In Uganda, mountain gorillas are found in the dense forests of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinganational Park. These dense forests are a home to over 1004 mountain gorillas in sectors which include: Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo and Nyakagezi.
All locations give a total number of 18 families. A family is headed by a male silverback weighing upto 120kgs. These great apes are considered to be inteligent mainly are vegetarian feeding on stems, bamboo shoots and fruits.They are very active between 6am to 6pm.
Chimpanzees are man’s closest relatives sharing 98.7% DNA with man.Best chimpanzee trekking is in the famous Kibale national park,Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park,Budongo forest etc. These are omnivorous. There diet includes fruits, leaves, buds, seeds, pith, bark, insects, bird eggs etc. Chimpanzee tracking is generally not as difficult compared to gorilla tracking but still can be a hard hike and requires a good level of fitness – especially if you need to follow the chimps which can move swiftly through the forest.
These are very rare and elusive primates found in Mgahinga National park. These prefer to live and sleep in high bamboo forests.They are herbivorous and generally feed on bambo leaves, wild fruit, shrubs, branches and shoots. Their group is consists of mainly females and one male.