What To Do And See On A 4Days Safari In Uganda
Planning to spend 4 days safari in Uganda and you do not which things are the best to do and see while on safari? If so then spending 4 days in this stunning country offers you a great opportunity to explore its hidden treasures that will leave a lasting memory in you. Through this safari, you get a chance to cover areas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and others.
You can take part in gorilla trekking where on day 1 of your safari is mainly for you to transfer from a hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and head off to southwest to Bwindi National Park. On this day, you spend about 9 to 10 hours while driving. En-route, you can make a stopover at Equator for photo taking. After, proceed southwest and up on arrival, spend a night at Buhoma Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge.
On day 2, you get up early enough to have a delicious breakfast and after, head off to the park headquarters and depending where your permit directs you-Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga. You join other visitors for early morning briefing on dos and don’ts to be followed while on gorilla trek. Later, you will be assigned to one habituated family to track in a group of 8 visitors. After, you hit the jungles to search for these creatures in the wild. The trek starts with a hike via the thick rainforest and steep slopes which may last you about 2 to 8 hours depending on your hiking speed, location of gorillas and nature of habitat. On this day, you need some packed lunch or energy giving snacks and drinking water. Once you get a group of gorillas that is assigned to you, you have an hour to strike your imaginations with these dramatic creatures, take their photos, explore more about their general behaviors and body gestures. After, return to the lodge for relaxation and in the evening set off to the Batwa community for cultural experience. After thrilling cultural experience return to lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge.
On the 3rd day, drive to Lake Mburo National Park for about 6 hours. While here, you have opportunity to engage in game drives or boat rides. On a game drive, you have opportunity to view wildlife species such as zebras, topis, klipspringers, buffaloes, Oribis, elands as well as many bird species. On the last day, you can still take a game drive to sum up your stay in this park before you set off for a return journey to Kampala.
The key activities to do in Uganda include gorilla trekking which offers you a great opportunity to view the rare mountain gorillas while in their natural habitat. Gorilla treks in Uganda are only conducted in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park. These parks are situated suitably in southwestern side of the country just along the Albertine rift at border area with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). To take part in this lovely adventure, you need a permit which costs $600.
Chimpanzee tracking-Uganda features about 5000 chimpanzees which are widely distributed in different parts of the country. The notable areas for you to take part in chimpanzee tracking in Uganda include Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo forest, Kalinzu reserve and many others. The other safari activities include golden monkey tracking, bird watching, Batwa encounters and many more.
In conclusion, there are various things for you to do and see in 4 days while on safari in Uganda. With the above listed activities, we believe that you won’t be left out of choice.
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