What Are The Top Primate Species In Uganda In 2024/2025

what are the top primate safaris in uganda in 2024/2025


Uganda is a primitive capital with 13 diurnal and six nocturnal species, hence ranking as the final destination with the greatest population of primates on the African continent. Uganda’s highlight list of primates includes the great ape’s mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park & Mgahinga gorilla national park, and Chimpanzee of Kibale forest national park, kyambura gorge, budong forest, and kalinzu forest which brings more attention of visitors to Uganda primates’ trip. Click here to see mountain gorilla trekking safaris


 The golden monkeys of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, de Brazza's monkey, red colobus monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, bush babies, grey checked mangabeys, pottos, baboons, L'Hoest monkeys, patas monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and vervet monkeys are some of Uganda's other primate species. Click here to view our recommended mountain gorilla trekking safari


 Uganda offers a more profound primate experience than any other tourism destination in Africa. Premium endangered mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking safaris are most travelers’ favorites for a memorable experience in their natural expeditions.


 Travelers always enjoy the primate habituation experience because they spend more time with these primates. Habituation experiences are conducted with primatologists, researchers, rangers, and visitors to a semi-habituated mountain gorilla or chimp family, allowing visitors to have an exciting encounter with these primates.

Where can I see primates in Uganda in 2024/2025

The best places to watch Uganda’s greatest primate species to be considered include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla trekking, Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee encounter, and Mgahinga gorilla national park for mountain gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking. These three national parks are excellent for watching other Uganda’s small monkeys on guided day or night forest walks.


Uganda’s other places for watching primate species include Budongo Forest, located in Murchison Falls National Park; Kyambura Gorge, situated in Queen Elizabeth National Park; Kalinzu Forest Reserve, located near Queen Elizabeth National Park; and Toro Semuliki Wildlife Reserve.


When is the best time to see primates in Uganda in 2024/2025?

Tracking mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys in their natural environment is an incredible encounter and is best done between December and February and again in June to September, when all the trekking trails are good and gorillas and chimpanzees can easily be spotted.