Visit the Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Forest National Park
Duration: 3 Days - 2 Nights
Number of peoples : The number of people will vary per tracking date depending on the availability of Gorilla tracking permits. We have 13 gorilla tracking families habituated in Bwindi and each family is limited to 8 people per day.
Best time to travel : All the years around ( June, July, August and September are peak season )
Start and end:Kampala
Flight: International flight fares are not included in the package. However there are scheduled flights to and from Bwindi and this helps in reducing on the travel times and fatigue by road and can be organised on request.
Highlight: Gorilla Tracking, Trek through jungle, Community tour.
Other activities: There are other activities within Bwindi impenetrable national like a visit to the Batwa, golden monkey tracking in the southern sector, community tours and volunteer activities.
Meet the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on this 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda which starts and finishes in either Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali. This gorilla safari is available on both scheduled and private options. [One gorilla permit is included in the cost for every signed up person.]
Seeing some of the last remaining 900 mountain gorillas in the world on this adventure is a fantastic experience that you will never forget. Bwindi has more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. Gorilla tracking will be done in one of the 13 habituated gorilla families in this forest
Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali - Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
This morning, you will be met by your driver/guide with whom you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Have lunch enroute. Bwindi is the home to the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world with over half of them found in Uganda and the other half in Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcanos . Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers retreat! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. You will need a good night rest in preparation for the next day’s gorilla tracking. Overnight and dinner at the lodge of your choice depending on your budget, availability and the gorilla family you would have been booked in for your gorilla tracking . F/B
Day 2:Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Wake up early in the morning for breakfast at the hotel and thereafter report to the ranger station for briefing then proceed with the gorilla tracking where the guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the underbrush, leaving thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours thus, a sound degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is astounding to think that there are only 700 or so of these creatures left in the world! Overnight and dinner at the lodge as above . F/B
Day 3: Bwindi to Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast drive back to Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali, having lunch enroute arrive later on in the day and be dropped off by your driver/guide at your hotel/place of residence or at the airport for your return flight if it is later that evening.
This will mark the end of your Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari.
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/Chameleon Hill Lodge/Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silverback Safari Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp
Budget: Bwindi View bandas/ Buhoma Community Bandas
The accommodation choice will depend on which gorilla family has permits available for gorilla tracking
- Return transfer from & to your start and finish points
- All Activities in the itinerary
- Full time English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated ( meals on the trip )
- Admission fee and park entrance permit
- Drinking water, Tea, coffee, snack
- Alcoholic beverage, Laundry, Souvenirs
- All other items of personal nature bought or used during the trip
How to confirm :
1. You should inform us your final confirmation departure by email
2. We will provide and send the official final confirmation and invoice description
3. Pay deposit to guarantee the reservation as following :
- 100% for flight arrangement only( if you have considered a flying safari especially within the Ugandan side)
- 100% of the gorilla permit fees(they have to be booked well in advance)
- The balance payment can be made in "Cash" on arrival
- We really appreciate full payment in advance at least 2 weeks before departure date if you are comfortable about that
For more information, Please feel free to contact us