Here's How to Plan A 10-day Ultimate Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Here's How to Plan A 10-day Ultimate Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Planning a gorilla trekking in Uganda? If yes, you need not surf the internet to find the perfect gorilla trekking itinerary for your Uganda Safari. Let this 10-day gorilla trekking itinerary assist you with the best places and things you should not miss watching in Uganda. Spot tree climbing lions, hundreds of colorful bird species, the thrilling mountain gorillas and much more. Read More

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Planning a gorilla trekking in Uganda? If yes, you need not surf the internet to find the perfect gorilla trekking itinerary for your Uganda Safari. Let this 10-day gorilla trekking itinerary assist you with the best places and things you should not miss watching in Uganda. Spot tree climbing lions, hundreds of colorful bird species, the thrilling mountain gorillas and much more.

Trip At A Glance:

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Day 2: Visiting Lake Mburo National Park

Day 3: Exclusive Horseback and Boat Safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Day 4-6: Thrilling Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 7-8: Spot the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 9: In the Kibale Forest National Park

Day 10: Departure

Trip Highlights:

  • Arrival in Entebbe

  • A visit to Lake Mburo National Park to spot predators, Zebras, impalas, and elands

  • Enjoying delightful horseback and boat safari in Lake Mburo National Park

  • A close encounter with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
    A thrilling experience of spotting tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Witnessing the beauty of hundreds of colorful bird species residing in the Crater Lake of Kibale National Park

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Your arrival in Entebbe will be witnessed by the Legendary Lake Victoria that glimmers softly while cascading towards the horizon. Meet your guide at the exit doors of the airport and get escorted to your resort, where the views of the famous lake will be almost endless. Now, what you do for the rest of the day depends upon the time of your arrival. If you check-in your room in the late afternoon, you can do nothing but relax on the premises of the hotel to call it a day. However, if your arrival is in the early morning, you can plan light sightseeing in the nearby areas. On the first day of your trip, we would like to suggest you save your energy for the upcoming gorilla trekking adventures.

Day 2: Visiting Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is home to countless Zebras, impalas, and elands. The park is an ideal place to kick-start your Uganda gorilla trekking with your family or friends. Even if you are a solo traveler, the park is packed enough to keep you engaged with the gallops of herds of zebras and impalas for hours and hours. Visit the lake in the mid-morning to spot most of the animals roaming freely in their natural habitat. While spotting hyena in the park is occasional, you can still wander your eyes to get the glimpses of the wild. Since no African Safari is complete without spotting predators, the Lake Mburo National Park ensures that you spot some of the predators during your visit to the park. For this, keep your eyes wide-open to for predators hiding in the trees. You might spot some or many depending upon your luck and the time of the day. Enjoy your game drive till the late afternoon and return your resort before the dark, because the dark hours are mainly for the wildlife who resides in the park.

Day 3: Exclusive Horseback and Boat Safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Here you get one more day to spend in the tranquility of the park. Today, you will visit the park once again, but this time the focus will be on exploring the untamed corners of the park via exclusive Horseback and Boat Safari. You can divide your time into two parts - one for the horseback riding and another half for the boat safari or vice-versa. While exploring the wildlife of the park that resides along the edges of the lake can be done via the thrilling boat safari, the experience to see the giants closely from a height while sitting on the top of the horse is incomparable.

Day 4-6: Thrilling Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today is the day for which you planned this Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Today is the day when you will finally meet the mountains gorillas of Uganda during your three-day stay in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Visit the park in the mid-morning to explore the part at the fullest. Your personal guide will escort you at the entrance of the park where you meet a local bushman. For the next two days, this bushman will become your next guide who will take you to the untamed corners of the park. Walk through the trails, follow the path of the bushman, and look for the giant footprints of the gorillas. While looking for the footprints, do not miss to witness the serene beauty of the park that this place holds for the visitors. The mountains, the forests, the rugged roads, and the tranquility of the park deserves to be noticed by your eyes. Wait for some time and soon you will spot the mountain gorillas in front of you. Don’t be shocked but calm enough to witness this moment with joy. Keep a distance from the gorillas to avoid infections and other communicable diseases. Gaze at the group and admire this natural wonder of the world with bare eyes. When with the gorillas, you will have an hour to spend a leisure time admiring the troop. So, do not waste a single second of it. Click pictures and capture this moment in your camera lens forever.

Day 7-8: Spot the tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

After spotting the mountains gorillas, it’s time to meet the king of the jungle - the lions. You might have heard that tigers and leopards are proficient enough to climb trees for their preys, however, your visit to the Queen Elizabeth National Park will unfold the hidden side of the jungle which is even lions can climb trees to catch their prey. You will witness this moment in the Queen Elizabeth National Park where in a thrilling game drive right in the habitat of the big cats will give you the moments of your life. Spend two days in the park and explore it at the fullest.

Day 9: In the Kibale Forest National Park

In case you are not aware of this place, let us tell you that The Rwenzori Mountain Chain divides East and Central Africa with a number of jagged peaks that are as high as 15,000 feet. While the lower slopes of the peaks are mainly dominated by rainforest and grasslands, the higher slopes are home to raw and scarred trails full of holes. Passing the slopes, you will land to Crater Lake where hundreds of colorful bird species reside. The place is often packed with the sound of the local primates that echoes across the water. Today, you will be on a full day guided tour of the lake and will explore the many bird species and the jagged peaks that makes Kibale Forest National Park one of the main highlights of Uganda.

Day 10: Departure

Your 8-day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is finally completing and today you will be saying Cheerios to the scenic beauty of this place. With lots of special memories in your heart, you will transfer to the airport for a happy return. Do not miss to enjoy your farewell breakfast in the hotel before the exit formalities. You will love the sweet gesture shown by the hotel staff.

PRICE

The Gorilla Trekking Safari prices are based on the type of services you avail.  Basic services including travel expenses, accommodation, and food will be included in your package but services like game driving, sightseeing, entry tickets to the park, etc will be charged separately. To know more about the price, inquire for a custom quote. 

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