4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tracking SafariDestination: Uganda
Bwindi is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas. Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer This adventurous trekking and encounter with the Gorillas has two options, one by road and the other by road. Please see both options.
Travel by road
4 day Itinerary
|DAY 1||Arrival - Entebbe||
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the hotel for the overnight on BB
Overnight at: Boma Guest House / 2Friends Guest House. BB
|DAY 2||Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable||
Early morning you leave Entebbe and drive southwards to Bwindi National Park. You will have stopover at the Equator and lunch will be in Mbarara, the capital town of the Ankole region. You will see the typical acacia savannah and the terraced hills, where the people rear the Ankole cattle with long horns. The transfer is long, about 8 hours.
Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) Bakiga Lodge / Ichumbi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge (E). Supplement for Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge / Mahogany Spring Lodge.
|DAY 3||Gorilla tracking in the rain tropical forest||
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides of Uganda Wildlife Authority, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am and you join the other members according to the distribution of the gorilla families, only eight per family each day. You need to carry with you the packed lunch, enough drinking water, rain jacket in case of rain and trekking boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. If you are not sure of your fitness you might hire a porter and pay him a tip to help you carrying the bag. It is unpredictable how long will take to find the primates as they freely move into the forest. However the encounter with the gorillas, lasting for about one hour, certainly is a rewarding experience and an unforgettable one. After the trekking you go back to the lodge at leisure.
Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) or Bakiga Lodge / Ichumbi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Gorilla Safari Lodge (E). Supplement for Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge / Mahogany Spring Lodge.
|DAY 4||Bwindi - Entebbe||
After breakfast, return to Kampala at leisure. Lunch en-route. Reserved for evening flights from Entebbe International Airport.
The price includes:
1. Entrance fees, taxes
2. Eco-tourism activity in Bwindi Impentrable National Park
3. Gorilla permits each at USD 600
4. English speaking Driver/Guide
5. All the transfer in private means 4x4 Land Cruiser
6. Full board accommodation