Are you looking for where to unwind and feel at peace Queen Elizabeth National park combo with gorilla trekking in Africa Uganda is the best point. Not only are both Africa safari parks located in serene environment, they give you chance to check and love your inner being.
The everyday hassle may take away your inner peace but you need to rediscover yourself in a cool environment away from criticism and noise. All day long you bond with jungle calls, fresh air, and free give away love from wild animals visitors. It is like a true imaginary garden of wild peace where you loose yourself to nature only
You need a gorilla trekking permit to confirm this safari as they are on first come first serve basis yet few are released to the public to book. This is for gorilla conservation reasons.
Have atleast a minimum 5 days of your holiday to exploit most of the activities included in this Uganda package in order to get better results. An extension of this wild experience is possible even when on you are on ground but you need to put in a request for this.
Pack the right gears that will not be heavy or less for your stay in the jungle. Packing like gears but relevant to your holiday in Africa is comfortable because. There are no or less shopping center as you go into the country side so for all you need pack it an advance of travel.
First Day Road Trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park
An early rise to get on the road gives you chance to catch up with events along the way. Watch out for locals that you pass by as they make there way to the gardens. Lash vegetation cover decorates the roadside.
Make a stop at the equator to perform a water experiment and take photos standing on both sides of the earth carry on and have lunch enroute. Arrive in the late afternoon to check into your lodge.
Getting up early morning for a game drive is the best decision to make while on an Africa safari. Most wild animals are early riser who emerge from there night hide outs while nocturnals sneak into there day hide outs.
Kasenyi area is the busy drama point and a renowned hangout for Uganda Kobs which make an easy meal for lions.
Drive through the crater lake area with incredible views creating a beautiful scenery. Some of the crater lakes are wet while others are dry. The most outstanding are the ancient Katwe salt lake, Lake Nyamunuka the wild animal hospital with a putrid smell, Blue lake and other.
Look out for leopards, herds of elephants, buffaloes, water bucks, bush bucks, warthogs, topis, giant forest hogs, hyenas the list is endless. A rich avian life enjoys Queen Elizabeth National Park like pink-backed pelicans, black-rumped buttonquail and others.
The launch trip on Kazinga channel in the afternoon is the best eye therapy. The shores of Kazinga channel which links Lake George to Lake Edward is always decorated with flocks of birds like greater and lesser flamingos, papyrus gonolek, papyrus canary, shoebill stork, African skimmers the list is endless.
Watching the sun set behind the horizon is always a perfect feeling while on the boat trip in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It always feels like you are in another world.
Third Day Chimpanzee trekking And Drive To Bwindi Forest
Spending part of your day search for human cousins in the forest is another way to reinvent yourself. They freely live in communities under the supervision of a democratically elected alpha male.
Chimpanzee trekking starts with briefing from the ranger guide who escorts you into the forest to search for the chimps. Look out for other primates like black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey to mention but a few.
When you locate them, spend an hour watching there drama and follow them in search for a day’s meal. Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest later in the day to get ready for Gorilla trekking.
After breakfast, head to the ranger guide for briefing. Meet other trekker with whom you are to share a gorilla trekking family. The ranger guide takes you through the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking and later head for the forest.
Take the trail where the gorilla were last seen the previous day but this is not guarantee that you will locate them in the same place. Look out for more happy forest stewards the monkeys like olive baboons, black and white colobus, vervet monkeys, blue monkeys and more.
When you locate the mountain gorillas give them a distance of about 8 meters but it doesn’t mean they will not move forward to tease you. Pay attention to your ranger guide advice as he is more familiar with mountain gorilla behavior.
Take photos and keep watching the gorillas interact with family. Carry nothing and leave nothing in the forest except photos and memories of your gorilla trekking experience.
Get back to your lodge to relax and wind and unwind the day’s encounter with the mountain gorillas.
Firth day Drive To Entebbe Airport
Having been to Queen Elizabeth National park and meeting the mountain gorillas you will not return home the same. The feeling you get when face to face with the mountain gorillas is out of this world. Get back home
At an affordable cost, In case your flight is the next day in the Afternoon, take a guided walk to Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC). This is the former zoo but currently animal are not kept in cages but in exhibits. All wild animals in Uganda are represented in this center including the big five.
Visit Ngamba Chimpanzee rescue Island before departing. Here a number of orphaned chimpanzees that cannot be rejoined with there community, rescued from poachers, trophies chimpanzees and others are rehabilitated. Its amazing being part of the team that feed the chimpanzees from the platform and other activities.