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Gorilla safari Uganda / Gorilla tours Uganda trips taking you Gorilla trekking Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable forest form the greatest number of Uganda safaris. Book a Uganda Gorilla safari tour, go gorilla trekking in Uganda Africa!

We organise Uganda Gorilla safari tours at budget Gorilla trekking Uganda safari prices. We plan Uganda Gorilla safari trips based on your Uganda Gorilla tour budget as witnessed by many of our Gorilla Uganda safari Tripadvisor satisfied clients. These are some of our Uganda Gorilla safari / Gorilla trek safari in Uganda & Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda | Gorilla tracking tour in Uganda

Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda -We offer tailored mountain Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda but one can choose from a variety of our Uganda gorilla tour safari sample packages. Gorilla Safaris in Uganda are currently among the prime Uganda safari products that have taken the world by storm. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are conducted in two habitats where mountain gorillas are known to exist and have been habituated for human encounter. Read More about Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Gorilla Safari in Uganda 3 days uganda tours

Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and trek Endangered mountain gorillas, Our star attraction…Read More

Gorilla safari to Mgahinga Gorilla NP 3 days uganda tours

The park is notably known as the second refigium for the critically endangered mountain gorillas…Read More

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi 3 days uganda tours

This is a great day that will mark your re-union with your long lost cousins – the mountain gorillas…Read More

Bwindi gorilla trekking 4 days uganda tours

Trek the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & wildlife in queen Elizabeth park…Read More

Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Wildlife 4 days uganda tours

See mountain gorillas in Bwindi Park & Queen Elizabeth Park for game viewing…Read More

4 Days Gorilla tour in Uganda - double tracking uganda tours

Do gorilla trekking and have an evening performance of the Batwa / Bakiga…Read More

Gorillas & Wildlife Uganda Safari Tour 5 Days uganda tours

Trek Endangered Mountain gorillas in Bwindi and wildlife in Lake Mburo…Read More

5 Days Africa Gorilla tour in Uganda uganda tours

Do morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel & an evening game drive along the channel track…Read More

Uganda Rwanda Gorilla trekking Safari 8 days uganda tour

A Rwanda gorilla safari in Volcanoes & Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on this gorilla Uganda safari..Read More

Uganda Safari tour 9 days uganda tour

Uganda wildlife tour in Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth & Gorilla trekking Uganda in Bwindi Forest.Read More

9 days Wilderness Camping Gorilla safari in Uganda tour

Go camping on a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda & Rwanda, enjoy wildlife Uganda safari game drives in prominent Game parks.Read More

Gorilla Trekking & Chimps Safari in Uganda 10 days uganda tour

Enjoy a Uganda gorilla safari and wild chimps in the spectacular forests of Bwindi & Kibale Forest National Park..Read More

11 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari uganda tour

Go gorillas trekking in Uganda and Rwanda but also tour a range of wildlife and culture while on this wildlife safari.Read More

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour 12 Days uganda tour

This is a gorilla trekking Uganda safari in Bwindi, a stop at Uganda Equator crossing, wildlife game drives and chimpanzee trekking safari.Read More

Uganda & Rwanda Safari 13 Days uganda tour

Tour all the premier destinations in Uganda and Rwanda on this adventure trip. Book this safari with us now.Read More

Birding & Gorilla trekking Uganda Safari 14 days uganda tour

Enjoy a birding safari in Uganda in top bird watching destinations in Africa on this tour plus Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable.Read More

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Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Uganda, Chimpanzee tours in Kibale Forest Uganda

Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in Uganda-tailored Chimp trekking Safari in Kibale forest Uganda with Chimpanzees habituation, Primate watching,birding,scenery,community walks & cycling Uganda tours.Chimpanzee trekking safaris in Kibale Forest Uganda as well as Chimpanzee habituation in Kibale Forest form a unique tour experience in Africa. Uganda is ecologically diverse for it stands as the country with both great populations of Mountain gorillas and Common Chimpanzees which are among the big apes on the planet earth. Read More about Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris

1 Day Tour Ngamba Island Chimps uganda tour

1 Day Tour to Ngamba Island Chimpanzees or a Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary tour in Uganda takes you on a one day trip to Ngamba Island Chimps on Lake Victoria. Read More

2 days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Safari in Uganda tour

Ngamba Island is positioned in the interior of Lake Victoria which a re-known lake standing as the largest lake in Africa, the second largest fresh water lake in the world. Read More

Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Kibale Forest NP - 2 Days uganda tour

The 2 Days Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda commences and ends in Kampala and takes to the Primate Capital of the world – the Kibale National Park where the 13 species of Primates. Read More

2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest

The 2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest commences at 8am and the forest guides accompany you through the forest in search of these magnificent apes. Read More

3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park

The 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park features Chimpanzee Habituation experience where one has the full day moments with the Chimpanzees…Read More

Uganda Wildlife Safari - 4 Days

The Uganda Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari to Murchison Falls and Kibale National Park allows the Uganda safari undertakers to explore the wild game in the largest National Park. Read More

4 Days Wildlife & Chimpanzee Safari to Murchison Falls

The 4 Days Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Uganda allows you to track Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park dubbed the Primate Capital of the world with 13 primate Species. Read More

Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest uganda tour

A flying safari to Kibale Forest renowned homes to wild chimpanzees in Africa and Semuliki Forest, a stunning lushness of Uganda’s National Parks combined with spectacular landscapes…Read More

Chimps Trekking & Wildlife Safari in Uganda 6 days

Explore a range of primates including Chimpanzees, Grey cheeked mangabey, Olive Baboons, Black and whote Colobus Monkeys, Blue and red tailed monkey, Central African Red colobus. Read More

Primate Safari in Uganda 6 days

Our 6 Days safari also features the magical chimpanzee trekking in the forested landscapes of Kibale National Park dubbed the Primate capital of the world with 13 Primate Species. Read More

Gorilla Trekking & Chimps Safari in Uganda 10 days uganda tour

This 10 days Uganda gorillas-Chimps safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wild life game drives coupled with amazing game scenery- the highlight of an African safari…Read More

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Classic Uganda Wildlife Safaris

Uganda is also a home to classic wild game Uganda Safaris including the Big five of lands animals namely; lions (surprisingly, Uganda has tree climbing lions), leopard, the African Buffalo, Savannah and forest elephants, white Rhinos along with other wild game like Rothschild Giraffes, the Impala, Eland, Jackson’s Hartebeest, the Cheetah, Topis, Burchell’s Zebra, the Roan Antelope, Oribis, Kobs, Water bucks, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Spotted Hyena, Jackals among other animals spread in four (4) typical savannah Uganda safari parks of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth National Park, Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park along with the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Some of this wildlife is also found in the other six (6) national parks namely; Semliki National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rwenzori National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Tree climbing lions in Ishasha. Read More about Uganda Wildlife Safaris

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari Uganda tour

Visit Queen Elizabeth, home to over 100 mammals & over 600 birds. 3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari Uganda; Our 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park is an amazing short Uganda tour of Queen Elizabeth Park. Read More

3 Days Uganda Safari to Murchison Falls National Park, 3 days Murchison Falls Safari Uganda

The trip takes you to the largest National Park, one of the most scenic parks on this earth! 3 days Murchison Falls safari is short Uganda Wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park. This Uganda wildlife safari tour to Murchison Falls national park features tracking white Rhinos. Read More

5 Days Uganda Flying Tour, Luxury Primate Flying Safari in Uganda

Chimpanzee trekking Fly to Kibale / Semuliki for exclusive Uganda Safari for chimpanzee tracking and Primates wildlife tours, Enjoy our Flying Safari in Uganda as some of our Luxury Uganda Safari tours. This Uganda Flying Tour to Uganda in Kibale Forest nationl safari parks and Semuliki nationl park. Read More

Uganda Flying Tour to Murchison Falls & Semliki, 6 Days Uganda Flying Tour

Fly to Murchison Falls and Semuliki National Park for game viewing and chimpanzee tracking. This is a 6 Day Uganda flying safari Tour of Murchison Falls National park and Semuliki National Park. You will Experience the unmatched game viewing in Murchison Falls NP. Read More

Uganda Tour, 8 Days Uganda safari tours with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours

The trip takes you to the largest National Park, one of the most scenic parks on this earth! 3 days Murchison Falls safari is short Uganda Wildlife Safari to Murchison Falls National Park. This Uganda wildlife safari tour to Murchison Falls national park features tracking white Rhinos. Read More

Wilderness Camping Safari in Uganda 9 Days

Our gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, from 3 to several days on a safari.The Wilderness Camping Safari in Uganda is a typical adventure encounter into the wilderness where the travellers forget about their bungalows and lush linen to explore the typical African night. Read More

Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Adventure Safari in Uganda with Margarita Peak 10 Days uganda tour

The legendary mountains of the moon tower in the west of Uganda rising to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks. Our 10 days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Adventure Safari in Uganda takes you to the legendary mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in the year 150AD tower. Read More

Uganda Camping Tours 14 Days

Enjoy a wildlife safari in Uganda, wilderness camping in Uganda’s national parks on this adventure trip! The 14 Days Uganda Camping Safari allows you to explore the wilderness of Uganda day and night. Prime Uganda Safaris presents an authentic Africa safari experience. Read More

Popular Uganda Birding Safaris | Birding Safari in Uganda Birding Tours Africa

Uganda birding safari. Uganda is remarkably the leading African Uganda birding safari destination with 50% of the continents bird species concentration and 11% of birds in the world. The Uganda is endowed with 1,057 species of birds including one endemic bird species called the Fox Weaver. Read More about Popular Uganda Birding Safaris

Mabamba Swamp Birding trip Excursion Uganda tour

The 1 Day Mabamba Birding Excursion is a whole birding that is suitable for a day break from the towns of Kampala and Entebbe. Read More

Birding Safari in Uganda 7 Days uganda tour Rwenzori Double collared Sunbird , Uganda safaris

Tour Kampala birding areas as well as Lake Mburo where you see the Shoebill and more wanted birds on this Uganda Safari. Read More

Birding & Gorilla trekking Uganda Safari 14 Days hooded-vulture-uganda-birding-safaris-uganda-tours

Enjoy a birding safari in Uganda in top bird watching destinations in Africa on this tour plus Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable. Read More

Birding Safari in Uganda Africa 21 Days white winged tern , uganda birding safaris uganda tour

See exciting Uganda birds including rarities, endemic birds and migrants on this Uganda Birding tour!. Read More

Short Uganda Safaris | Short Safaris in Uganda – Mini Wildlife, Gorilla trekking trips in Uganda

