Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi & Mgahinga
Hosting half of the world's remaining mountain Gorilla species in the wild, Uganda is a perfect gorilla trekking destination. Hundreds of visitors arrive at the different trekking destinations of Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park annually, either through Rwanda or Entebbe to reunite with their closest relatives; sharing over 98% human DNA. Gorilla trekking is a lifetime activity, leaving members with a lifetime memory. It requires one to traverse the dense jungle to the place where the Apes are either feeding or resting.
The exercise may last for approximately 1-8 hours, plus one extra hour of witnessing these gentle Apes play, rest, or take photos. Only 8 people aged 15 years and above, with updated gorilla trekking permits, can be in a position to track the different habituated gorilla families.
Wildlife safaris in Uganda. Is it the mammals you want to see, Birds, Lakes, reptiles, Rivers, Flora or mountains? A Uganda wildlife safari is all you need. Uganda is an asylum to a variety of mammals such as lions, Buffaloes, numerous antelope species, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, and hippos among others, residing in the different conservation areas across the country.
Exploring the wildlife is done through game drives, Hot air balloon, hiking, nature walk, whitewater-rafting, and forest walks. It might be for a day or more in either one destination or more. Wildlife safari is very rewarding and worth one's effort and finances.
Cultural Safaris in Uganda. With over 56 unique cultures in Uganda; a visit to one or two isn't a bad idea since you will learn, have fun, and make new friends; especially those staying at the boarders of the conservation areas. Interestingly, the hours spent exploring other people's culture through their cuisine, village walk and sightseeing is extremely entertaining.
The locals turn your moods to the African lifestyle through their enchanting stories, thrilling dances, and cultural wear. The most notable cultures which host visitors include; the Batwa pygmies (former hunters and gatherers in the jungle of Bwindi and Mgahinga), Karamojong, and The IK people among others.