Gorilla safari in uganda
Gorilla Safari in Uganda Itinerary
Most small operators in Uganda can organize a basic gorilla safari itinerary which usually features the gorilla trek and a wildlife safari in either Queen Elizabeth or Lake Mburo National Park. Tourists can join a group of at least four people and share accommodation and transport costs or use a specialist tour guide or tour operator to organize an all-inclusive private gorilla safari.
An all-inclusive private gorilla safari would mean that everything is arranged privately without having unknown travelers joining your itinerary. All meals, transport, accommodation, permits, entry fees, and activities are planned and managed by a dedicated tour manager. What makes tailored private Uganda gorilla safaris a bit pricy for a budget traveler is the transport costs between the far-flung destinations and the airport.
How to get to the gorilla parks in Uganda
Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park, where gorilla trekking occurs, are located about 500 km (310 mi) from Entebbe International Airport.
Halfway the 10-hour journey is lake mburo Np , a small wilderness sanctuary that often works as a buffer for the long odious drive to the gorillas. One can have an evening walking safari and morning game drive through the park before continuing their extended drive southwest.
Alternatively, you can take a small local flights from entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip in the south of Bwindi or Kihihi Airstrip in the north of Bwindi, both about 38 km from the park. With a 4×4 car transfer, it would take you about 2 hours drive on the dirt road from any of the airstrips to any of the four trailheads in Bwindi and about 1 hour to get to Mgahinga.
The destination offers more for Africa safari, and a gorilla safari in Uganda can provide you with both the rainforest and the savannah plains big-game experience.
Can I combine gorilla trekking with a wildlife safari?
After gorilla trekking, there are many activities and things to do in Uganda, and the most popular one is a safari in one of the savannah reserves. You can combine gorilla trekking with a wildlife safari game drive in queen elizabeth Np and Lake Mburo National Park on a gorilla safari in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth is about 100 km (62 mi) north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and about 165 km (102 mi) north of Mgahinga.
After trekking in Bwindi, most Uganda gorilla safaris drive north to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. They spend a night and do a game drive to spot the magnificent tree-climbing lions. They’ll later continue north for another 80 km (49 mi) to Kazinga Channel, take a boat safari on the channel, spend a night and do a morning game drive on the northern Kasenyi tracks in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
At this time, the gorilla safari itinerary can throw in a chimpanzee tracking experience in the nearby Kyambura Gorge or continue driving north to the more exciting chimp troops at Kanyanchu in the famous kibale forest np about 78 mi (127 km).
Kibale offers the best chimpanzee viewing experiences in Africa, and it’s a common last attraction on almost all Uganda gorilla safari itineraries before they head to the airport and back home. Other primate itineraries just include gorillas and chimps in Kibale and then head out.
A few tourists trek gorillas in Mgahinga, stay another night, and trek golden monkeys the following day in the same park or hike the two volcanoes, Mount Gahinga and Sabinyo. https://scbtoursandtravel.com scb tours and travel is the best tour company for primates