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Bwindi Gorilla Safari – 3 Days Safari in Uganda

Day 1:  Travel by Road to Bwindi NP – 540 KM – 9 hours Drive

You will be pick up from  your hotel in Kampala , briefed and driven southwestwards.

Proceed to Mbarara  or Kabale for lunch .  This  Uganda gorilla safari voyage  will take you through Uganda rolling green hills to  the moorland  you will not be surprised if it is just like the Switzerland of Uganda before you reach  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- the home of the only few worlds’ left mountain gorillas! Have an overnight around   the mountain rainforest. Popularly  known as the home of the Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  gets its names  Bwindi from a local language  because of its thickness even after the ice age. Locally , Bwindi means ‘impenetrable ’. The  Montane Forests in the park creates interest for  a breathtaking   number of birds and it harbors  23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics together with  the African Green Broadbill, Bar Tailed Trogon and other beautiful forest species.   Take  a stopover at the equator  for picturesque opportunities .     Before , Bwindi Forest  was gazetted in 1942  . It later  became a national park  1992 and  was accepted as a world heritage site in 1994. In the local  Rukiga language , the word ‘bwindi’ means impassable so the double warning ‘Bwindi Impenetrable is suitable because  Bwindi is all  but impenetrable .   But if the landscape is far from easy to bargain, it is well worth the effort . A trek through Africa’s most ancient rainforests, in search of the endangered mountain gorilla , ranks among the world foremost wildlife encounters.

Dinner and overnight at either of the lodges below ;

Budget accommodation package- Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas or Nkuringo campsite tents or Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre

Moderate- accommodation package- Lake Kitandara camp or Nkuringo camp site or Wagtail Eco lodge or similar

Upmarket  accommodation package- Engagi lodge or Buhoma lodge or Gorilla Resort camp or Traveler’s rest camp or Silver back lodge

Luxury accommodation package- Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Lodge  or Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge , or Volcanoes Bwindi  safari Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Wake up very early in the morning for  breakfast and transfer to your starting point for  briefing to  warm you up for the most inspiring activity –Gorilla trekking!  Bwindi  now has 7 habituated Gorilla tracking families. With  your lunch boxes  and  all the required gear , the ranger guide  will lead you to track the extraordinary Mountain Gorilla, possibly one of the most elating wildlife encounter on earth.  The ranger guides will give you the knowledge about all the flora and fauna that you will encounter along the gorilla trekking. There are currently only almost 700 still existing in the world!  Gorilla tracking is likely to take between 2 and 8 hours  but an encounter of the gorillas after along gorilla trek is worth it!  If gorilla tracking ends early ,  you may participate in a guided village walk to interact with the indigenous Batwa Community at an extra cost (US$15-20).  OR go back to the Camp in the evening and relax  as you wait for dinner and Overnight at the lodge or your budget.

End of the Gorilla Trek

Day 3: End of your gorilla safari – Transfer to Kampala

After a morning breakfast , leave  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and drive back to Kampala , Lunch en route  and also visit to the equator.

End of your gorilla safari with AA safaris and tours Ltd. If you wish to do a Rwanda Safari , please do not hesitate to contact us.

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