Activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda, Uganda is one of the most visited destinations due to the fact that it harbors the endangered mountain gorillas and offers the interesting gorilla trekking activity which involves visitors moving on foot deep into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated mountain gorillas and once found spend one hour with them in their natural habitat. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done in two national parks namely Bwindi impenetrable national park which harbors the highest number of mountain gorillas and Mgahinga gorilla national park both located in southwestern part of Uganda. There are a number of interesting activities that you can engage in after gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda
Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting activity that involves moving into the tropical rainforest in search of the habituated chimpanzees and once found spend one hour with them in their environment. Chimpanzee trekking is one of the activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda and it’s done in different areas including Kibale forest national park, Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, Budongo forest in Murchison falls national park and Kalinzu forest. Chimpanzee trekking starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulation to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will start trekking in forest with an experienced park guide in search of the chimpanzees. Chimpanzee trekking takes about 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on where the chimpanzees are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other primate species, birds, plant and tree species among others. Once the chimpanzees are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their environment which gives you an opportunity to learn about their behaviors, watch them feed, breastfeed, hunt, rest, play, take photos and record the moments.
Golden monkey trekking
Golden monkey trekking is done in Mgahinga gorilla national park and its one of the activities in Uganda to do after gorilla trekking. Golden monkey trekking is an active activity that starts early in the morning with a briefing at the park headquarters. After the briefing you will start trekking in the forest following trails of leftover bamboo shoots, fruits and leaves. During Golden monkey trekking which takes about 30 minutes to 3 hours, you will be able to view other primate species, view different birds, plant and tree species among others. Once the golden monkeys are located, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to watch them jump up in tree branches, watch them carry out their daily activities, take photos and record videos.
Batwa culture tour
After gorilla trekking in Uganda, you can also engage in an exciting Batwa culture tour where you will be able to interact with the Batwa/ pygmies who used to live in Bwindi or Mgahinga forest before they were gazetted into national parks. During the cultural tour, you will be able to learn about their culture, history, visit their homesteads, listen to their ancient stories, enjoy traditional entertainments, learn how to prepare traditional meals among others.
Game drive/ game viewing
After gorilla trekking in Uganda, you can engage in an interesting game drive where you will be able to explore the savannah national parks in a 4WD safari van with a professional safari guide. During the game drives which are done in savannah parks like Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo national park, you will be able to view animals like elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, giraffes, elands, oribi, zebras, impalas, topi, Jackson’s hartebeest, view predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas among others.
Nature walk/ Hiking
Nature walk is an exciting activity in Uganda where you will be able to explore the national parks on foot with the company of an armed park ranger and experienced park guide. During the guided nature walk, you will be able to get up-close and personal with different animals, view different bird species, plants, enjoy the cool breeze, listen to sweet sounds of bird species, take beautiful pictures, relax your mind in a cool environment among others.
Boat cruise is an amazing activity that you can engage in after gorilla trekking in Uganda. Uganda is gifted with fresh water bodies which offer the interesting boat cruise safari. Boat cruise activity is done in different areas including Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda, source of the Nile, lake Victoria which is the second largest lake in the world, Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth national park, the Albertine Nile in Murchison falls national park, Lake Mburo national park among others. during the boat cruise, you will be able to enjoy great scenic views of animals like hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, view elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs among other drinking water along the shores, view water birds like fish eagles, king fishers, bee-eaters, cormorants, hornbills among others.
There are other exciting activities that you can engage in such as mountain climbing, birding where you will be able to view different bird species, white water rafting in Jinja, quad biking, bungee jumping, horseback riding, zip lining in Mabira forest among others. For more information about activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda, kindly contact us at Achieve global safaris or visit our website for various safari packages.