Gorilla tracking and wildlife safari holiday in Uganda gives you the chance to be closer to the gentle eyed mountain gorillas. To enjoy this dream come true Africa holiday, you need to feel secure and free while on holiday.
Your life is the most important deal so that you can keep memories of your experience and encounter with the mountain gorillas forever.
Before embarking on a gorilla tracking safari, make it upon you to check and test for covid-19 atleast 72 hours before start of international travel.
Carry enough protective masks to take you through the gorilla tracking holidays and sanitizers too that are suitable for your skin. Although masks and sanitizers are provided at the Uganda Wildlife Authority office, carrying your own is more comfortable as you trek to see the mountain gorillas.
Day 1 : Road Trip To Bwindi Forest Park
Having woken up early in the morning, your ranger guide will pick you from your overnight hotel and take you to Bwindi forest National Park. This is home the biggest number of mountain gorillas in the entire world.
Although the road trip through the country side is long and bumpy, it is scenic. By the end of the journey you get a free African massage as well.
Arrive late evening to check into your room, prepare your gorilla tracking gears set for the next day adventure.
Relax as you await dinner and overnight;
Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Engage Lodge/ Bwindi View Bandas.
Day 2 Gorilla Tracking Experience
Having taken your breakfast, carry your gorilla tracking gears to the ranger station for briefing. You will be subdivided into groups of 8 trekkers a ranger guide will escort you into the forest.
Keep looking around for other interesting creatures like the black and white colobus, grey checked mangabey, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, rich avian life including 23 species of the 24 species of Albertine endemics, thousands of butterflies linger in the forest.
Keen botanists have a chance to spot some of the uncommonly seen tree and other plant species. Since Bwindi Forest is an ancient forest, you may have the chance of seeing unique plants that have gone into extinction.
Finally, you get to meet the gorillas view them from a distance of about 8 meters away and avoid touching them. Keep your mask on so that you do not create any chances of spreading any infectious disease to these vulnerable creatures.
Maximize your time while with the mountain gorillas trekking memorable photos and pauses from all angles of possible.
Watch the gorillas do there day today activities like feeding, grooming the young, disciplining the insolent mountain gorillas especially the Juveniles and so much more.
The forest is so interesting especially that hour with the gorillas is unforgettable to many travelers.
After one hours in the presence of the mountain gorillas, return to your lodge to relax or you may request for an optional tour to the Batwa Pygmies to learn more about their life. This is at an additional affordable cost and worth taking.
Overnight at your previous lodge
Day 3 Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After enjoying your time with the great apes of the world, head forQueen Elizabeth National park the home of great tree climbing lions.
Depending on the condition of the roads and the bridge connection to the park, you may enter the park through Ishasha sector where you have high chances of spotting the tree climbing lions.
Enjoy a game drive through the park as you travel through where you may have the chance of seeing animals like the buffaloes, elephants, elands, water bucks, bush bucks, leopards and so much more.
Check in to your booked accommodation
Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Lodge/ Bush Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp
Day 4: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth National park
An early morning game drive provides you with great chances of seeing some of the unique animals of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Embark on a drive through the Northern sector of the park.
The Mweya Penissular has the holds the administrative center of this park so you have to drive there for a short briefing then with a ranger guide enjoy the drive through the plains.
Here you have high chances of seeing animals like Uganda Kobs, water bucks, bush backs, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopards to mention but a few.
Drive through rich dry and wet crater lakes that form a network. Each unique by shape and surrounding. Some of the most outstanding caters include Nyamunuka cater that acts as the natural animal hospital of the park, blue lake closer to Maramagambo forest, Lake Katwe the ancient salt mining lake and so much more.
Return to your lodge for lunch break and later converge on the shores of Kazinga Channel to enjoy a boat cruise. This is like the highlight of the day as you may get to watch several animals making there way to quench thirst.
Herds of elephants, herds of buffaloes, water bucks, bush bucks, elands, leopards, lions, thousands of birds both foreign and local birds enjoy the marshy shores of Kazinga channel.
Take photos and return to the shore to get a rest at your overnight accommodation.
Day 5 Drive to Entebbe Airport
Having enjoyed your adventurous experience amongst the mountain gorillas and rich game life, embark on a return trip to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your return flight.
Gorilla tracking required you to have a gorilla permit which lasts only one day.
Wearing a mask and sanitising before and during gorilla tracking is the kindest gesture you can give to the mountain gorillas.
Gorillas are susceptible to human infections so volunteer to stay behind in case you have any contiguous infection.
Gorilla tracking requires you to have specific gorilla tracking gears which you must include in your packing list.
Mountain gorillas live in families under the autocratic leadership of the Silverback.
Mountain gorillas are entirely vegetarian so no need to get scared of them grabbing you for a meal. Gorilla tracking in Uganda starts with briefing early in the morning and missing out on briefing may deny you the chance of trekking the gorillas.