This 3 Days Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a known home to over 300 mountain gorillas. Tourists come from all over the world to track the gorillas! It’s such a wonderful experience for a lifetime.
Apart from the great Mountain gorillas, the forest is a home to over 346 species of birds and about 200 species of butterflies. Surprisingly the tree species are over 340 of which the 10 can’t be discovered anywhere in Uganda. This is an amazing area to visit. The gorillas are habituated and so they are used to human prescence and are safe to visit. Gorilla Permits per person costs US$ 700. This may sound a lot of money but no individual has ever complained after catching a glance at the gorillas in their natural home. Remember tracking the gorillas is a lifetime encounter.
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
Batwa Community experience
Price: Book this trip from US$2190/per person
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Pick up from Kampala or Entebbe. Entebbe. Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. The journey takes you through Western Uganda. Have a stopover at the Equator. Have lunch in Mbarara. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will arrive in the afternoon. Relax at the lodge as you await the next day gorilla trek.
The guide will pick you up after early breakfast, and drive you to the Rushaga Outpost of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Get briefed about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ of gorilla trekking and how you should behave while with the gorillas within the forest. Guided by a UWA Ranger Guide, start the hike into the impenetrable jungle to look for the endangered mountain gorillas. The Gorilla Habituation Experience can take 6-10 hours depending on the movements of the mountain gorillas within the forest. Tracking involves walking up steep and densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. Upon meeting the mountain gorillas, you will stay with these giant apes for 4 hours enjoying observation and photography.