Uganda’s star attraction is the endangered mountain Gorillas not forgetting that they are the biggest living primates and most peaceable animals in the world. As humbling and thrilling the Gorillas are, they share 95% of human genes never the less, these gentle giants have brown eyes that are stunning and unique when looked directly into. Five habituated gorilla groups are found in Uganda, four in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, and one in Mgahinga National Park which can be visited by a number of 8people per group. This means a total of 40 tourists can visit them on a daily basis.
However, Uganda is also home for the well known chimpanzees, a delightful ape whose evocative pant-hoot call is a definite sound of the African rainforest. These magnificent animals can be found at Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest and the over whelming Queen Elizabeth Park’s Kyambura Gorge. After a 45minutes motorboat ride from Entebbe on Lake Victoria is a community of orphaned chimps on Ngamba Island. These chimps are brought to this place after being saved from poachers.
The exceptional monkeys won’t be left out on the existing primates in Uganda. The greatest primates boast Kibale Forest within East Africa. No doubt, over the course of an afternoon walk in the forest, one is bound to witness either five or six different species. However, Mgahinga hosts a rare kind and that is the golden monkey while in the mighty Murchison Falls is one of the strong holds for t5he spindly, plains-dwelling patas monkeys.
For discoveries, the National Museum in Kampala holds sacred the fossilized 20-million-year-old bones of the earliest ever known ancestor or modern apes and humans that were discovered in the 1960’s in Moroto Eastern Uganda. for a life experience and adventure with the beautiful Gorillas and exclusive primates, a visit to Uganda is the only way to achieve that goal.