Apart from the typical African safari experiences like viewing wildlife and gorillas, there are other exciting activities to explore in Rwanda and Uganda. One of such activities is tracking endangered primates, including chimpanzees, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and golden monkeys found in national parks like Nyungwe, Volcanoes, Kibale Forest, and Mgahinga Gorilla. These primates live high up in the canopies of the forest, and it’s a breathtaking experience to catch a glimpse of them crashing through the forest after trekking into their territory. The black-and-white colobus monkeys found in Nyungwe are especially attractive with their long, beautiful hair, making them the perfect subject for wildlife photographers.
Experience a trekking adventure in Rwanda and Uganda involves visiting the chimpanzees in Nyungwe, one of the 13 primate species residing in the Nyungwe Forest National Park, the biggest montane forest in East and Central Africa. These primates, known as Man’s closest relatives, provide a captivating and informative encounter. With the guidance of a nature expert, you will take a walk and hike through the forest to observe these mesmerizing creatures.
It’s possible to track chimpanzees in Nyungwe at any time of the year, but there’s no assurance that you’ll be able to spot these captivating creatures since their visibility depends on their movements. In contrast to gorilla tracking, chimpanzees tend to move around quickly, making it sporadic and rushed if you do encounter them. You may observe them running up and down before they vanish into the forest.
Primates Tracking Experience in Kibale Forest National Park
The Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda, A home to 14 primate species, 372 bird species, and 350 tree species, is considered the primate capital of the world. Chimpanzee tracking is the most common primate activity in the park, with about 1450 chimpanzees being the main attraction. Visitors can see these chimps in the morning and evening as they leave their nests early in the morning. The Kanyanchu primate walk offers visitors the opportunity to see a variety of primates, including diurnal monkeys, and the chances of seeing chimpanzees are excellent since they have been tracked since 1993. Guided primate tracking experiences start at 8:00 am and 2:00 pm and typically last around 3 hours, depending on various factors. The Kibale Forest National Park is located in western Uganda and can be accessed through Fort-portal or Kasese towns. It is also known as one of Africa’s leading research sites.
Primates Tracking Experience in Kyambura Gorge – Queen Elizabeth
You can embark on an exciting adventure in the Kyambura Gorge sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This amazing experience involves trekking through the tropical rainforest to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitat. By joining a chimpanzee Uganda safari, you’ll have the chance to explore the park’s wildlife wonders, beautiful scenery, and other primates like baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, and red-tailed monkeys. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second largest park in Uganda, located in the Kasese district in the west, with Murchison Falls National Park being the largest in the north-west. You can also combine the chimpanzee trekking safari with a wildlife game viewing safari or a bird-watching adventure to create unforgettable memories of Uganda’s wildness experience, known as the “pearl of Africa.”