UGANDA GORILLA SAFARI - A 3 DAY PRIVATE UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE GORILLA FOREST

This 3 days Uganda Gorilla Safari starts and finishes in Kampala. This safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla tracking. It is estimated that only 700 mountain gorillas are remaining world wide. Therefore tracking some of these remaining World giants is a fantastic experience one should not miss. Trekking through the deep thick forests of Bwindi in search of the mountain gorillas ranks among the top adventure world class activity that Uganda offers. In Bwindi Gorilla Forest there are four habituated families of mountain gorillas. These endangered primates live in this thicker moist tropical forest. Tracking is a challenging activity which may involve you trekking over the steep hillsides in search of the remaining few mountain gorillas. On this gorilla safari you will not only see gorillas! During the tour you may also have the chance to see other primates living in the forest as well as birds.

BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI ITINERARY
 
Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi Gorilla Forest
 
Depart from Kampala by road and head south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at the Equator  an informative talk as well as a photographic opportunity. We will continue to Mbarara where were we will stop for lunch.  Your drive will take you through Uganda rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’. Your road will then head even higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. We then drop down into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla. Tonight you will sleep to the sounds of the mountain rainforest.
Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
 
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
 
Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left!
If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge.
OR        If you have the afternoon free, how about a guided village walk – see how the Ugandans live!
Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
 
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Forest - Kampala After a morning breakfast, we will return back to Kampala stopping en-route for lunch arriving in the early evening. 
 
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