Tracking endangered mountain gorillas remains one of the undisputed highlights of any visit to Africa. Meeting these gentle giants deep in the African rainforests can only be described as an emotionally overwhelming and awe-inspiring experience. Gorilla tracking in Uganda is possible in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. Chameleon Hill is your perfect gorilla tracking base, located exactly between those two.
The Lake Mutanda region is one of the best locations for birdwatching trips in Uganda considering that the lake attracts a big variety of birds to its shores and islands. Some of the species you can encounter include African spoonbill, Pelicans, Sacred ibis, Hadada ibis, Kites, Hawks, Pin-tailed Whydah, Malachite Kingfisher, Weaver birds, Great Cormorant, Grey-crowned and Crested cranes, Pied Kingfisher and sunbirds among so many others. You can either venture on a guided walking safari, meander self-guided along the forest paths at Chameleon Bay or book a canoe with a specialist bird guide to explore the waterways similar to the Okavango Delta and lake shores.
Golden Monkey Tracking
Named after its golden appearance with black limbs and an impressive crown, the Golden Monkey is indeed an interesting and unique species. These primates are endemic to the Virunga region and the World Conservation Union has declared them as highly endangered. Venture along the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes through the dense bamboo forest and keep your eyes high up in the trees to experience these absolutely beautiful and inquisitive creatures in their natural habitat.