2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National Park

Reserve a 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National Park trip in Uganda, book a two days Tour at a low rate and trek through Bwindi Forest National Park. A 2 Days Gorilla trekking Safari in Bwindi national park is less expensive and timely ‘only two days time’.

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National Park

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National Parkventure through the habitats of gorillas in their natural settings in just two days and you are done, Book with African treasures home at a cheap rate of 600USD per Gorilla permit compared to Rwanda Gorilla permit cost 1500USD

2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National Park can be done via two routes

2 Days Gorilla Tour Uganda – Drive from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi Forest Uganda

This seems to be the cheapest route for the 2 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, it begins in Rwanda Kigali. On Day 1, Trekkers fly into Kigali Airport Rwanda where our safari guide picks you up and transport you to the accommodation area near Bwindi Forest Uganda, on the second day Trek Gorillas, then drive back to Kigali Rwanda for departure flights.
2 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda – Fly from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi Gorilla Forest and back
Another option of 2 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda starts from Entebbe Airport to Bwindi forest via a plane to Kihihi Airstrip or Kisoro Airstrip near Bwindi Forest National Park, A guide directs you to the place of accommodation around Bwindi Forest, Trek Gorillas in Bwindi Forest then fly back to Entebbe on the second day.
2 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Itinerary
2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National ParkDay 1- Transportation from Kigali to Bwindi forest
On arrival at Kigali Airport Rwanda with a morning/Afternoon flight, our safari guide will meet you and transfer you to Bwindi forest in Uganda via Katuna Border.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge/Bwindi lodge/Gorilla safari lodge (luxury), Silver back lodge/Nshongi gorilla resort/Nkuringo camp site/Trekkers Tavern (Mid-range) Gorilla Valley Lodge/gift of nature Ruhija/Bwindi view /Buhoma the Community Banda’s/Nshongi gorilla resort/sleep in Kabale (Low budget/basic accommodation)
Day 2 – Gorilla trekking and Transfer back to Kigali
2 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National ParkHave an early breakfast and get ready for Gorilla trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for.
Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but it is well worth the effort.
You will return to Kigali in Rwanda via Katuna border after the trek. Then be dropped off at your preferred hotel or transferred to the airport for your late departure flight.
The safari includes;
– Transportation with a 4 x 4 wheel drive
– Gorilla permit at 600USD
– Full board Accommodation
– Park entrance fees
– An English speaking Safari Guide.
But excludes International Airfare, visas (where applicable), laundry, beverages, tips and other personal expenses.
What to Pack for Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari
-Trekking boots
-Trousers
-Long sleeved shirts
-A rain coat
-A jacket
-A flash free camera
-Insect repellents
-Trekking stick (can be hired at the trekked point)
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1 Day Kampala City Tour

1 Day Kampala City Tour is one of the Short Uganda tours that offers an opportunity of viewing the heart of Uganda in only one day. visit different areas that make up Kampala as a capital city of Uganda like cultural sites,  main trading centers, academic centers, colonial establishments local and modern hotels among others.

Kampala as the capital city of Uganda

1 Day Kampala City Touris situated in the central region of Uganda in Kampala district. The city is however  not as highly developed  compared to some developed cities in the world like Paris London New York among others but has lots of amazing set ups, infrastructures like malls, hotels with local packages like meals, local dances among others, pre-colonial establishments, different tribes with in the city and around the suburbs with different life styles among others which makes it an inquisitive venture or tour.
kampala city has got differnt areas that make a 1 Day Kampala City Tour an awesome venture.

