Top 5 things to do on honeymoon in Bwindi impenetrable national park; Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda in Kanungu district on the edge of the rift valley. Bwindi impenetrable national park is famously known for harboring the endangered mountain gorillas, other primates like chimpanzees, baboons, l’hoest monkeys, animals like forest elephants, buffaloes and over 350 bird species. Bwindi impenetrable national park offers various things to do on your honeymoon in Bwindi impenetrable national park including.
Top 5 things to do on honeymoon in Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Gorilla trekking
Gorilla trekking is one of the major activities in Bwindi impenetrable national park that you can engage in during the honeymoon. Chimpanzee trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is done in four sectors that is Rushaga, Nkuringo, Buhoma, Ruhija sector and trekking starts early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will be sub-divided into groups of 8 people and allocated a habituated gorilla family to trek.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes about 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas are located because they like to move from one place to another in search of food. During trekking, you will be able to view other primate species, different bird species, plant among others and once the mountain gorillas are found, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them in their natural habitat which gives you a chance to watch them carry out their daily activities like feeding, breastfeeding, grooming young ones, learn more about their behaviors, take photos and record videos.
- Gorilla habituation experience
Gorilla habituation experience is another activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park that visitors can engage in during their honeymoon. Gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga sector and it involves training of wild mountain gorillas to get used to human presence. The habituation experience starts very early in the morning with a briefing about the rules and regulations to follow during trekking. After the briefing you will start trekking in the jungle with a team of researchers, scientists, park rangers and park guides in search of the mountain gorillas. Once they are found, you will be allowed to spend four hours with them in their habitat where you will be able to learn about their habits, lifestyle, watch them carry out their daily activities among others.
- Nature walk
Nature walk is an interesting activity in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you will be able to explore the park on foot with the company of an experienced park guide and an armed ranger guide. During the guided nature walk in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you will follow different trails including the Munyanga waterfall trail, Muzubijiro loop trail, Rushura hill trail, the Ivi river trail, Buhoma-Nkuringo trail, Habinyanja trail among others where you will be able to enjoy views of different primate species, birds, colorful butterflies, relax your mind in the quiet environment, listen to sweet sounds of bird species singing in trees among others.
- Batwa cultural tour
Batwa cultural tour is an exciting activity to do on honeymoon in Bwindi impenetrable national park. During the Batwa cultural tour, you will be able to interact with the Batwa people who used to live in Bwindi forest before it was gazetted into a national park, learn about their culture, way of living, visit their traditional homesteads, takes their local dishes, listen to their ancient stories, participate in their traditional entertainments among others.
- Bird watching
Bwindi impenetrable national park is a home of over 350 recorded bird species including 23 of the 25 Albertine rift endemics, migratory birds, forest birds among others which makes Bwindi national park one of best birding destinations in Uganda. During bird watching in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you will be accompanied by an experienced bird guide and follow different birding trails like the Ivy river trail, Bamboo zone, Kashasha river trail, Buhoma waterfall trail, the swamp trail among others where you will be able to spot bird species like the Pink-footed Puff Back, African Olive-pigeon, Klaas’s Cuckoo, African Paradise flycatcher, Grey Crowned Crane, Crested Guinea Fowl, White-headed Saw-wing, Snowy-crowned Robin Chat, Ruwenzori Batis, Yellow-fronted Canary, Handsome Francoline, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Mackinnon’s Shrike, Archers Robin-chat, Great Blue Turaco, Ross’s Turaco, Black Bee-eater, African Pygmy-kingfisher, Double-toothed Barbet, Sooty Falcon among others.
Best time to book a honeymoon safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park can be visited all year round though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, august, September, December, January and February. During the dry season, there is less or little rainfall in Bwindi impenetrable national park therefore access roads, gorilla trekking and nature walk trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy compared to the rainy season when the trails are wet, muddy and slippery which makes trekking difficult.
How to get to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Bwindi impenetrable national park is located in southwestern part of Uganda and can be accessed by air transport means whereby honeymooners will book scheduled or charter flights from Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip and then connect to one of the sectors in Bwindi impenetrable national park by road.
Bwindi impenetrable national park can also be accessed by road transport means whereby you will drive from Kampala via Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale and then to the park headquarters which takes about 9 to 10 hours’ drive.
You can also access Bwindi impenetrable national park from Kigali Rwanda where honeymooners will fly to Kigali international airport and then connect to Bwindi impenetrable national park via Cyanika border in Kisoro or Katuna border in Kabale to the park headquarters which takes about 4 to 5 hours’ drive.
Where to stay during your honeymoon in Bwindi impenetrable national park
There are a number of accommodation facilities ranging from budget, midrange and luxury in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can stay during your honeymoon safari including Bwindi Forest Lodge, Volcanoes Bwindi lodge, Four Gorillas Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Wag Tail Safari Lodge, Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge, Cuckoland Tented Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Bwindi Jungle View Lodge, Gift of Nature Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Community Rest Camp, Bwindi View Bandas, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Bwindi Guest House, Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Eco Marvels Gorilla Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Mahogany Springs Lodge, Silverback Lodge among others.
What to pack for your honeymoon safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park
There are a number of items to pack for your honeymoon safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park including Garden gloves, long sleeved shirt and trouser, hiking boots, insect repellent, warm sweater, waterproof rain jacket, camera and extra batteries, energy snacks and drinking water, backpack, a pair of binoculars among others.
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