3 days Gorilla Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Overview

The 3 Days gorilla safari ushers you to the memorable western Uganda experience .The western region is the only region in Uganda the pearl of Africa endowed with a stirring scenic land scapes with unique fascinating flora, fauna which is endemic to the region in the whole of Uganda, The safari will take you to the most engrossing encounter with gigantic apes- Mountain gorillas housed in the precious Bwindi Impenetrable forest one of Uganda’s oldest forests in the country. With the park housing almost half of the world’s total species of the mountain gorillas (400 Mountain Gorillas), gorilla trekking safaris form the major safaris mainly enjoyed by tourists on their Uganda safaris to Bwindi. On a daily basis more than 10 gorilla groups are usually available for tourists to trek. The highly rewarding six day great gorilla safari inaugurates and ends in Kampala. The drive to the park is not boring but it takes you through the beautiful sceneries of the Kigezi rolling hills, changes in vegetation, rivers and escarpments before reaching the home of mountain gorillas Bwindi.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Drive Transfer from Kampala-Bwindi Impenetrable national park (530km about 9 - 10 hours)

Day 2: Do Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park (2 – 8 hours trek)

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi –Kampala

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
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Description

Day 1: Drive Transfer from Kampala-Bwindi Impenetrable national park (530km about 9 - 10 hours)

After an early morning breakfast, you will be picked up by our driver guide from your lodge/hotel and immediately embark on transfer drive from Kampala city to Bwindi National park one of the natural blessed national park with fascinating landscape and rare fauna and flora. You will have stopover at the Equator for photo shooting, astounding water experiment and visit to African craft shops. After wards you will get back on your vehicle and continue with the drive to Bwindi while having your lunch en-route. After arriving in Bwindi proceed to check in at your respective lodge for dinner and overnight depending on which gorilla group you are going to trek.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range/Standard) or Broad bill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National Park (2 – 8 hours trek)

You will wake up very early in the morning; take an exuberant breakfast to give you the energy needed to hike the hills in the slippery trails of Bwindi forest when searching for the rare mountain gorillas. After breakfast you will proceed with your packed lunch to the park’s headquarters for early morning briefing at 8:00am about the code conduct when trekking the gorillas. Afterwards you will be led by ranger guide to trek the gorillas in the thick creepers and undergrowth afro monotone vegetation of Bwindi and this will take you between 2 - 8 hours depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas. Once up close to the group, a memorable, magical one hour is given to you to be with these gentle giants.  You can decide to sit in the forest among the Gorillas, listen to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male-the Silverback. The steeply forested landscape of Bwindi is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. When the one hour is done, you will make U turn back to where you started the trek from and proceed to the lodge for refreshment before embarking on a walk to the nearby community to have cultural encounter with the Batwa people famously known as pygmies in Uganda.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Luxury/Upmarket), Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range/Standard) or Broad bill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

 Day three: Transfer from Bwindi –Kampala

On your third day, after your breakfast, you will be briefed by your driver guide before embarking on transfer drive to Kampala. You will pass through Mbarara town having your lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre and also with optional visit to the museum found in this Centre. Afterwards you will get back on your vehicle to proceed to Mpambire where you will have view of the traditional drums made by the local drummers and also enjoy drumming session. You will then arrive to Kampala late in the evening to mark the end of the wonderful short gorilla safari.

End of safari