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Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris-Uganda Gorilla Safaris

At Getaway Uganda tours, its our joy and pride to show off the Uganda we love.  Known as the pearl of Africa offers some of the best African safaris. With the numerous safari activities like Gorilla trekking, Wildlife safaris, primate safaris, cycling and hiking safaris, Uganda is one of the leading safari destinations in Africa. All these can be done in the 10 gazetted national parks. Scattered around the country, the terrain is different offering some of the best safari experiences.

 

Popular Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Uganda Safari activities

Uganda gorilla trekking is one of those safari activities that give you the thrill and appreciation of nature. As you trek through the forests, you will encounter the beauty of the outdoors with amazing sightings of primates, birds and the gentle giant, the mountain gorillas. Uganda gorilla trekking is done in 2 national parks. Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. These parks are have habituated gorilla families ready for your Uganda gorilla trekking safari. At Getaway Uganda tours, we offer tailored gorilla trekking safaris according to your budget, time and convenience. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done all year round. However its advisable to do it in the dry seasons of June-September and December-February. Being caught in the rain during your trek is slippery and a bit unpleasant. Remember to carry warm clothes because the gorillas are found in altitudes of over 2000m. Long sleeved shirts and trousers, hiking shoes, gloves and dull colored clothes come along way for a pleasant Uganda gorilla safari.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Bwindi impenetrable national park is the most popular gorilla trekking destination in Uganda. The park is home to over 450 gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is done in 4 different sectors. Ruhija. Rushaga, Nkuringo and Buhoma. All these sectors have habituated gorilla families that are ready to be admired. A gorilla trekking permit is required in order to trek. Because only 8 people are allowed to see a gorilla family each day, permits are usually in short supply during the high season. You are advised to book your permit at least 3 months prior to your Uganda safari tour.

Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga gorilla national park

Mgahinga gorilla national park is located in the south western part of Uganda. The park borders with Rwanda and DR Congo. Mgahinga is the second gorilla destination in Uganda. Although the area has one gorilla family, its one of the best destinations for gorilla trekking in Uganda. This is due to the fact that the terrain offers easier hikes to encounter the gorillas. The vegetation is less dense than Bwindi national park. More so, due to the abundance of food, the gorilla family has the biggest silverbacks you can possibly encounter on any gorilla trek.

Uganda Wildlife safaris

Ever thought of encountering the big 5 on you an African safaris, Uganda is your destination. Due to the conducive climatic conditions and efforts from the Uganda wildlife authority, the 10 national parks in Uganda beam with plenty of wildlife. With over 350 mammal species, you will surely get your fill. These range from small to big mammals. Some of the big mammals include elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, buffalo, hippos, zebra, antelopes, giraffes, white rhinos and many more. All these big mammals can be seen on any of your Uganda wildlife safaris. Every single day on the savanna plains is different. Something new will catch your eye. Different species are seen on each of the days spent on the game drive. Allow Getaway Uganda tours to arrange the perfect Uganda wildlife safari.

Uganda wildlife destinations

These wildlife can be sighted in designated national parks. These include; Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kibale forest national park and game reserves like Zziwa rhino sanctuary, Pian Upe game reserve and Semliki game reserve. On your Uganda wildlife safaris, game drives, nature walks, cycling safaris, and boa cruises are some of the different modes of encountering these amazing wildlife.