Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Gets 2 Baby Rhinos in 2 Weeks.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Gets 2 Baby Rhinos in 2 Weeks 

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Gets 2 Baby RhinosZiwa Rhino Sanctuary gets 2 baby rhinos in a period of weeks, a development that the conservationists have described as good news for the endangered animal species.

According to Angie Genade, the Executive Director of the Rhino Fund Uganda, Rhino Bella gave birth to a bouncing baby at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakitoma, Nakasongola district on 18th August 2020. “Bella gave birth to the baby on Tuesday,” said Angie who heads the rhino project on 7,000 hectares of land. This is the only the only tourist destination in Uganda where rhinos are conserved and can be trekked by visitors. The sanctuary is one of the several tourist sites in Uganda and can be visited for rhino trekking during any month of the year. A one day rhino tracking trip from Kampala is the most itinerary that most tourists book to go rhino trekking at Ziwa rhino ranch located 168 kilometres from Kampala city along Kampala-Gulu Highway. 1 Day Ziwa rhino trip is one of the the many day trips in Uganda from Kampala.

The male calf produced by the 24-year-old Bella is the second to be born at the Rhino sanctuary in the last 14 days. Bella’s young rhino that has been named Jabali, is the 27th baby to be delivered at the sanctuary since its inception in 2005. Both Bella, the mother and Jabali, the baby are doing well.

Two weeks before Jabali was born, another rhino, Laloyo gave birth to baby Rhoda at the same sanctuary. Bella’s baby brings the number to 32 members at the tourist site. Biologically, mother rhinos carry a pregnancy for 16 months and deliver once in three years, but the mothers at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary uniquely produce a baby every two years. Rhinos life expectancy is 45 years. Bella was one of the four pioneer rhino groups brought from Solio Conservancy in Kenya in 2005.

The population of northern white rhinos and black rhinos was wiped out after persistent poaching in the early 1980s. This was due to political turmoil and civil unrest in the 1970s and mid-1980s that gave way to state-inspired poaching in the protected conservation areas including the national parks and wildlife reserves as well as other tourist attractions in Uganda.

Rhinos are members of the African Big Five Animals in Uganda which also include lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. The sanctuary, which is one of the top tourist attractions in central Uganda can be visited when one is going for or coming from Murchison Falls safaris in Murchison Falls National Park, the biggest wildlife reserve in Uganda.

 

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Hirwa Group Mountain Gorillas Return To Rwanda

11 Hirwa Group Mountain Gorillas Return To Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Gorillas cross back to Rwanda from UgandaHirwa gorilla group mountain gorillas have crossed back to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda after about 8 months in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

According to Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the Hirwa gorilla family was seen and identified by gorilla trackers on April 15, 2020 on their routine wildlife duties.

The gorilla family, one of the gorilla families at the Volcanoes national park had t crossed to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda on August 28, 2019 creating a gorilla trekking vacuum in the park.

According to Rwanda officials, only 11 members out of the 17 individuals that crossed over to Uganda returned to their original home.

On a sad note, the 4 of the entire group members reportedly died from a lightening on February 3, 2020 and the other 2 members lost lives due to intestinal obstruction and respiratory infection.

In the same group, a baby gorilla was born in January 2020 in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and unfortunately died shortly due to intestinal obstruction of the colon.

Hirwa is among many other mountain gorilla families within the Virunga Massif Ecosystem which is made up of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

RDB said in a statement on Saturday 24th April 2020 that the movement of mountain gorillas within the Virunga massif is a common occurrence caused by various factors.

“Reasons for the cross border movements include seasonal food availability plus the social interaction amongst the various gorilla families,”

The tourism body further asserted that the inter-group competition for food and reproduction are also key determining gorilla home range changes over time.

Other Gorilla Groups in Rwanda

Other gorilla families in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda include Susa family, Karisimbi family (Susa B) and Amahoro gorilla group. The list also has Sabyinyo family, Hirwa family, Kwitonda family, Agashya family, Umubano family, Bwenge family and Ugenda family.

