Exclusive adventure holidays like the five-day gorilla and lion trekking tour in Uganda allows you to experience the rush of roughing it in the bush while enjoying the personal attention of professional trackers and guides.
Matoke Tours’ private five-day tour can accommodate up to six people per tour. The tour includes accommodation at various lodges, game drives, boat trip meals, local guides and trackers, one gorilla permit and entrance fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
If you’re going to be trekking through Uganda for gorillas and lions, there’s no better way than in a sturdy 4×4 Land Cruiser with air-conditioning and a personal guide on hand.
The five-day tour takes you from Kampala to the Queen Elizabeth National Park where you would be staying at a bush lodge. The area is packed with wildlife so you can expect to see a lot of lions, hippos, elephants and buck. The lodge offers private viewing of the Park’s waterhole from the room’s veranda – and what better way than to end a day of game driving around the various parts of the Park than enjoying the sunset in the company of visiting wildlife?
Moving on to Kisoro, in the south-western part of Uganda, you would be staying at the Nkuringo Safari Lodge where the thrill of gorilla trekking is guaranteed to leave you with lasting memories of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi is home to Uganda’s gentle giant, the Mountain Gorilla. The gorillas that you track belong to one of seven habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of human beings for a brief period – a comforting thought considering that these animals are majestic in their appearance and strength. Once the gorillas are reached, you would only have one hour to observe them up close.
Wrapping up the tour is a visit to the Equator and then a return drive to Kampala. The trip is only five days, but a luxury adventure holiday could provide a refreshing break from the bustle of city life. Besides, coming face to face with a Mountain Gorilla is a rush that you have to feel to believe. For more information and itineraries of various other adventure holidays in Uganda, visit Travel Uganda.