Active adventure holiday in Uganda – Gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris in Uganda – Guaranteed Gorilla trekking permits
Great Adventure Safaris brings you an active adventure holiday in Uganda. Uganda is an excellent tourism destination. The country is all about active adventure holidays and outdoor experiences, so you really have a huge wealth of safari options.
For safaris and wildlife activities, Mountain Gorilla tracking is at the top of the list. Going on search of a habituated Mountain Gorilla family in the misty tropical rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park involves quite strenuous hiking up and down hills; the trek can take between 30 minutes to 8 hours.
Chimpanzee tracking is another strenuous activity but a rewarding wildlife activity. Chimpanzees can move very fast through the treetop canopy, so following a group can mean high-paced hiking, which will definitely get your heart rate up. One other active wildlife experience that doesn’t get as much press as Gorillas and Chimpanzees but thrilling nonetheless is Rhino tracking done on foot at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en-route to Murchison Falls National Park.
There are plenty of opportunities to explore Uganda’s magnificent National Parks and landscapes on foot, guided hikes are on offer in many reserves, the crater lakes area has endless hiking trails surrounded by dramatic scenery, and then there are the wonderful day hikes from Sipi Falls in Eastern Uganda.
For more challenging trekking, you can climb Africa’s third highest peak, Mount Stanley, in the beautiful and dramatic Rwenzori Mountains, or do the fairly easy four-day return route to the top of Mount Elgon, a giant extinct volcano.
Basing yourself in Jinja City for a few days is a must if you are planning an active adventure holiday in Uganda. The adrenaline capital of East Africa is a mecca for adventurous fun, whether it is white-water rafting on the rapids of the Nile, bungee-jumping, kayaking, horse riding or stand-up paddle boarding.
Meet the Uganda and Rwanda Primates
If you have an interest in East Africa’s primates, bird species and culture, this journey is for you. See the endangered Mountain Gorilla in both Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, spend a full day with the Chimpanzees at Kibale Forest National Park, track the Golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, see plains game in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha plains, go on a boat safari on the Kazinga channel and experience the Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali City.