A perfect holiday experience is all you wish to have on holiday. In Africa to arrange 5 days perfectly on a gorilla tracking safari in Uganda is a dream come true.
Gorilla tracking starts with booking a gorilla permit for each person you hope to travel with. This is the first guarantee that you will be liable to meet the gentle eyed mountain gorillas.
5 day Super Gorilla tracking Safari in Uganda.
Stop Over 1 Drive to Bwindi Forest National Park
On this day, your driver guide will pick you from your lodge and drive you to Bwindi Forest. This road trip is so scenic as you pass by a network of rivers, traversed by lovely swamp.
Make a stop at the equator to take on a water experiment. Enjoy a photoshoot while standing on both side of the earth at the same time.
Continue driving on the winding roads, passed rolling hills of Kigezi and finally arrive late evening to check in your lodge.
Note: Bwindi Is a very cold area so when packing remember to include some warm wear.
As you get closer to Bwindi Forest, you will experience a drop in altitude.
Bwindi is located in a remote area so there may be disruption in internet availability.
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Mahogany Springs Lodge/ Engage Lodge/ Bwindi View Bandas
Stopover 1, Day 2 Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
As gorilla tracking starts early morning, it is best to get up early and put together all the gorilla tracking gears you need.
You will head to the ranger station for briefing they move into the park to search for the gorillas.
The way is full of enchanting appearance of excited monkeys like black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons and so many others.
Birds that roam the forest area uncountable including the Albertine endemics. For keen birders, this is a double blessing as you may easily identify over 70 bird species in a day.
The Moment to see the mountain gorillas finally comes with the first glance stimulating your adrenaline.
Take out your camera to capture the different pauses displayed by the mountain gorillas. Try to stand at a distance of about 7 meters away from them. Watch the family do its wild activities and return to the lodge after an hour.
Stopover 2, Day 3 Road Trip To Queen Elizabeth National Park
After seeing the mountain gorillas, it is time to see the other wild animals that Uganda parks harbor.
Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park where you may get the chance of seeing animals like cape buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, bush bucks, elands, hyenas and so many others.
Check into your lodge and relax
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Lodge/ KingFisher Lodge
Stopover 2 Day 4 Game Drive And Launch Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National park
An early morning game drive will give you the chance to see early risers emerge from night hideouts. Some of those you may get a chance to see include lions, leopards, herds of cape buffaloes, elephants, bush pigs, mangoose, elands, water bucks, bush bucks to mention but a few.
After lunch, head to the pier for an epic boat ride on Kazinga channel. The banks are normally visited by herds of elephants that move to the banks to quench thirst, buffaloes wallow in the mud, schools of hippos, crocodiles, Uganda Kobs, water bucks to mention but a few.
Plenty of birds congregate at the shore to feed from the marshy ground. You may even spot those that have migrated from as far as Europe.
The banks are normally busy so do not forget to carry a camera for remembrance pictures.
Return to the lodge to relax.
Day 5 Road Trip To Entebbe Airport
Having had fun in the wilderness of Uganda, drive back to the airport to catch up with your home bound flight.
Gorilla tracking is restricted to 15 years and above
You must pack the right Gorilla tracking Gears MORE DETAILS
Request for the area where your gorilla permit has been booked so that you can book accommodation close or with in this area.
Gorilla tracking packages are sold according to Up-scale, Mid-range and budget gorilla tracking packages. Request for your most preferred package.
Rules Of Gorilla Tracking in Uganda
Volunteer to stay behind in case of any communicable infection like flue, cholera, Corona. Gorillas are susceptible to human infections.
Do not feed the mountain gorillas because they have to look for there own food.
Avoid dumping any waste in the forest.
Do not eat while near the mountain gorillas as they may grab what you are chewing yet it may not be good for the animals.
Never enter the forest without a ranger guide as you need protection while in the forest.
Provoking the Mountain gorillas may force them into hiding as they get agitated and scared easily.
Burry all faeces beyond recognition deep down the ground.
Follow the instructions of the ranger guide because he understands the behavior of these primates.
When Is The best Time To Do Gorilla Tracking In Uganda?
Gorilla tracking is a Whole Year round activity in Uganda but there are low seasons and high seasons. From June To September and December to January, there are usually peak seasons.
November, February to April are normally low season and even the lodges offer pocket friendly prices.
Do Mountain Gorillas Eat Flesh?
Mountain gorillas are entirely vegetarian. There delicacy are the bamboo but also eat fruits, ants, soft stems to mention but a few.
How Much Time Do you take To see the gorillas?
Mountain gorillas are freely moving primates so the time to find them is unknown but it is estimates to be between 30 minutes to over 6 hours. This depends on the conditions in the forest.
Which is the best Gorilla tracking area To Trek?
Gorilla tracking is currently booked according to area but all areas have unique families that make the activity interesting.