primates tracking experience

Primates Tracking Experience in Rwanda and Uganda 

Beyond the gorillas and wildlife tours that spice up an African safari experience in Rwanda and Uganda, There is a lot more to explore and one of this is the primates tracking experience in Uganda and Rwanda. You can track the endangered primates such as the Chimpanzees, Black-and-white colobus monkeys, and the endangered Golden Monkeys in the Nyungwe forest, Volcanoes National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, and the Mgahinga gorilla national park. Chimpanzee groups live high in the canopy of Nyungwe National Park, and catching your first glimpse of one crashing through the forest after hiking into their territory is nothing short of astonishing. The black-and-white colobus monkeys live in Nyungwe as well, and these resplendent, long-haired creatures are every wildlife photographer’s dream.

Primates Tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda

primates tracking experience in Rwanda and Uganda

Primates trekking experience in Uganda and Rwanda takes you to the chimpanzees in Nyungwe which are one of the 13 primate species that are resident in the Nyungwe Forest National Park, the largest montane forest in East and Central Africa. These primates often referred to Man’s closest cousins offer an enchanting and insightful experience with the primates. On a guided nature walk and hike through the forest, you will see these fascinating creatures.

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe can be done all year round but it is never guaranteed that you will see these enchanting primates depending on their movements.  The difference between primates tracking in Nyungwe and gorilla tracking is that on meeting the chimpanzees, you will notice them running up and down hence seeing them may be sporadic and rushed before they disappear off in the forest.

Primates Tracking Experience in Kibale Forest National Park 

primates tracking experience

Primate tracking experince in Uganda can be done in Kibale Forest National Park home to over 14 primate species, 372 bird species, and 350 tree species is known as the primate capital of the World. With about 1450 chimpanzees, chimpanzee tracking is the most common primate tracking activity in the park. These chimpanzees are most actively seen in the morning and evening hours where visitors can enjoy seeing chimps as they leave their nests as early as 6:30 am. The Kanyanchu primate walk will get you to see many primate species including the chimpanzees and a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered. Kanyanchu’s chimps have been tracked since 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent. A guided primate tracking experience in Kibale starts at 8:00 am in the morning and 2:00 pm in the afternoon and last an average of 3 hours depending on various factors.  Kibale Forest National Park is one of Africa’s foremost research sites and is located in western Uganda can be accessed via Fort-portal or Kasese towns.

Primates Tracking Experience in Kyambura Gorge – Queen Elizabeth

primates tracking experience

This one of the best primates tracking experience in Uganda that teaches visitors more about the ecosystems of Kyambura gorge other than discovering chimps in their natural habitat. The entrance to this gorge is a pleasant spot for a picnic and the Kyambura River flows deep through this thick forest, 100 meters below the Kicwamba escarpment. Chimpanzee sightings are not guaranteed but visitors have a good chance of hearing and seeing them as they are habituated. The primate tracking in Kyambura takes about 1 to 3 hours depending on how easy it is to find the primates. Visitors can track either in the morning at 8:00 am or in the afternoon at 2:00 pm.