Everyone has dreamt of going on African safari trips and connecting with nature, but that dream seemed so far off and unattainable. Safari is a Swahili word which means ‘long journey’. The safari-goers today can be in African bush within 24 hours of Heathrow and can bypass the arduous up-country trek of previous years. With all of Africa at your disposal, where do you begin your journey? From the never-ending plains of Tanzania or the hidden waterways of Botswana Okavagano? Or maybe the adventurer in you will love the thrill of Uganda Gorilla Trekking? Or maybe paddling past lazing crocodiles or tailing pride of lions on foot is what appeals to your thrill-seeking soul?
Your Choice of Safari
The choice of safari narrows down in part to the wildlife. For the first-timers, the top five in the wish list- would be lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. Many places boast of these, but some have better odds than others. There are other equally exciting animals such as giraffes, zebras, and hippos, and let’s not forget the smaller ones such as chameleons and dung beetles to meerkats and hornbills. The good news is no matter what your choice is, you can never really go wrong. Each destination has its riches to offer, and the variety at almost all of them combined with the magnificent African backdrop will surely blow your mind.
What’s Up With Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?
Anyone visiting Uganda should never miss out on such a thrilling primate experience as gorilla trekking in any way. Though gorilla trekking is enthralling, it is better to plan your trip well so that you can experience this trip with expertise on your side. With fewer than 1004 mountain gorillas that still exist on earth, Uganda is home to half of these impressive creatures making it one of three countries in the world where gorilla trekking is held.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks, and 18 gorilla families have been habituated and set for tourism purposes. In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla trekking starts from any one of its four major trekking regions. It has 90 mammal species, including 11 primates. In The Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, tourists can take part in a 3-day gorilla tour at any time of the year. Uganda experiences two significant seasons, the dry and wet seasons. If you intend to trek mountain gorillas, the dry season is the best time to do so.
Africa has so much to offer from safaris to Uganda, the pearl of Africa. Planning your trip well is the key to thoroughly enjoying the African Experience, which is not to be found anywhere else in the world! There’s a horde of attractions that you can include in your itinerary like mountaineering, bird watching, sport fishing, and just sitting back and enjoying the scenic beauty that is Africa!