Crocodiles and hippos at Murchison Falls
A wonderful trip through four wildlife parks, each with its own beauty and spectacular highlights such as the hippos and crocodiles on a special boat trip on the Murchison Falls. Here the Nile (Africa's longest river) plunges into a gorge barely six metres wide with a deafening noise. The open palm savannah north of the Nile is perhaps the best area in Uganda to see the variety of large mammals that the country is rich in. Kibale Forest National Park, on the other hand, is the best place to look for the many primates, and especially the chimpanzees that live here. And have you missed the chimpanzees in Kibale, or can't get enough of them, in Queen Elizabeth National Park they are relatively easy to detect during a walk in the Kyambura Gorge. In addition to chimpanzees, you will also have to deal with kob antelopes, buffaloes, elephants, lions and hyenas. They live together in this beautiful park at the foot of the Ruwenzori Mountains.
Mountain gorillas in Bwindi
As a trained chimpanzee tractor you are in Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest National Park ready for the "great work." You go on gorilla tracking! The forest on the flanks of the steep mountains seems impenetrable, trees grow up to 60 meters and hardly let light through. But the arduous walk on steep and sometimes slippery paths you are quickly forgotten when you also come face to face with the mountain gorillas, also your heart will skip ... Your trip ends in Kampala, one of the safest capitals on this continent with a relaxed atmosphere, despite its size and chaotic nature. The tourist attractions are somewhat limited, but certainly interesting to visit are the king tombs of the Buganda kingdom from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Tips & Tops Tour Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife:
- Lounging overlooking Bwindi National Park and relishing the impressive encounter with the mountain gorillas
- In the evening by the campfire you can enjoy the beautiful starry sky of Uganda
- If you're lucky, you can see the mountain gorillas up close and spend some time with them
- Bwindi National Park is home to more than 300 different birds and more than 200 species of butterflies
- The magnificent view in Fort Portal on the Ruwenzori Mountains, the Mountains of the Moon, should not be missed
- The abundance of primates in the lowland rainforest of Kibale Forest National Park is very special
- Queen Elizabeth National Park offers unprecedented ecological variation: grasslands, bush savannah, tree savannah, lowland rainforest and crater plateaus
- Take a walk along Murchison Falls and watch the Nile literally squeeze through the narrow passage (6 m)
- Buying souvenirs and strolling around the local market in Kampala is a laid-back end to this spectacular journey with its many special moments