Chimpanzees also referred to monomagnously as "chimps" are descendants from the apes species. It is no surprise that they call gorillas their brothers along with orangutans.
If history were to be correct, then chimpanzee, or apes for that matter, have been in existence long before mankind, over six million years to be exact.
Scientists who contend to the Darwin's evolutionary theory of human origin believe that Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans. An interesting fact is that Chimpanzees have shown a human-like nature of altruism. This may sound new to some tourists, but on close observation, you will find that a female Chimpanzee will willingly take on an orphaned baby chimp. This act of caring classifies them as altruistic.Read more
Mountain Climbing also known as mountaineering is more of a sport than a tourist activity and includes hiking, skiing and climbing mountains.
19th Century Europe referred to it as "Alpinism" where alpinists climbed very high mountains more for pleasure than as a profession.
In Uganda, mountain climbing is not as popular as other tourist activities like gorilla tracking, however it is not a surprise to find a couple of tourists willing to climb the pnly snow capped mountian in the country, Mt. Rwenzori which stands at 16,762 ft.
What is more important to note is that, climbers should not limit themselves to only one mountain when there are several in the country that can prove a good enough challenge and come with an amazing scenary. Mt. Elgon, Mt. Muhavura and Mt. Moroto are someRead more
At Trek we ensure that you make the most of your experience while in Uganda. Uganda is an equatorial region with tropical rain forests, and fresh air that rejuvenates your soul. She is also a country that is blessed with beauty that only nature can bestow, from steep mountain ranges, to amazing wildlife.
Because we understand that you want to enjoy only the best, we have highlighted some of the fun stuff you might be looking for while touring the country. We also organise trips to Seychelles, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania. For more on that please click here
Gorillas are the epitome of Ugandas rare animals. There fine black fur, and big bold faces draw a gazer in immediately. They use vocalisation to communicate how they feel to their family. They also use gestures, body postures, facial expressions, chestslaps, drumming and odors. Although they cannot make the sounds of human speech, gorillas are capable of understanding spoken languages and they can learn to communicate in sign language.
In Uganda the best place to track down a Gorilla would be in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It offers you with not anly an exciting adventure through the tropical forest, but also gives you a chance to take in the sights and sounds of the nature around you. If you would like to book yourself for this kind of tour be sure to follow the link provided.Read more
Bird watching, singularly referred to as birding is another rare activity loved by world round tourists. The range of birds in Uganda are over 1010 species with the Crested Crane as her prime bird of the sky. It adorns the National Flag and is also chosen because of her bright symbolic colours.
Over the years, bird watching has grown into something of a passtime for even fellow Ugandans. Birds can be found in most of the National Parks. Trek Safaris has put together a special tour package for this particular excursion here.
Light Strong Binoculars
Video-Camera with high resolution and a good lense.Read more
White-water rafting is an activity loved by water lovers, and those tourists with a rush of adrenaline. It is considered an extreme sport and is normally done white water, or different degrees of rough water.
Today, white-water rafting is attempted using inflated boats on six different grades of white water. In Uganda, because of the presence of falls, rafting is growing into an attractive tourist exploit and is majorly done on the white nile.
You do not have to have prior experience in this as the guides are well versed with safety standards.
Rafting Gear:Read more