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Uganda Gorilla Safari Highlights
Gorilla tracking , Cultural encounter
The two days fly in safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO recognized World Heritage Site and a habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. It hosts 50% of the world’s Mountain Gorilla Population.
It is located in South Western Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley, covering 331 square kilometers shared by Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu districts on the edge of the western rift valley.
The park lies on an altitude range of 2607m (Rwamunyonyi peak)-1160m (Ishasha gorge).
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the best place in the world to track the endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Apart from gorillas, there are 11 primate species in the park. They include: Black-and-white colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, baboons and chimps among the many. Other residents are: Forest Elephants and several species of antelopes. Of Bwindi’s 200 butterfly species, 42 are endemic to the Albertine Region. Out of around 350 species of birds, 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Kampala / Entebbe
Good walking/Hiking boots, wet weather clothing and warm layers for the evenings – it gets cold and damp at this altitude. The sun is still fierce during the day – even when overcast – so be sure to still wear sunscreen and a sun hat.
You may also want to bring waterproof bags to protect cameras and other equipment when hiking. Water and snacks will be provided.
Depending on the location gorilla family you track, you will stay at Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury) or Silverback Lodge (Mid-range) in Buhoma. This itinerary is based on a trip to Buhoma which is the main sector in the park but can be adjusted according to the location of the gorilla family to be tracked.
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Aero Link where you will check in and board the flight to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. You will fly to Kisoro for the northern sector of Bwindi (Rushaga, Nkuringo and Ruhija) or Kihihi air strip for the southern sector (Buhoma). After landing you will be met by our driver guide who will be with you during your stay and will transfer you to your lodge.
In the afternoon visit the Batwa communities and interact with the local communities
Meal Plan (L,D)
Overnight stay at Luxury
Wake up early have breakfast, take your packed lunch and be at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Headquarters for the Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) orientation and meeting with guides and separation into groups depending on which group you will be tracking.
At 8.30 you enter the forest to track the Mountain Gorillas. Tracking can take from 2 hours to half a day depending on how far the gorillas are and which gorilla family you track.
After tracking drive back to the lodge have lunch.
Thereafter transfer to the air strip for a flight back to Entebbe.
The 2 day safari ends as we meet you in Entebbe and transfer to your hotel to arrange you flight out.