Gorilla trekking in Africa

Activities You can Combine with Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Activities You can Combine with Gorilla Trekking in Uganda: Gorilla trekking in Uganda is one of the major tourist activities done by tourists visiting the country. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are majorly conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. So, if you are planning to extend your gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, you can combine it with other activities and destinations in the country including the following;

Batwa Community Tour

During the Batwa cultural experience trial, you will be able to go through one of the conserved woods known as Nyamugali Pocket Forest, which is home to a variety of Albertine endemic bird species, black and white Columbus monkeys, Duikers, and other creatures. It is referred to as a pocket forest since it is flanked by community farmlands, a tea plantation, and a lodge.

Lake Bunyonyi.

Lake Bunyonyi in southwestern Uganda is one of Africa’s deepest lakes, with breathtaking views reminiscent of “Lord of the Rings.” The lake is Bilharzia-free and dotted with several islands, and it is surrounded by terraced agricultural fields and mountains. Enjoy canoe tours, butterflies, sailing, birds, wandering among the islands, and tasting the lake’s famed and tasty crayfish. There are a wide range of activities that you can do after your gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park like zip lining, nature walks, boat rides, birding and quad biking among others.

Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

A fantastic park for gorilla trekking, exploring extinct mountains, tracking the Golden Monkey, and hiking. Stay in the nearby Lake Mutanda to experience the beauty of the lake while exploring Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The splendor of the park is breathtaking.

Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park.

A great location near Bwindi to enjoy the many bird species and wildlife that live in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Observe tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha Plains, wildlife and birds along the Kazinga Channel, and chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu forest. Queen Elizabeth National Park has many activities and sights to visit, and it is one of the greatest complements to a Mountain Gorilla Safari in Uganda. Visitors can combine gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park with lion tracking experience, boat cruise on Kazinga Channel or game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Activities You can Combine with Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Uganda wildlife Safaris

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale National Park.

Chimpanzees are the most numerous primates in East Africa. Chimpanzee tracking, nighttime forest treks, staying in a lodge, and seeing the huge forest elephants moving around. While living in one of the jungle’s tree huts, you may watch primates play.

Lake Mburo National Park

The excellent place to halt on your way to or from Bwindi following a gorilla safari in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or Queen Elizabeth National Park. The ideal overnight experience includes seeing zebras and other wildlife in the park. Enjoy the wonders of Lake Mburo National Park while staying in some lovely lodgings.

Birding Tours

A bird-watching tours to Uganda never disappoints since you have a better chance of seeing the world’s diverse avifaunal species. The rare Shoebill stork, African broad green broadbill, Brown-chested pullover, African green breasted pitta, Purcell’s illadopsis, Karamoja Apalis, Nahan’s francolins, Black bee-eaters, and Rwenzori turacos are among the most species to anticipate to see on a birding trip Uganda.

White-water Rafting

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, Uganda is by far the greatest spot to visit for once-in-a-lifetime white-water rafting activities. All white-water rafting excursions in Uganda take place solely near the Nile River’s headwaters. Come experience the Nile River’s waves as you float over its tremendous rapids, particularly Grade 4 and 5.

Aside from white water rafting, there are various additional adrenaline-pumping activities available at the Source of the Nile Jinja. Kayaking, jet boating, bungee jumping, river surfing, and other activities are among them.

Community/ Cultural Tours

Community Cultural excursions and activities are a great way to see Uganda. Expect true African cultural experiences in Uganda, as you study distinct customs, African conventions, cultures, dances, and rituals. The greatest places or methods to discover Uganda on cultural tours are going to the Kasubi tombs, the Uganda Museum, the Batwa cultural heritage/trail, and the Ndere cultural center.

Other cultural sites/communities to visit for community cultural tours in Uganda include Karamoja, IK villages in Northeastern Uganda, Bugisu region for Imbalu cultural experience, King’s castle in Mengo, Biyo Bya Mugenyi, Mparo tombs, Karambi tombs, Nakayima tree, and many more.

Mountaineering or Hiking

Aside from trekking to view mountain gorillas, Uganda is an amazing climbing or hiking destination in Africa. The Rwenzori Mountains (Margherita peak 5107m) and Mount Elgon (Wagagai peak 4321m) offer the greatest climbing adventures in Uganda, making them ideal for trekkers looking for extended mountaineering excursions. Uganda’s short hiking trails include Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, which has three extinct Virunga Volcanoes (Sabyinyo 3645m, Muhabura 4127m, and Gahinga 3474m).

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