Kabaka’s palace(Lubiri)
1 Day Kampala City TourThe palace is located along Mengo hill and it is basically the largest and one of the oldest kingdoms in Uganda. The Lubiri as it is commonly known in the local language is a magnificent, historical piece of architectural art that peers out through the normally blue skies on top of Mengo hill and the capital of the reigning king of Buganda. Customary every new king has a right to choose a hill on which to build his palace and rename it. However the reigning King chooses not to live here much because of the much blood that was spilled and his father having been attacked here
The palace has a ceremonial house called ‘twekobe’ which has been recently modified during kabaka’s jubilee and it is enclosed with in a fence covering hectares of land.The palace has different amazing features like A clear straight road lined with old candle nut trees locally known as “Kabaka Anjagala” literally translating in the king loves me. The trees which were imported from Indian derive their local name from the local subjects whom Kabaka sir Fredrick Mutesa donated these trees to and they would go home bragging “Kabaka Anjagala Yampadde no mutti” Translated the King loves me he even gave me a tree. That connects the palace to bulange (Buganda parliament). There were 56 of these trees representing the 52 clans which Kabaka Mutebi increased by dividing the big ones.
A traditional fire source that has never burnt out since the inception of the Buganda Kingdom and shall never stop burning least a king is dead,The architectural design of this building has proven a spectacular Uganda tour site to many local and international visitors.
The Kabaka’s Lake:

1 Day Kampala City TourThis is the largest man-made lake in Uganda located in Ndeeba, Rubaga Division Kampala City, Uganda. It is between Ring Road and Nabunya Road. The lake is a few minutes drive from Bulange and about 5 km from the Kampala City centre. The lake was made by Kabaka Mwanga and was suppose to connect to Lake Victoria as an escape route for the Kabaka in case of any attack to the throne but was not finished and only remained as a royal lake near the palace which is home to some birds and least a fishing sport as well as a leisure to many.

Kasubi Tombs:

1 Day Kampala City TourThis is a traditional burial place for the kings of Buganda, a tribal group in Uganda. It is located on Kasubi hill in Kampala which is in the capital of Uganda. Kasubi was formerly known as Nabulagala. It was the largest grass thatched structure in the world and the burial place to several befallen Kabakas/ Kings of the Buganda Kingdom. Once finished to its former glory, we will put it back on our schedule of places to visit in Kampala.
Makerere university:

1 Day Kampala City TourIs Uganda’s largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. In 1963, it became the University of East Africa, offering courses leading to general degrees from the University of London. It became an independent national university in 1970 when the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and Makerere University. Its one of the universities under the management of the government of uganda and offers avarieties of education servicfes  to  both the citzens and foreigners

Namirembe cathedral:

1 Day Kampala City TourThis brick red dome is an Anglican cathedral and is also the oldest. The cathedral is also known as the st Paul’s cathedral. It was built in 1890 on the Namirembe/Mengo hill one of the major hills of the Kampala city which rises out of the Kampala pollution. If you tour Uganda then you should visit this dome that was originally built in 1903 by Buganda Kingdom Craftsmen as a large Grass thatched cathedral that was soon burnt down/ struck down by lightning but was replaces by the present doom structure.This beautiful structure sited on a hill where you can over see Kampala central, it offers a fascinating view for both local and foreign visitors

Rubaga Cathedral
1 Day Kampala City TourThe oldest Catholic Cathedral in Uganda, like Namirembe Cathedral overlooks the city and is a large complex that takes in various functions of the church and surrounded by beautiful trees plus flowers. It is also situated on a hill with a great scenery view on top of the amazing cathedral structure from here one has a great view over Kampala town-Uganda`s capital.
Baha’i Temple

1 Day Kampala City TourThis being the only Baha’i Temple in Africa makes Uganda a prime tour and safari destination to many tourists.It is located on Kikaaya-a hill also overseeing Kampala. It is a beautiful park like ground with lots of beautiful trees most of them fruit tree species plus flowers as well as a green-carpet like grass with clean clear gazetted paths leading to the dome. This park like environment attracts many people who sit on the grass and have a peaceful moment or hold picnics not forgetting couples in love who flock this place for quality time.
Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo
1 Day Kampala City TourThis is the biggest religious and cultural sites in Uganda drawing many travelers from Africa and all over the world to undertake safaris to Uganda especially on 3rd of June every year. The shrine is the place where a total of 32 young Ugandan Christian coverts were martyred on denial to condemn the new religion by then (Christianity) which was out spreading at fast rate in Uganda the pearl of Africa. This annoyed the Kabaka of Buganda by then King (Kabaka Mwanga II,) and he decided to order his loyalties to execute or murder the 32 young men who refused to denounce their religion.There unique architecture of the temple of worship in this place is yet a great tour destination. This is a must see place!!!.

