Activities After Gorilla Trekking
Activities After Gorilla Trekking

Must Do activities After Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Wildlife safaris – Chimpanzee tracking –  Birding safaris – Community encounters – Golden Monkey tracking.

Activities After Gorilla Trekking. Gorilla trekking is the adventure act that involves visitors moving into the tropical rainforest in search of the gorilla families and once found spend one hour with them in their natural environments. Gorilla trekking is one of the most opted for activities, the most adventurous and one that attracts the biggest numbers of visitors to the country. In Uganda Gorilla trekking is done in two national parks that is Bwindi impenetrable national park the most popular gorilla trekking destination in Uganda and home to the highest number of the remaining mountain gorillas and Mgahinga gorilla national park. After your gorilla trekking safari in either Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park, you can connect to other destinations with the most popular ones including Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kibale forest national park, Lake Mburo national park, Semuliki national park Kidepo valley national park, lake Bunyonyi among others in which destinations you will engage in different interesting activities.

Some of the most exciting activities tourist can enjoy after gorilla trekking in Uganda include the following.

Cultural and community encounters.

After your gorilla trekking adventure, you can engage in a cultural and community encounters where you will be able to interact with various communities. The most popular cultural communities around the gorilla trekking destinations include the Bakiga and Batwa who used to live in Mgahinga and Bwindi Forest before they were gazetted as a national parks. During the cultural tour, you will be able to learn about their cultural lifestyle, ways of living, visit their homesteads, farmlands, learn how beer is made from bananas, taste their local food, enjoy their traditional entertainment among others.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done in different destinations. These include Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Toro Semuliki wildlife reserve and Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park. Chimpanzee trekking in all destinations starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow where after you will start trekking in the forest with experienced park guides. During chimpanzee trekking which takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours, you will be able to view other primate species, birds, mammals, plant species among others.  Once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their habitat which gives you a chance to learn about their lifestyle, behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, hunt, fight, play, rest, take photos and record videos.

Nature walks

Nature walking is another interesting activity in Uganda that you can engage in after your gorilla trekking safari. Nature walks will give you an opportunity to explore the national park on foot with the company of armed park rangers and experienced park guides. During the guided nature walk, you will get up-close and personal with different wildlife species, listen to sweet sounds of bird species singing in trees, view colorful butterflies, take beautiful photos, relax your mind, enjoy the cool breeze among others.

Birding

Birding is one of the activating that you can engage in before or after your gorilla trekking safari. Uganda is a home of over 1,085 recorded bird species including Albertine rift endemic species, forest birds, endemic birds, water birds, savannah birds and migratory ones. This concentration of bird species makes Uganda the best birding destination in the whole of east Africa. In Uganda, Birding can be done in different areas including Queen Elizabeth national park which harbors the highest number of bird species, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, Mabamba swamp, Bwindi impenetrable national park, Lake Mburo national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Semuliki national park among others. During birding, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species including the prehistoric shoebill stork, handsome francolin, swamp flycatcher, African green broadbill, martial eagle among others

Golden monkey trekking

After your gorilla trekking safari, you can engage in an incredible Golden monkey trekking activity where you will move into the forest in search of the unique golden monkeys. Once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Golden monkey trekking is only done in Mgahinga gorilla national park and just like gorilla trekking, it starts early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters. Trekking of the golden monkeys takes about 30 minutes to 3 hours depending on their location and during trekking you will enjoy views of different wildlife species. Take photos and record the breathtaking moments.

Wildlife safaris/ game drives.

You can engage in interesting wild game drives and be able to explore the savannah national parks in a comfortable pop-up safari vehicle in company of a professional driver guide. Exciting Game drives in Uganda are carried out in Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Kidepo valley national park, and Lake Mburo national park. During the game drives which can either be done early in the morning or in the afternoon, you will be able to spot different animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, bushbucks, giraffes, zebras, oribi, topi, elands, warthogs, giant forest hogs, predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs among others.

Boat rides.

After your gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park, you can also engage in a fascinating boat ride done in different areas including Kazinga channel in queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Victoria, Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda, source of the Nile, Lake Mburo national park and Murchison falls national park. During the boat cruise, you will enjoy stunning views of the beautiful scenery, view hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, elephants warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks among others drinking water along the shores, water birds, view fishermen preparing their fishing nets for night fishing among others.

For any more information about what to do after and before the gorilla trekking adventure, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website for various safari packages.

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Katland Safaris
May 5, 2024
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