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Enjoy 3-day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda

Enjoy 3-day gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Written by See Africa Today

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is famous for gorilla trekking. It is one of the oldest national parks in Uganda measuring 325 square kilometres and dates back to 25,000 years ago.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has become popular to tourists from different parts of the world due to the Uganda Gorilla safari where you walk through the history of the 12 groups of mountain gorillas and other primates such as red-tailed monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys.

Here is what to expect on a three-day safari at  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day one

The journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park starts early in the morning as select vehicle pick you up at your hotel and head to the park located on the southwestern part of Uganda.

There will be brief stopovers along the way to interact with a local community that lives off making drums and other crafts work at Mbambire. The next stop is at the Equator and then to Mbaara town for lunch. You ‘ll then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Rest for the evening, have dinner in one of the lodges.

Day Two

Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Forest marks the start of day two of the Uganda Gorilla Safari. The escape in the forest takes up to 8 hours. The terrain is quite challenging and the distance walked is long because gorillas are always on the move. Through the 8-hour trek, you learn more about the 12 groups of mountain gorillas in the forest.

Besides gorilla sight-seeing, the forest also hosts 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 species of butterflies and 350 species of birds which you also see throughout the trek which rolls into several hills and lush vegetation. Head back to the lodge and relax, have dinner.

Day Three

Head back to Kampala as you enjoy the sight of hills and valleys on your way to Kampala. Brief stops are made at Mbaara for lunch and later at the Mbabire Drum Makers.

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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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