Short safaris in Uganda are designed to enable the time constrained world travellers to have opportunity of exploring the magical tourist sites of Uganda. The short Uganda safaris range from 2 days including the extensions to Lake Mburo, Murchison, Queen Elizabeth, Elgon and Kibale among other destinations. These destinations also feature 3 days and the Bwindi gorilla extension also present a 3 days encounter. Read More about Short Uganda Safaris

Kampala City uganda Tour

Kampala City Tour organised by Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours is one of the short Uganda Safaris/ Short Uganda tours that offer you an opportunity to see the highlights of Uganda`s Capital city on your tour in Uganda. Read More

1 Day Tour Ngamba Island Chimps uganda tour

1 Day Tour to Ngamba Island Chimpanzees or a Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary tour in Uganda takes you on a one day trip to Ngamba Island Chimps on Lake Victoria. Read More

Entebbe City Day Short Uganda Tour

This Entebbe day Tour exposes you to the once the colonial capital of Uganda, is the first town that welcomes any visitor to Uganda from the Air port. Being a quiet town Cooled by breezes from Lake Victoria. Read More

Jinja Source of the Nile uganda Tour

Take a short ride to the source of the Nile-a quiet beautiful place, filled with palm trees, fantastic tropical plants. As you stand on the Nile, you will hear the gurgling water, watch native fishermen. Read More

White Water Rafting uganda tour

Tour in Uganda,in Jinja – a world-class rafting destination possessing some of the most prevailing and constant rapids on earth. Read More

Uganda Short Safari to Lake Mburo NP uganda tour

Lake Mburo National Park is the closest National Park to Kampala 240km about 3 – 4 hours’ drive and boasts of counts of biodiversity and amazing scenic landscapes. Read More

Sipi Falls short safari in Uganda tour

The Sipi Falls is comprised on 3 water falls that are positioned at the Mount Elgon foot hills in the district of Kapchorwa appearing as the largest water fall to the east of Uganda. Read More

1 Day Mabamba Swamp Birding Excursion uganda tour

The 1 Day Mabamba Birding Excursion is a whole birding that is suitable for a day break from the towns of Kampala and Entebbe. The day excursion commences and ends in Kampala presenting a whole day magical experience with the swamp environment on the shores of Lake Victoria sheltering counts of birds including the Vulnerable and rare shoebill stork. The swamp dwelling sitatunga is also present. The famous Mabamba swamp presents an impressive birding experience on canoe. Read More

Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Kibale Forest NP - 2 Days uganda tour

The 2 Days Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda commences and ends in Kampala and takes to the Primate Capital of the world – the Kibale National Park where the 13 species of Primates. Read More

Short Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park 2 Days uganda tour

Short Uganda Safari to Lake Mburo National Park takes you to a typical African gem filled with magical wonders that one would wish to explore on the safari in Uganda. Read More

Short wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth NP uganda tour

The short Wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the short safaris in Uganda allowing you to explore the most popular park in Uganda in a mini break holiday. Read More

Wildlife Safari in Uganda; 2 Days uganda tour

2 Days Short Uganda safari to Murchison Falls National Park with Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to tour white Rhinos, the top of the falls, do Nile launch cruise exploring the Hippos, Nile Crocodiles. Read More

2 days Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda to Budongo Forest uganda tour

Budongo Forest is noted to be among the pre-historic forests left in East Africa and as a result, it feature great biodiversity including the 24 small animal species. Read More

2 days Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Safari in Uganda tour

The Island supports a count of 48 Chimpanzees and it stretches to 100 acres. The tour is a perfect mini break to explore these orphananed Chimpanzees that are thriving with support. Read More

Short Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda 3 Days uganda tour

The forest enjoys great deal of biodiversity including the 70 mammal species, 351 tree species some of which are 200 years old and over 55m tall, 13 primate species. Read More

Short wildlife Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth NP uganda tour

The Short Uganda Safari features the Queen Elizabeth National Park 1978km2 protected area with chimpanzee species thriving below sea level in 100m deep Kyambura gorge. Read More

Short Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda Kibale-3 days uganda tour

Kibale National Park stands in the west of Uganda in the shadows of Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the legendary mountains of the moon. It features a varied tract and lovely tropical forest. Read More

3 Days Queen Elizabeth Park Safari Uganda tour

Our 3 Days Uganda Wildlife short Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park is an amazing short Uganda tour of Queen Elizabeth Park that offers you a site of the big 5 wild game during game drives, birding & people culture. Read More

Chimpanzee Trekking Uganda Safari Kibale 3 Days uganda tour

It features a varied tract and lovely tropical forest that date back to the prehistoric era supporting a range of flora, fauna and birds that have made it an ideal destination for travellers. Read More

Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari in Uganda - 3 Days uganda tour

Our 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National park is an amazing short Uganda tour of Queen Elizabeth Park that offers you a site of the big 5 wild game during game drives, birding & people culture. Read More

Murchison Falls National Park short Uganda safari tour 3 days

This 3 days Murchison Falls National Park wildlife safari in Uganda / Murchison Falls wildlife tour in Uganda offers you a visit to Ziwa Rhinos, a boat cruise to the bottom of the Nile. Read More

Murchison Falls & Kibale Short Uganda safari- 5 days uganda tour

Murchison falls national park derives its name from Murchison falls where the mighty river Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become. Read More

Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Safari - 5 days uganda tour

The 5 Days Uganda short Safari with Primates Trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park & Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. Read More

Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest uganda tour

A flying safari to Kibale Forest renowned homes to wild chimpanzees in Africa and Semuliki Forest, a stunning. Read More

Kibale Forest National Park Chimpanzee Trekking Safari in Uganda 3 days

The Park harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. It is an extensive National Park, protecting a large block of rainforest. Read More

Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Uganda - 4 Days uganda tour

The 4 Days Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Uganda allows you to track Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park dubbed the Primate Capital of the world with 13 primate Species. Read More

Game Viewing Safari in Uganda 5 Days uganda tour

Lake Mburo National park is a very special place; each part of it is alive with a variety of interests and color. It is situated in Kiruhura district and it is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah. Read More

Long Safaris in Uganda featuring long Uganda trips in search of Primates, Gorillas, Wildlife, Culture.

Book custom made long Uganda safari tours to Uganda safari parks for the true ultimate Africa safari memories. The long safaris in Uganda present an extended safari experience allowing you to explore the beauty of Uganda in detail. Uganda being a rich destination and very extensive, it features a myriad of destinations that range from National Parks such as Lake Mburo, Mgahinga, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Mount Rwenzori, Semliki and Kibale in the west, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley in the north and the Mount Elgon in the East to a range of over twelve (12) game reserves like Pian Upe, Matheniko, Bakora, Kigezi, Katonga, Ajai, Toro Semliki among others, historical and cultural sites which combine to present remarkable extensive long Uganda safari experience. Read More about about Long Safaris in Uganda

Flying Gorilla Safari in Uganda tour

The 6 Day Uganda Gorilla Flying Safari enables you to explore the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable without being subjected to a 10 hour drive to cover 527km from Kampala. Read More

6 days gorilla tracking and wildlife safari uganda tour

The 6 Days Gorilla tracking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda features two main activities namely; wildlife viewing and the gorilla trekking. The Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south west of Uganda features great deal of wildlife including elephants, the Buffaloes. Read More

Primate Trekking Uganda Safari 6 days uganda tour

Our 6 Days Uganda Gorilla safari takes you to Uganda`s population of mountain gorillas in Bwindi but also exposes you to Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. It has been confirmed that Bwindi features a minimum of 400 Mountain gorillas of which twelve gorilla groups are habituated. Read More

6 days Uganda Gorilla Tracking safari ugnada tour

The 6 days Uganda Tracking safari with Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National park Wildlife Safari presents a magical Uganda safari experience that takes you to three main destinations of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Read More

7 Days Luxury Fishing Safari in Uganda tour

The 7 days Luxury Fishing Safari in Uganda takes you to the two prime fishing destinations of Lake Victoria and Murchison Falls National Park. The safari is relaxed offering a true luxury touch in the wilderness. With close to 25% of Uganda’s surface covered by water, the Largest Lake in the country. Read More

7 Days Culture Safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking uganda tour

The 7 Days Culture Safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking commences in Kampala and can end in Kigali or Kampala depending on the traveller’s preference. The 7 days of Culture feature a blend of wildlife and gorillas. The safari involves a game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park. Read More

Uganda Birding Safari, Kampala and Lake Mburo 7 days uganda tour

The 7 Days Uganda Birding Safari in Kampala and Lake Mburo allows you to explore the section of Uganda’s birds that can be easily reached from Kampala. Uganda supports 11% of the world population of bird species and 50% of the African continent bird species. Read More

Wildlife Safari in Uganda 8 days uganda tour

The safari also features adventure hike to Sipi falls, the wild game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison falls National Park where one has the opportunity to explore the big five with Rhinos thriving in the Ziwa Sanctuary. The chimpanzee trekking in Budongo, hike to the top of Murchison Falls and heritage tour in Kampala city are also featured to derive ultimate Africa safari memories. Read More

Gorilla trekking Safari Tour 8 days uganda tour

8 days Gorilla safari experience is one of the most essential Uganda gorilla safaris/Uganda tours that enable you experience trekking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest located in Africa south western Uganda enabling you to have the first glimpse at the shy beautiful Gorillas amidst the dense foliage. Read More

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla trekking Safari 8 days uganda tour

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, is strategically located at the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift valley), in South Western Uganda. It is shared amongst Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale Districts. Read More

9 Days Uganda Safari, Uganda tours

The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking, Murchison Falls National Park for magical wild game viewing including the elephants, lions, Giraffes and Buffaloes, the mighty Nile River and its permanent Land mark the Murchison Falls. Read More

9 days Wilderness Camping Gorilla safari in Uganda tour

The 9 Days Camping Safari takes you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee trekking, primate walk in Semliki, wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park along with chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Island Hopping at Lake Bunyonyi. Read More

9 Days Uganda safari in Albertine Rift uganda tour

The safari features active adventures like cycling in Mpanga tea estates, hiking in the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field, Mount Rwenzori hiking, Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest not forgetting Island Hopping on Lake Bunyonyi. Read More

Uganda Safari tour 9 days uganda tour

This Uganda Safari takes you to Uganda’s premier safari parks: Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Gorilla Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest National park and Queen Elizabeth National Park for a mountain gorilla tracking tour, chimpanzee trekking safari, wildlife / game viewing safari. Read More

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda tour

The 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda features the mighty Nile Perch as the icon of the trip while incorporating the exploration of other fish species along with scenery and wildlife like the Big four in Murchison. Read More

