Uganda Gorilla Trek Extension
About this trip
You’re journeying halfway across the globe, why not extend your stay in Uganda to experience some of its top tourist attractions? Join us on an exclusive trip extension visiting some of the area’s highlights.
- Trek into the mountain rainforest as you search for the famed gorillas in the mist
- Explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes
- Experience a guided walking safari at Lake Mburo National Park
Board a flight from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip, the most direct route to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Weave your way through scenic tea plantations and terraces are you make your way to the local Batwa.
Begin your trek into the mountain rainforest as your search for the famed ‘gorillas in the mist.’ For those with a little extra energy, a guided waterfall hike or village tour can be arranged.
Located in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. This untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its breathtaking natural beauty and unique ecological significance. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other drawcards such as a network of forest walks, over 340 species of bird to spot and a variety of butterflies. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes.
Depart from the mist-shrouded jungle as you head to Lake Mburo National Park where you will enjoy a guided walking safari. In the evening, you’ll take a game drive to spot more of the parks inhabitants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Situated in the southwestern region of Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park is an easily accessible, compact little gem. Renowned for its impressive biodiversity, Lake Mburo National Park shelters almost seventy mammal species and over 300 avian species in its forests, swamps and grasslands. This spectacular landscape features open plains of savanna interrupted by rocky ridges, forested gorges and lush dense woodland. Crocodiles, hippos and a myriad of water birds are found in and around the five lakes, of which Lake Mburo is the largest. Other commonly spotted wildlife include: impala, oribi, eland, zebra, buffalo, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hyena, hippo and reedbuck.
Bid farewell to the beautiful park before you head to Entebbe for your international flight home. On the way, plan to stop at the equator line to snap a quick photo of yourself standing in two hemispheres.
About Worldwide Navigators
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