Things to do after gorilla tracking in Uganda – Uganda as a country is the best tourism destination for Gorilla tracking safaris. Travellers to Uganda take park in various activities besides Gorilla tracking, and have a lot more to offer inform of tourist attractions which offer a lot of tourist activities for the clients who come to visit Uganda National Parks.
Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done in two of the National parks of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park all situated in the south-western Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has over 120 species of mammals, 360 recorded bird species and over 200 species of butterflies.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, offers an ideal location for bird watching activities. With the highest concentration of bird species around the park, Bwindi Forest is the leading destination for bird watching with good bird spotting sites in the forest along the trails, the wetlands and round the thick bamboo forest but it’s not easy to spot them in the dark forest, but with help of the trained ranger guide/ tour guide, he can seduce them by following their way of singing. Bird watching is one of the most done activities by many travellers after Gorilla tracking adventure.
A visit to the Batwa community leads you to meet with the local people of the Batwa and the pygmies known as the first inhabitants of the forest, this group of people lived in the forest for a very long time before they were relocated due to the demand to put up a reserve in order to conserve the mountain Gorilla habitat. The Batwa culture is unique in nature. They lived in the forest for decades and carry out many activities in the forest for their survival. They carried out the following activities; hunting, fruit gathering, art and craft and many others. Visiting these local communities, watching how they build their traditional houses gives you an insight of the ancient way of life right from Old Stone Age. They live around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, and have started up lots of Batwa community project around Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, that has helped to boost their standards of living. Therefore, the fee paid for this activity, is injected in to the conservation of the mountain gorillas and the remaining percentage is used in the development of their community projects in order to try to boost the income generation activities.
Besides Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, you have an opportunity to see the Golden monkey, during your Gorilla tracking; you can also take part in Golden monkey tracking, whereby you will visit the habituated Golden monkey families. You can purchase the Golden monkey permits direct from Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Things to do after gorilla tracking in Uganda – Uganda has a lot of more other safaris for travellers to engage in besides only visiting the Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National. Uganda has a number of national parks offering a lot of activities to the tourists, so, there is no need to rush home when you can have a lot more safaris like.
Game safaris to see the big five wild game that are (Elephant, Lion. Rhinos, Leopard and the Buffalos), with over 1080 bird species, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, hiking Volcanoes, White water rafting in Jinja, visiting Uganda village projects, enjoying Uganda’s local food, horse riding. Canoe riding, Boat safaris down to the bottom of the Murchison Falls, and the top of the Falls visit to view the magnificent water falls you will also have an opportunity to spot lots of water animals like the crocodiles, large numbers of hippos and buffalos in the water and many more that Uganda safaris have to offer. Contact Great Adventure Safaris for more information about tourist activities and many other things to do after Gorilla tracking in Uganda.