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.
- Gorilla tracking
- Nature Walk
- Stopover at the Equator
- Igongo Cultural Visit
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 Engagi Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Dinner).
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. 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 everyday 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 Engagi Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board).
Very early today, you will head out for a couple of hours trek. Right in the center of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest under their umbrella organization called the Batwa Development Program, the Batwa pygmies have started a fascinating authentic experience that is called” The Batwa Experience”.
At the experience, you will enjoy an incredible day hike in the rain forest with Batwa guides, see how the Batwa lived and hunted, learn about medicinal plants, and watch for animals and birds. Return to your lodge for a late lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing and preparing for the long drive the day after.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Engagi Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end) Meal Plan (Full Board)
After breakfast, early morning drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route. Later proceed to your next destination. Meal plan (B & L).
- 1 Gorilla permit per person
- Batwa Visit
- Igongo Visit
- Lunch en-route
- Boat Trip
- Transportation on a 4x4 vehicle
- English speaking Driver
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- International Flights
- Airport transfers
- Alcoholic Drinks
- Personal expenses
- Activities not included in the itinerary