Uganda Safaris & Gorilla Trekking- Wildlife Tours
Planning to visit Rwanda and would like to extend your holiday to Uganda? Rwanda Safaris offers gorilla trekking , wildlife watching to be enjoyed on a Uganda Safari staying in Luxury Lodges and Hotels at the comfort of the adventure.
This small country in East Africa is abundantly gifted with half of the remaining world’s mountain gorillas and a variety of Uganda’s wildlife that makes this lovely country to be referred to as ‘Gifted by Nature’. A combination of mountain gorillas, various species of other primates, wildlife, over 1,000 bird species, great climate, fertile soils, green vegetation, and varieties of plant species, cultural diversity and warm welcoming people is what makes Uganda the ‘Pearl of Africa’.
Uganda has ten National Parks and several game reserves that are teaming with wildlife featuring big game like elephants, hippos, buffaloes, rhinos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras and the wild cats (lions, leopards, cheetahs) plus a variety of other small animals.
Uganda Gorilla Tours
Uganda proudly possesses more than half of the world’s surviving mountain gorilla population in the world. The drive from Kampala to Bwindi at a safe speed can last up to 10 hours and domestic flight shorten the time to arrive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
An en route stop over is therefore advisable for travelers that have more time on their hands; since long drives can be quite unbearable or flight is available for luxury adventurers on Uganda Safaris.
Gorilla tracking is possible in both Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks. However gorilla permits in Mgahinga are bought at the national park since the gorillas in this particular location are quite unpredictable and at times migrate to Rwanda. In Bwindi on the other hand, gorillas are tracked all year round. July to August are normally very busy months with permits harder to access during these periods.
Gorilla permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). For interested buyers contact the UWA headquarters or even better a local tour operator for a tailor made safari package.
Tracking starts at the Buhoma park headquarters at 8:00am. An armed park ranger will led you into the forest to the point where the gorillas were left the previous day. You are only allowed an hour with the gorillas to avoid stressing them. A maximum number of 8 people are allowed access to a particular gorilla group daily. It can take in between 1 – 6 hours to locate the gorillas thus the trek can be quite strenuous at times. Its advisable to carry light rain gear since it does rain unexpectedly in Bwindi at times being a rain forest. Only none flash cameras are advised to avoid scaring the apes.
Rwanda Safaris is committed to ensuring that you get the best Uganda safari experience. We organize tours to the best safari destinations in Uganda including safaris to Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla Parks, Queen Elizabeth, Kibaale, Murchison Falls, Kidepo Valley, and Lake Mburo National Parks.
Below are some sample itineraries that can give you a guideline of the kind of Uganda safaris that you can, with the help of our tour consultants, design to suit your specific interests and schedule