Mesmerizing mountain gorilla experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a true highlight of a trip to Uganda.

Day 1: Arrive in Uganda

You will be picked from Entebbe Airport by a guide driver who will bring you to Kampala for an overnight. If you arrive on time, the driver will take you around Kampala for city tours.

Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Together with our guide driver, set off from Kampala and drive to Bwindi in the South-Western part of Uganda near the borders with Rwanda and DR Congo. You cross a magnificent part of the country and see the great impressive countryside, bamboo forests, banana plantations and marvelous views over the Virunga Mountains. You will make stopover at a local restaurant on roadside for lunch (meal not inclusive).

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This time, be ready for a rare encounter with one of gentle giants - the Mountain Gorilla. This is no doubt the absolute highlight of a tour to Uganda for most visitors. It is a humbling experience to stand metres from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones.

After a briefing by park authorities, you will embark on a forest trek lasting from a few hours up to a full day, depending on the location of the gorillas as they range spontaneously in the thick forest.

There are 10 habituated gorilla families and you will be privileged to encounter and spend time with one of the families that can be visited by a group of eight people per day! Bwindi Impenetrable Forest also hosts five other species of primates, 113 mammals, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. So, this is more than a gorilla destination.

You will enjoy an exciting journey along forested slopes, bushes and bamboo before you ultimately reach the gorilla family. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly awesome and emotional experience.

Day 4: Drive Back to Kampala

Drive back to Kampala after breakfast. You will stop at Igongo Cultural Centre for refreshment and get a feel of Ankole culture. Your driver will also stop at the equator for the memorable photo opportunity and souvenir shopping.

Depending on your schedule, we can book for accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe. BUT if you wish to fly out, your flight should not be earlier than 10 pm. The journey from Kisoro to Kampala is 10 - 12 hours.

This trip offers you a chance to spend a few more days to visit Lake Bunyonyi (Africa’s second deepest lake) or Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for the Tree-Climbing Lions and more game sights and birding. Visit our itinerary for Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Age

Minimum age of 16 years

 

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