Wildlife & Primates trekking Uganda Safari 9 days uganda tour

The 9 Days Uganda Safari incorporates wild game viewing, chimpanzee trekking and mountain gorilla trekking. The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and takes you to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white Rhino tracking, Murchison Falls National Park for magical wild game viewing including the elephants, lions, Giraffes. Read More

Uganda Safari to Gorillas & Chimpanzee trekking - 10 Days uganda tour

This 10 days Uganda gorillas-Chimps safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wild life game drives coupled with amazing game scenery- the highlight of an African safari in Uganda. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda Africa are carried out in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Read More

Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari 11 Days uganda tour

You will track gorilla in Bwindi national park of Uganda and volcanoes national park of Rwanda. Gorilla tracking is the most fascinating wildlife adventure in the jungles of Africa; you will search for Mountain gorillas in the impenetrable slippery forested mountain slopes of Bwindi and Volcanoes until you get so close about 7 meters. Read More

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour 12 Days uganda tour

Transfer to Bwindi NP. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center for traditional Lunch. Read More

Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Wild game, Safari 12 Days uganda tour

This safari focuses on Uganda’s premier safari destinations namely; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing, Kibale Forest for chimpanzee tracking and Murchison Falls National Park for game viewing. Read More

Uganda & Rwanda Safari 13 Days uganda tour

This 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari / 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour is one of Rwanda Safaris & Tours for you to Safari in Rwanda OR tour in Rwanda and have a chance to go gorilla tracking. Read More

13 Days Uganda Safari Albertine rift Thrilling Adventure uganda tour

The 13 Days Uganda Albertine rift Thrilling Adventure allows you to explore the remarkable destinations that lie within the western arm of the East African rift valley and its environs. The safari features wild game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park where there are chances of exploring the Africa’s Big five. Read More

Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari - 13 Days uganda tour

This 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari tour having gorilla tracking in Uganda then Rwanda will start by visiting the magnificent Murchison falls and then proceed to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking, then transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for a game drive and a boat cruise. Read More

Birding Watching Safari in Uganda- 14 days uganda tour

The Uganda Birding Safari 14 Days takes you to the prominent birding sites of Uganda featuring the forest, savannah and water habitats. The birding safari takes you to the Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Bigodi wetland Sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mabamba swamp. Read More

14 Days Fort Night Adventure in Western Uganda tour

The 14 Days Fort Night Safari Adventure in Western Uganda features a perfect period that suites in the commonly given two weeks leave. The safari incorporates the wild game viewing, adventure, culture, primate tracking including gorillas and chimpanzees, culture and recreation. Read More

Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Adventure Safari in Uganda with Margarita Peak 10 Days uganda tour

The 14 Days Uganda Safari Adventure to Rwenzori Mountains & Gorilla trekking is a fort night safari in Uganda that enables you to summit the legendary Rwenzori Mountains that tower to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks following the Central Circuit. Read More

Birding & Gorilla trekking Uganda Safari 14 Days hooded-vulture-uganda-birding-safaris-uganda-tours

The Uganda Birding Safari 14 Days takes you to the prominent birding sites of Uganda featuring the forest, savannah and water habitats. The birding safari takes you to the Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Bigodi wetland Sanctuary, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Mabamba swamp. Read More

15 days Uganda safari adventure in the Nile basin uganda tour

The 15 Days Uganda Adventure Safari in the Nile Basin offers you an opportunity to explore the wonders of the Nile basin in detail. The safari starts and ends at Entebbe International Airport and it takes you to explore the source of River Nile in Jinja, remarkable wild game viewing in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls. Read More

16 days Rwenzori Mountains Climbing safari Uganda in the equator snow uganda tour

The 16 Days Uganda Safari in the Equator Snow is one of the extensive Uganda safari packages that allow you to explore the areas along the Equator in detail. Uganda is one of the gifted countries in the world that are crossed by the world’s main latitude – the Equator which partly influences her climate and vegetation. Read More

Uganda Safari – 16 Days uganda tour

The 16 Days Uganda Safari allows one to climb Mount Rwenzori for three days exploring the magical Mahoma trail, climb any of the three Virunga Volcanoes namely Gahinga, Muhabura and Sabyinyo which are part of the greater Virunga chain of eight Mountains, track gorillas in Bwindi. Read More

18 days comprehensive safari in Uganda tour

The 18 Days comprehensive Safari in Uganda as the name suggests features an extended encounter allowing you to explore a range of Uganda safari sites in detail. The 18 Days Safari commences and ends in Entebbe incorporating adventure, culture, wildlife, primates like gorillas and chimpanzees and recreation. Read More

20 Days Grand Cultural Tour in Uganda tour

The 20 Days Grand Safari tour in Uganda is an extensive safari package that features an all-round tour of Uganda. Commencing and ending at Entebbe International Airport, the 20 days safari takes you to Kidepo Valley National Park, Jinja – the source of River Nile, Sipi falls, Mount Elgon, Murchison Falls National Park. Read More

Birding Watching Safari in Uganda- 14 days uganda tour

The 21 Days Uganda Bird Watching tour allows you to explore the birds of Uganda in detail. Standing with 1057 bird species, Uganda features 11% of the world’s bird species and 50% of Africa’s bird count. The 21 Days takes you to Mabira forest with 312 species, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with 250 bird species, Budongo forest with over 360 species of birds. Read More

Primate, Wildlife & Mountaineering Safari uganda tour

The 18 Days Primate, Wildlife & Mountaineering Safari in Uganda features Mount Rwenzori Climbing with Margarita peak as the prime activity supported by gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park and Wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks. Read More

Uganda Day Tours | Uganda Short Excursion | Day Uganda Trips

Looking for Day Trips in Uganda, Short Excursions in Uganda or Short Uganda Tours in her wildlife safari parks such as Day tours in Uganda-Ngamba Island chimp tour to see Chimpanzees,1 day Entebbe Tour,1 day Kampala city town tour, Short visit to Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) Jinja rafting and source of the Nile day short trip/tour plus 1 day short wildlife safari to Lake Mburo National Park. Read More about Uganda Day Tour

White Water Rafting uganda tour

Take a short ride to the source of the Nile-a quiet beautiful place, filled with palm trees, fantastic tropical plants. As you stand on the Nile, you will hear the gurgling water, watch native fishermen. Read More

lake mburo zebras

The park is situated in the traditional range lands of the Bahima pastoralist and has extensive savannah that initially supported count of the Ankole long horned cattle before it was gazetted. Read More

Sipi Falls short safari in Uganda tour

The Sipi falls tour involves a magical hike which opens you the sights of the Mount Elgon, the Bagisu farmlands and settlement along with the plains of Karamoja. It is a whole day. Read More

kampala sheraton hotel

Kampala City Tour organised by Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours is one of the short Uganda Safaris/ Short Uganda tours that offer you an opportunity to see the highlights of Uganda`s Capital city on your tour in Uganda. Read More

ngamba island -sactuary

These short Uganda safaris are organised in a way that you are able to carry out various Uganda tours in Uganda’s national parks such as gorilla tracking. Read More

Entebbe International Airport.

This Entebbe day Tour exposes you to the once the colonial capital of Uganda, is the first town that welcomes any visitor to Uganda from the Air port. Being a quiet town Cooled by breezes from Lake Victoria. Read More

Mountaineering Safaris in Uganda. Mountain Climbing, Hiking Uganda Safari

Uganda mountain climbing safari tours. Our Uganda mountain climbing safari and hiking safari & tour package includes 8 days adventure hike to the Elgon mountain and The 9 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Trip in Uganda that can be conducted at period of the year though it is more ideal in the dry season which captures the months of June to August and from December to March. The mountain features impressive features that range from Caves to waterfalls, luxurious vegetation, and fauna not forgetting counts of birds. Read More mountain climbing, hiking Uganda Safari

mt elgon - uganda tour

Visit Africa’s tallest mountains and enjoy the real mountain hiking experience, Our star attraction. Read More

4 Days mountaineering safari in Uganda tour

4 Days mountaineering safari in Uganda takes you to the tallest in Africa. enjoy this thrilling experience. Read More

Rwenzori Mountain Hiking Uganda Tour 9 Days

Experience this Uganda mountain climbing adventure tour & hiking to all the thrilling peaks of the Rwenzori mountain. Read More

9 Days Rwenzori Mountains Climbing Safari uganda tour

This Mountaineering & Sightseeing Uganda Safari takes you to the east of the country. Read More

9 Days Uganda safari in Albertine Rift uganda tour

The 9 Days Uganda mountaineering Safari Encounter in the Albertine rift is a remarkable package that takes. Read More

10 Days Mt. Rwenzori Climbing Adventure safari uganda tour

Mt. Rwenzori Climbing Adventure safari to the legendary mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in the year 150AD. Read More

Cultural Safaris in Uganda | Uganda Culture Safari, African Culture tour Uganda

Cultural Safaris in Uganda are a great Uganda Safari component because Uganda is a culturally diverse country with a count of 65 tribal groups as per the amended constitution of Uganda 2005.A Uganda cultural safari will take you to some ome of these tribes in Uganda with closely related cultures while others are far part presenting as a rich cultural diversity as shall be seen as explored on cultural safaris in Uganda. Read More about Cultural Safaris in Uganda

Short Cultural tour in Uganda- 3 Days

The 3 Days encounter allows you to explore the ancient Kingdom of Buganda with its magical cultural sites like the Kabaka’s Lake, the Kasubi Tombs, the Kabaka’s Palace, Naggalabi Coronation Site and the Wamala tombs along the Ssezibwa falls, the national heritage and cultural sites like the Uganda National Museum not forgetting the magical Kagulu hill in Busoga. Read More

7 Days Culture Safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking uganda tour

The safari involves a game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park where the travellers can explore the Rothschild Giraffes among others, whole day experience with the Banyankole community exploring the Ankole long horned cattle and its practices, the crop growing and extensive Banana plantations, the 1520AD eclipse monument. Read More

8 Days Uganda Cultural Tour

The tour explores the Nakayima heritage tree in Mubende, the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru Caves which are breast like features believed to be dating back to the Bachwezi era, the Fort Portal Crater lake field, the Nshenyi Cultural village exploring the Banyankole Culture including great time with the beautiful Ankole long horned cattle, the Batwa heritage trail in Mgahinga. Read More

