UGANDA SAFARI TOURS – UGANDA GORILLA SAFARIS – UGANDA WILDLIFE SAFARIS
Uganda is a home to abundant wildlife including the endemic, endangered, and critically endangered and the vulnerable species as listed on the IUCN red list. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has in possession a minimum of 400 critically endangered Mountain gorillas while the adjacent Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is part of the Greater Virunga landscape that is a home to the remaining 480 mountain gorillas. This puts Uganda as the top country in the world to have highest count of Mountain gorillas a reason for the flourishing of gorilla safaris in Uganda. Besides Mountain gorillas, Uganda features a count of endangered golden Monkeys in Mgahinga National Park and Common Chimpanzees in dense forests of Kibale, Kalinzu, Kyambura gorge, Semliki and Budongo along with other smaller primate species including Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkeys, Red colobus Monkey, the endemic Ugandan Mangabey among others.
The African Big five have thrived in Uganda since time memorial and the conservation efforts have helped to restore those that had got extinct like the Rhinoceros. The extensive savannah landscapes of Murchison, Queen Elizabeth and Kidepo National Park feature Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and Leopard while the only count of Rhinos in Uganda thrive at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary adjacent to Murchison Falls National Park. The population of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes thrive in Murchison Falls and Lake Mburo National Park while Cheetah and other four predator species are endemic to Kidepo on Ugandan standards. Uganda is also by no means an ordinary birding destination. With 50% of the African bird species and the 11% of the global count, Uganda features 1,057 bird species spread in her range of diverse ecosystems forming a rich ground for Uganda birding safaris. The endemic Fox Weaver is common in Opeta- Bisina wetland system while the Vulnerable and the most sought-after Shoebill stork thrives along the Nile banks in Murchison, the Mabamba swamps on the north shores of Lake Victoria and the southern Marsh of Lake Edward.
UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARIS TOURS – UGANDA SAFARI TOURS
The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Park has gorilla trekking as the prime activity and relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi dubbed the lake of a thousand Islands thereafter. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has 400 out of the 880 mountain gorilla numbers that currently live in the world.
The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Tour takes you to Kibale National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The prime safari activities include the gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking. Encountering the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats and the chimpanzees
The 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Tour is one of the interesting safari tours that one can have in Uganda. Customized to the travelers’ interests, the encounter takes you through the memorable chimpanzee trekking in the primate capital of the world, cultural encounters at Rwenzori Art foundation and Ruboni Craft Center
The 8 Days Uganda Safari Wildlife Safari features Uganda’s prime safari destinations of Murchison, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The prime activities include wild game viewing where you explore the Big five including Rhinos on Ziwa Sanctuary, elephants, leopards, lions and Buffaloes in Murchison Falls.
The 10 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Wildlife and Adventure Tour is among our newly introduced packages that feature novelty products on the market. The Safari commences and ends in Kampala featuring cycling in the tea estates of Mpanga, the heritage tours in Amabere caves, adventure hike to the Fort Portal crater lake field and the Rwenzori
The 12 Days Upper Nile Adventure is an impressive safari package that features the northern section of Uganda and do not involve gorilla trekking and the entire south west destinations. The safari involves white water rafting in Jinja, the Mount Elgon hiking, Sipi falls tour, the remarkable wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park
The 13 Days Gorilla Safari Tour Wildlife Safari in Uganda features a range of beautiful destination that fall within in the famous Albertine rift valley. The safari involves wild game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park where the Big five of land animals can be encounteeed including elephant, lions, Buffalos, leopards and Rhinos in the neighboring Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
The 14 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour is an impressive medium safari package that is suitable for a fortnight holiday. The Safari features a perfect blend of culture, adventure, wildlife viewing, primate tracking and recreation. The Safari takes you to Lake Mburo National Park where counts of Rothschild giraffes, Impala, Burchell’s Zebra, Topis
The 15 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour allows you to explore the wonders of the River Nile Basin. Starting from and ending in Entebbe, the 15 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda Tour takes you to Jinja the source of the world’s longest Nile River for a memorable white water rafting, wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls.
