The great game migration in Tanzania is an exciting adventure safari in Africa where one gets to enjoy millions of wild animals as they cross the rift valley floor. A lot of drama is sighted as gangs of wild beestes, Zebras, antelopes make there pilgrimage to the other side of the rift valley.
After the exciting the wild game migration safari in Tanzania, you may decide to connect for a mesmerizing gorilla tracking experience in Uganda or Rwanda.
Travel from Tanzania to Uganda is possible by road or daily flight from Dar-el-Salaam to Entebbe Airport. You may also decide to connect with daily domestic scheduled flights in Uganda (Entebbe Airport to Kihihi Airstrip in Kanungu).
Remember to also book a transfer vehicle from the Kihihi air strip to Bwindi forest National Park. All this may take about 6 hours in case proper procedures are followed during your booking.
3 day Gorilla tracking in Uganda After Game migration Expedition in Tanzania
Fly from Dar-el Salaam Airport to Entebbe Airport. Depending on your time of arrival, you will be driven to Bwindi Forest. Enjoy the great scenery of lash green vegetation cover, meandering rivers, breathtaking valleys, and so much more.
Arrive late in the evening ready for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Engage Lodge/ Bwindi View Bandas
Day 2 Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast, carry your gorilla tracking gears with your packed lunch as the time you may take in the forest is uncertain due to the mobility of the mountain gorillas.
Remember to wear a mask and carry some extra masks in case you need to change while you trek. You will be advised on how to behave while you search for mountain gorillas and all other inhabitants.
As you hike, you may meet a network of rivers that crisscross the forest and feed most resident plants and animals. Bwindi forest is also the water catchments area of the community around.
A number of other primates like black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys to mention but a few.
When you finally get the chance to meet the mountain gorillas, watch the family drama like disciplining the infants, feeding infants, jumpy juveniles, and so much more.
Take photographs and return to the lodge to relax.
Day 3 Return to Entebbe Airport
After spending your time with the gentle apes, its time to pack up and return home. Carry only memories of your gorilla tracking experience and wild game safari in Tanzania.
What you need To Know About Gorilla Tracking Safari
Gorilla tracking is open all year round but there are two major seasons that is to say the peak season which is normally June through September and shoulder season December to January. Low season is normally February through May.
All these seasons offer you an opportunity to organize the most memorable safari of a lifetime.
To finally confirm your African safari to see the mountain gorillas you need a gorilla permit. It is the only ticket that gives you a pass to this exciting experience.
Packing the right gorilla tracking wear makes your experience very memorable. You need to have long camouflaging trousers and long sleeved top, tracking boots, energy bite to mention but a few.
Gorilla tracking starts with briefing early in the morning and if you happen to miss out on briefing, you may not be allowed to see the gorillas. Time keeping is essential for you to succeed during a Gorilla tracking adventure.
Carry a flash less camera to keep memories of your gorilla tracking experience. It is a once in a life time dream vacation.
The price cost of a gorilla tracking safari is dependent on your budget. The price that cuts across all costs of a gorilla tracking safari is a gorilla permit which costs $ 700.
A variety of safari packages are available for you to book that is to say Luxury gorilla tracking safari package, mid-range gorilla tracking tour package and budget gorilla tracking tour package.
What is the best time to book a gorilla tracking safari
Gorilla tracking is open throughout the year however the choice is yours to identify the most appropriate time to travel for this adventure.
Gorilla tracking has two seasons that is the peak season and low season.
Each gorilla tracking area is exciting to trek so no matter where you are allocated to see the gorillas, you will enjoy.
Gorilla tracking areas in Uganda include Nkuringo gorilla tracking area, Buhoma gorilla tracking area, Rushaga gorilla tracking area, Ruhija gorilla tracking area.
In case you have specific reasons for trekking the gorillas like you want to trek a family with infants, have a birthday surprise in the forest, want to share this delightful moment with someone, it is best to state your intension prior to starting your trek. You might have a chance to be given the family of your interest.
Are mountain gorillas dangerous?
Mountain gorillas are very calm and shy primates despite there huge size and scaring bodies. In case of anger, sometimes the mountain gorillas may retrieve into the deeper ends of the forest.
Others may also beat there chests, pull some close by grass and walk on one foot to show discontentment.
When with the mountain gorillas, you just need to keep following the instructions from the briefing and the ranger guide. You will have the best of your experience during the gorilla tracking safari.
What To Pack For Gorilla Tracking
Gorilla tracking being a special once in a lifetime experience, one need to pack the most appropriate gears. Some of the most outstanding items are tracking boots, long camouflaged trousers and top, rain coat or poncho Read more
Which other activity can you do after gorilla tracking in Uganda
After gorilla tracking, you have a chance to select from wild game safari in Queen Elizabeth National park, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National park, scenic viewing on Lake Bunyonyi and so much more. Uganda has a number of highlands like Rwenzori mountain ranges where you can experience mountaineering.