20 Days Grand Cultural Tour in Uganda tour

It is an exciting experience to explore the Imbalu heritage of the Bagisu people, the heritage of Buganda Kingdom including the Kasubi tomb which is a world heritage site, the King’s Palace, the King’s Lake which is manmade, the Naggalabi Coronation site, Wamala tombs and Ssezibwa falls. The safari features the Acholi Culture, the pastoralist Karimojong culture. Read More

Fishing Safaris in Uganda, Uganda fishing safari tour on Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, Jinja River Nile, Lake Mburo

Sport fishing safari tours in Uganda and general fishing safari tours on Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, Jinja River Nile and Lake Mburo is very famous because Uganda in is a water rich country with 25% of its surface under water. The country features a myriad of lakes including Lake Victoria which stands as the largest in Uganda and Africa in large and the second largest in the world with fresh waters and the largest tropical lake in the world, Lake Kyoga in the Central Uganda, Lake George, Lake Edward, Lake Albert, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo. Read More Fishing Safaris in Uganda

1 Days Fishing trip to Lake Victoria in Uganda

The fresh waters of Lake Victoria contain large quantities of fish but the sport fishing safaris are based on capture and release. The great boats are captained by expert guides. Read More

1 Day Jinja Fishing Tour in Uganda

The 1 Day Jinja Fishing Trip in Uganda is a perfect one day encounter with magical sport fishing experience. Standing as the source of the Nile which is the world’s longest. Read More

3 Days Uganda Fishing & Wildlife Safari

The 3 Days Uganda Fishing & Wildlife Safari to Lake Mburo National Park features fishing and wild game viewing in one destination – Lake Mburo National Park. Located in the. Read More

4 Days Luxury Fishing and Wildlife Safari in Uganda

The 4 Days Luxury Fishing and Wildlife Safari in Uganda to Murchison Falls National Park features an impressive blend of fishing and wildlife experience allowing you to explore. Read More

5 Days Uganda Fishing Safari to Lake Victoria and Ssese Islands

The 5 Days Uganda fishing safari to Lake Victoria and Ssese Islands is a fun filled encounter that will allow you explore the largest tropical lake in the world in detail. In the middle. Read More

Fishing Safari to Lake Victoria, Ssese Islands & Murchison Falls NP

The 8 Days Uganda Fishing Safari to Lake Victoria, Ssese Islands & Murchison Falls National Park is one of the comprehensive fishing safaris in Uganda that allows world anglers to explore. Read More

7 Days Luxury Fishing Safari in Uganda tour

The 7 days Luxury Fishing Safari in Uganda takes you to the two prime fishing destinations of Lake Victoria and Murchison Falls National Park. The safari is relaxed offering a true. Read More

9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda tour

The 9 Days Nile Perch Fishing Safari in Uganda features the mighty Nile Perch as the icon of the trip while incorporating the exploration of other fish species along with scenery. Read More

8 days Uganda big ape, scenery & wild game Uganda Group Safari

The 8 Days Uganda Primates, Wild game & Scenery scheduled group safari tour is one of the short but well detailed safaris that allows you to explore Uganda – the pearl of Africa in detail. The 8 Days encounter features Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest NP, adventure hiking to the Rwenzori Mountains, the wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park which including the tree climbing lions. Read More

10 Days Uganda Albertine Rift Encounter Group Tour Uganda

The 10 Days Group Uganda Safari Tour Encounter in the Albertine rift is a remarkable package that takes you to the Uganda’s tourism hot spot. The safari features active adventures like cycling in Mpanga tea estates, hiking in the Fort Portal Crater Lake Field, Mount Rwenzori hiking, Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest. Read More

12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla, Wildlife & Culture Group Safari

The 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla, Wildlife & Culture Scheduled Gorilla Safari Tour is one of the magical combined Uganda Rwanda Safari packages that commences in Kigali Rwanda and ends in Entebbe Uganda. The Safari takes you to the genocide memorial at Gisozi, African home experience both in Uganda and Rwanda exploring the authentic daily life of the locals, golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga, Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable, extensive wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park including the tree climbing lions of Ishasha and in Lake Mburo National Park with possibilities of exploring elands, Rothschild giraffes, Burchell’s Zebra and Impala. Read More

Christ Our Vision International Children Ministries in Kalagi Mukono

The 14 Days Fort Night Uganda Scheduled Safari Tour with a day of Volunteering features mostly the destinations of western Uganda and a day of Volunteering at the Christ Our Vision International Children Ministries in Kalagi Mukono. Adventure in Western Uganda features a perfect period that suites in the commonly given two weeks leave. Read More

14 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla and Wildlife Scheduled Group Tour Safari

The 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla & Wildlife Group Tour-Safari is a detailed gorilla and wildlife encounter in Uganda and Rwanda. The safari incorporates culture and history. Taking you through Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Volcanoes National Parks, the 14 Days Safari brings you closer to primates than ever before with the possibility of encountering the two (2) big apes including gorillas and chimpanzee. It also features the big five of Land animals namely; Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions and Leopards. The safari incorporates the Batwa Culture, a night in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for tree climbing lions, Coffee tour, the recreational encounter on Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Kivu and the historical tours at Gisozi genocide museum in Kigali. Read More

16 Days Pearls of Uganda Rwanda Group Tour-Scheduled Safari

The 16 Days Pearls of Uganda Rwanda group tour is one of the rewarding scheduled safari options that allow you to explore the remarkable safari highlights of Uganda and Rwanda. The safari takes you through Gisozi genocide memorial to pay tribute to the counts of Rwandese that lost their lives during the bloody genocide, Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking, Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a second gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for amazing wild game viewing including tree climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopard among others, Kibale National Park for an amazing Chimpanzee habituation experience, Murchison Falls National Park for wild game viewing including the Rothschild Giraffe etc. Read More

Agricultural Uganda Safaris | Uganda Argo-Safaris

Uganda ago-Safaris, Uganda uses among the world’s lowest amount of artificial fertilizers, at less than 2 per cent (or 1kg/ha) of the already very low continent-wide average of 9kg/ha in Sub Saharan Africa. The widespread lack of fertilizer use has been harnessed as a real opportunity to pursue organic forms of agricultural production, a policy direction widely embraced by Uganda. Read More about agricultural Uganda Safaris

Bukalasa Agricultural Tour in Uganda 1 Day

This is a Short Uganda Tour to a Bukalasa Agricultural research center-the agricultural research hub of Uganda serving as a center of research about animal and crop husbandry. Read More

2 Days Agricultural Tour in Uganda

On top of Bukalasa, this Uganda tour also takes you to JESA Farm diary in Busunju which is the leading modern Diary Farm in Uganda. Read More

Agricultural Tour in Uganda 5 days

The Uganda Safari features the livestock farming and crop cultivation in particular banana plantations of western Uganda. Read More

9 Days Agricultural tour in Uganda

The Uganda Safari explores Tea Estates in Fort Portal, Kasese region farming practices,Coffee tours in Kisoro, terraced farms of Kigezi Highlands,banana farming & livestock farming in Kiruhura. Read More

Uganda National Parks | Uganda Safari Destinations – Uganda Safari Parks

Uganda is a member of East African Federation a nd is one of the countries on the African continent that are gifted by nature which prompted the British premier to declare it the pearl of Africa in 1908. It contains ten national parks that are well set to be encountered on Uganda safari.

The amazing experience starts with Lake Mburo National Park – the smallest savannah park in Uganda located along Masaka- Mbarara road in the south west of the country well known for its populations of Impala, Zebra and Eland more than any other park. Proceed to gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of the endangered Mountain gorillas well known for gorilla tracking. Find More about Uganda Safari Parks/ Safari Attractions

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From there a Uganda safari undertaker can then proceed to the north to encounter Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world biosphere reserve to view the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, the famous boat ride of Kazinga Channel and the game drive along the Kasenyi track. Proceed to the north to encounter the 1,509m Mt Ruwenzori famously Known as Mountains of the moon suitable for Adventure safaris especially mountain climbing.

Continue to the primate capital of the world – Kibale national Park well known for populations of habituated chimpanzees thus a haven for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda before proceeding to Semuliki National Park well known for its prehistoric tree species and the Sempaya hot springs.

The journey of your safari in Uganda still continues to Murchison falls National Park – the largest protected area in Uganda for the powerful Murchison falls, the big five, Giraffe and Nile River itself. Proceed far north east to Kidepo National Park – one most remaining wilderness parks in Africa to encounter endemics like Cheetah, Kavirondo bush baby, Ostrich among others plus the rewarding landscapes of the Karamoja region that will optimize your Uganda safari memories. Drive towards the south via Mount Elgon – the dormant Volcanic Mountain suitable for Hiking, viewing Sipi falls, the caves and paintings on the mountain side before announcing the end of your Uganda safari tour.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda Gorilla tracking safari
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda Gorilla tracking safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda Gorilla tracking Safari

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, is strategically located at the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift valley), in South Western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is shared amoungest Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale Districts of Uganda.. Read More about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mgahinga National Park, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mgahinga National Park, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga National Park, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda only 33 sq km of size, is located in the far southwestern corner of Uganda bordering Rwanda and Congo,14 km from kisoro town in Bufumbira County about 540 km from Kampala-the capital. Mgahinga National Park was gazetted in 1991. Read More about Mgahinga National Park

Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Uganda
Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Uganda

Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Uganda

Kibale National Park Uganda-the major Chimpanzee trekking safari tours in Kibale forest national park destination in Uganda, is located in Kabarole district of western Uganda near Fort Portal and measures 776 sq km in size.It is elevate between 1110 meters to 1590 meters and has a national park since 1993. Read More about Kibale Forest National Park

Semuliki National Park, Uganda wildlife safaris in Semuliki National Park Uganda
Semuliki National Park, Uganda wildlife safaris in Semuliki National Park Uganda

Semuliki National Park, Uganda Wildlife Safaris in Semuliki National Park Uganda

Semuliki National Park Uganda is impeccable a Uganda safari spot located in the extreme west of Uganda in Bundibugyo district along geo-graphical coordinates 0o 44′- 00 53′ N – 290 57-30o 11’E. It is an eastern extension of the vast Ituri forest, and forms part of the forest continuum during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene period. It forms one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa particularly birds.. Read More about Semuliki National Park

Mt. Rwenzori National Park Mountain climbing safaris & tours in Uganda
Mt. Rwenzori National Park Mountain climbing safaris & tours in Uganda

Mt. Rwenzori National Park Mountain climbing safaris & tours in Uganda

A Uganda Safari that features the Rwenzori mountain climbing adventure provides a memorable and rewarding experience but in order to have a smooth flow it should be Well planned and every tour must be well prepared. The central hike circuit can take about six nights/seven days and then reaches an altitude of 14,000ft(4,267m) above the sea level. Read More about Semuliki National Park

