Take a nature walk through the thick forests in search for the marvelous Mountain Gorilla. Gorilla tracking is arguably one of the most rewarding wildlife encounters in Africa. Although chimps are more closely related to humans, gorillas seem to connect more to us as visitors. Nothing prepares you for being stared at by a gorilla. And that is exactly what they do: they seem to be looking...
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked up by our guide from the airport/your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala after an early morning breakfast at 07:00hrs. You will be briefed about the whole safari before you travel to Bwindi Impenetrable which is found in the Southwestern part of Uganda. Along the way, you will visit a local drum and craft making community.
You shall have a stopover at the Equator to take photos, also feel free to buy some crafts and souvenirs as you head to Mbarara town where you will have your lunch. Thereafter,we shall proceed to Bwindi whereby you will arrive in the late afternoon. Check in at the lodge, relax in the evening and have dinner.
Day 2-3: Gorilla trekking- Bwindi Forest
After an early morning breakfast,you shall drive to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the park rangers about what to do and not to do while in the park, also you will be divided into groups of eight.You will start off gorilla trekking as directed by the rangers.
This is a memorable and an amazing experience watching the Mountain Gorillas feed, play around and also do their day to day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the Gorillas. Also expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the Gorillas you will spend one hour with them as you take photos.
Later, you will return back to the lodge and in the evening you may choose to relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture based on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Departure back to Kampala
Have an early breakfast, Check-out leaving the “Switzerland of Uganda” behind and start your journey back to kamapala passing through rolling hills with terraces and also you will have a great time viewing the lush vegetation of the different areas you will go through. Have lunch in Mbarara and another stop will be at Mpambire drum makers point. After buying some of these drums, continue to Kampala arriving late afternoon. The guide will drop you off to the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home.
Accommodation Options; mahogany springs/Chameleon Hill/silver back lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury), Kampala Serena, Sheraton Kampala,Protea Hotel.Nkuringo Bwindi Lodge,Gorilla Safari Lodge,Ichumbi Gorilla Safari
Golf Course hotel,Fairway Hotel,Urban By City Blue Kampala.The Crested Crane,Ruhija Gorilla Lodge,Gift of Nature Lodge.
Hotel Afrikana,Prestige Hotel Suites,Shangri-La,Rushaga Gorilla Camp,Bwindi View Lodge,Lake Mulehe Lodge
What is included in the tour
- Guided game drive
- Park and conservancy entry fee.
- Mineral water
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Full board meal plan
What is NOT included in the tour
International Flights and Taxes
Passports and Visa Applications and Processing
Tips and Gratitudes to drivers and Guides
Cultural dances and art crafts.
Any other extra not detailed in the itinerary.