July 22, 2024

The Christmas period 2023 is just a few months away. Are you planning to have your holiday in the East African Jungles, tracking the gentle Mountain Gorillas or the more active Chimps, then Uganda is the best option for a primate expedition.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda is blessed with over half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world. The rest are located in Virunga national park in DRC and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda.

In Uganda, you can track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. Also there are 340 bird species in Bwindi for bird watchers.

Chimpanzee Tracking in Uganda

Kibale forest national park located in the west of Uganda is known as the primate capital of Africa. The park is also blessed with over 370 bird species making the park a haven for birth watching enthusiasts.

Chimp in Kibale Forest

How many primates are in Kibale National Park?

It has 13 primate species that can be seen in the swamps and in the forest.

  • Chimpanzees (Over 1500 members)
  • Red-tailed Monkeys
  • L’Hoest Monkeys
  • Olive Baboons
  • Black And White Colobus Monkeys
  • The Potto
  • Uganda Mangabey
  • Demidoff Galago
  • Uganda Mangabey
  • Uganda Red Colobus
  • Blue Monkeys
  • Vervet Monkeys
  • Grey Cheeked Mangabeys

Chimps in Uganda can also be tracked in Kalinzu Forest reserve, Kyambura wildlife reserve and Bugoma forest reserve. There are also orphanied Chimps at Ngamba Island chimp sanctuary, an island that was exclusively gazetted for chimps.

How to Book for your Gorilla and Chimp tour in Uganda?

The most important or the first step is to book for the gorilla and chimp permit. Since December is a very busy period, its advisable to book the permit way in time to avoid disappointment. You can book through F&M Adventure Safaris.

Gorilla Permit Cost

The cost of the gorilla permit in Uganda is USD700. In comparison to Rwanda, the cost is USD1500 and USD400 in DRC.

Chimpanzee permit cost

The cost of Chimpanzee permit in Kibale is USD200 for Non Residents, USD150 for residents. In Kalinzu, Kyambura, the cost is USD50.

Can the Gorilla and Chimp permit be rescheduled?

Yes! The gorilla and chimp permit can be rescheduled to another date provided there is availability on the new date. This is done at a no cost.

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