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Uganda, so often described as the Pearl of Africa, source of the River Nile has within its borders the second largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Victoria; in the north the magnificent Murchison Falls; in the west the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest and the superb Ruwenzori ranges. For Gorilla and Chimpazee Tours in Uganda click here
The beauty of Uganda has always been in its natural attractions and scenery and the travel itineraries and safari programs we suggest include the best of these with chances also of seeing the vast herds of Uganda kob which still profilerate as well as many other small species of game such as the giant forest hog, Rothschild Giraffe, and Chimpanzee.
In terms of wildlife, Uganda’s main attraction is the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The mountain Gorillas are peacefully giants, the biggest of the primates and sharing 95% of their genes with human beings. World-wide, there are less than 700 of these gentle giants – split between Virunga Mountains in Rwanda/ DRC and Bwindi Forest in Uganda.
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Chimpanzees in Uganda
Uganda is also home to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. It is located 23 kms south east of Entebbe in the central park of Uganda. Ngamba island forms part of the Kome archipelago, a group of about 15 islands and islets separated from the northern shore of Lake Victoria by the 10km wide Damba channel.
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1998, when 19 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from poaching were relocated from the Uganda Wildlife Education centre and the smaller Isinga Island in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The sanctuary exists to provide the best facilities and care to captive chimpanzees. For Gorilla and Chimpazee Tours in Uganda click here
Ngamba was chosen as a sanctuary because it was formerly uninhabited and its rain forest environment is almost identical to that of wild chimpanzees, with more than 50 plant species known to be utilized by free-ranging chimps in Uganda represented. The sanctuary is supported by Uganda Wildlife Education Center, Born Free Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute, among others.