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Gorilla Trekking

Day 1

This morning after breakfast, your safari guide will meet you at your hotel at 7:30 am and depart by road to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which situated in South western Uganda ,The park is a hilly country side with remnant lowland forest. There are approximately 752 mountain gorillas in the entire world and here you can find half of the world’s mountain gorillas. It is most famous for gorilla tracking but there also hiking trails where you can see a variety of birds and primates. Bwindi and also provides refugee to elephants, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelopes. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. The drive will take approximately 8-10 hrs depending on our interest along the way. We will stop at the equator for pictures and then continue to Mbarara for lunch.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a jungle of 331 square kilo metres containing both montane and lowland forest only accessible on foot. It has 120 species of mammals 9 groups of habituated Gorilla families 8 tourists booked per group per day. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park has three parts the northern part which is known as Buhooma in Kanungu District, the southern part known as Rubuguri in Kisoro District and Eastern part known as Ruhija in Kabale District.

Bwindi trailheads drive will take approximately 8-10 hrs depending on our interest along the way. We will stop at the equator for pictures and then continue to Mbarara for lunch. Will then head to main towns of kabale, kisoro and Rukungiri, beyond which dirt roads lead into hills until our point of accommodation.

Overnight at your choice of accommodation.

 

Day 2

This morning starts with tracking the mountain gorillas that takes two to eight hours depending on the location of the group . The adventure requires a reasonable level of fitness since the forest comprises of dense tangled vegetation draped over the mountainous landscape of deeply fissured valleys and steep ridges.

Head back to the lodge/hotel for lunch and later in the afternoon embark community walks provides an insight into the lives of Bakiga and Batwa (pygmy)people living beside the forest. Bwindi hills are inhabited by Bakiga, hardworking farmers who have created the regions emblematic land scape of steeply terraced hills. Batwa pygmy inhabit the margins of Bwindi and Mgahinga forests and offer exciting tours to glimpse life through their eyes when they lived in forest.

We return to the lodge/hotel for dinner.
OR

If you are tired from the morning adventure you can spend the afternoon at the lodge/hotel , if it has a swimming pool you can enjoy the pool relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery, later on have dinner at the lodge /hotel.
Overnight at your choice of accommodation.

 

Day 3
After your hearty breakfast, we will exit the park and drive back to Kampala. And this will mark the end of the safari.
 

Costs include;

  • Full board accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals /meals on enroute
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle plus fuel
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • park guide fee.
  • Potters fee/guiding carriers
  • Driver fee and his expenses example his accommodation and meals
  • And all government taxes/levies

Excluded Are;

  • Gorilla permits
  • Bar Bills
  • Phone calls
  • Insurance
  • Air ticket/flights
  • Personal shopping
  • Laundry
  • Any other personal expense outside the above

Note: Gorilla permits are not part of the safari Itinerary they have to be bought as soon as possible and the earlier the better each permit costs $600 per day per person.