Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and Mgahinga National Parks found in south western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National park is about 540Km from kampala and Mgahinga National Park about 572km from Kampala. Gorilla tracking is mainly done in Bwindi forest due to it's first inception in 1993 of Gorilla tracking in Uganda thus capturing most attention of the worldwide Market for Gorila tracking in Uganda.this included building lodges around bwindi and later calling for more Gorilla Habituation in the area with many Gorilla familys. well-as Mgahinga has 1-Gorilla family thus making it less frequented.
Chimpanzees sometimes called Chimps are members of the Hominidae family which includes Gorillas, Humans, and Orangutans. It is said by scientists that Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to Humans with 99% identical DNA between human beings and chimpanzees. the brain of a chimpanzee is less than one third the size of the human brain.
Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda is done in gazetted areas by the Uganda wildlife Authority in Budongo forest Murchison falls National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale forest National Park.
Ngamba Island situated on a 95 hectare of forested Island on Lake Victoria originated from a fishing village, which fostered to the establishment of the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in 1998 by a number of local and international organizations with the aim of providing a safe haven for the orphaned and rescued chimpanzees.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary not only provides a safe haven for these vulnerable chimpanzees but has also created opportunities for a memorable chimp experience and a research centre about the chimps' life.
Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the home to the White Rhinos located about 175km on the Kampala Gulu Highway at Nakitoma Town centre and are the only Wild Rhinos in Uganda.The civil un-rest in Uganda in the 1970's brought the Rhinos to extinction due to hunting,poaching,and increase in human population,the Rhino numbers decreased severely.it is said that the last Rhino in Uganda was seen in 1983.
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