On this safari, you will track the endangered Mountain Gorillas in the forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is one of Uganda’s smallest national park protecting one of the world’s most sought after wildlife species. The tangled vegetation and terrain offers challenging encounters to Trekkers and meeting these gentle giants is one of the most fascinating experiences on an African safari.
Tracking usually lasts a few hours (3-4) or through the entire day depending on the Gorilla movements and their location. Once you meet them, an hour is given to you in their presence to watch them.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Start with an early breakfast at you hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, checkout and embark on the drive with your guide heading southwest of the country. En-route, you will break-off at the Equator where the earth is bisected into two. You will have a simple tour here and then continue to Mbarara where you will have lunch. Proceed to the park area arriving in the evening hours to check-in at your overnight accommodation. Meal Plan: Half Board. Overnight: At a selected hotel
Day 2: Tracking the Gorillas
After an early breakfast at the lodge, leave with your guide and packed lunch boxes, proceed to the park headquarters where you will be taken through briefing and registration before setting into the forest at 0830 hours for tracking. You will be led by the ranger guide as you trek through the misty forest. After the activity, retreat to the start point where you meet with your guide (driver) and be transferred back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Full Board. Overnight: At a selected hotel
Day 3: Return to Kampala or Entebbe Airport.
After breakfast, checkout from the lodge and transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your flight back home. You may be dropped off at the airport or your hotel. [Optional: you may decide to have a cultural palate at Igongo cultural center. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Gorilla permit per person, Ground transportation, Professional English speaking guide/driver, Accommodation during the tour and meals as the itinerary details, Park entrance and activity fees, Round trip hotel/airport transfers
International Air tickets, Expenses of any personal nature, Additional meals and beverages outside the meal plan, Visas (can be arranged on request), Accommodation before and after the tour (arranged on request), All activities labeled as optional.