Forget about the gorillas in zoos or elsewhere, experience diversity as you trek the endangered mountain gorillas in their home, an ancient’s antic where half of the world’s population of the remaining creatures call home. The encounter is the most thrilling and humbling experience anyone doing a safari in Uganda can ever experience, and truly unforgettable. Only miss it if you must, because it is a life time experience.
The maximum participants in the group is 8.
You will spend two nights at the Buhoma Community Rest Camp, in either a self contained or a non self contained room. This way, you will get affordable, peaceful rest within the beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. When you get up in the morning, you will have a view straight into the lushness of Bwindi.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp is a wonderful budget option, located within the gates of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Accommodation options range from the six well-furnished and self-contained (en suite) safari tents, to the three self-contained cottages, and two non-self-contained twin cottage bandas. All bandas are built with local materials and are of African architectural design. There are also a six-bed dormitory, as well as several camp sites.
The rooms are fitted with mosquito nets, and there are shower facilities present on camp, as well as a back-up power generator, a restaurant, and a parking lot.
You will be picked up at an agreed place by your guide who will also brief you about your safari. Hit the road to Western Uganda through the land of honey and milk. The scenery is amazing with the lush evergreen field along the way. You may stop over at the Equator; take a few pictures, as well as refreshment and some crafts for souvenirs.
Continue with our journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of half of the word’s remaining mountain gorillas. Prepare to be amazed by the beautiful landscape and in particular by the hills enhanced by the green vegetation. Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Wake up to a silent morning with only the sound of birds and the cold breeze sweeping through to the impenetrable forest. After a lavish breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters and assemble for briefing before entering into the remarkable Impenetrable Forest to search for man’s close relatives.
The journey to the top is a bit exhilarating, but it pays off when you get to meet the amazing but shy gentle gigantic creatures and spend an hour with them. Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these creatures is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter.
However, you shouldn’t be distracted from Bwindi’s broader diversity, the flourishing birdlife with about 23 highly localized Albertine rift endemic present, other primates of which the black and white colobus with its flowing white tail is prominent.
Later, slope down back to you lodging facility. Depending on the time you come back and on your ability, you may go for an afternoon nature walk or a community walks where you can interact with the local projects. Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Enjoy an opulent breakfast served in the serene neighborhood of the Impenetrable Forest as you prepare to say good bye. On your way back to Kampala, you may ask your driver to stop whenever you need something; you may also stop over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers and watch as they craft drums using methods that that have been passed on from generations. Upon arrival in Kampala, you will be dropped at your desired point.
Africa Tours uses six, five or four-seater custom safari minibuses with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sight seeing. The buses are fitted with HF long-range radios for easy communication and are well maintained to provide maximum level of comfort and safety. In addition, all vehicles are fully equipped with cool-boxes and first aid kits. If requested, transportation can be arranged in a 4 x 4 Landcruiser or Landrover at an extra cost.
All safari drivers are trained tour guides, friendly, experienced, knowledgeable, and are committed to ensuring clients’ satisfaction.
In addition to gorilla trekking, the cost includes a nature or a community walk, such as the Batwa cultural trail walk.
The purpose of this walking tour is to present the forest life of the original inhabitants of Bwindi, Batwa "Pygmies", while providing them with an important source of income. Your Batwa guide will introduce you to different uses of plants and insects, the way Batwa used to burry their deceased members, fire making, hunting, and honey collecting. The tour ends with a traditional homestead, dances, and music.
This guided walk gives great insight into the traditional African way of life. Wandering through the village, guests are exposed to inspirational dances and songs, a traditional healer who prescribes cures for anything from the common cold to male impotency, banana wine and gin making, tea and coffee plantations, and much much more.
This safari will take place in the Bwindi Impenetreble National Park, in Uganda, East Africa. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which half of the word’s remaining mountain gorillas call home. While meeting gorillas is the most poignant wildlife encounter, you shouldn’t be distracted from Bwindi’s broader diversity, including the flourishing birdlife and other primates, such as the black and white colobus with its flowing white tail.
All meals and a litre of water per person per day while on safari are included in the price. At Buhoma Rest Camp, you will be served Western and African cuisine prepared by Ugandan chefs using locally grown products.
Here is an example of a set meal:
Your breakfast at Buhoma Community Rest Camp will be fresh fruits and toast, accompanied by your choice of prepared eggs (scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, omelet) along with coffee or tea and juice.
For gorilla trekking, you will get a packed sandwich (egg, tomato, and cheese; peanut butter or jelly; tomato, or cheese), a juice box, two pieces of fruit, a boiled egg, and biscuits.
In your free time, you can also have a massage, go on a birdwatching adventure, or visit the Gorilla Research Clinic, all at an additional price per person.
A guided circuit through the premises of an award-winning private not-for-profit health institution, taking about 40 minutes. Visitors are given the opportunity to interact with local staff and volunteers, take photographs, and witness the excellent work of the hospital. You will see the children's ward and the maternity wing, hear about the hospital’s extensive community outreach, and learn about its public health program. Free of charge.
At Buhoma Rest Camp, you can get massages for an extra fee.
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB).
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