Mount Elgon National Park Uganda mountain climbing adventure safari tours
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda mountain climbing adventure safari tours

Mount Elgon National Park Uganda Mountain Climbing adventure Safari tours

Mount Elgon National Park Uganda is home Mount Elgon a 4,321m high extinct volcano with Wagagai as it`s highest peak,that first erupted more than 24 million years ago and in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Having a 50km by 80km area, Elgon is a great Uganda prime tour-safari destination, possesing the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano in the world but 4th highest mount in E. Africa. Read More about Mount Elgon National Park

Kidepo National Park, Uganda Wildlife safari tour in Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo National Park, Uganda Wildlife safari tour in Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo National Park, Uganda Wildlife safari tour in Kidepo Valley National Park

Mount Elgon National Park Uganda is home Mount Elgon a 4,321m high extinct volcano with Wagagai as it`s highest peak,that first erupted more than 24 million years ago and in prehistoric times stood taller than Kilimanjaro does today. Having a 50km by 80km area, Elgon is a great Uganda prime tour-safari destination, possesing the largest surface area of any extinct Volcano in the world but 4th highest mount in E. Africa. Read More about Kidepo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda wildlife tour safari in Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda wildlife tour safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda wildlife tour safari in Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park; With a size of 260 sq km,Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda is situated near Mbarara district and forms Uganda wildlife tours and Safaris destination best for tourists to amazing wild game walks amidst chanting and grazing wild animal and this can be done here in the whole Uganda. Read More about Lake Mburo National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park,Uganda wildlife safari tour in Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park,Uganda wildlife safari tour in Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park,Uganda wildlife safari tour in Uganda

Wildlife safari tours in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda wildlife safari game drives,boat cruises, nature walks,chimpanzee trekking when to visit, how to get there & where to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda (QENP) is located in the southwest of Uganda near Kasese, covering 1978 sq km. Read More about Queen Elizabeth National Park

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Wildlife safari in Murchison Falls Uganda
Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Wildlife safari in Murchison Falls Uganda

Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, Wildlife safari in Murchison Falls Uganda

Here is a guide to Murchison Falls National Park Uganda- Wildlife safari tours in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda wildlife safari game drives,boat cruises, nature walks,chimpanzee trekking when to visit, how to get there & where to sleep in Murchison Falls National. Read More about Murchison Falls National Park

Overview – Gorilla Tours Uganda – Gorilla Safari Uganda

Tailor Made Uganda Gorilla Safari

A tailor made Uganda gorilla safari allow you to select the places that you feel like exploring with no influence of Prime Uganda Safaris. The tailor made safaris involves you selecting the preferable travel time and the travel pace that suites your interests.

The Prime Uganda Safaris Tailor made safaris are entirely private where you travel yourself, you’re travelling companions and the Prime Uganda Safaris local professional safari driver guide who has expert knowledge about Uganda and it’s her sites visited on safaris in Uganda not forgetting the extension to Rwanda.

Your Tailor made Gorilla safari in Uganda itinerary is further enhanced by the Prime Uganda safari expert who gives you in depth details of the safari and possibly suggest littler further additions and subtractions that deem necessary. Mostly they can help you incorporate the touch of the local people and cultures not forgetting the other novelic sites that would be far beyond the knowledge of the average traveller. Whatever micro destinations and activities that you opt to encounter, Prime Uganda Safaris is always dedicated to offering you ultimate safari memories of a lifetime with great authenticity and style.

The following information is very important for those who intend to have a Ugandan Gorilla safari African safari tour.

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN UGANDA

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN UGANDA Tour

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN UGANDA

In science, the mountain gorillas are known as Gorilla beringei beringei and are noted to be the descendants of the ancestral monkeys which are known to have lived in Africa and Arabia at the beginning of the Oligocene epoch about 34 – 24 million years ago. Despite the poor record of their evolutionary history, it is believed that the primate group which evolved into gorillas separated from the common ancestor along with the chimpanzees and humans about nine (9) million years ago and the initial relative of mountain gorillas is known as Proconsul Africanus. The mountain gorillas are known to have separated from the Eastern lowland gorillas about 400,000 years ago while the two are believed to have separated from the western lowland gorillas about 2 million years ago.

A Gorilla safari in Uganda / gorilla trekking Uganda is an unforgettable life-time memory experience . Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an amazing captivating search involving long walks following gorilla trails in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park majorly or Mgahinga National Park.
An African safari in Uganda to trek mountain gorillas in Uganda deep in the heart of Africa’s most spectacular rainforests is life memory for every traveller that undertakes it. A Uganda gorilla trek trip in Bwindi forest can take anything from 15 minutes to 8 hours, depending on where the Uganda mountain Gorillas are slept the previous night. At the end of each Gorilla trek in Uganda`s thick forested mountains, you will stay for only one hour photographing, admiring, learning and interacting with these great mountains Gorillas or apes.

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A Uganda gorilla tour require one to have a gorilla permit that is bought in advance to allow one track gorillas because only a maximum of eight people are allowed to search each gorilla group in Bwindi, and Mgahinga. Uganda has 14 mountain gorilla groups open to tourists and one spends only one hour observing these beautiful mountain Gorillas and taking photos. Gorilla groups in Uganda Bwindi include; Mubare,Habinyanja, Rushegura in Buhoma sector in the north, Ruhiija sector in the east has Oruzogo, Bitukura, Kyaguriro. In the southern sector in Rushaga has Nshongi, Kahungye, Bweza, Busingye, Mishaya plus Bikingi & Bushaho for gorilla habituation in Uganda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has only one group Nyakagezi. New Gorilla Families in Uganda are soon to be officially opened for trekking tours.

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According to IUCN classification, Gorillas are in two sub species namely the Gorilla gorilla and Gorilla beringei. However, this classification has not been an easy matter. The genus was first referred as Troglodytes in the year 1847 but in 1852, it was renamed gorilla. A taxonomist Colin Gloves in the year in 1967 suggested that gorillas should be divided into three Sub species namely Gorilla gorilla gorilla for the western low land gorillas, Gorilla gorilla gruaeri for the eastern lowland and Gorilla gorilla beringei for the mountain gorillas. This was reviewed by IUCN and categorised them in their current setting.

Mountain gorillas in Uganda are known to be vegetarian animals that on rare occasions enjoy the supplement from the insects. They are shy and less offensive creatures though with frightening eyes and body features. The mountain gorillas are the most powerful of all the apes and an adult gorilla can weigh up to 275kg with a height of 1.7m (6ft).

The Mountain gorilla fur is noted to be thicker and extended in length than that of other gorilla species which gives them the capacity to thrive in colder temperatures. The Mountain gorillas are distinguished by the nose prints that are distinct to every individual. The male gorillas feature an average weight of 195 kg and stretch to 150 cm in height while standing upright and they at times weigh twice that of female gorillas. The female gorillas feature a mean weight of 100 kg and stretch to 130cm in height.

Gorilla Physical Description

Gorilla Physical Description

Gorilla Physical Description

The Mountain gorilla sub species are noted to be the second largest Primate Species second to Eastern Low land gorillas. The adult male gorillas feature more notable bony crests which appear on top and the at the back of their skulls presenting their heads with a more conical shape. The crests get hold of the strong temporalis muscles that are attached to the lower jaw. The mature females also feature crests but are less prominent. The Mountain gorillas like other gorillas feature dark brown eyes that are framed by a black ring surrounding the iris. It can be noted that adult male gorillas are referred to as Silverbacks as a result of a silver patch that develops on their back coming along with age. The hair on the backs of the mountain gorillas is noted to be shorter unlike on other parts of the body while the long hair is on their arms.

The mountain gorillas are recorded to be terrestrial (land dwelling) and quadrupedal (walking on four legs). It can also be noted that the mountain gorillas will climb the trees to extract fruits provided the branches can contain their weight and the mountain gorillas can run bipedally up to 6m. Just like in most of the apes unlike humans, the mountain gorilla arms are noted to be longer in length than the legs and it applies knuckle-walking to support the weight on the backs of curved fingers other than the palms.

Gorilla in Uganda eating

Gorilla in Uganda eating

Gorilla in Uganda eating

Mountain gorillas are noted to be diurnal and are active between 6am and 6pm and considerable hours of this period is spent foraging lots of food (vegetation mostly) that is needed to fill its gigantic bulk. The mountain gorillas forage in the morning, rest around midday, forages again in the afternoon and then retire for overnight. Every gorilla puts up a nest from the available vegetation and it does this every evening and cannot sleep in the previous nest even if it is at a very close distance. However, the infants tend to share with their mothers. The mountain gorillas depart their nests at dawn 6am unless it very cold and overcast which forces that forces them to delay in their nest a bit.

On Uganda Gorilla Safari / gorilla trekking Uganda tours, Gorillas are noted to be thriving in the cloud montane forests in the Albertine rift that stand at an altitude of 2,200–4,300 m above sea level. These are distributed into two separate but close ranges with the Virunga Volcanoes which is a chain of eight volcanic mountain stretching from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda and the detached Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south west of Uganda. It can be noted that the vegetation on these raised altitudinal landscapes is very dense and it definitely gets scarce when approaching the higher elevations of the Mountains. The mountain gorilla forests are noted to be misty, cloudy with cold conditions.

Mountain gorillas are recorded to be herbivore Species and the majority of its diet is comprised of leaves, stems and shoots (85.8%) from the 142 Species of plants. The gorillas also feed on the tree bark (6.9%), fruit (1.7%) and flowers (2.3%) along with minor invertebrates (0.1%). The mature male gorillas are noted to consume up to 34 kgs everyday whereas a female can consume up to 18kgs.

