Uganda Travel News

Uganda is one of the most thought after tourist destination for 2017-2018 have been ranked among the based African countries to visit. Many people tend to visit Uganda due to the fact that it is among the three countries where mountain gorillas can be trekked. In today’s article we look at Uganda beyond gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga. We bring you other activities and attractions that you can participate in or combine with gorilla trekking.

Magic beyond gorilla trekking

Churchill referred to Uganda as the pearl of Africa meaning that the country offers a lot beyond gorilla trekking. There is no doubt that gorilla trekking is one of the most thought after activity in Uganda but beyond gorilla trekking, Uganda boosts of National Parks and Forests where tourists can trek other primates that include chimpanzees and golden monkeys.

Uganda is also popularly known as the primate capital of Africa. Beyond gorillas, you can trek chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Karinzu ecotourism site as well as Budongo Forest. Golden monkey trekking also takes place in Mgahinga National Park and as such, there is more you can do while in Uganda and that’s why at Encounter Africa Safaris say that there is more beyond gorilla trekking.

Beyond gorilla trekking, one can enjoy wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park on a game drive of boat rides on water bodies in these National Parks. Many people come to Uganda for gorilla trekking and then continue to either Kenya or Tanzania for game safaris. This has been so due to lack of proper information on what Uganda can offer in terms of wildlife viewing options. Its only in Uganda where you can view wildlife in a less congested atmosphere and less spoilt ecosystem. Encounter Africa Safaris combines primate trekking and wildlife safaris to make your stay memorable.

For those interested in mountain climbing, Uganda boosts of so many mountains that include the volcanoes of Muhavura, Sabinyo, Mgahinga in the southwestern part as well as Mt Elgon in the East. You can also trek Mountain Rwenzori which is the largest and longest block mountain ranges in Africa. Beyond gorilla trekking are the hospitable people that you will not find anywhere else on the African continent. Contact Encounter Africa Safaris for more details on how to organize your gorilla tour and combine it with other tourist activities

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