The Central trading centers

1 Day Kampala City TourKampala city central business area has centers where business is at its climax, it consists of  the upper side comprised of the upper class shopping malls, less congested, organized. Here are corporate Banks, insurance companies, Major Forex bureaus, Casinos, star Hotels and all important Government organs like the parliament and ministries.

1 Day Kampala City TourThe down side business area(down town) where the average income earners majorly shop.its too busy and congested with cheaper guest houses, Forex bureaus, restaurants and open eating places, and here you will find the famous Owino Market – the largest 2nd hand clothing market in Africa1 Day Kampala City Tour, the Taxi Park-an amazing site in itself and the hub of Kampala Transport with hundreds of mini-vans jostling in and out plus the Nakasero Food, fruits and Vegetable Market.

 

 

 

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Rwanda Genocide Memorial Tours

Rwanda Genocide Memorial Tours enables you to meet the commemorations put in place to rewind for you the incidences of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda,The genocide led to over one million people loose their lives and it is believed that this war happened for about 100 days.

Rwanda Genocide Memorial Sites have exhibits of remains, photographs, and personal belongings like clothing, shoes, and others of the genocide victims.These sites include the following below
Murambi Genocide Memorial site:
Rwanda Genocide Memorial ToursThis site established on the grounds of former Murambi technical school near Murambi town and is the one of the most difficult memorial to visit because of the bodies and skeletons of genocide victims are threateningly displayed. It is easy to recognize and identify a survivor if indeed they were a relative or friend. Tutsi were advised to hide in the technical school where they were trapped after gathering there, they had no food and were attacked by the militia. The site has several mass graves with former classrooms acting as exhibition rooms.
It’s acknowledged that about to 2700 individuals were slaughtered at this school. Since this genocide ended this place was deserted and the natives settled in others places. Several corpses up to date are being preserved and no one is permitted to distract these sites. Due to the fast developing tourism industry in Rwanda, this school has been refurbished and is currently an exhibition. The Tourists that have visited this area also get free information regarding the intriguing history of the country.
some survivors and natives around the site will narrate to you their disheartening experience during the genocide

Nyamata genocide memorial center
Rwanda Genocide Memorial ToursThis is a former church located 30 km south of Kigali in Bugesera, Nyamata genocide memorial site has 25,000 Rwanda genocide victims buried here. This is one of the more dark sites in Rwanda after Murambi genocide memorial
It is unfortunate that many Tutsi people gathered here considering it a safe sanctuary because previously churches were seen as safe places. Little did they know that this building was a pure death trap as opposed to life. The Tutsi’s had locked themselves up in the church seeking safety but were shocked when Hutu militias forced open the doors open with hand grenades and reigned on them with machetes. You will find clothes and national ID cards of the dead victims on the church pews with blood spread all over the place. The alter cloth is still stained with blood from the massacre of the several victims. Outside the church are mass graves for your visits.Today the church continues to be in place as a memento of the 1994 Genocide.
Kigali Genocide Memorial Center
Rwanda Genocide Memorial ToursThe Kigali genocide memorial site is a 10 minutes’ drive from the city center in Gisozi. It is the final resting place of 250,000 Rwandans killed in the genocide. It is run by AEGIS, a UK Non Governmental Organisation committed to stop genocides from happening around the world. The center has different exhibit places with space of skulls of survivors and their personal belongings, photographs of survivors, reconciliation efforts, and genocide perpetrators. Another space has photographs and descriptions of genocides that have happened around the world showing that this indeed is not a Rwandan problem but a world problem that should never happen again. Outside the building, there is a garden and different mass graves where survivors and those who lost loved ones can come to ‘re-connect’. This can be included on your itinerary while on the Kigali city tour because of its location near the city center.

