Gorilla Tours in Uganda
Highlights: Gorillas, frogs, toads, Monkeys, Butterflies .
Gorilla Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is simply fascinating! One look into the humble eyes of these apes will be a memory that will last a life time. Did you know that world over, there are only 706 mountain gorillas and these are only found in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda? Uganda hosts more than half of the world’s total population of Mountain gorillas! This is a park that is worth a visit! Enjoy a visit with these amazing apes in their natural habitat. Don’t just be told about this gorilla trek, experience it!
Day 1. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:
Have a wonderful breakfast and drive off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive is interesting as you will enjoy seeing the beautiful countryside. The landscape is amazing as you see people cultivate on hills, plantations and cattle grazing. Stopovers can be done at any point of interest. We have lunch in Mbarara and proceed to Bwindi; we arrive in the evening and check in to the lodge. Accommodation in Bwindi ranges from luxury, moderate and budget, however whichever you choose, you will enjoy a magnificent view of the Impenetrable Forest. Have dinner and sleep by different sounds of birds.
Day 2, Tracking Gorillas in Bwinidi:
Have an early morning breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the rules governing gorilla tracking. You are split into groups according to the one assigned and escorted by a ranger. Hiking through the forest is a breathtaking encounter; you will get a chance to see other primates, butterflies, birds, fauna and flora. The moment you spot them, you will appreciate the beauty of these creatures. You will see them do their daily routine work: silverback playing with its young ones, feeding and others resting. You strictly spend one hour with the gorillas. A distance of 5 meters together with silence must be observed. Children below the age of 15 years are not allowed to track gorillas. With an adventurous moment with the gorillas, return to your lodge and rest.
In the afternoon, we head out for a village walk to see the Batwa people. You will get interested in the way they live their lives. You will visit their school; women craft shop, traditional healer as well as get to know how their local brew is made. They will show their appreciation through entertaining you with their cultural dance. Reture to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Return to Kampala:
After an early morning breakfast, we drive off to Kampala. Have lunch in Mbarara and our next stop over is at the Equator and at Buganda Royal drum makers. You will take pictures and buy souvenirs from the craft shops around. We arrive in the evening and check into your preferred hotel. If you have a flight, proceed to the airport. End of safari