The Mountain gorilla home range is determined by the availability of food sources and the home range normally features a range of vegetation zones. Some of the vegetation zones frequented by mountain gorillas include the lower Bamboo standing at 2,200–2,800m, the Hagenia forests standing at 2,800–3,400 m and the giant senecio zone standing at 3,400–4,300m. It should be noted that the mountain gorillas spend much of its time in the Hagenia forests where their preferred gallium vines exist throughout the year. The parts of the gallium vine are eaten all including the stems, leaves, berries and flowers. The mountain gorillas tend to dwell in the bamboo forests in the few months when the fresh Bamboo shoots exist. The mountain gorillas would then climb to the subalpine regions to have a taste of giant senecio trees soft centers

Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour Parks

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda Gorilla tracking safari

Gorilla safari in Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Kigali 2 days

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, is strategically located at the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift valley), in South Western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is shared amoungest Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale Districts of Uganda. Read More about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mgahinga National Park, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga National Park, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga National Park, Uganda Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda only 33 sq km of size, is located in the far southwestern corner of Uganda bordering Rwanda and Congo,14 km from kisoro town in Bufumbira County about 540 km from Kampala-the capital. Mgahinga National Park was gazetted in 1991.
This Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes namely; the 3,474 m high Mt. Gahinga , Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), and Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m). The park is bordered to the south by the Republic of Rwanda and to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). Each of these surrounding countries protects its own share of the Virungas. The three parks together form the ‘Virunga Conservation Area’ ( VCA) totaling to 434-sq. km of which Mgahinga is 33.7 sq. km, just 8% of the VCA. Read More about Mgahinga National Park

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UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING FAMILIES

In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Rushaga in the south of Bwindi which features five (7) gorilla families has the highest gorilla permits. Read More about Uganda Gorilla Trekking Families

WHERE ARE UGANDA MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

Gorillas in Uganda are mainly found in Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park in south west Uganda. It has half the number of gorillas Read More about where are Uganda mountain gorillas

UGANDA GORILLAS TRACKING RULES

Because Gorillas are engendered species, there are stipulated rules that must be observed during gorilla tracking. Read More about Uganda Gorillas tracking rules

UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING PERMITS

To go Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi /Volcanoes gorilla parks, you must poses a Gorilla permit bought in advance. Read more about Uganda gorilla tracking Premits

Mountain Gorilla Facts in Uganda

What to know about Gorillas, on Uganda Gorilla trekking safari Are Gorillas Related to Humans in Uganda

Gorilla Tours Uganda Safari

Gorilla Tours Uganda Safari

Initially, the humans belonged to their Hominidae taxonomy family while the apes were put in another taxonomic family named Pongidae. The separation between the two was brought about by specialization in anatomy, the human brain which is highly developed along with distinct locomotion. However, this has been declared outdated overtime putting the gorillas close relatives to humans second to Chimpanzees and coming before Orangutans. It can be noted that the genetic composition of the apes matches that of humans to a considerable degree with a small distinction in DNA. The gene analysis indicates that man and gorillas differ by 1.6% while man with chimpanzees differs by 1.2%. For gorillas and Chimps, the difference is 1.8% The DNA mitochondrial which is recorded to change faster, the geneticists identified a gap of 8.8% between chimps and humans, 10.3% between gorillas and humans. It should be noted that despite the closeness of the chimpanzees and bonobos to humans, the gorillas resemble humans in a range of aspects. For example, the hands and feet of gorilla resemble those of man than other apes while their feet is more suited for walking just like humans since they spend most of the time on ground unlike other apes. This is common in mountain gorillas that are encountered on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris. gorilla-in-uganda

Where do Gorillas live in Uganda, where gorilla trekking Uganda is done?

Where do Gorillas live in Uganda

Where do Gorillas live in Uganda

Mountain gorillas are known to be living in the Africa’s tropical rain forests distributed into two sects with about 900km in between the eastern and western lowland gorillas. Initially, this was a single uniform habitat before it was separated by the ice age that created patches of forests and dry lands in the middle. The dry land eventually grew Savannah vegetation that did not favor the existence of apes and even when the rain forests regenerated, the gorillas could not re-unite again.

This kind of separation led to distinct development paths including gorilla exterior and the genetic factor explaining the difference between the eastern and western gorillas. The western gorillas are known to be thriving in the countries of Cameroon, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and extreme west of Democratic Republic of Congo. The Eastern gorillas which include the eastern lowland and mountain Gorillas are located in Uganda where they are encountered on Uganda Gorilla safaris, Rwanda as viewed on Rwanda Gorilla safari, and Democratic Republic of Congo in a geographical spread of about 112,000km2. However, it can be noted that mountain gorillas are limited in range to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga massif which comprise of Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

What illnesses do Uganda Gorillas suffer from?

Gorillas in Uganda are prone to most of the human diseases and as a result it is very significant to note that travelers on gorilla safaris in Uganda keep a considerable distance (7m as recommended) to stop the transmission of these diseases.

Besides the human diseases, the mountain gorilla habitats feature cold and wet climate which makes to gorillas to contract develop diseases like respiratory tract diseases especially Pneumonia resulting in to their death.

Gorillas occasionally develop teeth cavities while for the mountain gorillas they hardly suffer from it since they consume little fruit and thus less sugar. However, the bad tartar in mountain gorillas causes periodontitis that dissolve the jaw bone eventually leading to loss of teeth.

It can be noted that most of the free range mountain gorillas feature intestinal parasites (worms) and these affect both man and gorillas though others only capitalize on gorillas. The malaria parasites also have got an effect on gorillas however they are different species than those that cause sickness in humans.

Snares usually set by poachers targeting other wildlife accidentally tend to grab the foot of the hand of the gorillas causing wounds that might result into death. The case like ebora is a big threat to gorillas as it can be transferred from Humans to gorillas and vise versa.

Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Impenetrable forests of Bwindi that are positioned in the south west of Uganda support a minimum of 400 mountain gorillas that are close to a half of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park features a count of twelve (12) fully habituated gorilla families that are spread in its four gorilla trekking regions of Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Other two (2) new gorilla groups are under habituation with the possibility of increasing the gorilla groups visited on Uganda gorilla safaris.

Besides Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda also features a second gorilla habitat named Mgahinga Gorilla National Park that is positioned at the extreme south western tip of the country. The protected area is part of the Greater Virunga Trans boundary Conservation Area which protects an eight mountain chain stretching from Uganda through Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo supporting a total of 480 mountain gorillas that are more than a half of the global mountain gorilla population. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park shelters one habituated gorilla family called Nyakagyezi that inhabits the slopes of the three volcanoes of Muhabura, Sabyinyo and Gahinga.

Thus your choice of undertaking a Gorilla safari in Uganda is never limited since you have a broad pool from where you can select the respective gorilla region and gorilla family to track. Mountain gorilla safari is so far the best Africa safari offer as noted by the seasoned world travelers.

Thus your choice of undertaking a Gorilla safari in Uganda is never limited since you have a broad pool from where you can select the respective gorilla region and gorilla family to track. Mountain gorilla safari is so far the best Africa safari offer as noted by the seasoned world travelers.

Planning your Uganda Gorilla safari

When to go Gorilla trekking in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda

 

Gorilla Tours Uganda

Gorilla Tours Uganda

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda can be carried out at any time of the year. It can be noted that hiking the slopes of the Mgahinga or the hilly rugged landscapes of Bwindi tend to be challenging in the rainy season that stretch from the months of April through May and then November. The forest trails are muddy and slippery present a challenging hike. The rain also presents uncomfortable trek if it happens to rain on the morning of gorilla trekking.

The common time preferred by the many to undertake Gorilla trekking in Uganda is in the drier months that stretch between December and February and then from June to around Mid-September.

Uganda Gorilla safari trekking Permits

It is advisable to avoid booking the gorilla permits in Uganda on a short notice especially in the popular seasons as you can easily miss out. Prime Safaris has considerable expertise in Uganda gorilla safari operations and thus can do all the required arrangements to ensure that you have the permit to track gorillas in Uganda. Read about Uganda Gorilla Safari trekking Permits

In Uganda, there are always Ninety Six (114) gorilla permitsavailable per day to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and eight (8) more gorilla permits present in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park with each permit costing about $600 for the nonresident foreigners, $500 for resident foreigners and 250,000/= for the citizens of the East African Community (EAC).

Uganda Gorilla safari trekking Permits

Uganda Gorilla safari trekking Permits

The gorilla permits in Uganda are solely sold by the Uganda Wildlife Authority which has offices in Kampala for the gorilla permits of Bwindi and in Kisoro for the gorilla permits of Mgahinga. The gorilla permits of Mgahinga are sold on group because initially the gorilla family tended to cross to Congo thus the permit would be issued depending on whether the group is available. But the group now settled permanently on the Ugandan side though the permits are still issued on ground.

In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there permits are sold per region and the more gorilla families in the region the more the permits. Rushaga in the south of Bwindi which features five (7) gorilla families has the highest gorilla permits in Bwindi followed by Ruhija and Buhoma that have three (3) gorilla families each and Nkuringo with its dual (2) gorilla family comes last. It should be noted that being a pioneer of gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi, Buhoma has well established facilities like accommodation and its trek is less challenging which makes her gorilla permits to be on high demand. Nkuringo also features the most challenging hike in Bwindi and adventurous travellers are always in a rush for its only eight permits. Therefore, if you are targeting these toe regions, it is better to book far back in advance.

In Kampala, UWA offices are located along Plot 7 Kira Road, Kamwokya. You have possibilities of booking a Uganda gorilla permit by yourself or through an Agent. Prime Uganda Safaris can help you to book a gorilla permit on the preferred date. Kindly note that the criteria for booking the gorilla permit is first come and first serve and you need to submit the passport details for gorilla permit printing.

Mountain Gorilla FAQ's

Do Gorillas fear Water: Questions on Gorilla safari in Uganda

Just like the humans and other apes, the gorillas are not able to swim naturally and as a result tend to avoid expanse water bodies. However, it can be noted that gorillas including the young and adult like playing with water and during their quest for food, the gorillas move through swamps walking on two legs with the water reaching up to their waist.

When the rain shower is heavy enough to their surprise, the gorillas tend to stay motionless waiting for the rain to end. They will sit under the cave or any shelter of a similar sort if it is within the reach. The gorillas never utilize branches or leaves to cover themselves from rain something that is occasionally done by the Orangutans and the Bonobos.

Day time of Mountain gorillas: Day moments with gorillas on a Uganda gorilla safari

According to the study conducted in Virunga Volcanoes, the mountain gorillas embark on foraging early in the morning, rest in the late morning and around midday. They do forage again in the afternoon before retiring for overnight. The mountain gorillas depart their nests about 6am except for the cases of forecast and coldness where they are compelled to stay longer in their nests.

It can be noted that mountain gorillas spend close to half day foraging while the resting times take about 1/3 of the day. The mountain gorillas spend around 6.5% of their day time moving from one point to the other while engaging in social behavior for around 3.6% of the gorilla day time. This tend to happen during the resting periods and as a result mid-day becomes a significant period regarding the social life of the gorillas since it is the period when the animals interact with their mates and when the baby gorillas play with no interruptions.

Can Gorillas climb trees: Exploring more on gorilla safari in Uganda

Can Gorillas climb trees Exploring more on gorilla safari in Uganda

Can Gorillas climb trees Exploring more on gorilla safari in Uganda

It can be noted that gorillas primarily thrive on the ground and spend around 5 – 20% of their day time in trees which is lesser than the chimpanzees that spend 5 – 20% along with the orangutans that spend close to 100%.

