Ultimate Uganda - Gorillas & Game
- Track the endangered Silverback Gorillas & families
- Safari across the savannahs of Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Guided chimpanzee walk in Kibale Forest
- Visit Lake Bunyoni `The Place of Many Little Birds`
- Wildlife safari holiday across the `Pearl of Africa`
An enchanting walking and safari holiday to Uganda in search of the rare Mountain Gorilla. An encounter with a family of Mountain Gorilla in their forest habitat in Uganda is amongst the most humbling of wildlife experiences. Accompanied by expert safari guides and trackers, we explore the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of these rare and elusive creatures. Although our number one objective is to view the Mountain Gorilla in their natural environment, this exceptional walking and safari holiday also highlights the many other attractions of southern Uganda. From Kampala, we drive through lush farmland and savannah to reach the beautiful crater lakes at the Kibale Forest, where we have the chance to spot chimpanzees. We then continue to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here, on the equator, with the snow-capped summits of the Rwenzoris in the distance, our programme of game drives will enable us to see elephant, hippo, lion, leopard, buffalo and many other species. After our 2 days at Bwindi, a game drive and some walking at Lake Mburo, with its rich birdlife, brings to a close what can only be described as 'a wildlife spectacular' walking and safari adventure holiday to Uganda.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a wildlife-viewing holiday and is not intended to be a long or sustained trek. However, it does involve a total of three days in the Kibale and Bwindi forests tracking chimpanzees and the mountain Gorillas respectively. Typically, we might walk for 2 to 3 hours on easy forest trails but these primates have a very wide foraging territory and to locate the family group may involve an extended hike through the undergrowth of the rainforest. Wherever possible we will follow forest trails but at other times there will be no path to follow and the terrain here is hilly and undulating and can also be rough and muddy. At times, Travelling across Uganda and completing several game drives in safari vehicles, will involve some longish days on sometimes rough roads.