Fly-in Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari for 7 Days
How to organize a 7 day fly-in gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, when to go gorilla tracking, and what to wear for gorilla tracking
DAY 1 – Drive to Bwindi Forest National Park
Rise up early in the morning for breakfast and your driver guide will pick you from your overnight hotel or guest house to drive you to Bwindi forest national park the home of the mountain gorillas. They live in the thick impenetrable forest in gorilla trekking families headed by a silverback which is the dominant male. The journey is quite long but scenic as you view the rolling hills of Kigezi, meandering rivers and so much more. Arrive in the evening ready for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 – Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
Rise up early for breakfast and head to the ranger station for briefing. Remember to carry your lunch and drinking water to quench your thirst as you trek to see the gorillas. The time of finding the gorillas is unpredictable because of their regular movements. Carry on walking through the thick forest where you may have the chance of seeing other primates like the olive baboons, vervet monkeys, grey checked mangabey and so much more. The gorillas may get to see you before you do because they are very keen with foreigners in there environ. When you finally get to see them, wait to take there pictures because the ranger guide has to first observe them then finally he will advise you to take the pictures. Observe there movement and the way they play from the vines. Return the the lodge and relax
DAY 3 – Gorilla trekking the second day
Having viewed the gorillas the first day, head to the ranger station for another day of gorillas trekking. You will be briefed about the gorillas again because there behavior changes and that is why you follow the trail where they were last seen the previous day. Carry on and when you finally get to see them, stay with them for just an hour observing them and taking there pictures. Return to the lodge and relax.
DAY 4 – Flying to Murchison Falls National Park
Rise up early in the morning for breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park. This pack is bisected by River Nile which is the longest river in Africa. Home to a number of wild animals like lions, giraffes, leopards, water bucks, bush bucks, elephants, warthogs and so much more. Relax at you lodge
DAY 5 – Game drive and Lunch cruise
Get up early in the morning for an early morning game drive in the northern sector of the park. You may have the chance of seeing animals like leopards, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, rich bird life, scenic highlands and so much more. Return for late day breakfast and head to the pier after lunch for a boat cruise on the Nile. You will get closer to Murchison falls where the Nile squeezes through the narrow gorge to join the rest of the Nile course. Take its photographs and return home.
DAY 6 – Chimpanzee trekking
Rise up early in the morning for breakfast and head for chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest National Park. You will be briefed about the behaviors of the chimpanzees, follow them till when you finally get to meet them. Stay with them for just an hour and return to your lodge to relax.
DAY 7 – Return home
Having enjoyed your fly-in 7 day gorilla trekking and wildlife safari fly back to Entebbe to catch up with your flight back home.
Note this As you book a gorilla trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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