Gorillas climb to extract fruit or play and they usually climb quadruped-ally and on rare occasions, they jump from one branch to another. The Silver-back gorillas hardly move off the ground as result of their enormous size and would climb into fruiting trees provided the branch can contain their weight.

Besides Humans, do Gorillas have enemies: Uganda gorilla safari questions

Besides the humans, the gorillas have a few predators. The Leopard is noted to be the only one preying on gorillas. In the Virunga Volcanoes, the remains of a range of gorillas were found by Walter Baumgärtel after being killed by leopard. A similar case was confirmed in Gabon when a sick young gorilla was noticed to have been killed by leopard.

The gorilla group would behave in a certain (special) way when threatened. The Silver backs send off an intensive smell and produce characteristic sounds while other members congregate together, hug one another or surround the Silverback. The adult males are charged with the responsibility of defending the group positioning themselves amidst the group and the attacker. At times, this duty is taken over by the young males who take the group away from the danger source.

Behavior of Mountain Gorillas – How do Mountain Gorillas behave while on Gorilla Safaris in Uganda?

Mountain gorillas are social animals and thrive in stable and cohesive groups which are kept together by long term bonds among the mature males and females. It can be noted that female relationships are averagely weak. The mountain gorillas are non-territorial Species and the silver-back gorilla would aim at defending the family other than the territory.

It can be noted that 61% of the gorilla groups feature one mature male and a count of females while the 36% has features more than one mature male. The remaining gorillas either live alone like male or form exclusive male groups which feature one mature male and a range of younger males. The mountain gorilla group sizes range from five (5) to thirty (30) with the common average being ten (10) members. Atypical group features one main silver-back whose leadership is unquestionable followed by another subordinate silver-back who is commonly the half-brother, younger brother or even an adult son of the reigning silver-back. From this position, there follows the one (1) or two (2) black backs that act as watchmen, three (3) or four (4) that are sexually mature and more bonded to the main silver-back for life and these are followed by a range of Juveniles ranging from three (3) to six (6) and the infants.

It can be noted that a considerable number of males and around 60% of the females depart their natal group. The males tend to leave the group when they are around 11 years old and process of separation takes time with them starting to forage on the group edge up to when they depart altogether. They can leave alone or with an entire male group of 2 – 5 years before attracting females to join them and put up a new group. The females are known to leave the group when they are eight (8) years and they either transfer direct to an already established group or forming up a new one with a lone male. It is noted that female tend to transfer to many gorilla groups before settling in one.

Dominant Silver back decides on the group movements leading them to the ideal feeding areas all year round. The Silver back settles conflicts within the group and ensures that the group is protected from the external threats. In case of any attack from predators like leopard, other threats like humans or attacks for other gorillas, the Silverback is dedicated to fight beyond self. The Silver back is the center of focus during the resting periods and the young gorillas always stay close to him and engage him in their playful games. When a mother dies or happens to evacuate the group, the Silver-back tends to take care of the abandoned baby even sharing his nest with the young. This alloparental care is also encountered in a range of other animals including the wolf and the elephants. The silver-backs which are experienced can even remove the poacher’s snares from the feet or hand of any group member.

It can be noted that in cases where the Silverback passes away succumbing to a disease, poaching or accident, there happens a family disruption unless when he has left a capable successor behind. The group splits up or can be taken over by a foreign male. At times, the new Silverback can kill all the infants left by the deceased in order to enable the female conceive its young ones. However, this infanticide has never been encountered in stable gorilla groups.

Aggression of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Despite the fact that mountain gorillas are powerful and strong, it can be acknowledged that they are gentle and shy. In the same group, aggression is limited but when the two gorilla groups meet, the two silverbacks can even fight to death using their sharp canines to impose deep injuries. The sequence of aggression follows nine (9) steps and these include;

  • Progressive quick hooting
    Symbolic feeding
    Bipedal rising
    Vegetation throwing
    Chest beating using cupped hands
    One leg kick
    Running sideways
    Vegetation slapping and tearing
    Ground thumping with palms ending the display

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Mountain gorillas use the midday rest as a significant time to establish and reinforce relations with in the group. The mutual grooming aims at reinforcing social bonds and keeping the hair free from parasites and dust. However, this is not very common in gorillas compared to other primates though the females do the young one grooming regularly. The young gorillas tend to play often and like playing trees more than the adults. The playing elements enables them learn how they can communicate and behave in their respective groups. The playful activities that young gorillas engage in include; chasing, wrestling not forgetting somersaults. It can be noted that the silverback along with the mature females do tolerate the games and can even engage in them once encouraged

Vocalizations

There are twenty five (25) vocalizations recognized among the mountain gorillas most of which are applied within the group to communicate while foraging in the dense vegetation that they inhabit. The Sounds that are categorized as barks and grunts are made when the gorillas are on the move and help to locate the whereabouts of various group members. These sounds can also be used in the social interaction when there is call for discipline. The warning or alarm is done by screaming or roaring and are mostly released by the silverbacks. In times of contentment especially during periods of feeding and resting, the deep, rumbling belches can be heard. They are also commonly used in the intra group communication.

Fears

Mountain gorillas are reportedly naturally afraid of the given reptiles due to unclear reasons. The infants which are noted to have habit of chasing anything that might present itself in moving motion would dive way for caterpillars and Reptiles. The Mountain gorillas are noted to fear water and would do stream crossing if they can do so without becoming wet such crossing on the fallen logs. However in situations where they do not have option, they cross the water bipedally. It can be noted that Mountain gorillas also dislike rain and in situations of heavy down pour they can stand still or sit below a cave or a similar structure.

Are Gorillas Stronger than Humans: Questions to ask on gorilla safaris in Uganda

The issue of whether gorillas are stronger than humans is still a matter of debate. It can be noted that gorillas can up root small trees while others have been encountered shaking even the mature well-grounded trees. The fight between two silverbacks can lure a person into remarkable trembling. These are yardsticks to ascertain the strength of a gorilla but there not the exact gorilla strength. Various people argue that a male gorilla is stronger than a man 10 times though others claim 27 times but none of these have been proved.

Other arguments indicate that a group of 8 strong men are required to hold down a silverback gorilla. Other groups argue that a gorilla can crush the limbs of 10 heavy weight boxers even when they are using drugs.

As a result, it is noted that man should desist from angering gorillas even when the gorillas are habituated. Even a female gorilla can beat a human being to death. Even the young gorillas are strong enough not to be contained by humans because a single person cannot contain 4 year old gorilla.

It can be noted that Gorillas still do swinging and walk on four legs which makes its arms more engaged and thus stronger than those of human beings.

 

What do Gorillas in Uganda- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Mgahinga Gorilla Park eat?

gorilla in uganda eating The question of what the gorilla eats depends on the season of the year and the respective gorilla habitat has to offer. It can be noted that mountain gorillas consume parts of green plants while for lowland gorilla take plenty of fruit. In the dry season, the availability of juicy fruits is limited which makes the gorilla to consume of the tree bark and fruits. Generally, the gorillas are noted to stick on the vegetarian diet consuming the bamboo shoots, the stems along with fruit while for the Western lowland gorillas that go on to consume ants, termites and even go ahead to break the termite nests to consume Larvae.

Since the fruits grow on trees, the gorillas of all age categories climb these trees to harvest them. Even though the western gorillas feature a lot of fruit consumption more than stems, leaves, shoots and piths, they cannot exceed Orangutans and chimpanzees in the quantity of fruit consumption. It can be noted that the western gorillas feature a wide range of around species of plants that belong to the arrowroot and ginger families while the Virunga and Bwindi dwelling mountain gorillas consume only 38 plant species mostly thistles, nettles, Galium and celery.

The mature Grauer’s gorilla male is noted to consume up to 30 kg of plants daily while for the females, it is around 18 kg. Gorillas feature strong chewing muscles that allow them to process this plant material gathered. The teeth of the gorilla are like those of humans apart their long pointed canines possessed by mature gorilla males though it is used for fighting other than feeding.

What threats do Gorillas in Uganda face?

It is noted that Mountain gorillas are critically endangered which is even highlighted on gorilla safari in Uganda. The gorillas are sensitive to environmental alterations especially their habitats. In the Virunga Volcanoes, gorillas are disturbed by loggers, cattle herds, honey and grass collectors, poachers and smugglers not forgetting the visitors on gorilla safaris themselves. Mining is also a point of disturbance to gorillas in some parts.

In most of the aspects, the poachers tend to set wire snares to catch the duiker but unfortunately the gorillas become victims losing their hands or feet resulting into death. The vets tend to remove such snares in the habituated gorilla groups.

For the western and Grauer’s gorilla are hunted for their meat by the local people despite its illegality. The gorillas also raid on people’s gardens and are killed since it is noted that one gorilla group can put down the entire harvest.

The increasing gorilla habitat loss arising from rain forest deforestation creates small patches of isolated forests which are inadequate for the gorillas to forage. The Ebola virus is also a main threat to western low land gorillas.

The Habitat and ecologyof Mountain gorillas – where to find mountain gorillas on Gorilla safari in Uganda

Uganda Mountain gorillas are noted to be thriving in the cloud montane forests in the Albertine rift that stand at an altitude of 2,200–4,300 m above sea level. These are distributed into two separate but close ranges with the Virunga Volcanoes which is a chain of eight volcanic mountain stretching from Congo through Rwanda to Uganda and the detached Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south west of Uganda. It can be noted that the vegetation on these raised altitudinal landscapes is very dense and it definitely gets scarce when approaching the higher elevations of the Mountains. The mountain gorilla forests are noted to be misty, cloudy with cold conditions.

Mountain gorillas are recorded to be herbivore Species and the majority of its diet is comprised of leaves, stems and shoots (85.8%) from the 142 Species of plants. The gorillas also feed on the tree bark (6.9%), fruit (1.7%) and flowers (2.3%) along with minor invertebrates (0.1%). The mature male gorillas are noted to consume up to 34 kgs everyday whereas a female can consume up to 18kgs.

The Mountain gorilla home range is determined by the availability of food sources and the home range normally features a range of vegetation zones. Some of the vegetation zones frequented by mountain gorillas include the lower Bamboo standing at 2,200–2,800m, the Hagenia forests standing at 2,800–3,400 m and the giant senecio zone standing at 3,400–4,300m. It should be noted that the mountain gorillas spend much of its time in the Hagenia forests where their preferred gallium vines exist throughout the year. The parts of the gallium vine are eaten all including the stems, leaves, berries and flowers. The mountain gorillas tend to dwell in the bamboo forests in the few months when the fresh Bamboo shoots exist. The mountain gorillas would then climb to the subalpine regions to have a taste of giant senecio trees soft centers.

