3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 days tracking Gorilla Tour in Uganda is the main activity done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a habitat of close to half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas in the whole world! That is why the government of Uganda saw it fit to habituate these endangered species to prevent their extinction. It was introduced to facilitate and support the protection of these gentle giants.
Tourists are charged a fee to go for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi peacefully and view these species in their protected habituated areas. This Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Safari usually begins from Kampala Entebbe.
After the pick up from the airport and getting refreshments, you are given a brief insight into the safari by our driver / guide and the office tour manager.
DAY 1 TRAVEL FROM KAMPALA / ENTEBBE TO BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK
You are picked from the hotel / place of residence at exactly 6:30 am after your breakfast so as to avoid the early morning traffic jam in Kampala. The trip starts , traveling south-westwards through the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, and Masaka while viewing the local livelihoods of the communities in the central region of Uganda. Then connect to Mbarara where you make a stopover for lunch at Agip Motel/Igongo Cultural Center.
After lunch proceed to Bwindi forest through the districts of Bushenyi, through the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park and if lucky you may see the Tree Climbing Lions, and other big fives such as Elephants and Buffaloes. Continue with views of the magnificent scenery and the rolling hills of Kigezi and finally, Kanungu district connecting to Buhoma which is part of the Bwindi Forest. Arriving in Bwindi at around 5:30 pm for check in at your reserved lodge. Dinner and Overnight.
DAY 2 TREKKING GORILLA TOUR BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Wake up very early in the morning, at 6:00 am for breakfast and then proceed to the Mountain Gorilla trekking briefing point, to be briefed about the safety guidelines and be allocated guides and groups for tracking Gorillas. Setting off is at exactly 8:00 am, the ranger guides make sure everyone has packed lunch, enough drinking water, comfortable safe shoes and a porter (if needed) to help you carry your backpack so you can comfortably enjoy your Gorilla Trekking Experience.
Observing and photographing the gentle giants (Mountain gorillas) is so breathtaking! You are literally looking at creatures so human in every form! Be prepared as Trekking of the Mountain Gorillas may take 1 hr to a full day depending on where your gorilla family group may be at. After tracking Gorillas, return to the lodge and have a relaxed evening or a walk to the pygmy families in the outskirts of the forest. Have dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 3 TRAVEL FROM BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA / ENTEBBE
Have breakfast and thereafter embark on the journey back to Kampala / Entebbe. Lunch en‐route at Agip Motel / Igongo Cultural Center. Then a second stop over at the Uganda equator for souvenirs and view a few facts about the equator. You will then proceed to Kampala or drop off at the airport for the return flight back home. (Dinner with office tour manager before boarding return flight) Meal plan: Half Board (Breakfast & Lunch).
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