Gorilla tracking in Uganda With African Jungle Adventures

Uganda is generally known for hosting man’s closest, the rare and endangered mountain gorillas, the country is among the leading tourism destinations Africa with a variety of tourist attractions. Its amazing sceneries which provide stunning moments to the tourists is one the things that has constantly attracted tourists from different parts of the world. With only 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, Uganda hosts half of these great primates and it emerges to be the favorite destination for most trekkers. In spite of the fact that some travelers prefer different nations where gorillas are also found like Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a lot they miss regarding adventure which can only be experienced in Uganda.

Some tourists wrongly accept that trekking mountain gorillas in any of these African nations gives an equivalent experience and it doesn’t make a difference where you track from. This is completely wrong on the grounds that these 3 countries present different tourism experience because of their differences in nature. Given the fact that Uganda is “the pearl of Africa”, its glorious nature views one enjoys in while travelling to the two national parks where mountain gorillas are found is greatly amazing. Both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks act as sanctuaries for mountain gorillas in this East African Community and Bwindi Forest half of the total population of these rare and endangered primates.

Before actually arriving at the gorilla parks, the beautiful views of different highlands covered with amazing, green vegetation entertain the tourists’ eyes as they travel to the parks.

Mountain gorilla trekking is a physical tourist activity that requires one to be fit to keep avoid difficulties. Depending on the gorilla group you want to visit, it may take even the entire day as you penetrate through thick rainforests looking for the mountain gorillas. Trust me moving through thick forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, past different tourism wonders is a memorable experience which you will live to tell. There is more to this gorilla safaris that you didn’t know particularly if you are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As you track, you may find other interesting wild animals however you don’t have to get scared because you will be highly protected by experienced and skilled ranger.

The whole trip comes to a success when you track down a gorilla group / family in the Bwindi Forest. For a first-time tracker, finding a family of about 7 mountain gorillas in one place playing and feeding is enough for relaxation. It is a lifetime experience spending about one hour with the gorillas seeing how they associate with each other and also taking photographs with them. So long as you don’t scare them, they can stay with you gently and some can get an opportunity of touching them. It is an interesting experience that you will hardly get in other countries like Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where visitors are given less time to spend with mountain gorillas.

Nonetheless, one is required to get a gorilla permit before he/she can be permitted to track the mountain gorillas of Uganda. It is therefore advised that intending visitors should book their gorilla permits in advance, at least month before the safari to avoid inconveniences. We can help you secure these gorilla permits in time by booking for you in time in case you want to do gorilla trekking safari in Uganda. Everything you need to do is to inquire with us through this website and we shall quickly reply drawing for you an itinerary stating your movements while in the country.

Gorilla and Wildlife Adventure in Rwanda

In the event that you need to visit the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, then a gorilla tour in Rwanda is a must. The unique Volcanoes National Park is without doubt one of the world’s greatest wildlife parks and beat the delight of magnificent, whole the year round game watching let alone all the thrills of the amazing mountain gorilla tracking.

Mountain Gorillas live in volcanoes national park the remote jungle that is wild and beautiful located in the southeastern part of the country and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

The climate of Rwanda is hot and humid and receives heavy rainfall in the months from September to November. The long dry season is from June to August and is the best time to visit the country for gorilla trekking because during the dry season the jungle is accessible.

Around 300 mountain Gorillas are thought to survive and accordingly listed as highly endangered. In order to protect these astounding animals, primatologists Diany Fossey built two extremely agreeable camps within Karisimbi region and started the habituation of gorilla families / groups in the jungle. For more Info checkout www.gorillatrekkingpermits.com
The 6 night itinerary in Rwanda incorporates two nights visit to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking and 4 nights Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park for wildlife watching and chimpanzee tracking – departing from the capital, Kigali, you reach at Akagera National Park where you will find your tour guide.

Akagera game lodge is the perfect accommodation from where you can explore Akagera National Park and the service is friendly. It has phenomenal views over Lake Ihema, with a huge swimming pool perched on the edge of the savannah. Akagera Game Lodge is found in Eastern Province; around 2 hours drive from Kigali. The encompassing region has a variety of big game and other wildlife on the open savannah, protected forest, deep valley and Lakes. The lodge can accommodate several visitors and offers a combination of strolling and game drives. There is a variety of tropical birds, wildlife and nocturnal guest to Akagera national park is leopard.

Volcanoes fame means several facts that must be considered before choosing your accommodation in Volcanoes National Park. Choosing which area to visit and when to go will affect on your experience. The national park is busy during peak season June to August and its numerous lodges and safari hotels cater for a large numbers of tourists. The Area around Volcanoes National Park offer more privacy and tucked-away accommodation, for example, luxury tented camps and decadent safari suites. You’ll be able to enjoy a greater selection of tour activities for example; guided natural walk, climbing and gorilla tracking in the jungle.

Volcanoes National Park offers an awesome wildlife watching throughout the year and your safari experience will absolutely be different out of the peak season. Our selection of accommodation in Volcanoes National Park includes safari lodges and family-friendly hotels, colonial style tented camps and even mobile camps – you should do nothing more than choose when to go, contact us, and we’ll do the rest.

Mountain View Gorilla Lodge is situated at the edge of volcanoes National Park where you will base to track gorillas and it as a rule takes an attempt to get a good sighting. Gorillas are always searching for fruits and other food in the jungle so they always on move but the trackers monitor their location to make the tracking a bit easier. Once your tracker spots imprints on a path or listens to alarming gorilla noise, then you are ready for an exceptional experience.