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda only takes place at the Volcanoes National Park, one of the four mountain gorilla national parks in the region. These parks include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga National Park in south western Uganda, Volcanoes in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in Congo. One needs to book a gorilla permit in order to visit and trek the endangered primates in any of the 3 countries. A permit in Rwanda is priced at USD 1500, a price that was increased from 2017 from USD 750 then.

Alternative Gorilla Trekking

If you find gorilla tracking in Rwanda not affordable due to high price for a gorilla permit, you can fly into Rwanda and trek gorillas in Uganda at cheaper rates. Uganda with two gorilla parks with over 20 gorilla families has several trekking options for budget, midrange and luxury travellers. A gorilla permit in Uganda is at USD 600 which is quite friendly. To see gorillas in Uganda, you may decide to go through Kigali to Uganda for Gorilla trekking and return. Alternatively, you may go through Entebbe to Bwindi or Mgahinga by flying or road. Whatever route or option you choose to undertake, Speedway Safaris gives you assurance that you will have the best gorilla trekking experience in Africa.

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Reasons for Studying Tourism

Reasons for Studying Tourism

The reasons for studying tourism are quite many and justifiable. If you have a passion for tours and travel and you want to have tourists have an unforgettable experience, ensure make it a lifetime career. Workers in tourism industry have a desire for travel plus a strong obligation to assist tourists achieve the best out of their holiday anywhere in the world.

Below are Reasons you should Study Tourism as a career:-

Endless opportunities

Travel and tourism are a global industry and the abilities you learn at university are straightforwardly transferable.  A profession in leisure industry can accurately expose you to the world mainly if you need to do work with travel.

Tourism is Creative and People-oriented industry

A multiplicity of travel jobs necessitate you to think and be innovative, imaginative and creative. Those who work in tourism sector are obligated with a vital role to execute by ensuring that visitors on vacation like gorilla trekking tours have an excellent experience so that they spread the word once they return home.

Wider Job Scope

Tourism has got a wide-ranging job industry and therefore there is there is never any need for anybody get trapped in one niche, market or role. courses in tourism and travel can offer access to a profession as a Tour Manager, Tourist Guide, Travel Consultant, Adventure Sports Activity Manager, Outdoor Recreation Activity Consultant, Events Manager, Conference Manager and Air Cabin Crew. Others are Air Ticket Agent, Airport Ground staff, Holiday Representative, Park Guide and Ranger and the list seems endless.

You learn that “the customer is always right”

Tourism jobs are mainly about offering friendly, pleasant, well-organized and focused customer care services. You must learn superb communication skills, have the capability to work well with people of all categories, tempers and emotions and be able to enjoy challenges.

Tourism is fun and happiness

With most of the tourism courses, its fun and energetic activities. You will be hiking, sailing, running, walking and going on course farm trips. You will tend to explore a variety of activity tourism and geographical sceneries that a particular country or destinations have to offer. Areas of interest here include mountaineering, swimming, sport fishing, business tourism and game safaris. Others are sailing, mountain biking, horse riding, rafting, cruises, bungee jumping, adventure tours and animal tracking for instance gorilla trekking.

You are a source of Tour and Travel information

Studying national park and their safari activities for instance take you on trips to the parks and learn whatever is done there. Air ticketing course would lead you to learn how tickets are booked, cancelled or extended plus all the related information. Learning about destinations, tourist activities, accommodations and all components that make up successful tours like transport, you become a real consultant in such areas.

Tourism is a dynamic industry

Travel and tourism is amongst the most vibrant, competitive and dynamic industries internationally. To keep ahead of the competition, players must constantly develop new ideas and skills across every sector of the industry. From inventive mobile applications, modern transport to innovative accommodation design and inspiring tour packages, one must plan above competition. 

Tourism is a growing industry

Travel and tourism industry is ever growing. Currently, the sector in various countries receives visitors from around the world who bring lots of foreign exchange. Tourism is a vibrant component of countries’ economies worth in millions and billions of dollars every year. 

