Book 14 Days Uganda Safari covering the Western Uganda safari circuit for big game viewing and primates tour. Enjoy boat cruises and amazing sights!
WELCOME AFRICA GORILLA TREKS
Trek East Africa (TEA) prides itself on the skillful planning of gorilla safari treks, climbs, the Big 7 safaris and special interest holidays for the most discerning traveler. TEA will offer you the best possible introduction to the mystery and beauty of East Africa’ spectacular places – the awesome gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda, the fascinating climbs to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Rwenzori; to the exciting safari animal kingdom of Serengeti, Masaai Mara; Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Akagera National Parks, white water rafting and to the Beach in Mombasa, Zanzibar and Ssese Island. The list of destinations is endless. Out trips are filled with great experiences and fond memories. Trek East Africa focuses on minute details to ensure that your trip will be the stepping-stone to a breakaway from the ordinary. As the Trek East Africa Motto goes; “The customer is king!“
OUR TOP HOLIDAY SAFARIS AND ITINERARIES
Trek East Africa Safari will tailor-make your itinerary, focusing on your interests – may it be Gorilla Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Chimpanzee tracking, wildlife Game viewing, Scenic drives or visits to places of cultural significance.
AFRICA GORILLA TREKS
THE EAST AFRICA TAILORED SAFARI TRIPS
Lake Mburo National Park gazetted in 1982 covers an area of 370 sq km and is situated in Mbarara district. It’s location near the Masaka – Mbarara highway makes it easily accessible from Kampala.
Queen Elizabeth National Park created in 1952, lies in the Great Western Rift Valley. The park covers an area of 1978 km² and enjoys a stunning location
Queen Elizabeth National Park created in 1952, lies in the Great Western Rift Valley. The park covers an area of 1978 km² and enjoys a stunning location ...
Gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans all belong to the order primates. Humans share 98.4% of their genetic material with gorillas and 98.8% with chimpanzees.
Murchison Falls National Park, gazetted in 1952 is 350 kms from Kampala. It is the largest park in Uganda covering on area...
HIGHLIGHTS ON YOUR TRIP
Most trips take a circular route around the country. You fly into Entebbe, on the northwestern shore of Lake Victoria, and travel in a 4×4 with a private driver-guide in a clockwise or anti-clockwise loop. The classic route, which I recommend, takes in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (with a stop usually made en route in Lake Mburo National Park to break up the ten-hour journey), Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kibale Forest National Park, which is around six hours northwest of Entebbe.
The roads can be bumpy (my guide joked that I was being treated to an ‘African massage’) and they sometimes skirt the edge of steep drops, but your driver will be familiar with the route and put you at ease. As there are some long journeys, you get to see a large portion of the country and its shifting landscapes.
Trek East Africa (TEA) offers public and private sector clients’ gorilla treks, Africa tours, travel and transport services
Safari Stories For Inspiration
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Mountain climbing is an attractive activity that has unfortunately not been fully explored by Ugandans and yet Uganda is blessed to...
Five of us from the Mountain Club of Uganda (MCU) set off to Kisoro from the Lugogo parking lot at...
The cold was unbearable! Even after wearing two pairs of long warm socks, two pairs of warm trousers, two t-shirts,...
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Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)
Dressing right for trekking is very helpful for every trekker. This involves hiking boots for easy movements in the slippery grounds and bites by ground insects, long-sleeved shirts, panties and hand gloves for protection against thorny bushes and rush leaves, sunglasses, hats to protect from direct sun, rain jackets and warm light jackets to provide warmth in the cold forest weather and unpredictable rain showers. Once a trekker is properly dressed for the jungle, an extraordinary experience is assured.
Keeping a seven-meter distance from the mountain gorillas is a must do for all trekkers. Gorillas are the closest relatives to human beings sharing approximately 99.8% DNA making them susceptible to human genes. The distance is meant to prevent the spread of human-wildlife communicable diseases such as flue and cough which are so harmful to the endangered species. More still, trackers are recapped to avoid any close contact with the gorillas even if the endangered species approach trekkers. Non-flash light cameras are the only cameras allowed while taking photographs.
The plight of Africa’s mountain gorillas really came about in the 1960s predominantly through the work of Dian Foessey. A lot of the work she did, through extensive studies and research, launched Africa’s mountain gorillas to fame.
Reasons for trekking mountain gorillas varies from person to person and there may be a few people who can’t even give you a valid reason why they are so interested in it. However, whether you have a reason or not, gorilla trekking remains one of the most stirring and rewarding wildlife experiences there is.