Looking for a memorable and lifetime adventure experience in Africa, look no further, Uganda has a lot to offer to you. This is a landlocked country endowed with very many tourist attractions ranging from freshwater bodies, Impenetrable tropical rain forests to savannah woodland, and grassland! Uganda is the only country in the whole world where you can see the Big Five animals and track the critically endangered mountain gorillas. The big five animals include The African elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Lion, and Rhino.
We explored this pearl of Africa on an 8 day Uganda gorilla safari and wildlife adventure package organized by Gorilla Expeditions Limited. These are not only gorilla specialists but also offer Chimpanzee tracking adventures, wildlife viewing, mountain climbing adventures, community tours, fantastic boat cruise, and many others, offered to group travelers, business travelers, students, couples, and honeymooners. The length of the trip depends on your budget, interests, and time.
Our safari was for 8 days / 7 nights, we started with Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National park, located western part of Uganda. Kibale national park is home to 13 primate species, regarded to be the highest concentration in Africa. These include olive baboons, chimpanzees, grey checked mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys, and velvet monkeys among others. Here we stayed at Kyaninga lodge, very luxurious and beautiful.
Another destination we visited was Queen Elizabeth National Park where we had a fantastic boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. We also enjoyed a fantastic game drive in search of some of the Big five animals like the leopard, lion, elephants, buffaloes. Rhinos in Uganda are only found in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary on your way to Murchison falls national park. We also enjoyed another game drive in the Ishasha sector, a home for tree-climbing lions, located in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park. While in Queen Elizabeth, we stayed at Katara lodge.
Our final destination was Bwindi impenetrable national park where we had 2 gorilla treks. We tracked the Habinyanja gorilla group in the Buhoma area and the Oruzogo group in the Ruhija area. While in Bwindi national park, we stayed at Mahogany springs lodge in Buhoma and Gorilla Mist Camp in Ruhija. Finally, we had a memorable moment at lake Bunyonyi, very beautiful and the best place to relax in Uganda! We had a canoe ride to different islands where we visited the Batwa communities. On our way back, we stopped at the Equator and we experienced being in both hemispheres. many Thanks to Gorilla Expeditions limited, specialists in luxury and budget camping Uganda safaris, they for having organized such a wonderful trip at very affordable price.