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MKCSU 301:  03 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING - EXPRESS

GORILLA TREKKING EXPRESS

Bwindi Impenetrable is a park located South western Uganda. It is often referred to as Impenetrable forest as well as perceived to be a Mountain Gorilla sanctuary even though it has more than ten other species of primates e.g. chimpanzees, Columbus monkeys, baboons among others. Bwindi Impenetrable also encompass one of the richest areas in Africa for flora and fauna. Gorilla trackers are advised to be patient and prepared to scramble through more bushes than would be necessary since the gorillas are not habituated to human contact.

DAY 1: An early morning start from Kampala takes you southwest and across the Equator. You drive through Savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery. Drive through to the gorilla sanctuary. Overnight at you Gorilla Forest Camp or in one of the bandas in the forest, L,D.

DAY 2: An early rise being the best time to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. Other primates living in the forest include the black-and-white Columbus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee. Return to your Luxury Camp or Banda dinner and overnight, B,L,D.

DAY 3: After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with an en route lunch at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara, B,L.

NOTE: Remember to bring with you heavy leather gloves, stout hiking boots, rain poncho, long sleeve shirts, long pants, a light back pack, and water-bottle.

 

 

 


 
     

 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.