Are you searching for a gorilla trekking experience in Uganda, Also popularly known as a home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas population in world, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most fascinating safari destination in Uganda where you get chance to enjoy a number of thrilling safari activities which give you life time memories.
Here below; we present you some o f the interesting things to do in Bwindi forest besides gorilla trekking;
Visit the Batwa experience
These are known as the shortest people in the world, originally they used to stay inside Bwindi Forest National Park though they were evicted out of the forest thus they settle at the edges of Bwindi Forest to live life like any other human being. Before, these people were fruit gathers and hunters surviving totally on the forest. When you take a tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National you get chance to visit the Batwa in their communities, while here groove their exciting traditional cultures exhibited through their cultural dance performances and songs. Thus you get an insight into behavioral patterns of life.
The Batwa experience in Bwindi forest is best experienced in Buhoma sector but if you are trekking gorillas in the southern region of the park then you can visit the Batwa Pygmies in Buniga forest.
Experience the charity project in Bwindi Forest( Visit The ride for a Woman)
A ride for women is one of the community support group that began in as a mountain bike hire/ rental. The income collected from this bike rental is gathered put back to community to support the local women and these have been victims of domestic violence.
It is important to note that from a small project of bike rental in Buhoma, apparently its a sustainable women empowerment association with about 100 women. These are equipped with various skills like tailoring, catering and hospitality, it has managed to build a guest house where many travelers on a gorilla tour can overnight, this at the same time acts as a training Centre for many young women in the hospitality services. The ride for women guesthouse offers high quality accommodation services plus meals at an affordable price.
Gorilla Habituation Experience
This is a 4 hours experience with a gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. Gorilla habituation is a unique thrilling safari activity only done in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda and it offers you great opportunity to participate in the habituation process- where mountain gorillas are being tamed to get used to the presence of human beings thus made ready for gorilla trekking experience.
In Bwindi forest, there are only two gorilla groups available for gorilla habituation. You can choose to fly from Kigali Rwanda to Bwindi forest, in 3 hours drive you get to Rushaga sector where you get chance to enjoy the gorilla habituation adventure. There is a wide range of accommodation lodges and camps ranging from budget, midrange and luxury lodging therefore you can stay either in Rushaga or Nkuringo region for the habituation experience.
Besides visiting Bwindi for gorilla experience, what else can I do in Uganda?
Apparently from gorilla trekking, the Pearl of Africa is blessed with wide range of fascinating tourists attraction to enjoy on a safari. With the most common being the chimpanzee trekking and wildlife safaris, For travelers who are primate lovers, there are over 13 primates found in the different primate parks of Uganda including the big number of chimpanzee population however, Kibale Forest National Park is the best place to enjoy a chimpanzee safaris in the country, there are few other chimpanzee trekking sites in Uganda and these are; Budongo Forest in Murchison Falls National Park, Kalinzu Forest, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, each safari destination offers tourists a different unique and unbeatable primate experience.
And if you are looking forward to enjoy a wildlife safari in Uganda, there are about 10 safari parks in the Country whilst almost half of the safari parks feature the savannah vegetation thus favoring game drives which take you to explore the park as you groove on the stunning wildlife in the safari parks. They include; Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Semiliki as well as lake Mburo National Parks.
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