Uganda is found in East African neighboring countries like Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, it’s a land locked country but with a lot to explore. Among the exceptional activities in Uganda are the primates. There are many species and among the most visited ones are the Mountain gorillas and the chimpanzees. A self guided adventure involves hiring a car in Uganda and drive yourself to the destination. Primates in Uganda can be visited on car rental basis and the car rental company will provide necessary information for the clients. Permits for tracking Mountain Gorillas or Chimpanzees need to be purchased in advance from Uganda wildlife Authority. The car hire agency can make the reservations of the permits.
Car rental and Mountain Gorillas
It is possible to track mountain gorillas on your car rental trip. In Uganda, Mountain Gorillas can be seen from two National parks, Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National parks. Let’s look at Gorilla Tracking and more in Bwindi National Park.
Though Gorilla Tracking is the major activity in Bwindi, there are many others and these make a crystal-clear reason why visitors spend more days around the park.
Nature walks: Bwindi has Nature walk, both short and long. They are all rewarding and worth it, some of the attractions which can be enjoyed here include, Butterflies, birds, different types of monkeys, topography of the land, different types of plants and some are medicinal.
Bwindi National Park is surrounded by the Batwa and the Bakiga mainly. A visit to these communities is so rewarding, you will be entertained by their beautiful songs with deep meaning, dance, stories and many more. The money paid to these people will improve on the life style and wellbeing.
Mgahinga National Park
The park is located in the western Uganda in Kisoro just on the border between Uganda and Rwanda. It is also a perfect tracking place for car rental clients on cross border packages due to its location. It’s one of the places where clients can enjoy the Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment. The Nyakagezi family is known and attracts many visitors to this National Park, besides mountain gorillas, the park has other activities like here below.
Golden Monkey Tracking
In Uganda, they can only be seen in Mgahinga, Golden monkeys are unique creatures rarely found. They are attractive with their golden color, they are led by the Alpha male, and they are very active. Visitors follow them as they take unforgettable photos.
Muhabura, Sabyingo and Gahinga Volcanoes make Mgahinga National Park. Daily hikes are organized to hike these volcanoes. Car rental visitors leave their cars parked at the headquarter or accommodation and then hike the Volcanoes. The most popular one is Sabyinyo.
The Batwa people used to stay in Mgahinga forest before it was turned into a national park. These people used to live in harmony with the forest. With the Batwa experience activity, they will demonstrate how they used to stay in the forest. They will sing Batwa songs, dance and many more.
Car Rental and Chimpanzees
Chimpanzees are successful in Uganda, they can be found in quite many places like Kibale National Park, Budongo forest, Kalinzu forest and Ngamba Island. Car rental visitors are free to choose a place where they prefer to enjoy the apes.
Kibale National Park: It is known for its high percentage of chimpanzees in Uganda. Daily treks are organized to enjoy the magnificent creatures. There are morning permits and afternoon permits. Car rental visitors can choose the session they prefer to track chimpanzees but mostly it will depend on the flow of the Itinerary.
Budongo Forest: The forest is found near Murchison falls National Park. It is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert. It is known for its former abundance of East African mahogany trees as well as being home to a population of chimpanzees. Car rental clients visiting Murchison falls National Park, go ahead and track the magical creatures the Chimpanzees in Budongo Forest.
Kalinzu Forest: This is another place where Chimpanzees can be seen in Uganda. Other attractions in the forest include 414 Species of trees, it harbors 378 Species of Birds, primates like Vervet monkeys, white Colobus Monkeys. The butterflies also call this forest home, moths’ reptiles and many more.
Ngamba Chimpanzee sanctuary: This is found in Lake Victoria and it is a home to rescued Chimpanzees. The Island can be accessed by water Transport and there are different boats taking visitors to the Island. Car rental clients can leave their cars parked at the safe place and then head to Ngamba Island. Since the forest is small compared to the number of chimpanzees, the natural food is not enough for them, so they are supplemented with fruits. There are eating sessions where visitors can enjoy the chimpanzees eating.