This is a 4 Day Gorilla Safari in Uganda taking you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and / or Mgahinga National park, homes to morethan half of the remaining total population on the mountain gorillas. On this trip, enjoy gorilla tracking twice in both gorilla parks with two different gorilla groups.
Day 1: Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Depart Kampala early in the morning and drive southwest with a brief stopover to view the ceremonial drums being crafted and at the Uganda Equator for photographs. Drive through Savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. Ascend into the Kigezi highlands, with terraced farming and mountain scenery usually known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Drive through Kabale Town and continue on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for dinner and overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Lake Mutanda Resort or Bwindi Jungle lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
Wake up and prepare for the unforgettable experience. You will have breakfast to transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before setting off to the forest in search for gorillas. The guide will brief you and at 8:00 am you will set off to the forest for these apes. The time you will take searching these humble apes is unpredictable however it ranges between 2-7 hours depending on their movement. The activity requires you to go through steep rocks climbing up and down making it tiresome; however the thrill of encountering these giant primates erases the poor memories you went through in trying to find them. After lunch, refresh and drive to Kisoro (Mgahinga national park) – 2hr drive, dinner and overnight at Travellers Rest Hotel or Mount Gahinga Lodge.
Day 3: Second gorilla tracking, Mgahinga national park
This is your day for a second gorilla trek but this time in Mgahinga national park. However, there are other optional activities such as caves exploration, the Batwa trail, mountain hiking, golden monkey tracking and birding among others. All meals and overnight as on DAY 2.
Day 4: Departure
Depart back to Kampala having lunch enroute.
End of the Tour
The Quotation for the gorilla safari package include:
- Airport Transfer / Transfer from any town in Uganda to Kampala,
- All Meals
- 2 Gorilla Permits
- Drinking Water
- Full Time English Speaking Tour Guide (s).
- Ground transportation by a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Safari Vehicle
- Full Board Accommodation in Comfortable Safari Lodges and Hotels. These range from luxury, mid range or budget depending on the version you book.
- Mountain Gorilla Tracking Permit
- Government taxes
The Safari excludes:
- Anything consumed personally eg: drinks, tips, laundry, telephone,cigarettes.