At Africa Tours Adventure we give you our best wildlife viewing spots in Uganda, where close wildlife encounters is guaranteed. It takes an adventurous safari into the rain forest or wilderness to some of Uganda safari parks to see wildlife in its natural habitat.
Uganda has more than 400 mountain gorillas, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is one of the 3 parks in Africa with the highest mountain gorilla population in the world. There are 880 gorillas in the world, these live only in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.
There are a variety of habitats within the small country like Uganda including equatorial snow capped “Mountains of the Moon”, ancient rainforests, deciduous and acacia trees, savannahs, rivers, lakes, wetlands and semi-arid deserts of Kidepo valley-Karamoja Region.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world including habituated groups of gorillas for trekking. Depending on your gorilla trekking preferences, you will have a better luck to book gorilla permits for a particular gorilla trekking section.
The 4 diverse gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park include Buhoma (HQ), Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga with the 5 habituated groups of gorillas.
For example you’re likely to run into the low season discounted Uganda gorilla permit in April 2017, you need to book early. Each permit costs $450 per person, matching well with low accommodation rates and general costs of transportation from Kampala /Entebbe airport to southwestern Uganda, making it affordable.
Nothing to worry about, the only thing is to work on your physical fitness, make sure you are not sick and do not disturb gorillas. Last but not least, you have got other activities after your gorilla trek; visit the local communities for traditional Ugandan lifestyles including BaTwa cultural encounters, arts and crafts and local food, music and dance performances.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park located 46.5 km south west of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, the park is of volcanic origin with 3 dormant volcanoes and are connected to the main Virunga Conservation Area including Rwanda, Uganda and DRC.
Larger mammals like forest buffalos, forest elephants, giant forest hogs, golden cats, spotted hyenas reside at the tropical forested lower slopes while at the top, rare afro montane and afro-alpine plants create a colorful botanical haven with great views of Virunga volcanoes.
With one habituated gorilla family in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and besides gorilla trekking being the most popular safari, other activities not to miss include golden monkey tracking, volcano hiking, birding and Batwa cultural trail.
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