Sunday, March 29, 2020

Chimpanzee Safaris

Chimpanzees are one of the unique primate species that are found in Rwanda and Uganda. However, these primates live in the shadows of the mountains gorillas that make them not to receive the attention they deserve. These primates are the closer relatives to human kind than the mountain gorillas. The Chimpanzees are 98.7% related to mankind yet the mountain gorillas share about 98.2% of their DNA with humans? So, among these two primate species, which ones are closely related to humans? But as the saying, some animals are equal but others are more equal, and some are born lucky.

Places to Go Chimpanzee Tracking in Africa

Uganda:
There are several places to watch chimpanzees in Uganda. These include

  • Budongo Forest and Kaniyo Pabidi Forest in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kibale Forest national park
  • Kalinzu Forest, Kyambura Wilderness Reserve in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rwanda

  • Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Gishwati Mukura National Park

Tanzania

  • Mahale National Park