Tourism offers opportunities to show off Country’s potential

Tourism and travel sector offers a chance to showcase a country on the world platform. Showcasing wildlife, national parks and game reserves, culture, natural environment, activities, cities, food, heritage, lifestyles and traditions are all fundamental components to the victory of the tourism sector.

Tourism is local

In spite of being a global industry, the sector is also very local. Much of the tourism companies are small, medium and large-sized firms that offer income and jobs to local citizens in a particular country. Once you are involved in tourism say in the hotel, transport or activities, there are numerous opportunities for contributing to the development of local community.

You get to travel

The tourism industry has got many capacities in the field that facilitate wider traveling. You get to acquaint physically with tourism places, destinations, attractions as well as services. Traveling to several destinations widens your viewpoint on many things and the tourism segment is endowed with several opportunities to travel.

You want to be part of a legacy

The last among the reasons for studying tourism is the fact that the industry has the potential to create change, achieve balance and wealth for communities and drive economies, preserve history plus culture, and. Many tourism courses are planned to discover sustainability and the positive impacts that the industry may bring to society.

Where to study travel, tourism, and hospitality?

There are abundant opportunities to study tourism all over the world. Secondary schools, Colleges and universities are major platforms for pursuing careers in tours and travel. Any institution offering tourism course whether on full payment or scholarship basis is doing great in building the industry. The tourism courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills mandatory to work in countless development positions in the industry.

 

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Uganda Tourism Board Launches Experience Uganda First Middle East Campaign

Uganda Tourism Board Launches Experience Uganda First Middle East Campaign

The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has launched a tourism campaign exclusively for visitors from the Middle East countries. The campaign code-named “Experience Uganda – First!” is aimed at creating and promoting  travel packages for gulf countries.

Experience Uganda First

Trekking to see Gorillas in Uganda is one of the major tourism activities in Uganda

The campaign, which offers selected Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), travel agencies unique travel holiday packages. These packages are built on several themes along with complimentary airport transfers for their tourists. The Middle East Uganda tourism campaign was launched recently at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai and was attended by Uganda’s Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu as well as the Ugandan Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) countries, His Excellency Ambassador Zaake Wanume Kibedi plus

The Experience Uganda First campaign promotes Destination Uganda, the Pearl of Africa as a premier adventure, wildlife safari and nature holiday destination for tourists of various categories. Uganda is a vacation destination for families, groups, couples, students and young adults looking for unique tour and travel experiences that generate memories enjoyed by guests for a lifetime. Uganda, a home to the highest numbers of primates including mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, the Big Five and birds in Africa offers an exclusive safari experience in the world. The country’s special profile-raising holiday packages comprise of guided safaris, River Nile boating excursions, outdoor recreation activities, mountain gorilla trekking, wild chimpanzee tracking, bird watching, mountain climbing as well relaxing at luxury lodges and resorts.

While launching the campaign Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu said this was an opportunity for Uganda to showcase what it can offer best in the tourism area. “We are excited to showcase the very best that Uganda has to offer as a holiday destination for meaningful and sustainable travel. It is hoped that through these marketing efforts, more citizens and residents of the Gulf Countries will visit Uganda, see first-hand the exceptional natural and human resources plus the talents that make Uganda so special, especially as a holiday endpoint.”

His Excellency Ambassador Zaake Wanume Kibedi praised the campaign as a tool that would make Uganda more known and accessible. “The Gulf Countries are a region of focus and commitment for Uganda going forward. To that end, the Uganda Tourism Board has established a representative office with AVIAREPS based in Dubai to cover the whole G.C.C. region. Various destination marketing activities, including this campaign launch, are being conducted in the region to make Uganda more accessible for travelers and travel agents alike, to ensure that Uganda becomes a ‘bucket list’ holiday destination that doesn’t disappoint.”

Dozens of travel and nature fanatics from the Middle East are yet to visit Uganda, a country that is gifted by nature as The Experience Uganda – First was formulated to address the awareness and tourist number concerns.

Several tour operators in Uganda like Speedway Safaris have designed various holiday packages that cover all the tourist attractions and safari activities in Uganda. Packages like trekking mountain gorillas, mountain hiking, nature, community and cultural tours, primate safaris, water sport activities and many more are being offered.