The 16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Wildlife & Mountaineering Safari Tour is long Uganda safari package that features the areas along the Equator in detail. The safari starts and ends in Entebbe and takes you to Jinja for white water rafting and the source of River Nile tour, Fort Portal Area with its impressive crater field and the Amabere caves
The 18 Days Uganda Comprehensive Safari features a range of destinations covering ¾ of Uganda. The safari starts and end in Entebbe and it has a blend of culture, wildlife viewing, primate tracking including gorillas and chimpanzees, adventure and recreation.
The 20 Days Uganda Grand Safari Tour is a complete Uganda safari package that allows you to explore Uganda from East to west bringing out all the unique features in detail. The safari features Kidepo Valley National Park including the hike to indigenous Karimojong on the Morungole Mountains
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Lake Mburo National Park is the closest National Park to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive and boasts of counts of biodiversity and amazing scenic landscapes. The park is situated in the traditional range lands of the Bahima pastoralist.
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest savannah park in Uganda with 3,840 Sq.km. It shelters a great deal of African game including the Big 5 of Land animals that include Rhinos in the adjacent Ziwa sanctuary, elephants, lions, leopard and buffaloes
The 2 Days Uganda Safari to Queen Elizabeth NP is a short safari that will fit in your weekend break. It takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park one of the most popular Uganda safari destinations. The safari features a game drive where possibilities of encountering
The 3 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls NP allows you to explore the Big five of land animals namely; the Rhinos which exist in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the Buffaloes, elephants, lions and leopards. This comes along with other wild game including Rothschild Giraffes, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Oribis, waterbucks among others.
The 5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Chimpanzee Safari takes you to Kibale National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The prime safari activities include the gorilla tracking and chimpanzee trekking. Encountering the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats and the chimpanzees
The 8 Days Uganda Safari features Uganda’s prime safari destinations of Murchison, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The prime activities include wild game viewing where you explore the Big five including Rhinos on Ziwa Sanctuary, elephants, leopards, lions and Buffaloes in Murchison Falls
The 10 Days Uganda Gorilla, Wildlife and Adventure Safari is among our newly introduced packages that feature novelty products on the market. The Safari commences and ends in Kampala featuring cycling in the tea estates of Mpanga, the heritage tours in Amabere caves, adventure hike to the Fort Portal crater lake field and the Rwenzori Mountains, the cultural tours at Rwenzori Art foundation
The 3 Days Uganda Safari to Queen Elizabeth NP features wild game viewing, recreational boat cruise and chimpanzee trekking. Queen Elizabeth NP also referred to as the medley of wonders boasts of being the most popular destination in Uganda with a diverse ecosystem that features forested, savannah grassland, water environments and wetlands supporting counts of big game, primates like chimpanzees.
Relationship between Gorillas & Humans
From the beginning, the human was part of the Hominidae taxonomy family while the Apes were listed under the Pongidae taxonomic family. The distinction between these two resulted from the anatomy specialization, differing locomotion and the highly developed human brain. But overtime, this has been discarded and with the ranking of Chimpanzees close to humans followed by gorillas and Orangutans respectively. The scientific studies show that the composition in the genes of these apes matches that of humans to a greater extent with a minor variation in the DNA. The gorillas differ from humans by 1.6% while the chimpanzee differs by 1.2% from humans. read more about gorilla facts
Gorilla Permit Booking Information
The gorilla permits booking for all the destinations of Mgahinga National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are made at the Uganda Wildlife Authority head Reservations Office on Plot 7 Kiira Road Kamwokya. An advance inquiry on the availability of the permit on the respective date of tracking before the decision is made to fix the tracking date. Upon confirming the availability, one has to request for the booking by paying either in cash or through a bank transfer using the details provided. In situation where you are using the travel agent, you have to transfer the money to the agent who will then effect the booking. After paying, the receipt is generated to confirm the booking and you can opt to print the permit or print later if the tracking date is not so close.
Payment Terms for Uganda Gorilla Permit
Uganda Wildlife Authority recognizes the following payment forms;