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... over us heading in the same general direction. We looked around and witnessed more chimps circling in from all directions. The jungle echoed with their calls. Our guide looked around in excitement and told us "they are hunting." The next 10 minutes happened so quickly, I can barely remember all the events that took place. Chimps, as our guide explained hours before, hunt other monkeys, particularly the red colobus. To see a chimp ...
... monkey and blue monkey.
We ate lunch in Fort Portal and then, reached a more typical Ugandan road for the drive to Kibale. This road is not fully paved, has ruts and potholes everywhere and even more people walking along, motorcycles and farm animals that may pop out around a turn. Glad I wasn't driving!
Tomorrow is chimp trekking and bird watching tour!
The crater lakes are located close to a town in the west called Fort Portal. We set off there on a bus early in the morning on Tuesday 15th. We didn't have the best start to the trip as the bus I'd planned for us to go on (the most reliable one) was no longer running, so we have to get another one and it was a lot less reliable! We were told it would leave at 8am sharp, this was at 7am when we got ...
... onto your shoes and up your legs.
We saw so many monkeys, here are a few. The colobus was one of our favourite and apparently not very common to see.
Eventually late afternoon we arrived at our next lodge. Tomorrow would be our chimp trek.This area is especially know for its primates especially the chimpanzees.