Bwindi Gorilla Safaris in Uganda (5 Days )

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to over 370 gorillas, accommodating almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. A tour to this park enables you get up close and personal with the rare species. This safari will give you an opportunity to see these rare and threatened gorillas.

Trip Highlight

  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Nature Walk
  • Sceneries
  • Stop over at the equator
  • Igongo Cultural Visit

Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Travel Time: +8hrs)

A very early rise today and together with your guide you will transfer by private vehicle south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will stop over at the Uganda Equator for some photo shoots and a visit to the Craft Village. You will then head towards the western part of Uganda to the town of Mbarara where you will take your lunch and visit the Igongo cultural center.

After lunch you will go for a museum tour where you will get an insight into cultures of people in western Uganda then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Dine at your place of accommodation and relax the rest of the evening as you prepare for a thrilling experience of Mountain Gorilla Tracking the following day, the reality is that tonight you actually are sleeping within an African Rainforest which is habitat to half the population of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Dinner)

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Buhoma (Gorilla Tracking)

After an early breakfast, 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 thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas in the Buhoma section of the park. The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience.

The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming. You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen. Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Nkuringo (Travel Time: +3hrs)

After Breakfast, you will visit the famous batwa community for a community and cultural experience. You will learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa, from brewing of the local beer to medicines made from this very forest. Head back to your lodge for a delicious lunch and thereafter drive south to the Nkuringo section of the Park. The Nkuringo trailhead is located along the isolated Nteko Ridge which enjoys outstanding views of the Virunga volcanoes in the south and Bwindi forest to the north. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge (High end), or Chameleon Hill Lodge (Midrange) or Gorilla Valley Lodge (Budget end) Meal Plan (Dinner)

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Nkuringo (Gorilla Tracking)

Your second gorilla trek will begin with a sumptuous breakfast and there after meet with the guide. The Nkuringo Gorilla Group is among the larger groups within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and their Leader Silverback was the Nkuringo, however he passed away and the silverback Safari took his place. The tracking-experience here is rather exciting and one requires being in sound Shape.

The Nkuringo Group has 19 members with 1 dominant male and 3 silver-backs! You will encounter uncommon gorilla twins in this group which today are only toddlers. Retire to your lodge for an evening of relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge (High end), or Chameleon Hill Lodge (Midrange) or Gorilla Valley Lodge (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board).

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Kampala(Travel Time: +8hrs)

After breakfast, Check-out and head back to the capital Kampala, with stops in Mbarara for a delicious lunch. Later proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to a place or hotel of choice where your guide shall drop you or be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your out bond flight back home or to your next destination. Meal plan (Breakfast and Lunch)

Includes

  • 2 Gorilla Permits Per Person
  • Igongo Visit
  • Batwa Visit
  • Lunch en-route
  • Transportation on a 4 x 4 vehicle
  • Driver Guide
  • Accomodation and Meals

Excludes

  • Visa
  • International Flights
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Activities not included in the itinerary

Additional Info

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