Uganda is one of the few countries in the world that are still having a good section of dense forests that have acted as a habitat to the ancient apes including mountain gorillas which has in turn formed the ground for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
Ranging from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south west where a
count of 400 mountain gorillas are known to be thriving to the Kibale
Forest where 13 Primate Species including the Chimpanzees that form the
ground for Chimpanzee safaris to Uganda
present a remarkable habitat that have ensured the thriving of these
endangered species that would not manage the dry savannah landscapes of
Uganda presents the point of meet between the East
African savannah and the Equatorial jungle from West Africa at her
western boundary. The country’s western side has counts of these forests
including Budongo Forest Reserve, the Semliki Forest, Echuya Forest,
Kibale Forest, Maramagambo forest, Kalinzu forest among others
presenting a natural home for these ancient apes.
Species like the
mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees that trace their origins to the old
world monkey are indeed ancient adjoining the past with the present and
carrying the historical genes and ensuring their continuity which does
not only ensure their continued existence in the world but also
benefiting the generations that emerge as like the case of the present
travelers that undertake Uganda safaris and tours to explore them.
The Apes thrive by munching fruit especially chimpanzees while others
like Mountain gorillas do a lot of foraging and feed on specific flora
species which are found in these forests. The existence of these forests
means existence of the apes too. Thus, one cannot distance the apes
from the forests which signify the forest’s significance as the home to
Budondo Forest Reserve on the margins of the Uganda safari
destination of Murchison Falls National Park has over 800 chimpanzees.
Kibale also has great counts of habituated chimpanzees. These two are
supplemented by Kyambura gorge, Semliki and Kalinzu forests.
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