Uganda gorilla safaris and tours involve two major gorilla safari activities namely; Gorilla trekking and Gorilla tracking. Gorilla trekking involves walking long distances and spending a number of hours in search of the gorillas whereas gorilla tracking comes along with short distances since it is done at the nearest known gorilla group, and that is by far the main difference between gorilla trekking and gorilla tracking safaris. Gorilla trekking/tracking in Uganda is carried out in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park as the leading gorilla safari destination in Uganda and at times, Mgahinga national park which borders with both Rwanda-on the south and DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) to the west.
Uganda is one of the best safari destinations in Africa and the best safari destination for mountain gorilla safaris in Africa. Striding across the equator, Uganda has an extra ordinary variety of landscapes, sought after unique fauna and flora that make Uganda Safaris the best safari holidays to take in Africa. Dubbed "the pearl of Africa", Uganda is located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria. It is bordered by Sudan to the north, Democratic republic of Congo to the west, Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south. It should be noted however that Uganda is a land a locked country and lies in the East African region. With its beautiful National parks and wildlife reserves, Uganda has got an attractive country side with tremendous mountain ranges -Rwenzori mountains in this case, lakes-Lake Victoria as the largest, rivers-River Nile, waterfalls-Murchison falls, and rich cultures among the people of Uganda that have made it a home away from home.
5 DAYS TOUR TO LAKE MBURO, BWINDI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARKS
Day 1-Lake Mburo Tour : On arrival you will bepicked from the airport, have breakfast and then depart by road to LakeMburo National Park. You will have a stopover to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand at the Equatorfor a photographic opportunity and also listen to some few interesting facts. You will continue to Lake Mburo National Park. On arrival you will go a game drive where you may spot the big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates. Bird viewing opportunities are excellent - for birders. Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented camp (luxury) / arcadia cottages (mid range) Rwonyo rest camp (budget)
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10-12� DAYS TOUR TO LAKE MBURO, BWINDI NATIONAL PARKS, QUEEN, KIBALE AND MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARKS
Day 1-Arrival; on arrival you will be picked from the airport by our company representative, who will transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Cassia lodge
Day 2 Lake Mburo Tour ; early in the morning after breakfast, depart by road to LakeMburo National Park. You will have a stopover to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand at the Equatorfor a photographic opportunity and also listen to some few interesting facts. You will continue to Lake Mburo National Park. On arrival you will go a game drive where you may spot the big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates. Bird viewing opportunities are excellent - for Uganda Safari tours birders.Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; after breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have lunch in Kabale town. After lunch you will continue on your journey, which offers excellent views including the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. The road then drops down into a valley, to Bwindi impenetrable National Park,home to the mountain gorillas.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Tour urchison falls, explore queen elizabeth NP, go to Bwindi for gorillas.$2455 P/P (12 days) Luxury more details
10 DAYS HIKING RWENZORI MOUNTAIN
On arrival you will be picked from the airport by the guide, who will transfer you to Cassia Lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 1: Depart for Kasese via Queen Elizabeth; after breakfast Depart for Kasese, you will have lunch en route, Dinner and Over night at Travellers Inn hotel (budget) Mountains of the moon (Luxury)
Day 2: Climb- to Nyabitaba (2650m) through Bakonjo homestead; after breakfast drive to Nyakalengija trailhead (1600m). Make final arrangements for a guide and porters. Begin hiking up to Nyabitaba hut; walk through the banana sambas on the side of the steep foothills, past the typical Bakonjo homesteads with the children waving you on! Follow the trail along the Mubuku River, through landslides and up and down rocks and bluffs, Cross the Mahoma River and climb steeply through break fern slopes and podocarpus forest to Nyabitaba Hut for over night (FB).
Day 3: John Matte hut (3350m); from Nyabitaba follow the trail that drops down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Passing through the bamboo forest, traverse through a long and exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. From the Nyamileju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. Finally reach John Matte Hut after passing through the tiring bog, for Dinner and Overnight at the Hut. .$1650 P/P Budget more details
Hike the Rwenzori mountain and live to tell the adventure challenge of the mountains of the moon. A life time adventure achievement!!
Bwindi is a thick rain forest found in the south western part of Uganda and habituates the largest number of mountain gorillas in Uganda thus making it the top-most Uganda gorilla safari destination. There are four (4) gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, the most common ones being Buhoma, Nkuringo, Mubaare, among others. Therefore, a gorilla safari to Bwindi, be it for gorilla trekking or gorilla tracking, allots you a 90% guarantee to see the "gental giants". More on bwindi gorilla park
Rwanda gorilla safaris and tours are carried out in Parc nationale des volcans also known as volcanoes national park or parc de volcanoes as the only gorilla safari destination in Rwanda. The park is found in the virunga mountain ranges boardering Uganda and DRC and it is very captivating for gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Read more on Rwanda gorillas in Volcanoes national park
Mgahinga national park is an alternative gorilla safari destination in Uganda apart from Bwindi and offers a wonderful gorilla trekking experience most especially to those that enjoy hiking as well. The park is located in the south western part of Uganda along the Gahinga mountain ranges boardred by Rwanda on the south, and DRC to the west. More on Mgahinga national park
There is a wide range of excellent accommodation in all the major safari destinations in Uganda and the major towns, especially Kampala city.
Thus from hotels to apartments, on the more up market side, there is imperial royal hotel, Sheraton hotel, Kampala Serena hotel (formally Nile hotel), The Commonwealth village Munyonyo among others. The more affordable are Hotel Africana, Hotel Triangle, and Hotel Diplomat among others. It should be noted that there are several budget hotels and camp sites that exist in different parts of the city and its suburbs.
Among them are, Tourist Hotel, Holiday Express Hotel, and Namirembe guest house among others. Bookings for accommodation should be made in advance and here at Jewel Safaris, we help you chose and book your Uganda safari accommodation and through our reliable connections, we are able to get you the most favourable rates according to your type of safari/ safari budget, and get you satisfactory acommodation as well.
Uganda has a variety of wildlife tourism attractions like Primate viewing, monkey walking, silver back mountain gorillas so you can enjoy the Uganda gorilla trekking Safaris as well as gorilla tracking tours in Rwanda, Chimpanzees for an exciting Chimp trek, nature trails, tree climbing lions and adventure drives in the wild, plus so much more Uganda Safaris, Rwanda safaris, Kenya safari holiday trips and beach Safaris, and Tanzania national park and hiking adventures. The list is really endless and no time can ever be enough for an East African Safari adventure tour! Whatever your budget is, time frame, interests and safari desires, and the destination, Contact us now>>> and we will be right at your service to guide you through a successful African safari and make it a life time adventure.
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