The main Uganda’s attraction is the endangered mountain gorilla which numbered to about 350 half pf the worlds, the bulkiest of living primates and among the most peaceable. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as its thrilling no less so when one realizes that fewer than 700 individuals survive, divided between Bwindi National park and the Virunga Mountains.
Within Uganda eight habituated Gorilla troops- seven in Bwindi and one in Mgahinga National park- can be visited by a total of 64 visitors daily.
Uganda is also home to the mans’ closest relatives the chimpanzees, a delightful ape whose evocative pant-hoot call is definitive sound of the African rainforest. Chimpanzee communities have been habituated for visitors in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo, and forest in Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth National park in the Kyambura gaurge, Semuliki Game reserve and for purposes of research there are rescued chimps on the Islands of Ngamba, known as orphanage, rescued from their porches, just a 45 minutes ride by traditional boat to the Island
Monkeys are exceptional well represented in Uganda. Indeed, Kibale forest boasts the greatest primate variety and density in East Africa, with five or six species likely to be observed over course of one afternoon walk. Else where Mgahinga National Park hosts habituated troops of golden Monkey, while Murchison falls is one of the few East African Strong holds for the spindly, plains-dwelling patas monkey. The fossilized 20 million-year-old bones of morotopithecus, the earliest known ancestor of modern apes and humans, were unearthed in the 1960s near Moroto in Eastern Uganda, and are now housed in the National museum in Kampala