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Planning a Four (4) Days Mountain Gorilla Safari in Uganda

A successful travel experience to Africa is all determined by good planning. Many visitors specifically tourists come to Uganda to do a number of activities but to get the best of it, one needs to make a good planning before. If you are a primates lover, you can plan a Gorilla Safari experience or chimpanzee trekking. Most Gorilla Safaris in Uganda mainly go to Bwindi Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National parks. Whether you have a few or many days in the pearl of Africa, you can a memorable lifetime Gorilla tracking experience. For instance, a 4 days short Gorilla trekking trip can offer you more than you can expect such as other activities such as Cultural encounters, game viewing and relaxation among others as follows;

4 Days Gorilla Tour Plan

Taking Day One (1) as your Arrival at Entebbe, you can starts by visiting Lake Mburo National Park having a stopover at the Equator for the water experiment and photo shoot. Later, you can proceed on to the Park entering with a mini game drive in search for wildlife that includes the Zebras, Impala, Topes, Water buck, Eland, Klipspringers, Dwarf Mongoose, Warthogs, Bush Bucks and Leopards among others.

No where else in Uganda you can find Zebras besides Lake Mburo and Kidepo Valley National Parks

You can later check in to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.

On Day two (2) after an early morning breakfast, you will do a nature walk in the park and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park, enroute, stopover for lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre or Agip Motel driving through the rolling hills of Mbarara and Kabale as you head to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the rare and endangered mountain gorillas are found. On arrival in the evening, check-in to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.

While walking to find mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest, you can also spot a number of birds along as well as other small primates

Day 3 is the day for Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest very early in the morning after breakfast. With your packed lunch, you will move to the park offices for registration and briefing before starting the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Gorilla trekking can be quite exciting in that sometimes you climb steep hills under muddy conditions and it’s unpredictable how long this will take because it always depends on the movement of these great Apes.

Baby Mountain Gorilla

There are many factors that determine the movement of the mountain gorillas and food availability is one of them, but generally the activity can take between 2 to 8 hours. Later head back to the lodge, relax and have dinner before going to bed for a much-deserved night rest.

Day 4 that is the last day after breakfast, you can drive back to Kampala, with stopovers/toilet breaks at Kabale and Mbarara, lunch en-route. On reaching Kampala, you can proceed to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home or if you still have more time, your tour operator can arrange for you accommodation for the night at an extra cost depending on how you had planned before.

That is the end of the 4 Day Amazing Gorilla Safari Uganda.

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Written by Kalema Lawrence

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