How many days should I book for my gorilla trekking tour
How many days should I book for my gorilla trekking tour?
You will need to set aside at least three days to see the gorillas in Uganda. Allow one day for travel from Kampala to your trekking center, one day for the gorilla trekking itself and a third day for travel back or onwards, anywhere you choose for. However, it is possible to reduce a gorilla trekking tour to two days in Rwanda, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Some crazy people even fly in and out in one day, but don’t do it!)
You will need to be up very early on the day of the gorilla trekking and the day will be physically demanding, so you will need to arrive at your lodge by 6 or 7 PM on the day before you trek. Note that it gets dark early on the Equator, and we only advise travelling in daylight hours, due to the long distance and distance to the destination. Have an early night in preparedness for the next day.
In the evening after your trek, kick back, relax and relive your adventure in one of the lodges near the gorilla trekking areas before travelling the next day, or you can travel to Lake Bunyonyi.
Combining gorilla trekking with some hiking, bird watching or a safari it is a very popular options and recommendable. The areas around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Virunga National Park offer fantastic forest walks, volcano hiking, bird watching, and canoeing and community tours. If you love primates, why not trek to see the golden monkeys? Further afield, in Mgahinga gorilla National Park or Kyambura Gorge or Kibale Forest (both in Uganda) you might also venture chimpanzee trekking. For game viewing you can visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.