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11 Days Gorilla and Tanzania Safari
Our journey to the Mountain Gorilla land starts at 6:30 am soon after your breakfast. It takes us southwestwards passing through the equator in Masaka, to Mbarara town known as the ‘land of milk’.

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Tour
Board your boat, depart for Ngamba Island the Chimpanzee Sanctuary for a briefing before you take tour around the Island. On a viewing platform, see how the Chimps are fed and interact with the care takers at feeding time. This is the climax of your tour.

1 Day Kampala City Tour
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda and Uganda is known to many as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Formerly known as the city of seven hills, Kampala now encompasses over 20 glorious beautiful hills. Kampala is a city of lovely people with genuine smiles as

7 Days Gorilla and Wilderness Safari
This safari will take you to three of Uganda’s western wilderness parks with remarkable physical features of the Great western Rift Valley, crater lakes and savannah grassy plains that support a large population of wild life in Queen Elizabeth National

 

Rare monkey specie found in Uganda

    Rare monkey specie found in Uganda
    The monkeys can be found in Kibale National Park and Mabira Central Forest Reserve in Buikwe District.

    KAMPALA - A mangabey monkey. Recent research shows that the rare monkeys prefer to live in undisturbed natural high forests.

    Buikwe - In the next one year, Ugandans and other tourists can prepare to engage in a new form of tourism activity—tracking the Mangabey monkeys.

    Beyond the pleasure of following the grey-cheeked monkeys lies the unique fact that one will be tracking primates whose existence is largely limited to Uganda.

    The government’s decision to promote the monkeys, also known as Uganda Mangabey or Lophocebus Ugandae, as the newest tourism product followed the commissioning of their habituation recently.

    At the forefront of this initiative is the Ministry of Environment, the National Forestry Authority and Nature and Livelihood, an NGO.

    Dr William Olupot, who works with Nature and Livelihood, said the monkeys are only found in Uganda although a small number lives on the Tanzanian side of the Uganda-Tanzania border along Lake Victoria.

    Locations

    “In Uganda, they are found in Lwamunda, Sango Bay and Bugoma forests in Kibale National Park and in the Mabira Central Forest Reserve in Buikwe District,” Dr Olupot said.

    He said recent research has shown that the rare monkeys prefer to live in undisturbed natural high forests, prompting the authorities to start the habituation process.

    The exercise, which will last between one and two years, will see tourism officials slowly introduce humans to monkeys in a bid to make the latter get used to the former.

    Once the monkeys are comfortable relating with humans then the public will be free to track them like they do with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda.

    Dr Olupot also wondered why Mabira, despite being close to the city (60kms from Kampala) with a large forest and plenty of flora and fauna was yet to be developed into a vibrant tourist destination.

    Mr James Ndimukulaga, a director at the National Forest Authority, said far from claims that humans had invaded Mabira and destroyed it for charcoal and timber, the forest was still largely intact and could be developed into a tourism hub.

    The call from Mr Leo Twinomuhangi, the ranger manager at NFA, however, was different.

    He said there was evidence of “powerful” people connected to the UPDF, the police and local leadership clearing sections of the forest.

    “I wish all the mentioned people can repent and stop the act. No one should ever cut a tree in Mabira and we will enjoy many more benefits,” he said.

    DailyMonitor

    - See more at: http://www.visituganda.com/information-centre/media/news/?article=MTA1#sthash.5kR7J0mU.dpuf

    KAMPALA - A mangabey monkey. Recent research shows that the rare monkeys prefer to live in undisturbed natural high forests.

    Buikwe - In the next one year, Ugandans and other tourists can prepare to engage in a new form of tourism activity—tracking the Mangabey monkeys.

    Beyond the pleasure of following the grey-cheeked monkeys lies the unique fact that one will be tracking primates whose existence is largely limited to Uganda.

    The government’s decision to promote the monkeys, also known as Uganda Mangabey or Lophocebus Ugandae, as the newest tourism product followed the commissioning of their habituation recently.

    At the forefront of this initiative is the Ministry of Environment, the National Forestry Authority and Nature and Livelihood, an NGO.

    Dr William Olupot, who works with Nature and Livelihood, said the monkeys are only found in Uganda although a small number lives on the Tanzanian side of the Uganda-Tanzania border along Lake Victoria.

    Locations

    “In Uganda, they are found in Lwamunda, Sango Bay and Bugoma forests in Kibale National Park and in the Mabira Central Forest Reserve in Buikwe District,” Dr Olupot said.

    He said recent research has shown that the rare monkeys prefer to live in undisturbed natural high forests, prompting the authorities to start the habituation process.

    The exercise, which will last between one and two years, will see tourism officials slowly introduce humans to monkeys in a bid to make the latter get used to the former.

    Once the monkeys are comfortable relating with humans then the public will be free to track them like they do with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda.

    Dr Olupot also wondered why Mabira, despite being close to the city (60kms from Kampala) with a large forest and plenty of flora and fauna was yet to be developed into a vibrant tourist destination.

    Mr James Ndimukulaga, a director at the National Forest Authority, said far from claims that humans had invaded Mabira and destroyed it for charcoal and timber, the forest was still largely intact and could be developed into a tourism hub.

    The call from Mr Leo Twinomuhangi, the ranger manager at NFA, however, was different.

    He said there was evidence of “powerful” people connected to the UPDF, the police and local leadership clearing sections of the forest.

    “I wish all the mentioned people can repent and stop the act. No one should ever cut a tree in Mabira and we will enjoy many more benefits,” he said.

    DailyMonitor

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