Activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda : Here are a number of activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda. These include: chimpanzee trekking, golden monkey trekking, game viewing, mountain climbing, relaxing on the beaches, guided nature walks, charity activities, spending overnight with family local friends, cycling as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries and landscapes.

4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Habituation and Trekking Safari from Kigali

Uganda is blessed with more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. These are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park. These endangered primates are trekked all year round with the high seasons of July-October and December-January receiving the largest number of visitors.

Most of the tourists who are coming to Uganda for the first time front gorilla trekking as their number one choice to participate in. However, gorilla trekking without any additional activity is not enough to explore Uganda. Uganda being the pearl of Africa is blessed with a number of attractions, which are ready for tourists to explore in order to have an amazing Safari-Uganda. Below are some of the amazing activities one can engage in after gorilla trekking experience in Uganda.

Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee trekking can be done in Kibale forest national park, Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth and Budongo Forest in Murchison falls national park. Chimpanzee permits costs $200 for standard tracking and $250 per/person for habituation in Uganda.

  • Kibale Forest National Park – Kibale National Park is one of the leading places to see chimpanzees in Africa. Over 1500 of 5050 chimpanzees that Uganda boasts of live in Kibale National Park, with addition of 12 other species of primates that include several of red tailed monkeys, olive baboons, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, pottos, L’Hoest monkeys and more.
  • There are 2 alternatives to see chimpanzees in Kibale National Park- you can undertake chimpanzee tracking or chimpanzee habituation experience. It is also an affordable chimpanzee safari destination with chimpanzee tracking permits costing USD200 and habituation permits obtainable at USD 250.

    Activities to do after gorilla trekking in Uganda
    Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale N.P
  • Kyambura Gorge – Best known as Valley of the Apes, Kyambura Gorge is without an amazing chimpanzee tracking spot. The splendid gorge lies East of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is also popular for the rare tree climbing lions and other big game. Chimpanzee permits- Kyambura Gorge cost USD50 (for both FNR-Foreign Non-Residents & FR- Foreign Residents), Uganda shillings 20,000 for East Africa citizens).
  • Budongo forest – Budongo Forest is another best place worth visiting for chimpanzee tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience in Uganda. This is an expansive rain-forest of up to 825sq.kms and shelters about 800 chimpanzees, 100 of which have been habituated for chimpanzee tracking.
  • Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu Forest Reserve – These forest reserve seat in Western Uganda, near Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a home to all 290 chimpanzees, 410 birds and other species of wildlife. Kyambura Gorge and Kalinzu chimpanzee permits cost US Dollars 50 per person.

Golden monkey trekking

This amazing activity is done in Mgahinga national park. Golden monkey permits cost $100 per person. These primates are identified with a gold color on their back and cheeks. Golden monkeys thrive on the slopes of Volcano Mountains especially where they can find nutritious bamboo trees. Golden monkeys are sociable primates and live in groups of about 60 individuals. They feed on mostly bamboo trees, fruits and occasionally on small insects. On a normal day, the monkeys head out to look for bamboo shoots and fruits before resting for the night. They sleep on the branches of large bamboo tree where they can not be seen by their predators.

Game viewing

Game viewing is done in most of the parks in Uganda. These parks include Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Murchison falls national park and Kidepo valley national park. Here, visitors will spot different game. These include the big cats like lions, leopards and cheetah, Elephants, buffalo, giraffes, buffalo, and plenty of antelopes can be spotted as you drive through the savanna grasslands. The white rhino can only be found in Ziwa rhino sanctuary.

 Mountain climbing

You can participate in hiking from any of the Virunga ranges of Mount Sabinyo, Mount Muhabura and Mount Gahinga in Mgahinga gorilla national Park. Mount Elgon national park in the eastern part of the country offers excellent day hikes and summits. For the experienced climber, Mount Rwenzori is majestically waits to give you that amazing hiking experience.

Short and long guided authentic village walks

Nature walks can also be done after gorilla trekking in Uganda. Tourists may decide to take different community walks visiting different communities. You can also participate in local food preparations, playing local instruments, traditional dances among other experiences.

Charity activities

A number of tourists can decide to participate in charity work like in schools and churches. Visit a local beer brewery to experience the local process of making banana beer from the plantation to the freshly made tasty beer. You will have chance to learn how to make local ghee, butter and this is by joining them during the milking sessions either in the morning or evening.


Tourists after trekking may go for cycling through different communities as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries. The different terrain offers amazing mountain biking experiences. For those interested in road cycling the hair bend pins of Kisoro, Kabale and Bundibujo offer cycling experiences.

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