Gorilla Trekking safari: Bwindi is among Uganda’s most exciting national parks and a place you can’t leave out while on a Ugandan safari. It is famously known as a home to a big number of Mountain gorillas basing on the world remaining population. About 750 gorillas are remaining and half of this number has its home in Bwindi. The park is located in Southwestern Uganda just near the escarpment of the Western rift Valley. The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and when you get the opportunity of walking through this forest you have will get to know why its called such a name. Trekking doesn’t require any skills but physical fitness is always required as there are a lot of steep mountains to climb p and about looking for these gentle giants. Above all there is nothing as adventurous and thrilling as going for gorilla trekking!
6-Days Uganda Gorilla safari Enjoy an early breakfast after which you will be met by your guide who will transfer you from Kampala to Kibale Forest via Fortportal and having great views; you will have lunch en-route. When you arrive at the park, continue and go for a visit to the beautiful crater lakes area, you will also get a chance to see the terraced tea estates. Diner and overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Guest
Day 2: Kibale forest- Chimpanzee trekking
After breakfast on an early morning, set out with the driver guide as he will transfer you t the park head offices for briefing. After briefing, at around 8:00am start chimpanzee trekking through this rain-forest as you will be guided by the park rangers. It is always a thrilling and an unforgettable experience meeting chimpanzees face to face and watching them engage in their daily activities like playing, jumping feeding etc.
Also other animals can be spotted such as the grey cheeked mangabeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, and also different birds.
Later, go back to the lodge and have lunch and check out as you embark on your 3 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park; home to a diverse number of wildlife. Diner and overnight at Ihamba Safari Lodge
Day 3: Game drive & Launch cruise
Be early to raise, have a cup of coffee and set out for a game drive where you will see some early risers along the Kasenyi track such as Elephants, antelopes, solitary buffaloes, lions, warthogs, as well as birds.
After the drive which takes 2 to 3 hours head to the lodge and have breakfast and lunch after some time go for the launch cruise on Kazinga channel.
The boat cruise is one of the amazing activities to enjoy in the park; you will enjoy watching elephants, buffaloes along the banks, crocodiles, hippos, waterbucks, birds among others.Return to the lodge, freshen up, have dinner and overnight at Ihamba Safari Lodge
Day 4: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Forest – Gorilla Trekking Safari
After breakfast, and begin your journey to Bwindi going through the Ishasha sector with a glance at the climbing lions and many other wildlife species.
Along the way you will enjoy nice landscape views. Have lunch en-route; arrive at the Park/lodge in the afternoon. Enjoy dinner and an Overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge
Day 5: Bwindi forest-Gorilla trekking and a visit to Batwa Community
Get up so early in the morning for breakfast and thereafter drive to the Park head offices with your tour guide; also not forgetting to carry some packed lunch.
On reaching there by 7:30am you will be briefed about what to do and not to do while trekking after which you will be led by the ranger guides through the mist jungle. Trekking usually takes between to 8 hours or even a full day due to the location of gorillas. When you see them, it will be a great and fun time as you watch them and only 1 hour is permitted to watch them.
Also ensure you carry enough water with you, hats, sun glasses, rain coats, and non flash cameras.
Later after the trek, head back to the lodge; have lunch as you prepare to for a community visit among the Batwa people in the evening. Diner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp
Day 6: Departure – Uganda Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast set off for Kampala, having lunch in Mbarara and a stopover for photos at the Equator, you can also buy some souvenirs. Continue to Kampala reaching in the evening.
PRICE ON REQUEST
Transport, Tour guide (English speaking &Full time)
and each activity mentioned in the itinerary
Tips given to staff
Hotel fees in Kampala
Items for personal use like souvenirs
crafts and cigars and optional activities.