This 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Safari takes you to Uganda’s premier safari destination; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking. Tracking some of these remaining World giants one of the best adventure activities one should not miss. Gorilla tracking will take place in one of the four gorilla groups within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi has 18 habituated families and the gorillas there live in thicker moist tropical forest. These include Habinyanja, Rushegura, Nkuringo and Mubare group. Gorilla tracking is a challenging activity which may involve you trekking over the steep hillsides in search of these World’s few remaining forest giants. On the safari you will not only see gorillas. Other primates living in the forest may also be seen as well as birds.
BWINDI GORILLA TREK ITINERARY
DAY 1: KAMPALA -BWINDI GORILLA FOREST
Our safari guide will pick you up from your safari lodge very early in the morning after breakfast then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda. You will have a stop at the Equator for an informative talk as well as some photography. Continue to Mbarara where were you will stop for lunch and then proceed through rural countryside of Uganda. Keep an eye out on the beautiful scenery where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo and the terraced farms close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget) / Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)
DAY 2: GORILLA SAFARI IN BWINDI GORILLA FOREST
Wake up early morning and have breakfast. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for a brief talk about the gorilla tracking safari by one of the rangers and register too. The safari guides will then take you to track the endangered world giants – Mountain gorillas through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. The gorilla trek takes from half an hour to 6 hours depending on the movement of these primates. After tracking the gorillas, you will have your packed lunch and then relax abit. Return for Overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget) / Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury)
DAY 3: BWINDI GORILLA FOREST – KAMPALA
After breakfast, depart for Kampala having lunch en route and arrive at your own hotel in the evening.
END OF THE GORILLA SAFARI
NB : After this Bwindi Gorilla Safari, you can extend your trip to Uganda or Rwanda. For an extended gorilla safari please inquire through firstname.lastname@example.org