WHAT TO EXPECT
Meet the Gentle Mountain Gorillas
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is inhabited by a population of about 340 individuals of Mountain Gorillas, which makes up almost half of all the mountain gorillas remaining in the world.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also a birding paradise, home to over 348 bird species. This area is one of Uganda’s best bird watching destinations. Proclaimed as a World Heritage Site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world hosting unique and precious floral species. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the only forest in Africa where Gorillas and Chimpanzees live together.
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an active expedition with moderate to strenuous hikes. Participants must be at least 15 years old, and should be physically fit. While tracking the Gorillas, guests will trek through thick jungle at elevations ranging up to 10,000 feet, for as many as four to eight hours, depending on the location of the Gorilla group you have been assigned to track. Treks can be arduous; and the terrain can be steep, uneven, wet, and muddy. This trip is not suitable for those who suffer from a cardiac, respiratory, or circulatory disorder or a disability that limits mobility. Our Guides and Rangers will be available to make sure you get the best Gorilla Trekking Safari.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day One: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
We will leave Kampala and drive 283kms to Mbarara, traveling via Masaka. We pause at the Equator to take photographs of the crossing, stretch our legs and enjoy some snacks. We will continue to Mbarara for lunch. We break our journey for lunch along the way for snacks and coffee in Kabale and then head to Bwindi Forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Broad Bill Forest Camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )
Day Two: Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast, we will head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrilling experience of the Gorillas. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas.
Look out for additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds. The trekking will entail thorough climbing before you come face to face with the Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away. You will see the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you. Because of tourists like you, we have worked with conservationists and communities to protect the Gorillas. You will personally see how they are thriving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Hotel)
Day Three: End of Gorilla Trekking Safari
After breakfast, Check-out and head back to the capital Kampala, with stops in Mbarara for a delicious lunch and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe bringing this 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda to a close. Airport drop-off can be arranged free of charge, if you are flying out on the last day of the safari. If you have other activities planned, please let us know and we will send you a driver for Airport drop-off at a later date. (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch )
All our Tours depart as scheduled. This tour will depart even if all seats are not fully booked. We will not increase the Tour price or ask for more fees even if the seats are not fully booked.
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation at Nature Lodges (Accommodation is Double Share but can be upgraded to Single Share)
MEALS: During this safari, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as indicated in the itinerary, Drinking water and Snacks
MEAL TYPES: The tour offers Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Regular meals like rice fish. If you have special dietary requirements, let us know and our team will put your preferences into consideration.
TRANSPORT: Airport pickups on arrival and travel to airport for departure flight, Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle and Fuel for the whole trip
ADDITIONAL INCLUSIONS: Gorilla Trekking Permit, Travel Health Cover (Malaria), Entrance fees to the National Park, Services of an English speaking guide, Game Ranger fees