen a replica of gold in the trees. They are very fast as the switch from one tree branch to another, playing and very attentive to each other, the excite each traveler when the make some of the unbelievable moves that can't be easily caught on camera unless you are very alert and focused. Golden monkey Trekking is only done in Mgahinga National park at a cost of 60usd for both Foreign non-residents and foreign residents, then Ugandans pay 40,000/=.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda
Uganda hosts several chimpanzees' that can be tracked by everybody and they reside in different places such as Kibale forest with approximate 13 different primate species, which others besides the chimpanzees include grey-cheeked mangabeys, L'Hoest's monkeys, white Columbus among others. Other destinations that harbor chimpanzees in Uganda are Budongo forest located in Murchison falls national park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National park; enjoy a Primate Walk in Toro Semuliki Wildlife reserve, among others. Chimpanzee trekking fees vary from one park to another, Kibale forest national park charges foreign non-residents 200usd, foreign residents 150usd and Ugandans 150, 000. Habituation experience is also available for all who desire to engage in this prolonged encounter with world’s rarest primates.
Primate trekking in Uganda is very rewarding and amazing; students, honeymooners, researchers, families, snow birders can grab this opportunity. Be informed that there are specified rules and regulations that have to be followed while in the park tracking these wonderful creatures, his includes, age limit of 15 years, no one with the flue, cough are any illness is permitted to trek. In a nut shell, Uganda primate safaris are the most rewarding and adventurous safari no one can ever miss out, book your safari today and visit your cousins.