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Uganda Guest Review: "The way chimpanzees interact with humans is fascinating"

chimpanzee Searching for primates in Uganda

The Cardins just returned from trekking through the jungle in search of primates on our Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure and shared their highlights with us.

"We chose the Ultimate Uganda Gorilla Adventure because my daughter and I both have a strong interest in primates and we like to be physically active. All of our activities were fabulous, but the chimpanzee trek stands out the most. This was in part because we chose to do the habituation experience, which provided an extended time to observe them. More fundamentally though, the way chimpanzees interact with humans is fascinating. The best way I can describe it is that when you look at other animals, they see you but when you look at chimpanzees they look back. Our guide, Milton, was fantastic, he was very flexible, knowledgeable, and a joy to be with. Our accommodations at Mt. Gahinga, Primate Lodge, and Ishasha Wilderness Camp were all terrific and the biggest surprise of the trip was the food - it was outstanding across the board."

"Ironically, one of our best experiences was entirely unplanned. My daughter saw a woman wearing a dress that she liked at one of the tourist markets, but the dress was not available at the market, so our guide took us to a shop in Kasese to see what they had. The shop owner then took us to the local market, where we bought fabric and someone custom-made the dress for my daughter in three hours. It was an amazing part of the trip!" - The Cardins

To learn more about trips to Uganda give us a call at 800-345-4453 or email our program director, Chris Moriarty.

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