This 4 Days (3 Nights) Gorilla Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to almost half of the world’s remaining population of the mountain gorillas.This trip starts in either Kampala or Kigali. A gorilla tour to this impenetrable forest enables you to get up close and personal with the endangered mountain gorillas. After the gorilla trek, go for a nature walk within the forest. There are several hikes to choose from depending on the sector where you are staying.
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
Batwa Community experience
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.
Early breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will transfer you to the park HQ before 8:00 am for registration and a briefing on what to expect on the day before commencing the gorilla trek. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest in the knowledge you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the world. It is amazing to think there are only about 800 of these beautiful creatures left with more than half found on the Ugandan side of the ecosystem that is shared by Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo.