Uganda Tours … the tours and safaris country you will love.
Uganda is a land of fascinating beauty and contrasts: From the snow – capped mountains to the rolling hills, the hot hazy Savannahs teaming with wildlife to the canopied rain forest alive with bird life, the chimpanzees crashing through the forest branches to the majestic gorillas chewing softly in the bamboo thicket. The meandering R. Nile twisting its way north words with sudden outbursts of roaring water falls, to the shimmering white sandy beaches and the friendly peoples’ smiling faces welcomes you to this ‘Pearl of Africa’.
3 DAYS TO GORILLA TOURS EXPERIENCE/ BY ROAD
Bwindi impenetrable rain forest is said to be 25,000 years old, making it one of Africa’s most ancient and most bio diverse habitat. The altitude of this mountain park ranges from 1200 – 2600 meters. The park is best known for its mountain gorilla tracking, ranked among the world’s premier wildlife encounters.
- Enjoy the fascinating scenery on your drive to Bwindi national park arriving early evening
- Gorilla track
- Drive back to Kampala.
Day 1: Kampala tours to Bwindi Park / 530 Kms.
After an early breakfast, transfer safari by road to Bwindi national park with a lunch break on the way. Don’t miss the fascinating scenery and rolling hills tours and safari.
Besides its major attraction, the mountain gorillas (gorilla Berengeri) the National Park is also home to an amazing 120 mammal species, 350 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies and over 200 species of trees.
While at the park if you have time, there is an option to visit the local community to experience their life style and cultural practices. Discover how the locals produce commodities such as medicine, tools, soap, beer, baskets and food.
Day 2 – Bwindi national park tours and safaris.
After a hearty breakfast at 0730 to give you the energy needed for your gorilla trek, drive to the ranger station before 0800 am for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the tour guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.
Once you are close to the group the guides will ask you to leave behind your bags as no food items should be carried close to the gorillas. Just take your cameras with you as you are about to meet the gentle giants! Sit in the forest among st the gorillas,listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silver back. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.
Please note: please listen to the instructions of the local rangers at all times. It is forbidden to approach the gorillas closer than 5 meters, to feed them or to use flash photography. Likewise for your and their safety! You will be accompanied by armed guards which guarantee your safety in an area where Uganda wild buffaloes are sighted. While walking, please feel free to ask guides to slow down if they are going too fast and if you need a rest. There is the additional option to hire porters on site.
The Uganda Tours Wildlife Authority does not allow a trekking when you are sick as gorillas are very susceptible of human diseases. Should you feel sick the day of the trek we urgently advise you to abide this rule. In order to receive a 50% refund of the permit cost you MUST get a doctor’s report that day (please ask your guide to arrange this for you).
We must also stress that, while you have a very good chance of seeing gorillas, success is NOT guaranteed. They are wild creatures with no fixed routine and finding them requires the skills and experience of your tour and safaris tracker sand guides, as well as luck. The tour trackers and guides have helped to habituate the gorilla groups and know them intimately. They will take you to the area where they left the gorillas the day before. Before leaving they may be able to suggest how long the hike might be.
Day 3:O/n Luxury Lodge.
After breakfast at 0730, start on your drive back to Kampala arriving late evening. You will carry a packed lunch to have on the way.
For ALL on-foot activities in the parks (tour walking safaris, chimpanzee and gorilla treks) we recommend:
- Long sleeve shirts and trousers (old clothes recommended as they can get very dirty and torn from the thorns and jungle foliage)
- Insect repellent and sunscreen
- Hat and sunglasses
- Good comfortable sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support
- Long socks to tuck your trousers into and Rain jacket
- Tour and safari Cameras fully charged. Please note there can be very low light conditions and flash photography not being permitted. Waterproof rucksack (or plastic bags inside your rucksack)
- Packed lunch and lots of water.
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