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5 Places to Visit in Uganda if you Love Primates



Uganda features many places to see primates and wildlife especially mountain gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees. Bwindi forest National Park & Mgahinga National park is known for mountain gorillas while Kibale forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls National Park are famous chimpanzee viewing places in Africa. Most primate lovers find Uganda a great tourist destination in Africa and until today the wonderful beauty of the above rain forests and parks reigns. So if your dream is to see primates in Africa, Uganda is one of the country’s you should plan to visit while on safari in Uganda in order to make your dream come true. These are five places you need to add to your bucket list if love the idea of experiencing primates in the wild jungle environment.

Kibale Forest

Exploring the forested park of Kibale make you feel like you’re in another world on the planet and when you find the noisy primates, excitement takes over the floor. The trek through the forest in search for the main primates “the Chimpanzees” offer you chances of seeing other forest habitats including other primate species. Tracking Chimps in Kibale is an experience to remember forever and if you head out on a day chimpanzee habituation process, believe me it’s one of the most adorable in Africa. Choosing to go for chimpanzee viewing or habituation is by choice that is made at the time of reserving your trekking chimpanzee permit.

Mgahinga National Park

Fit adventurers Mgahinga is your place to be for gorilla trekking tours and volcano hikes. Remember the park is also a home to the beautiful golden monkeys a great opportunity to track gorillas, hike the volcanoes and also see the golden monkeys. Mgahinga  forest has plenty of hiking opportunities , picturesque of amazing views on top of the volcanoes and it’s one of the finest Uganda national parks you can spend days exploring. Its reputation is the best and who ever choses it never regrets.       Other things to do in Mgahinga National Park are the cultural tour experience of the Batwa that take you to the ancient life of Ugandans. And while you are in Mgahinga, the most exciting cultural experience is that of the Batwa people.

Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest

Both located in Queen Elizabeth National Park a home not only to the chimpanzee trekking forest reserves but also to wildlife, birds, mammals and impressive views. You can spend  days exploring all the tour activities of the park, boat ride of the Kazinga channel, tree climbing lion viewing in ishasha, game viewing in Kasenyi area and much more. Truly it’s a place to be for any kind of safari tour in Uganda.

Budongo Forest of Murchison Falls

Taking a ride to Murchison falls National Park for a chimpanzee trekking tour in Budongo forest reserve is another opportunity to discover the park wildlife and the might falls on the Nile. Get the best chimpanzee trekking experience in the well conserved reserve and a place to find variety. Other things not to be missed during the trek are the reserve other primates, birds and several forest habitants. Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo can be last or first on your Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls National Park.

Bwindi Forest National Park

Most visitors to Uganda find this gorilla park a priority and for primate lovers and adventurers it’s their favorite place to explore in Africa. You can visit Uganda and leave out all other attractions but visiting Bwindi forest is a must because of what it offers. If you want to experience the life of mountain gorillas in wild jungle and observe their nature and looks, Bwindi forest National Park is a home of all primate types. However, a trip to Uganda to any of the above will make you smile is your interest is primates.

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