This safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest in the pearl of Africa where you will be highly inspired by the sight of the giant mountain gorillas. On this 3 day gorilla tour you will track the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, offering you a chance to see more than 15 other primates such as red tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, black & white colobus. Bwindi Impenetrable NP is among the world’s heritage site. This will be fun for Hikers, with the highlight of the safari being the unforgettable gorilla tour!
- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Gorilla tracking
- End of safari
1: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable
Briefing about the safari, drive to Bwindi impenetrable Forest found in southwestern Uganda along the way there is a local community renowned for crafting local drums plus crafts as well as their fruit market; feel free to stopover, admire and purchase some souvenirs. We shall have Lunch en route as we appreciate the true culture of Uganda Head to the Equator crossing which is among the most amazing sceneries in Africa, and there you will take some photographs.
Drive past mountains, bamboo forest plus tropical rainforest. Check in at your hotel where you will have diner and spend the night.
Meal Plan: Lunch Dinner
Journey time: 9hours
Day 2: Fascinating Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
Today is the big day for gorilla
trekking, meet Uganda’s gentle giant! For most people this is the absolute
highlight of their tour in Uganda. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine
habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief
period every day. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and
chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. . It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species
of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. Your guide will point out signs
of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
Following breakfast, go for the morning briefing just before searching the forest on this highlight of Gorilla trekking that may take the whole day. You will trek the gorillas through the sloped covered with thick vegetation in the company of a safari guide plus trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can at times be tough and lengthy, however when you finally see the glorious silverback, you will forget all discomforts. On finding the gorillas you will be guided to stay within a 6 meters’’ distance from the gorillas, you will observe them for an hour as you stare into their big brown eyes.
Gorilla trekking activity is unpredictable. It is challenging to foresee the number of hours you will track. The gorilla outing may take anything between 2 and 8 hours. Anticipate walking lengthy distances in steep muddy terrain, at times with rain overhead, prior to meeting the gorillas. You will be required to be in physical condition to track. For purposes of conservation visitors are only allowed to spend just one hour with the gorillas.
The primates here include baboon, chimpanzee, black & white colobus, Lhotse’s, red tailed monkeys plus blue monkey, as well as the renowned residents of Bwindi- the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is an ideal destination for watching birds. It has 350 bird species plus 90% of the Albertine rift endemic, species that are challenging or even impossible to see in any other part of East Africa. After Gorilla tracking retire for Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Journey time: All day in park.
3: End of Your Safari
Wake up and spend the morning leisurely at the hotel. Have breakfast then prepare to be taken back to Entebbe for your return flight home as you take with you so many memories of this amazing gorilla safari.
Meal Plan: Breakfast