Nyanza Genocide Memorial
Rwanda Genocide Memorial ToursNyanza genocide memorial located on the grounds of Kigali’s Ecole Technique Officielle in Kicukiro district – Kigali city . This often acts as the grounds for the genocide anniversary commemorations which happen yearly in April. It holds the graves of more than 10,000 genocide victims abandoned by the Belgian UN peacekeeping forces as the genocide intensified. The UN forces left these Tutsi’s in the hands of their massacres by not airlifting them to the safety they themselves were going, a sad story of bureaucracy.
Ntarama Memorial site
This genocide site is located about 30 kilometers from Kigali in Bugesera. it is an hour drive from Kigali city. Approximately 5000 people were murdered within the church in the war. Several People had gone to seek refuge there since it was the sole safe place to be. Several people were murdered mostly women and children. Since the genocide, this church was not tampered with and today it is a display site.
Nyarubuye genocide memorial site

It is located 140 km from Kigali is Catholic Church where 2000 Rwandan were killed. It is said that Sylvestre Gacumbitsi the then mayor of the district was involved in distributing arms and encouraging Hutu’s to use rape and later maim and kill the Tutsi’s. Unlike Ntarama and Nyamata genocide memorial sites, Nyarubuye was restored into a church and is currently used by people in the area with the memorial center adjacent to the church.

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Hiking mount Karasimbi

Hiking at mount Karasimbi  is a rewarding and an amazing hike along an elevation of about 4507 m above sea level. The hike takes two days on highest of the eight major volcanoes of the Virunga field and the 5th highest in Africa.

Mountain Karisimbi

is located along the border between Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the western branch of the African Rift valley. It derived its name word ‘amasimbi’ in Kinyarwanda which means “white shell”, referring to the white-capped summit which is often seen on top of this volcano. It is flanked by Mikeno to the north, Bisoke to the east and Nyiragongo to the west, on the other side of the Rift Valley. The mountain is situated in Volcanoes national park popularly known for the mountain gorillas.
Hiking at mountain Karasimbi is strenuous and very rewarding hike, it is normally done as a complement to gorilla trekking and all done within Volcanoes National Park. The climb starts early in the morning taking 6 hours and involves navigating through the Bisoke side before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3,700 metres for overnight camping before finishing off the journey the next day.
Hiking at mountain Karasimbi is made impressive by the sights of several bird varieties, primates like monkeys and Gorillas since the volcano lies in the primates’ park of Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes national park). It is also known for its exotic plants in its four belts of vegetation, from the dense forest at its base to the barren volcanic core at the summit.

For a relatively good hike a health body and stamina to hike through the slippery slopes to reach the summit which is white capped as a result of hail and sleet which accumulate in the higher elevations from its frequent storms. This implies that one may have to incur an extra cost of hiring a porter ($20 per day) to help in carrying your luggage and hiking equipment.

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Game Drive Murchison falls National Park

Game Drive at Murchison falls National Park is an amazing venture where there is great chance of viewing wild animals in wait for their preys in their natural habitats

Game Drive in  Murchison falls National Park

Game Drive Murchison falls National Parkenables viewing of wild animals that can be enjoyed while in several designated game drive areas. The main areas are the Delta where there are great chances of seeing the Lions in wait for prey as they go to drink, the Buligi Peninsula and the southern sector famously known as the heart of Murchison.
It is highly recommended that travelers attain services from an approved tour operator with trained driver guides in order to have a great experience in the National parks.Game Drive Murchison falls National Park
Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park are  done in the following areas
Buligi Peninsula
Game Drive Murchison falls National ParkThe park’s prime game viewing area lies on the Buligi Peninsula, a triangle of grassland bounded by the Victoria Nile entering Lake Albert, and the Albert Nile flowing out if it. Expect to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes and giraffe and keep your fingers crossed for lion and leopard. The game track network converges at Delta Point where the Nile flows north out of Lake Albert Delta

 Game Drive Murchison falls National ParkLake Albert;This is a convenient place to stop for refreshments and view waterbirds offshore and distant hippos.
Visitors can also take to the air to explore the plains north and west of Paraa in a hot air balloon. Contact the Jobihani Dream Balloons office at Paraa Safari Lodge
Heart of Murchison
Game Drive Murchison falls National ParkWhile much of the southern part of MFNP is covered by bush and forest, a delightful tract of savanna rolls down to the river from the Rabongo road in the very center of the park. Vehicle tracks have recently been opened in this area, which thanks to substantial herds of Uganda kob, is becoming known as a prime location for lions. The ‘Heart of Murchison’ lies 20 km east of the Masindi-Paraa road.

