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Primates of Queen Elizabeth National Park | primate safaris | primate tours  

Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda is not only home to a variety of big cats but also boasts a rich population of primates. Here are some of the primates you can find in Queen Elizabeth National Park.



The park is known for its population of chimpanzees, and the Kyambura Gorge is a popular spot for chimpanzee tracking and observation. Guided walks and tracking experiences allow visitors to witness these intelligent and social primates in their natural habitat.


Olive baboons

Olive baboons are abundant in Queen Elizabeth National Park and can be found throughout various areas, including the Mweya Peninsula. They live in large troops and are known for their distinctive olive-colored fur.


Red-tailed monkeys

Red-tailed monkeys are endemic to Uganda and can be spotted in the forests of Queen Elizabeth National Park. They are characterized by their striking red tails and are often seen in small groups, leaping gracefully through the trees.


Vervet monkeys

Vervet monkeys are common in the park and can be found in different habitats, including forests and savannahs. They are known for their distinctive blue faces and grayish-brown fur.


Black-and-white colobus monkeys

These striking monkeys with black fur and a flowing white mantle are found in the park’s forests. They are highly arboreal and often move in small groups, leaping between trees.


L’Hoest’s monkeys

L’Hoest’s monkeys are primarily found in the park’s dense forests. They have a dark brown coat with a white ruff of fur around their necks and a prominent tuft of hair on their foreheads.


Blue monkeys

Blue monkeys are known for their beautiful bluish-gray fur and can be found in the forested areas of the park. They are relatively small in size and are active during the day.

These are just a few examples of the primate species you can encounter in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park’s diverse habitats, including forests, provide a suitable environment for a variety of primates, making it an excellent destination for primate enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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