Gorilla Safaris in Uganda Etiquette

It can be noted that Mountain gorillas comprise 98% of man’s DNA and as a result they are prone to disease contraction. The human infections especially the respiratory ones are dangerous to gorillas because the gorillas do not feature the immune system to neutralize such diseases like that of humans. In fact, a common cold to a gorilla can be threatening.

There are various rules that have been put in place to ensure proper conduct of gorilla trekking in Uganda. These include;

  1. On tourist group of eight (8) people can be allowed to track one gorilla family.
  2. Upon reaching them, one hour is availed to you to maximize your experience
  3. In case, you have flue or cold or any other contagious infection, save yourself from tracking gorillas that day
  4. A minimum distance of 7m should be observed between the gorillas and the gorilla trekkers. Since gorillas are unaware of this and attempt to draw closer to you, kindly try to take steps away to maintain the distance.
  5. On the moments with the gorilla group, the voices should be kept low and the sudden unnecessary movements avoided ensuring that mountain gorillas are relaxed.
  6. Even though the mountain gorillas are habituated, the fact remains that they are wild animals and thus can react if they feel not safe. Always follow the rangers instructions; including desisting from running, crouch down and allow them to pass avoid looking straight in their eyes.
  7. The hands have to be washed before heads for the gorilla trekking encounter.
  8. Desist from Littering in the gorilla habitat
  9. Do not attempt to smoke, eat or drink when you are closer to gorillas
  10. It not permitted to use flash photography
  11. After the tracking, keep the until you reach 200m away
  12. In case you want to use a bush toilet, let the range know such that he can dig for you a hole using his Panga and has to be 30cm deep and then you close it after use.

What kit should you take for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda?

  1. It can be noted that the paths in the mountain gorilla habitats tend to be slippery, steep and muddy which makes the study walking shoes important.
  2. Gorilla trekkers also need to have thick gardening gloves since you can get hold of a tree with nettles and thorns while looking for support through challenging hiking sections.
  3. Long trousers and long sleeved shirts are necessary to save your body from the thorny bushes
  4. A waterproof jacket might be carried along in case it rains during the trek
  5. For challenging Gorilla Trekking groups, it is better to take along a walking stick for extra support
  6. Do not forget packed lunch and sufficient water as the trekking duration can be longer than expected
  7. In case of heavy baggage, less expensive porters are available at the trailheads to help you out with the weight. In fact, porters are local people with in and by hiring them you are contributing to the community development

Photography during a Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda

Taking photos with mountain gorillas during Uganda Gorilla tours is a living testimony of your encounter with them and there is no limit to the number of pictures one should take during his / her one hour with gorillas. However, it can be noted that light or flash photography is prohibited as it is too sharp in the rain forests and not good for the gorillas especially when the all eight people take flash photos at a minute interval for one hour. Thus, photos have to be taken without flash. A camera gear is also required to save your camera from rain.

Mountain Gorilla Conservation

Mountain Gorilla Conservation: The Continuity of mountain gorillas and gorilla safaris in Uganda Population size and growth rates

The conservation of mountain Gorillas has contributed to their increasing numbers in the two of their habitats namely the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda and Virunga Volcanoes national Park Rwanda. Apparently the mountain Gorilla population is given at 880 individuals. There are also three young gorillas that were affected by trauma as a result of poaching, snare injuries and the loss of the mother as a result of brutal killing thrive at in the DR Congo’s Senkwekwe Centre orphanage in at Mikeno Lodge in the Virunga National park Congo.

Virunga National Park official website announced in December 2010 an increment in the mountain gorilla populations thriving in the Virunga massif by 26.3% for the seven years past with an estimated mean growth rate of 3.7% per year. The census that was conducted in the same year gave the figure of the mountain gorillas at 480 in the massif which is shared by nations of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda rising from 380 mountain gorillas that were ascertained in 2003 and the 320 members in 1989 not forgetting the 254 gorillas in 1981.

In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south west of Uganda, the 2011 study gave the gorilla population at a minimum of 400 individuals showing a steady increase from the 340 in 2006 and the 320 in 1997. It can be noted that these numbers were ascertained using traditional methods of gorilla counting including collecting dung samples from the night nests of gorillas. In contrast, the genetic analysis indicated that there were 300 gorillas in Bwindi by 2006.

It can be noted that either in Bwindi or the Virunga massif, the gorilla groups which are habituated for Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo have a considerable growth rate compared to those groups that are not habituated as given by computer modeling of dynamics of their populations. The Habituation can be interpreted as the repeated and neutral contact of gorillas with humans resulting into the gorillas getting used with people and would depict normal behavior even when people are around. The habituated gorillas have opportunities of being guarded by park rangers, receiving veterinary treatment in case of Habituated gorillas are snares or other diseases unlike the unhabituated. However, gorilla researchers still recommend that a section of gorillas should remain wild (unhabituated) to avoid gorilla extinction in case the dangerous human pathogens are transmitted to the habituated ones.

It should be noted that regardless of increasing numbers, the mountain gorillas are still threatened and the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists them as critically endangered.
How much space do gorillas need? More about gorillas encountered on a Uganda gorilla safari

The gorilla families do not actually need independent territories nor do they position themselves to defend their territory from the rest. It can be noted that gorillas roam in the home ranges of which the size is dependent on the availability of food.

The home ranges are noted to be extended in areas where food is spread widely but in case of abundant availability of food the range tend to be limited. The space also depends on the family members possessed by a given gorilla group. The more the members, the wider space it would require thriving. This at times explains the difference in duration for gorilla trekking activity between different gorilla families.

The gorilla home range contain differing vegetation zones which are utilized seasonally stretching between 4 & 8km2 and even to 30km2 in the areas that are less fertile. It can be noted that home ranges at times overlap and it no surprising to find one gorilla groups entirely with in the home range of another gorilla group.

The gorilla groups tend to move an average distance of 0.5 – 1km to do foraging per day depending on the availability of food. At times, gorillas move to far distances targeting the trees of their loved food. This also affects the duration Gorilla trekking tour in Uganda and Rwanda.

Common questions during Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda

How do Gorillas sleep:

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Gorillas have been observed to sleep in nests which are built either in trees or on ground considering various aspects including the vegetation along with security situation

It can be noted that new nests are constructed per evening by the gorillas even if the previous nest is within the close reach. Every gorilla puts up his / her nest except for the infants who sleep with the mothers in the same nest. The gorillas settle in their respective nests about half an hour to the dark. It is on rare occasions that gorillas out up nests for midday use.

Regarding the construction of a ground nest, the gorillas pulls the branches of plants to the center, layer and anchor them on each other while other plants are also bent in to form the rim of the nest.

For the tree nests, they are put up in forks of branches or related structures and they are built to strength in order to contain the weight of the gorillas. The young ones and females prefer to sleep in trees but the silver-backs rarely do because of their enormous weight.
Evolution, Taxonomy and Classification: Exploring the background of gorillas on Uganda gorilla safaris

Mountain Gorillas are noted to be the descendants of old world monkey and the apes that are known to have thrived in Africa and Arabia at the onset of the Oligocene epoch about (34-24 million years ago). The evidence gathered from fossil records indicates the existence of hominoid primates (apes) in the region of East Africa approximately 18–22 million years past. However, it should be noted that the fossil record in the area where the mountain gorillas are known to thrive is poor which gives unclear history of evolution.

It can be noted that around nine (9) million years ago, the primate group that was to evolve into gorillas disintegrated from the common ancestor along with humans and chimps resulting into the formation of the genus gorilla. Though it is not certain who the earliest gorilla relative was, it’s believed that Proconsul Africanus the early ape could be the one.

Mountain gorillas are noted to have disintegrated from the eastern lowland gorillas about 400,000 years past and the two are believed to have disintegrated from their western counter parts about 2 million years. About the classification, one can note that there has been considerable debate and this can be described here; the genus was initially given as Troglodytes in the year 1947 but in the year 1952, it was reverted back to the gorilla naming. After a couple of years, the taxonomist in the names of Colin Gloves suggested that all gorillas should be referred to as one Species Gorilla gorilla in the year 1967 distributed in three sub species namely; the western lowland gorilla scientifically Gorilla gorilla gorilla, the eastern lowland gorillas scientifically Gorilla gorilla graueri and then mountain gorillas scientifically Gorilla gorilla beringei which are mostly encountered on Gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. The argument continued until the year 2003 when International Union for the Conservation of Nature reviewed the classification and divided the genus into two (2) species namely; the Gorilla berengei and Gorilla gorilla

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Rwanda Safaris: For those interested in doing a gorilla safari in Rwanda Africa or an African wildlife safari in Rwanda to tour Rwanda cultures, people and scenery, the following are common questions for who ever wants to safari Rwanda have been answered for you to make your safaris in Rwanda easy to undertake. What time is it in Rwanda? Is it safe to visit Rwanda? Do I need a Rwanda Visa? What is the best time to visit Rwanda? It is noted that while planning to visit Rwanda, a range of travel questions do arise and here at Prime Uganda safaris we attempt to answer them for the benefit of those that take safaris to Rwanda.. Click Here to Find More about Rwanda Safari Holiday

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3 Days Maasai Mara Wildlife Safari in Kenya

Maasai Mara Wildlife Safari in Kenya

Kenya safari tour – Kenya Safaris OR Kenya Tours have proved unforgettable to travelers and tourists that safari in Kenya to the extreme east of the continent of Africa as they enjoy a diverse natural landscape where the extensive savannah is intercepted by steep slopes of the Great East African Rift Valley with Kenya`s its floor marked by a chain of lakes while the Indian Ocean form her eastern boundary presenting the endless beach landscape especially around Mombasa. Click Here to Find More Kenya Safari Tours

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Long Tanzania Safari Tours

Tanzania Safari Tours

Tanzania safari: Interested in wildlife safari to Tanzania? The Tanzania safari hub is noted to have amazing wildlife in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Arusha and Lake Manyara wildlife safari parks. Tanzania safaris take you is the largest country in East African community, 13th and 31st on the African continent and global scale respectively covering 947,303km2 featuring a coastline of 800km2. Click Here to Find More Tanzania Safari Holiday Tours

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January 12th, 2018|Gorilla Safaris, Safaris, Uganda Safaris|