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Launch trips Murchison falls National Park

Launch trips at  Murchison falls National Park is astonishing display of wildlife, its a great surprise how animals survive beneath deep waters,Ride downstream to the Nile Lake Delta cruising past huge hippo pods, crocodiles.

Launch trips at Murchison falls National Park

Launch trips Murchison falls National Parkis basically a carried out at  the might Murchison falls,it is situated in the northeastern part of the country. The park was established in 1952 and its main attraction was Murchison falls also known as the devils Calderon. It  covers an area of 3,893 kilometers boarding as Uganda’s oldest and largest national park. The Nile ricer is approximately 6, 696 kilometers long flowing through 9 countries in Africa and then pouring into the Mediterranean Sea.
Launch trips Murchison falls National ParkLaunch trips at Murchison falls always start up at 2:00 pm east African time to about 4:00 pm round trip.The launch trips are done on boat where tourists will be able to see various animals dramatically parading on the ricer banks quenching their thirst and also see aquatic animals close to their boat while having lunch animals such as crocodiles and hippopotamus not forgetting aquatic birds.The boat cruises always end up at the famous devils cauldron and tourists get down from the boats to hike the top of the stunning waterfalls, hiking will need one to be physically fit but the reward of panoramic views awaits every hiker.

Launch trips Murchison falls National ParkThe launch trip upstream from Paraa presents an amazing display of wildlife and culminates with the memorable frontal view of the Falls. Recommended for birders is a morning cruise downstream to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Alternatively, a tranquil sun downer cruise offers the classic view of an equatorial sunset reflected on the river.

launch trips is one of the activities that are hard to tell or but a must watch like the water falls can’t be expressed in pictures except you get to the falls by yourself and stand in awe of the beauty of nature.Launch trips Murchison falls National Park

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Birding Queen Elizabeth National Park

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park  is one of the charming experience in  the eyes of bird watchers/viewers , come watch different  types of birds from different habitats , hear to their birdsong, view these incredible  feathered creatures from different scenes from the classified birding area(IBA)

Queen Elizabeth National parkBirding Queen Elizabeth National Park

is uganda’s most scenic and popular national park that contains a variety of habitats, it boosts in an excess of 550 species of birds that have actually made it a charming destination for guests that love watching birds. The park is situated in Rukungiri district in southwestern Uganda covering a total land area of 1 978 sq km. It sits at an altitude of 900 meters on the adjacent Lake Edward up to 1 845 meters at the peak of the western Rift Valley’s – eastern Escarpment. It has a home of average altitude – moist semi-deciduous forest, Rivine bush-land, moist thicket and riparian forest. Among the bird habitats offered within this national park are Open woodlands, rivers, open grassland, lakes seasonal as well as permanent swamps.

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park is done in areas below

Kasenyi Area

The area makes viewing easy for bird viewers ,it also has many Africa bird species, making it a must-see wildlife destination.  In this open, grassy area dominated by savanna, birders can see species like:Palm-nut Vulture ,Hooded Vulture, African White-backed Vulture ,Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-created Eagle Martial Eagle ,Grey Kestrel , African Crake ,Black-bellied Bustard ,Temminck’s Courser ,African Wattled Plover, Crowned Plover, Senegal Plover, Kittlitz’s Plover, Rufous napped Lark, Flappet Lark, White-tailed Lark, Brown-backed Srub-Robin, Zitting Cisticola, Croaking Cisticola, Grey-capped Warbler, Black-lored Babbler, Grey backed Fiscal, Black-headed GonolekBlack-crowned Tchagra,Fork-tailed Drongo, with these birds, Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park is made awesome

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park  in mweya penisula

This is the site between Queen Elizabeth National Park.  This site is also where one is able to see bird species like:Raptors, African Mourning Dove, Diederik Cuckoo, Squire-tailed Nightjar, Slender-tailed Nightjar, Swamp Nightjar, Blue-naped Mousebird, Grey-Headed Kingfisher, Pygmy Kingfisher, Little Bee-eater, Nubian Woodpecker ,Red-capped Lark , Martins, Swallows, Swifts, Grey-capped Warbler the Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward where most tourists are based

