Uganda Gorilla trekking safari experience in Bwindi forest National Park is spectacular and the most incredible adventure one can have in life. Trekking into the jungle for a few hours feels like nothing once you reach the reward.
Gorilla trekking Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable national park takes trekkers to the thick forest, hiking through the slippery trails without support except from the tree branches and a hand stick, having to avoid the thorny trees, all just sums into an amazing experience dubbed gorilla trekking.
You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing about what to do and not do while on a Gorilla trekking Uganda tour. After the briefing, you will set for the trekking in very thick vegetation. Trekking gorillas in Bwindi forest Uganda is quite challenging as it involves moving over rugged terrain of steep slopes and valleys. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2 – 8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited.
On meeting the great giants of the forest during your Gorilla trekking safari, tourists spend one magical hour watching them carry on their normal lives, juveniles and black backs jumping from one tree branch to the other and Silverbacks aggressively watching over their troops. Trekkers that are not in a good health condition are not allowed to trek the gorillas since these apes are very susceptible to human contagious diseases like flu and cough.
The best gorilla trekking Uganda tour add on-s are the Batwa cultural encounter, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda and Lake Mulehe experiences.
Day 1: Entebbe International Airport /Kampala City – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park – Morning mountain gorilla safari Uganda – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi – Drive to Kampala / Entebbe international airport
Early morning our representative and tour driver guide will meet you either at Entebbe international airport or your hotel in Kampala City for your tour briefings and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park across equator with an en-route stop for 30 minutes at Equator crossing center (Kayabwe) for water experiment and photography moments later continue with the drive through good landscapes of western region of Uganda with their incredible long curved horns cattle while seeing Ugandan’s way of life in their traditional homesteads and farms, have lunch from Mbarara town and continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park a home to half of world’s remaining mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation; Gorilla Mist Camp (Budget option) Silverback Lodge (Mid-range option) Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury option)
Meal plan; Lunch/ Dinner.
Have breakfast and depart for morning pre gorilla tracking briefing at the park information center. Later go for your long time awaited activity “Gorilla trekking” the time taken while locking for gorillas is not known but it is expected to be between 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the Gorilla family you are allocated to. During the tracking expect to discover other primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others. On encounter of mountain gorillas, you are allowed to spend an hour them and you are free to take as many questions as possible. After gorilla tracking, return to the park information center to pick your tracking certificate, enjoy your packed lunch and refreshments then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where over 200 bird species have been recorded. “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming and canoeing. This Lake is surrounded by steep mountains and dotted with small Islands.
You will spend your evening exploring Lake Bunyonyi while canoeing, bird watching and relaxing on the lake shores. Dinner and an overnight
Accommodation; Bunyonyi safari Resort (Budget option) Arcadia lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range option) Bird nest resort (Luxury option)
Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with stop en-route for lunch at Mbarara town and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to meet your return flight.
Meal Plan; Breakfast / Lunch
The price includes;
* Ranger fees
* Canoeing on Bunyonyi
* 1 gorilla permit per person
* Pick up and drop off
* Services of our English speaking safari driver/ guide
* 2 Nights accommodation as stipulated on the itinerary
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forest and back to Entebbe international airport.
* En-route meals
*A stop over Equator crossing center
The price excludes;
* Local and international flights
*Personal Travel insurance,
*Souvenirs and any other items of personal nature