At Speedway Safaris, we invite and assure our future clients to visit Uganda and enjoy the best wildlife experiences in Africa. With Uganda tourism variety in terms of attractions, affordable and decent lodges and hotels as well as our modern safari vehicles, visitors should expect the best experience always to remember for a lifetime.

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Uganda Wildlife Authority Translocates 15 Giraffes to Pian Upe

Uganda Wildlife Authority Translocates 15 Giraffes to Pian Upe

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has translocated 15 giraffes from Murchison Falls National Park to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve found in the Karamoja Sub Region in North Eastern Uganda. Bashir Hangi, UWA’s Communication Manager said this practice is among the the strategies for ensuring wide ranging distribution of the animals across parks and game reserves for conservation purposes. He said it method of translocation also ensures the survival of the endangered animal species.

Uganda Wildlife Authority Translocates 15 Giraffes to Pian Upe

“We have started on the translocation exercise for 15 giraffes to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve from Murchison Falls National Park. It is one of our strategies to ensure that we have a fair distribution of this wildlife,” Bashir said.

He said this will increase a variety of wildlife in Pian Upe since the reserve is looked at with high prospects of tourism potential.

The Chronology of Animal Transfers by UWA

Uganda wildlife authority has in the past translocated the giraffes to other parks. For instance, in August 2017, UWA successfully translocated 19 giraffes (13 females, 6 males) from the northern segment of Murchison Falls National Park to its Southern Banks of the park. The two female giraffes were transferred to the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center (UWEC) in Entebbe for education and conservation aims.

In August 2018, the wildlife body working with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation moved 15 giraffes to Kidepo Valley National Park in the far north eastern side of Uganda.

While in June 2019, 15 giraffes were transferred from Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park, one of the tourist attractions in western Uganda.

The Rothschild’s Giraffes are approximated not be over 1600 in the world. About 700 are believed to in captivity around the world and roughly 800 are in the wild with the largest population believed to be in Uganda.

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Virunga National Park Reopens for Tourism

Virunga National Park Reopens for Tourism

Virunga National Park Reopens for Tourism after about a year of closure following security threats. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reopened the Virunga National Park to tourism, the park’s director has announced.

Virunga Director Emmanuel Demerode told the press that the park, also a home to Mountain Gorillas in Congo had been closed since 2018 following a deadly ambush to a group of tourists, an incident that put security at risk.

Virunga National Park is among the 4 mountain gorilla national parks in the world. These include Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga itself in Congo.

This means activities like Congo gorilla trekking as well as the hiking of the Nyiragongo Volcano are to resume. Other activities in Virunga include scenic viewing, nature walks, chimpanzee tracking, birding and many more. A gorilla permit in Congo costs $450. In Uganda, a similar permit is priced at $600 and $1500 in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Following the security assunacre by the authorities, Virunga national park become one of the best gorilla destinations for budget gorilla tours.

The park was closed following the kidnap of two Britons and their Congolese driver in May 2018 by gun-wielding men in the eastern side of the park. The tourists were released 72 hours even though the ranger, Rachel Makissa Baraka, 25 was killed trying to defend the visitors

“We have taken enough time to be sure of an improvement of security for visitors,” Demerode told the press.

According to him, the park was re-opened to tourist activities on February 15 2019.

To access the park, one can book a gorilla safari through a reliable tour operator like Speedway Safaris. This operator would arrange the entire trip including the securing of a gorilla permit.

Virunga National Park is the oldest national park on the African continent and biggest tropical rainforest reserve, occupying 7,800 square kilometers (3,000 square miles).

Between 1996 and 2003, the wars that engulfed the vast Congo saw thousands of lives lost to massacre, hunger and diseases. It was only recently in 2014 that tourism was re-launched in the Virunga and over 17,000 tourists have visited the park since then.

Demerode assured the world that his government was putting much emphasis to the security of the park.

“We continue to work on putting the security of our personnel and our visitors at the core of our operations,” he emphasized.

