Bwindi Impenetrable Forest lies in South-Western Uganda. It is the home to more than half the world endangered mountain gorilla. The forest is estimated to harbor more than 330 mountain gorillas of the world’s 600 mountain gorillas left. Gorilla tracking is the main activity in the park, and it may take 3- 9 hours depending on the movement of these species. Gorilla tracking permits are only available to a few visitors. So you need to book three months in advance.
Day 001: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
As early as 7.30 am our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and then drive off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ Kigezi Highlands. With a lunch enroute in Mbarara, you will reach your lodge in the evening for Overnight at Gorilla forest camp (Luxury), Gift of Nature lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma community bandas (Budget)
Day 002: Gorilla tracking and Community walk
After breakfast you will be briefed by a ranger guide on how you will successfully carry out gorilla tracking as you penetrate the thick forest for the rare mountain gorilla in their natural setting. With packed lunch, water, jacket, you will enter the forest following the animal trails, while in the forest, you may be able to view other animals like buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, leopards, giant forest hog, and the rare golden monkeys among others. The various bird and butterfly species will also satisfy your anxiety. The time taken to track these species is an predictable as it ranges from 3-9 hours depending on the gorilla movements. You will spend an hour with them and later return to the lodge for a community walk. Overnight at Gorilla forest camp, Gift of Nature lodge or Buhoma community bandas
Day 003: Departure
On your last day, you will wake up for breakfast and later drive off to Kampala or Entebbe for your flight back Home. Book this safari