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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Home of the Majestic Mountain Gorilla

The dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park create a feeling of awe and mystery as one treks through the dense underbrush, eyes seeking out the source of leaves rustling and birds calling.

Many animals make their home in this well-known park in Uganda, but one in particular draws safari-goers from all over the world. Every year, they come to make the trek into the lush green forest  in search of these elusive animals, hoping to catch a glimpse of them up close and personal in their natural environment.

Seeing the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bucket list activity like no other. These majestic creatures inspire awe and reverie when encountered, giving those fortunate enough to make the trip an experience that stays with you for a lifetime.

There are several different gorilla trekking tours on offer, varying in length of stay and including different activities. Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park  or Kibale National Park is a popular addition. There really is nothing quite like visiting humankind’s closest relatives in their natural habitat, so extending the visit to include more species is always a worthwhile addition to this type of safari.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also home to a huge variety of bird species to see during your stay. Shoebills, black bee-eaters, and red-chested owlets are but some of the species that can be encountered.

The accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park fits in perfectly into the landscape, making your stay comfortable without detracting from the majestic forest surrounds. One such camp is Gorilla Forest Camp. It is ideally located for a gorilla trekking safari, and also offers unbeatable luxury. The camp even has a spa on offer to its guests, perfect for relaxing after a long trek into the undergrowth.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a must-visit park in Africa. It offers a special encounter that will stay with you forever. Contact us today to book your gorilla trekking experience. This truly is a safari you will remember for the rest of your life.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Located in the Western reaches of UgandaQueen Elizabeth National Park is a  wildlife paradise. It is a sanctuary for over 90 mammal species and 600 bird species. It is made up of of 4 different types of terrain: bushy grassland, acacia woodland, swamp or lakeshore, and forest grassland. This ensures a rich and diverse array of flora as well.

The majestic landscape flows gracefully from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west. These lakes are connected by the Kazinga Channel, which meanders through a changing landscape of volcanic craters and wide-open plains. With a variety of animals thriving here, one can expect to see species such as buffalo, Ugandan kob, and giant forest hogs with relative ease.

Queen Elizabeth National Park also hosts two highly-acclaimed animal populations. The first is the tree-climbing lions, one of only 2 populations found worldwide. Located in the Ishasha sector of the park, these majestic predators can be seen lazing in trees during the hot African days. Since lions can be elusive and hard to spot, this offers a great opportunity to view these big cats. While it is not known why they have developed the ability to climb trees, a characteristic not share by most of their brethren, it is speculated that the heat drives them to climb up to the shady and cooler branches of the local flora.

The second animal specie that Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for is primates. Chimp trekking is a popular activity, sometimes done in conjunction with gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located close by.

The forest primates make their home in Kyambura Gorge and Maramgambo Forest within Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are several guided tours to choose from if you want to see these wonderful creatures. It is important to note that there are a limited number of chimp trekking permits issued by the Ugandan government, and it is therefore essential to choose a tour before visiting the primates, to make sure you are not disappointed.

There are some fantastic tours available, allowing you to not only see Queen Elizabeth National Park, but also the rest of Uganda. For those more interested in our feathered friends, there are several birding tours available. With over 600 species, there are many birds to see in Queen Elizabeth- even for the most seasoned birder! Some of these birding safaris even allow for the best of both worlds to be experienced: birds and big game.

With so much to see and experience, why not contact us- we will be more than happy to assist you in planning your perfect Ugandan holiday.

Uganda Safari Tour

Uganda is a small landlocked country located in East Africa. It is one of the continent’s top safari and wildlife destinations, and is known as “The Pearl of Africa”, due to its breathtaking beauty and diverse habitats. These include everything from vast savannah plains, to snow-capped mountains, to dense rainforests. The country offers a host of unique attractions and experiences that will delight even the most experienced safari-goer.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the country’s most well-known destinations. It is made up of thickly forested slopes that are home to one of the most fascinating creatures in the world- the endangered mountain gorilla. In Bwindi, you can hike through the forest to track the gorillas and see these incredible creatures in the flesh in their natural habitat- an awe-inspiring experience. There are a number of well-established lodges, camps and tour operators that offer excellent accommodation and guided treks in the park.

Wildlife lovers can enjoy a big-game safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This stunning park features rolling hills, grasslands and acacia woodlands, and is home to an incredible diversity of big game species, as well as over 600 species of birds. The Ishasha region of the park is famous for its population of tree-climbing lions, a fascinating species.

Visitors to Uganda can also stop by the town of Jinja. It is here that the source of the mighty River Nile is found. The world’s longest river, the Nile goes on to flow through eight other African countries before reaching the Mediterranean Sea.

The snow-capped mountains of Rwenzori and the might Murchison Falls provide fantastic photography opportunities for visitors to Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is the country’s oldest and largest park. It offers the chance to enjoy a wonderfully comprehensive safari experience: go on traditional game drives or walks to see the big game species, while also getting the chance to enjoy unique boating safaris on the river. Visit the spectacular Falls, and take part in adventure activities on the river.

Another unique destination in Uganda is Kibale National Park. It is found in the south of the country, and is home to one of the richest diversities of primates in Africa. Here, visitors have the unique opportunity to go on a chimpanzee-tracking safari, to see these these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.

Uganda is also an excellent destination for birders, with over 1000 species recorded, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Try out a special 10-day overland Uganda birding tour, on which you will visit all the main destinations in the country for a chance to experience its incredible birding opportunities.