Seeing mountain gorillas in Rwanda is limited to an hour but it only takes that hour to feel you have gotten to know the characters and personalities – watching the group play-fight in the trees, dig for roots and nurse their young ones. Adult male silverback gorillas are generally very modest and there is only one silverback per family / group. At the point when a young male has grown, he leaves and heads out to out alone to begin a family he could call his own by alluring females from different families to join him. The chance to watch these rare and interesting animals in their natural environment is a huge privilege.

Touring in Rwanda and Surrounding Countries for the gorilla experience and mountain hike

I and my family for very many years we have been hearing of the volcanoes and the Nyiragongo mountain hike to view the erupted volcano, Gorilla Expeditions Ltd made all of our arrangements and implemented them perfectly for our week in Rwanda for gorilla trekking and visiting the Genocide Memorials in Kigali and other genocide sites. Our tour guide, Mike, was exceptional in his attention to detail and to providing outstanding service from the time he connected with us at the airport upon arrival to our departure at the end of the week.

The vehicle we traveled in was appropriately sizable and solid which represented safety when on the road and especially when on rough terrain getting to the trekking start points. Mike kept our 4×4 vehcile clean and comfortable at all times. He was knowledgeable about his country and was ready and able to hold informative discussions with us about all aspects of Rwanda, its history, current issues, among others. The company obtained our choices of lodging in Kigali where they booked for us at Kigali Serena Hotel and near the National Park where we stayed at Sabyinyo Silver Back Lodge. I would definitely utilize this outfitter again when visiting Rwanda and I plan to recommend them to anyone I know who might be interested in Rwanda gorilla trekking adventure!

At our visit to the volcanoes national park, we visited the park headquarters for the briefing about the endangered mountain gorillas and the forest in general, later we entered into the forest looking for the mountain gorillas and when we met them we took unforgettable photographs and videos which was a great memorable experience of the entire adventure. After taking the photos and videos, we had to return to the park headquarters for our trekking certificates and then with our tour guide Mike, we transferred to Lake Kivu Hotel where we had our overnight stay as we wait the following day to cross via Goma to the Democratic Republic of Congo visiting the Mountain Nyiragongo and we stayed at Mikeno lodge.

Then thereafter early morning we took our breakfast excited and ready to climb or hike the mount Nyiragongo and thereafter we transferred to the starting point and with our ranger guide with our hiking requirements like walkable shoes, hut, rain gears, insect repellent, we started this adventurous hike and upon arrival at the larva caldera we had amazing wonders and we had our overnight in the safari tents over the top of the mountain. Then the following day we had to descend back to the lodge and upon arrival at the lodge we had refreshment, and then the following day we took the Congo gorilla trekking experience in the Virunga massif, and after these adventures we embarked our safari jeep and our guide and transfer back to the Kigali airport for flight departure back home Australia!!

Plan Uganda safari

Plan a Uganda Safari
The whole world knows that the most popular African country for safaris is probably Kenya. But not everybody knows that a Uganda is as beautiful and breathe taking! Uganda is not as well known and advertised for Uganda gorilla safaris as Kenya but in reality the country is so gorgeous and full of treasures to explore. As you plane your holiday to Africa, consider Uganda to be your first choice holiday destination among the countries to visit in Africa. Uganda offers great tourism adventure experience and infrastructures and many of the HOTELS AND lodges have been constructed to ensure maximum comfort while on your tour. The country offers unbelievable beauty and is home to many wild animals that are properly protected by laws as well as many national parks that have all sorts of beautiful sites like lakes, forests, waterfalls, green wild pasture and so much more. Bwindi gorilla trekking is the main tourist attraction are the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and you can book your tour at very affordable price with Gorilla Expeditions Ltd, Uganda’s top ranked tour company!

A Safari is Every Body’s Dream
wildlife-uganda-national-parksGoing for a tour or holiday through the wilds of Africa is especially Uganda and Rwanda, at one time or another, every ones dream. Ever since Teddy Roosevelt popularized the safari with his long and adventurous African hunts, many a boy has fantasized about the roar of African lion, the trumpet of an elephant, and the gaping yawn of a hippo. What better way to go than with Uganda safari? One can connect with primal roots on the continent that is the birthplace of man, see the red and burning sunsets that many of our early ancestors admired and experience the solitude and beckoning call of the wilderness. Imagine the engine of a roaring Land cruiser beneath you, a cloudless sky and burning sun beaming down on animals you have only seen in the zoo and on television. What a wonder it would be to see the places documented on film and television and the circle of life that nature showcases so perfectly! African Jungle Adventures offers affordable and memorable wildlife tours and gorilla safari packages to all Uganda National Parks like Murchison Falls N.P, Bwindi gorilla forest, Mgahinga National park, Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth N.P, semliki National Park, Lake Mburo wildlife park, and Mount Elgon and Rwenzori among others.

Travel in Leisure with Gorilla Expeditions Ltd, this is Uganda and Rwanda’s number one gorilla tour company and recently acquired a new safari vehicle (4×4 Land cruiser). It is available for hire at USD90 per day minus fuel / gas.

Email: info@ugandagorillatracking.com, website: www.ugandagorillatracking.com

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