He said the park has been opened again following a thorough assessment of the ground situation and the Park’s security details.

Virunga National Park is considered among the world’s most dangerous conservation areas, with figures revealing that that over 180 park rangers have been massacred by either rebels, poachers or smugglers in the last over 20 years.

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Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway to Ease Tourism Transfers

Kampala- Entebbe Express Highway to Ease Tourism Transfers

Kampala – Entebbe Express Highway is new road from Entebbe Airport, connecting to two points in Kampala city. The road opened in 2018 runs from Entebbe to Kajjansi where it divided into and one arm of it runs up to Busega Roundabout and another one to Munyonyo.

Entebbe Express Highway

According to tourist transfer protocol and procedure, the new road will ease movements from and to the airport in a shorter time.

The old Entebbe road is known to have traffic most of the time especially with the first 10-15 kms from the city. Driver guides making transfers can now pick up guests, drive on the 32 miles (51 km) highway, connect to Busega roundabout and then continue to visit tourist attractions western Uganda. This is going to be the easiest route for those going for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park. The same benefits will go to those going for wildlife safari tours in Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth National Park or holiday relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi.

Ease of transfer benefits also go to visitors on chimpanzee safaris and tours to Kibale National Park, Semuliki Wildlife Reserve or Hiking adventure in the Rwenzori Mountains via Fort Portal. But since the Express Highway connects to Busega where the Northern Bypass starts from, those driving to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park taking Bombo road direction leading to northern Uganda.

The road accessible by fee is a state-of-the-art facility with two lanes divided by strong concrete pavements in the middle. Each car is charged Uganda Shillings 5000 ($1.5) to use this magnificent road to or from Entebbe. Any user is expected to direct fast uninterrupted for a good number of kilometers.

Most tourists returning from safaris and tend to arrive in Kampala in the late evening hours when they have to connect to Entebbe for evening flights. Going through some parts of Kampala would mean a likelihood of checking in at the airport late or even miss a flight. On some occasions, some visitors arrive early morning hours and have to start their day long transfers to certain national parks. After going through all the airport clearance, driving using the express highway becomes the best option for recovering some lost minutes or hours.

Travelers from Entebbe but are to stay at some hotels and lodges in the south of Kampala would find it simpler to connect via Kajjansi. Going to accommodations like Lake Victoria Serena hotel in Kigo, Cassia Lodge or Buziga Country Club on Buziga hill plus Speke Resort Munyonyo, a luxury facility in Munyonyo, a posh Kampala suburb would become easier.

At Speedway Safaris, we pledge instant and timely transfers of our clients from Kampala to Entebbe and vice versa. Our safari vehicles are some of the best on the Uganda Tourism scene. Feel comfortable and make safari bookings with us to enjoy a lifetime holiday tour in Uganda.

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UWA Scraps Fees for Visiting Sempaya Hot Springs in Semuliki Park

UWA SCRAPS SEMPAYA HOT SRPINGS ENTRANCE FEES

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has scrapped the Sempaya Hot Springs entrance fees. The are charged for the guided nature walk to view the Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki National Park.

The move comes after the UWA Board of Trustees reviewed the fees for access to the hot springs at Sempaya and decided that the fees should be discontinued.Sempaya Hot Springs

The Executive Director UWA, Sam Mwandha says the scrapping of the fees is aimed at improving visitor experience in Semuliki National Park.

“This measure will greatly improve visitor experience in the park we hope even the nationals will now find it more convenient and exciting to visit the park since they will no longer be required to pay separately to view the hot springs” said Mwandha.

With this new measure, visitors to the hot springs will now only pay the park entrance fees and no further charges will be levied.

Other products such birding and nature walks will be paid for as per the Uganda Wildlife Authority tariff which is accessible on UWA website.

About Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National park was created in 1993 following the upgrade of Semuliki Forest Reserve that was created in 1932. It is the only tract of true lowland tropical forest in East Africa, hosting 441 recorded bird species and 53 mammals.

The Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri  Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few to survive the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago.

