Gorillas & Chimpanzee Trekking Tours in Uganda
Chimpanzee & Gorilla trekking embraces the magic in traveling to Uganda, treat yourself to a memorable tour through undulating, virgin & still fresh rain forest in search for human closest relatives _ the magnificent & Lugubrious mountain gorillas Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Witness the Chimpanzees in Kibale silently chewing about the forest canopy and be rewarded to an inspirational journey.
Chimpanzees in Uganda are located in different places but habituated chimpanzees only exist in Kibale National Park located in western Uganda, Kyambura Gorge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kalinzu forest located closer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park located in Northern Uganda. We also have orphaned chimpanzees in Ngamba Island which is approximately 23 km in Lake Victoria and can be accessed by boats.
On the other hand, habituated gorillas are found in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park. According to the 2013 mountain gorilla census,it was discovered that Bwindi Impenetrable National park has supersede half the number of mountain gorillas in the whole world while the other population of gorillas are in the virunga Ranges shared between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo.
Gorilla and chimp trekking experience compared
Both gorilla and chimp trekking requires one to have hiking boots, garden gloves, long sleeved trousers and shirts, rain jackets, sun glasses, huts, a hiking stick and some energy giving foods to give you that extra strength when needed.
In Uganda, you require a permit to either trek gorillas or chimpanzees. Gorilla tracking permit for Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park costs USD 600 and 1500 dollars for habituation. Uganda Wildlife Authority is still not offering low season discounted gorilla permits . The above includes trekking gorillas, a guide for the trek and pak entrance fees. Chimpanzee trekking permits in Uganda vary according to where you will be trekking them. In Kibale, a permit is USD 150 while in Kyambura is at USD 50.00 per person and includes guide, park entrance and viewing chimps.
Uganda is blessed and prides in over 10 National game parks and reserves with complexly different landscape, wildlife and experience. Easily to connect from one destination to another on a uganda safari, be rewarded visiting some unique wildlife destinations in Uganda. Sail on the calm but animal flooded shores of the river Nile and kazinga channel getting up close encounters.
Mountain Gorilla Tracking or Trekking is designed to help you choose where to go mountain gorillas tracking? , where to stay? what to pack? And how tracking mountain gorillas help to boost the number of gorillas in Uganda. I have an idea on other activities you can do in Uganda after trekking Gorillas in Rwanda as part of your gorilla tracking tour. Before confirming your travel plans to Uganda I would recommend contacting or sending an inquiry for all feedbacks.
What do gorillas look like? How big are Gorillas? What do Gorillas eat? How much do Gorillas weigh? How long to Gorillas live (age) ?Gorilla walking Safaris has all your answers to those wonderful questions.
Alex Guma our Tour Guide posed a question! Did you know that gorillas and humans share 98% of the same genetic material with their live? Did you know that Gorillas sing while eating?
We take you through Bwindi impenetrable forest National forest in Uganda bellow the equator in the south western Part of Uganda where Mountain Gorillas live in the Virunga.
A male gorilla may grow 10 times stronger than the strongest man in the world. A
male gorilla grows to six feet taller and weigh between 400 – 500 pounds. The males mature hair at the back and turns silver backs.