4 days of Gorilla trekking in Uganda
Highlights of 4 days of Gorilla trekking in Uganda
This 4 days of gorilla trekking inUganda ideal for travelers with short holidays. A must visit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing. There are the two most popular places to visit while on holiday in Uganda. Its optional to either pick you from Entebbe airport or from Kampala.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in Southwestern Uganda and covers an area of 331 Sq km. Its well known as a habitat for 12 Gorilla families, 348 bird species, 163 tree species, 120 mammals, 220 butterfly species, 27 chameleon species, and 1000 flowering plants among others. Currently , its even more than this due to immigrants to this park and for the plants, the seeds are moved or transported by the moving plants and sometimes by soil erosion. This is a unique park with both white and black colobus monkeys and Chimpanzees. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located 376 km away from Kampala. It is a habitat for over 95 species of mammals, 10 species of primates and over 500 species of birds, and more. The commonly enjoyed activities are the amazing boat cruise and game viewing.
DAY 01: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In the morning our company guide transport you to the northern sector of Bwindi impenetrable rain forest for your fancy activity, gorilla tracking. Enjoy the spectacular view of Uganda one place after the other and witness why is called the “Pearl of Africa”. Have a stopover at the equator to take photos or even videos and the second stopover is in the Land of milk, Mbarara to have your lunch. Expect to watch the endowered species in this park such as plants and animals like the mountain gorillas chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, forest elephants, birds, and waterfalls though Mountain gorillas are most popular. Stay sobber while on this long journey to watch yourself traverse the vast countryside. Prepare for an evening community walk to the Pygmies (Batwa) which may lighten your safari. Have a taste of the traditional dance and songs from Uganda with the help of drums, men, and women. Stay an overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp or any of your choice because at that time you the boss to decide.
DAY 02: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindidi Impenetrable National Park
On this day you will need to be very early (6:00 am), report to the Park headquarters for briefing by the senior park ranger guide with your portable backpack with lunch box and a bottle of drinking water. The briefing is to summarise the rules and regulations while in the park. Thereafter, start tracking the gorillas in the forest. Its advisable to wear long sleveed clothes to protect you from waterly grass at times with thorns. The rubber shoes are also needed due the rugged or slippery paths. Hire the local porters to carry your luggage because with time they seem to be heavier. Given an ear to vigilantly listen to gorilla’s vocal communications and follow until you finally see them. However much the baby gorilla comes near you out of curiosity, don’t respond back because the silverback may hunt you. Spending an hour with gorillas is a guarantee as you observe their human nature behaviors while taking photos. It’s a special feeling to take a seat in the jungle with a gorilla family.
Later in the evening, take a guided community walk to the left few of the first people o leave in this forest. the Batwa or a walk on the Munyaga River trail. It entails crystal clear waterfalls, a variety of flora, butterfly species and an array of birds to refresh your minds.
Day 03: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
After breakfast see your way to Queen Elizabeth national park through the Southern part of the park, Ishasha section. It’s a home for rare tree-climbing lions, antelopes like kobs, gazelles, and bush bucks and many more. It will be in afternoon to reach the park, have lunch at one of the best lodge Mweya and later have a boat cruise. It takes over 2 hours boat cruising and enjoying the cool brezee along the Kazinga channel connecting lakes George and Edward. This gives close views of crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, elephants and a variety of birds like pelicans, African skimmer, African fish eagle and the shoebill.Have overnight stay at Enganzi lodge or any other lodge around.
Day 04: Chimpanzee tracking, Game drive and Transfer to Kampala
On your last day, you have two main options to either go for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge or game driving inorder to capture up with time. Game driving involves watching variety of animals including topis, giraffes, kobs, warthogs, buffalos among the park’s 100 mammal species. If the flight is late in the evening or at night is better. Later, transfer back to Kampala in Uganda and connect to Entebbe for your departure flight.