 

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park  in Marabigambo Forest

This is a forest that covers a big part of Queen Elizabeth along the Kicwamba escarpment on the right side of the western rift valley arm. From the Mbarara-Kasese road to the forest itself, you can find species like: Little Grebe, African Finfoot, Red-chested Cuckoo\ Black Cuckoo, African Emerald Cuckoo, Yellowbill, Black Coucal, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black Bee-eater, Blue-throated Roller, Barbets, Red-throated Wryneck, Brown-eared Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, Honeyguide Greenbul, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Dark-capped Warbler,, Green Crombec, Broad-tailed Warbler\, African Moustached Warbler, Croaking Cisticola, Black-headed Batis, Black-and-white Shrike Flycatcher, Chestnut Wattle-eye, African Paradise Flycatcher,Brown Illadopsis, Brubru,Marsh Tchagra

Katwe Area 

In this area, there are several crater lakes and swamps. Here, Lake Munyanyange is favored by various water birds, especially a concentration of Lesser Flamingos and a few Greater Flamingos.  The species that can be seen here include: Lesser Flamingos, Greater Flamingos, Eurasian Mash Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Avocet, Common Greenshank, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Red-capped Lark, Broad-tailed Warbler, African Moustached Warbler, Croaking Cisticola, Southern Red Bishop

 

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park  in Ishasha Sector

This is another big area that offers a lot to birders in Africa, despite being best-known for its tree-climbing lions.  Species that can be seen here include: Shoe-bill, Palm-nut Vulture, Hooded Vulture,, African White-backed Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Long-created Eagle, Martial Eagle, African Crowned Eagle, Grey Kestrel, Helmeted Guineafowl, African Crake, Black-bellied Bustard, African Wattled Plover Senegal Plover, African Green Pigeon, Ross’s Turaco, Striped Kingfisher, Broad-billed Roller, Double-toothed Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Greater Honeyguide, Grey Woodpecker,White-browed Robin-Chat\, Brown-backed Scrub-Robin

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park  in Katunguru Bridge Area

If you venture to the Katunguru Bridge, where you cross the Kazinga Channel from the Kasese district to the Rubirizi district, be sure to peek beneath the bridge as there is a papyrus swamp hosting species that include:Pink-backed Pelican, Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, Pied Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Greater Swamp Warbler, White-winged Warbler, Carruther’s Cisticola

Birding at Queen Elizabeth National Park   can be an exciting activity with equipment’s like cameras Binoculars, sun glasses among others for best views

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Hiking and Nature walk Murchison Falls National Park

Hiking and Nature walk in Murchison Falls National Park are among the amazing and interesting ventures that will make you appreciate the nature in Murchison Falls National Park, come feel, touch, see the nature to the fullest. This is a great experience you will leave to tell in life.

Murchison Falls National Park has various features in favor of Hiking and Nature walking

Kaniyo Pabidi forest
This is an area of Natural forest in the Budongo forest located about 8km from Kichumbanyobo gate along Paraa road in Masindi. It is a great place for hikes and nature walks and mainly chimpanzee tracking is done here. Also other things to see are the big ironwood and Mahogany trees, birds can be spotted such as the Hornbills, Chocolate backed Kingfishers among others. While here there are no worries since there is a camp site equipped with firewood and water.
Rabongo ForestHiking and Nature walk Murchison Falls National Park
It is located in the southeast of the conservation area and approximately a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Paraa. It is a great place for hiking and nature walks together with primate trekking. This area is encompassed with savannah grasslands and also here you find good forest cottages and a campsite. During your walk you can spot beautiful birds, medicinal trees/plants, primates like verve t monkeys, black and white Columbus, baboons, red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees among others.

Murchison falls  also known as Kabalega Falls, is a waterfall between Lake Kyoga and Lake Albert on the White Nile River in Uganda. At the top of Murhison  Falls, the Nile forces its way through a gap in the rocks, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, and tumbles 43 metres (141 ft), before flowing westward into Lake Albert.

