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Meet the Great Apes of Africa on a Uganda Safari



Uganda has an incredible diversity of wildlife! Uganda is gifted to host two great apes! Most visitors to Uganda look for opportunities to see the wild primates that are the closest relatives of man. On a single safari in Uganda, you can meet the two great apes of Africa; the rare mountain gorillas and the endangered chimpanzees!

Would you like to see the great apes of Africa? Many always want to know the best location for gorillas and chimpanzee safaris before they get surprised on their trip something we have answering today. Once you explore a right place on safari other things come later.

Uganda is a home to a thriving population of almost half of the world’s population of the mountain gorillas in two jealously protected national parks. In addition the country hosts the largest population of chimpanzees that are protected in over five national parks that have become great assets for primates’ watching. Some of the parks where you can see the great apes include Murchison falls National Park, Kibale forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park. These are the most incredible locations for your upcoming gorillas and chimpanzee safari in Africa.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Where to Go & See the Endangered Apes

Uganda has famed to the world for mountain gorillas that live in Bwindi Impenetrable national Park and Mgahinga National Park .Tourists to the country enjoy trekking through the lush rain forest for a while as they meet up with different kinds of primates, mammals, birds ending the trek with the long waited moment of spending a full hour duration with the gentle giants. Uganda is a great gorilla trekking destination in Africa.

Mgahinga  National park which is also known as a place where silver meets gold is  a perfect  location for gorilla trekking and volcano hike as well as golden monkey trekking and Batwa ancient tradition.

Bwindi Forest National Park one of the largest gorillas trekking grounds in Africa offering a diverse range of primate species, mammals and birds in its unique hilly thick forested landscape. What makes it unique is that it’s the only mountain gorilla park with a huge number of living mountain gorillas and today the park has 11 gorilla families ready for tourists daily. As a successful gorilla trekking ground, Bwindi has excellent records for fantastic Uganda gorilla safaris and your place to be for your upcoming trek.

However, all parks are popular with visitors and accommodation is available for all kinds catering for all visitor interests. Due to high demand of the adventure sometimes they get busy so booking early will save you the burden of missing out to stay in your favorite lodge. For more exclusive gorilla safari experience we recommend treks to either Bwindi forest or Mgahinga National Park.

Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda – Best Places to See Wild Chimpanzees

There are many places to view chimpanzees in Uganda but some are not protected areas like Kibale forest, Kyambura gorge, Kalinzu forest and Budongo forest. Visitors who go for chimpanzee habituation trekking tours get special experience as they can see different primate species in their natural forest home without just watching them from a platform. They can also experience the life and character of chimps during the full day habituation process.

Kibale Forest National Park famous place for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda has quite a number of fun activities including nature walks, chimpanzee habituation, Bigodi wetland walk, and Bird watching and primate identification. The best time to explore this park is all year but most fantastic during the rainy seasons from late March, April, May, June and mid-October- early December.

Kyambura gorge of Queen Elizabeth National Park another famous chimpanzee trekking ground convenient for those on gorilla, wildlife and chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda. Tourists enjoy chimpanzee viewing in both morning and afternoon and also get a chance to see various primate species, birds, wildlife and the Kazinga channel high hippo concertation , crocodile and scenic landscape. No matter when you chose to track chimps in kyambura the general experience is same in the morning and afternoon.

Kalinzu Forest Reserve a great chimpanzee spot close to Queen Elizabeth National Park and a place for not only chimpanzee trekking but for those interested in exploring the most visited wildlife park of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you want to see chimpanzees and gorillas, Kalizu forest reserve is a right choice to be combined with Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

Budongo Forest Reserve  a place to find a high population of wild chimpanzees and the habituated  in Kaniyo Pabidi which is just close to Murchison falls National Park the biggest wildlife reserve in Uganda that has famed to the world because of the might fall with thunderous waters that fight a battle with rocks through a narrow gorge. Though Uganda has many chimpanzee trekking grounds, Budongo forest is among the best chimpanzee habitats in Uganda with 600 individuals and about 100 habituated.

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