While Semuliki’s species have been accumulating for over 25,000 years, the park contains evidence of even older processes. Hot springs bubble up from the depths to demonstrate the powerful subterranean forces that have been shaping the rift valley over the last 14 million years.

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Embrace Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda

Embrace Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda

Many travellers needing to see mountain gorillas are opting for mountain  Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali RwandaThere are a number of reasons why gorilla visitors in Uganda are prefering going through Kigali in Rwanda than via Entebbe or Kampala in Uganda.

 Gorilla Trekking in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda

Besides the reasons for trekking gorillas in Uganda regardless of the route one uses, there are justifications why gorilla tracking in Uganda from Kigali is a better option. The following are the reasons for going through Kigali to see gorillas in Uganda.

The short Distance from Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga National Park

Its shorter to drive from Kigali to Bwindi or Mgahinga National Park. These gorilla parks are positioned in south western Uganda near the Rwandan boarder. One can drive from Kigali to any of the parks via Katuna or Cyanika border posts. It takes between 2-3 hours to arrive in Bwindi or Mgahinga. The proximity of the Ugandan gorilla parks to Rwanda has enabled visitors to trek gorillas with ease.

Using Kigali as a tracking base for gorillas, travellers are able to take a 1, 2 or 3 days trips to Uganda. This is time and money saving. Going through Entebbe or Kampala by either flying to Bwindi or by road, the minimum time one needs are three days.

Gorilla Tour Packages for Uganda from Kigali

You can Visit Tour Destinations in Uganda or Rwanda.

When you save time and money by going through Rwanda, you are able to tour other tourist destinations and do more activities.

Uganda and Rwanda have alot to offer regarding tourism and therefore, time and money are always the limiting factors. For instance, after gorilla trekking, you may opt for community walks, nature excursions around Bwindi or Mgahinga or hiking adventures. There are possibilities of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park, the nearest to Bwindi forest for game drive safaris, boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, nature walk or chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge.

With enough time at your disposal, you may relax near their beautiful Lake Bunyonyi as you enjoy the water breeze. You may decide to do golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga National Park or visit the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda for different activities.

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Transfer by Air to Bwindi, Return by Road after Gorilla Trekking

Transfer by Air to Bwindi, Return by Road after Gorilla Trekking

Transfer by air to Bwindi for gorilla trekking and return by road for duo experiences of Uganda. When you visit Uganda for gorilla trekking, you can use a flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and return by road to attain amazing experience. Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National park are the only parks in Uganda for doing gorilla trekking safaris. These two gorilla parks are accessible by road and air.

Transfer by air to Bwindi

Trips to see gorillas in Uganda usually begin from Kampala and Entebbe from when visitors either fly or drive to the gorilla habitats. There are daily scheduled flights from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip in Bwindi Forest and Kisoro Airport in Kisoro Town.

As a traveler, you may choose to take a flight from Entebbe to Bwindi or Kisoro for one way and vice versa. Then on the third day after gorilla trekking, you return to Kampala by road. This will give a road experience of Uganda’s country to the city.

On the way back, you will start the drive in the morning as you check out of your lodge. The hilly Kigezi Region is amazing with verdant green gardens and trees that characterize the undulating hills. You will see people on the way selling various agricultural items. There are craft shops as well as fruits. From Bwindi to Kampala, you will take a lunch in Mbarara City, the biggest in western Uganda with hotels, lodges as well as a cultural attractions. A lunch stop break at the Igongo Cultural Central is much rewarding because of the cultural heritage well represented at the cultural centre.

A drive further takes you through the sidelines of Lake Mburo National Park and chances of spotting from the highway some grazing zebras and antelopes are high. Proceed with journey to Kampala and make another stop at the Uganda Equator, a point where the northern and southern hemispheres converge. It place is for photo opportunities as well as souvenir shopping as there are lots of handicrafts.

From the Uganda Equator, you drive straight to Kampala or Entebbe from where you conclude your Uganda safari. For this kind of trip, book a gorilla permit with us and we shall reserve a one-way air ticket to or from Bwindi. The rest of the safari is in our competent control.

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