What to do in Uganda after gorilla tracking: Many travelers visit Uganda purposely for gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and in Mgahinga gorilla national park. However, apart from mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda, there are many other things to do in Uganda after gorilla tracking which makes your Uganda tour a complete package of African safari as we are going to see in this article. Gorilla tracking in Uganda along with exploring other Uganda tourism activities is not enough, Uganda is blessed with a variety of tourism attractions, among the extra activities that can be added to your gorilla tracking safari include the following.
· Big five game viewing
· Chimpanzee tracking
· Mountain hiking
· Golden monkey tracking
· Bird watching
· Cultural tours
chimpanzees tracking is one of the most exciting activities that can be added to your gorilla tracking safaris in Africa, Uganda is the premier chimpanzee tracking destination with over 2000 chimpanzees population found in Kibale forest national park, Budongo forest of Murchison falls national park, Kalinzu forest, and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park, and also Uganda is the only place in the world where tourist are given opportunity to participate in chimpanzee habituation process which is a full day interaction with chimpanzees in their natural habitats.
Cost of chimpanzees tracking permit in Uganda
The price of a chimpanzee permit in Uganda is at $200 per person while chimpanzee habituation permit cost $250 in the jungles of Kibale Forest national park, tacking Budongo forest costs $80 per person while the permit for Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge forest costs $50 per person, if interested please contact us for more details.
In Uganda both golden monkey tracking and habituation are done in Mgahinga gorilla national park, Mgahinga is the first place in the world where you can see both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, the other destination to see both mountain gorillas and golden monkeys is in volcanoes national park of Rwanda. But is the only place in the world where one can go for golden monkey habituation.
Cost of golden monkey tracking permit
Anyone to see golden monkeys in their natural habitat of Uganda requires to have a permit which costs $80, this cost includes park entrance fee and the park ranger guide fees while golden monkey habituation experience cost $100 which allows you to spend four hours with golden monkeys in Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Big five game viewing
Most tourist knows Uganda as the destination in Africa for gorilla tracking safaris, apart from Mountain gorillas, Uganda is also a home to African big five game viewing which can be added to your gorilla safari, game viewing in Uganda is done in the open savannah parks which include Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park, Murchison falls national park and Lake Mburo national park
The above national parks are the places in Uganda to go for big five game viewing, among the animals to see while on a game drive includes elephants, lions, zebras, rhinos, leopards, buffalos, elands, impalas, Uganda Kobs, cheetahs, giraffes, spotted hyenas, warthogs, bushbucks among others animals to see on the game viewing which is done either in the early morning or in the evening.
Uganda safaris can be well combined with a cultural tour to the indigenous communities Uganda cultural tours help tourists to get knowledge about the culture and learn more about the norms of African traditional cultures. For example, when in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park for gorilla tracking, you can visit the Batwa (pygmies) who lives on the boundaries of Bwindi forest and Mgahinga. Batwa people were the original to live in the Bwindi forest and Mgahinga forest, you can visit the Batwa cultural trail which is the best way to learn about the traditional forest life of Batwa (pygmies) and how they lived harmoniously with mountain gorilla and other wild animals. Batwa cultural is among the top activities to do in Uganda after gorilla tracking.
For those who love hiking, Uganda is one of the best places in Africa to go for hiking safari and it can be added to your gorilla tracking, if you are interested in hiking in Uganda, Kisoro tours Uganda recommends you to hike the Rwenzori mountains, mount Elgon, Mt Muhabura volcano, Mt Gahinga volcano, and Mt Sabyinyo volcano.
Kisoro tours Uganda offers you the best mountain hiking and climbing experience in Africa, a hike to the summit of Rewenozori mountains, Mt Elgon, Mt Sabyinyo, Mt Muhabura, and Mt Gahinga volcanoes will reward you with a spectacular hiking experience and views of Uganda and in the neighboring communities.
Uganda is one of the best birds watching destination in Africa, among the best places in Uganda including Kibale forest, Semeriki, Mgahinga, Bwindi forest, Budongo forest, Mabamba swamp, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth parks among others so adding a bird watching to your gorilla tracking package in Uganda will give you another experience of birding in Uganda because traveling all way to Africa for mountain gorilla tracking alone is not enough to make your African trip complete package, you can choose from our list of different packages that you can enjoy in Africa.