When it comes to gorilla trekking, Uganda is a place which is second to none. Being home to the world’s largest mountain gorillas troops, Uganda is a perfect place where you can meet and greet your closest primates. This 7-day Uganda gorilla trekking will assist you how to plan the itinerary for adventurous days and delightful nights in Uganda.
Day 1: Kibale National Park
Day 2: Intimate Chimpanzee Trekking at Kibale National Park
Day 4-5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 7: Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Once Again
Day 8: Departure
Enter into the kingdom of chimpanzees. Kick-start your Uganda safari with a visit to Kibale National Park.
Spend one more day in Kibale National park to get face to face with the Kibale’s Chimpanzees
Enjoy adventurous wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to meet the most endangered and largest primates of the world - the mountain gorillas
If you planned this Uganda gorilla trekking keeping the Chimpanzees on the mind, Kibale is the only place where you will see your plannings taking a definite shape. Though Uganda is known for ultimate Chimpanzee tracking experiences if we had to point one place where the chimpanzees are prominent, it has to be Kibali National Park. The dense forests of Kibale are the ones where west African jungles meet the East African jungle. Being home to 13 primate species, of which chimpanzees are one, Kibale has become a premier destination to primates. So, book your day one for exploring the dense and lush green forests of Kibale National Park. Meet your guide outside the park who will assist you with best trail options.
Kibale National Park is a not a small park that you can explore on a single day. Instead, the dense forests of the park will take you to the many trails and corners which you will find impossible to explore on a single day. Moreover the chimpanzees, that are the main attraction of the park - are not guaranteed to appear on your day of the visit. Hence, in a bid to get face to face with the Kibale’s Chimpanzees, you will have to spend one more day in the park. You can either opt for a Uganda safari camp or return back to the park for another visit. The choice is completely yours.
The day three of your Uganda gorilla trekkings begins with the melodious sounds of the birds chirping outside your window. With the first sunlight of the day fourth sneaking into your room, you will witness the beginning of another beautiful day in Uganda. Today, you will visit another legendary park of Uganda and it is none other than the epic Queen Elizabeth National Park. While the Kibale National Park drew all the attention because of the Chimpanzees, the Queen Elizabeth National Park has still a role in your Uganda Gorilla Trekking safari because of the adventurous wildlife safari it entails under its circumference. Things to do in the park are many which include but certainly not limited to - spotting tree climbing lions of Ishasha, varied species of birds, hippos, and wildlife roaming along the edges of Kazinga Channel. Not only this, but the park also boasts a limited number of species of chimpanzees which gives you another opportunity to spot these primates in the lush green forests of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If spending more than one day in the park, you can also go hiking through Maramagambo Forest.
After witnessing the wildlife of two major parks of Uganda - Kibale National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park - it is finally the time to meet the real primates of Uganda and they are the Mountain Gorillas. Today, you will visit the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to imperious mountain gorillas. The day starts with meeting your guide outside the park. A local bushman will take you inside the park. When inside 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.
Reasons to revisit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking are many of which experiencing the rare and the intense emotions of gorillas are the one. Today, you will drive to Rushaga which is known to have the largest number of habituated troops. The process will be the same as yesterday. You are supposed to reach the destination in the early morning after which a short briefing about the trekking will be given.
We would not say that this gorillas trekking will be as intense as the previous one. It can, not because it lacks something, but because the first time experience of spotting the mountain gorillas has already in your eyes. Today, the purpose of visiting Bwindi National park once again is to spot some more primates doing rare things in the park. Things you have missed yesterday might be observed today. You might spot some gorillas mating or even watch silverback thumping on his chest. Gorilla trekking is not only about taking pictures and socializing the experience you had with the world’s largest and endangered primates but to stand, watch, and admire the emotions across their eyes. The emotions when a young gorilla plays on the back of the dad gorilla, the emotions when a silverback thumps his chest out of aggression, and the emotion when they play together like a family. To witness all these incredible moments, you need to visit Bwindi once again and trust us it will be worth your while.
Your 7-day Uganda Gorilla Trekking 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.
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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