A chimp is definitely the kind of animal you would want for company when trapped on an island. For starters, it could be your cousin with a closely matched DNA of 95- 98 percent.  Chimpanzees also develop lifelong family bonds, particularly between mother and child. I t would be a loyal friend. They have the ability to laugh at ridiculous things so you definitely would hear a chuckle and bubble of laughter here and there.

You wouldn’t want for tools and other manual things. So you can dig and cut things and definitely won’t starve. In fact, they use tools for more purposes than any other creature except human beings.

You don’t have to cook. They are  omnivores, which means they eat fruits, nuts, seeds, blossoms and leaves, as well as many kinds of insects and occasionally medium-sized animals. Basically you will fruit gather with your buddy.

You can communicate moreover without the hustle of Mars and Venus language barriers. Chimpanzees communicate in many ways, most notably through sounds and calls. They also communicate with each other through touch, facial expressions and body language. It can be taught sign language and they respond to calls and repeated words followed by a specific action. Chimpanzees communicate physically in ways similar to humans—by kissing, embracing, patting on the back, touching hands, tickling, etc. And they even laugh when they play!

Games chimps play. Like men, chimps too play games. Chimpanzees sometimes get bored and will make up games to amuse themselves. You can set up play dates, hurray.

They make their own beds. You won’t be stuck with making beds, that’s for sure. Each night, chimpanzees make “nests” to sleep in and they never sleep in the same nest twice. The nests are made out of leaves, branches and other materials. Sometimes they even make a pillow out of the softest leaves.



Just like humans, animals have traits too. If you were an animal, don’t you wonder which one would be just like you? Here’s some ideas on what animal shares your traits.


Everyone knows one of those people who act quiet and unassuming but when you cross them there is hell to pay. A lion is the perfect example. They sleep for over 22 hours and are rare to find but this is one animal you don’t want to rub the wrong way.



Crocodiles have got this act perfected. They lie there and pretend to be a statue simply waiting for you to get close enough for them to pounce. Many people have met their downfall this way and am sure they if they had a chance they wouldn’t make the same mistake again.



You know that person who has got it all figured out?? That would be the leopard. It picks its prey and sets a trap calmly waits for you to walk into it. You have slim chances of escaping as it lies in wait in a tree for its prey.


Like humans, chimpanzees are no stranger to laughter. They often tickle each other and give unmistakable laughs as a result. They can also laugh at clumsy apes embarrassing themselves.

Laughing Chimp


Don’t put it past animals to be full of themselves. The peacock is one of those that will preen and admire itself without shame.



Pretty easy to find considering they know their pedigree and let you know they know. Nothing beats a horse that will snort as if to mock you, turn its back with nose in the air as if you are beneath its notice. They definitely know who the boss is.


Trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

For those of you with busy schedules where getting time for even yourself is a hustle, don’t let that stop you from making time to travel.

In only 3 days, you can travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy all it has to offer. It’s located in Western Uganda and so prepare to enjoy a long scenic drive of over 5 hours from the capital, Kampala.

A highlight of this trip is you get to cross the equator, twice if you’re lucky.

There are over 95 different species of mammals and 600 species of birds. With a fun game drive, you get to play spot the lion since the jungle kings are elusive and sleep for over 22 hours a day.

Watching elephants play is another highlight you would be lucky to see.

A part of the trip is the opportunity to go for a boat ride. It’s fun, exciting and rejuvenating. Plus you get to see all the mammals hiding out in water and lots of bird species.

Accommodation is serene and comfortable with a number of lodges and camps to choose from depending on your budget and fancy.

Jacana Safari Lodge


To arrange your trip with us, contact us here.

THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience) By William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?