 

Hiking as an activity

Hiking and Nature walk Murchison Falls National ParkIs an experience that brings all the senses into play watch waves of white water tumble hypnotically through this six-meter chasm, listen to the roar, taste the spray on your face and feel the rock shake beneath your feet. Sheer sensory overload! If you don’t fancy the trek to the top, stop off at the north bank during your game drive, and walk down a set of steps to stand within meters of the rapids.

Get explanations from the guide about the white form that these falls make which many ignorantly believe that the force at which the water comes through the narrow space between the rocks was the cause of the form , but the tour guide will explain how the Leaves fall into the water and decompose and as they mix with some rock mineral, they form that white form as water comes gushing out of the narrow plum. Standing at that point you can see clearly the Murchison falls and take lots and lots of great pictures.

Nature walks through the Kaniyo Pabidi forest and Rabongo Forest These area is encompassed with savannah grasslands and also here you find good forest cottages and a campsite. During your walk you can spot beautiful birds, medicinal trees/plants, primates like vervet monkeys, black and white Columbus, baboons, red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees among others.

Birders and nature lovers can enjoy short treks starting from Sambiya River Lodge or Mubako Junction, both on the south bank, or a walk along the north bank from Paraa, passing the Emmy River. All walks last from one and a half to two hours.

This is an open venture where one physically involves in exploring the nature in its natural state.

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Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla trekking Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the wonderful adventurous experience to adventuresome people in the world, Meet the gentle giants of the jungle in their natural habitat  from their different families in the impenetrable forests, the trek is  majorly foot based with a ranger who directs you to gorilla locations

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Is located in the southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has this “impenetrable forest” that also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Mountain gorillas can be seen year-round, therefore the best time for trekking is ultimately up to you. The dry seasons, from mid-December to February and from June to September, are considered the most comfortable times for trekking and the trails are in better condition.
However, there are some advantages of trekking in the wet seasons (March to May and October to December). During these months, gorillas tend to stick to the lower slopes as food is plentiful and temperatures are milder, therefore trekking times can be much shorter.

What to expect from Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

For one to prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of gorilla trekking,here is some detailed information about what you can expect.

The trek activity itself
Initially you are welcomed by Africa treasure staff for the trek  ,then he\she takes you to the park from your destination , you are transferred to a ranger’s station where the trek commences . rangers will lead you through cultivated lands, then into dense rain forest and as close as is allowed to a gorilla family.
The rangers monitor the gorillas on a daily basis so they have a fairly good idea of where they are. However, they are free roaming animals, and their sighting cannot be guaranteed. Trekking can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 8 hours and can be quite strenuous, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.further morre gorilla treking  starts in the morning hours
 Time with the gorillas


Spend some time with the gentle giants in accordance to time you are given to watch their activity and take photographs\snaps.But To ensure the gorillas don’t get too used to human presence, and because they share many of our genes and are able to be affected by our diseases, the maximum time permitted to spend with them is 1 hour.
The rangers will be able to provide you with a background information to the family you are visiting. Then, once your time is up, you trek back out of the rain forest to your meeting point.

However , as gorillas are extremely sensitive to human disease, the park authorities will not allow anyone they consider to be in poor health to visit the gorilla groups. Additionally, no children under 16 years of age are permitted to visit.

What is required for the best Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

gorilla trekking as an activity does not require bulky items for it to be a wonderful venture at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park ,Here are some of the items we recommend you to pack for your gorilla trekking experience.

Comfortable hiking/walking boots: As you’ll most likely be trekking for a few hours to reach the gorillas, a good pair of boots is essential. These foot wears prevent feet from sharp grass ,thrones among others

Trousers and a long-sleeved shirt: You’ll be ‘bushwhacking’ into a misty rain forest, so wear trousers and a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself from the thick undergrowth and nettles.

Gloves: A pair of gloves will protect your hands when grabbing branches and vines, particularly a tough pair of gardening gloves.

Light rain jacket: Even if you’re visiting during the dry season, it’s a good idea to pack a light rain jacket. These tropical forests can be damp and there can still be rainfall.

Getting Around
Bwindi’s various trail heads can be reached by vehicle. However there are no roads within the park itself, which is explored on foot. Bwindi is aptly named the ‘impenetrable forest’; paths pass through dense vegetation and can be steep. Take advantage of walking sticks offered at the start of a walk

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