Discover and explore the fascinating and beautiful continent of Africa with Alliance Safaris and Travel. Unquestionably, Alliance Safaris and Travel guests rave about tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, seeing gorillas in the wild has to rank among the greatest thrills in natural history. Apart from gorillas, you will also see the abundant wildlife that made the jungles of Uganda their home.
You will stay in rustic country luxury tents with private bathrooms and warm bath.
After an early breakfast, you will drive south western part of Uganda with a stopover at equator line for photos. En route, you will view the long curving horned Ankole cows, acacia woodland, banana plantation, and the rolling terraced hills of Kabale district (Switzerland of Uganda). Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is best known as a birder’s haven and a home of mountain gorillas.
There are about 346 species of birds, 23 Albertine rift endemic that can be seen such as African green broadbill, graver’s rush, warbler, short-tailed warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, purple-breasted sunbird, regal sunbird, Kivu ground thrush, and Mantane masked Aplis etc.
After breakfast and briefing from the guide, enter the forest in search of mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a home for the rare mountain gorillas and about 650 individual gorillas left in the whole world half are in Bwindi. Tracking may take two to eight hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. One may walk a short or long distance in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
A picnic lunch will be taken and you will only be allowed an hour’s stay with gorillas. After tracking return to the camp for relaxation. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala stopping en route for lunch in Mbarara town. Visit Ankole cultural village and buy some souvenirs. Proceed to Kampala, arriving late evening. Stay overnight either at Serena Hotel, Common Wealth Country Resort Munyonyo (high end or luxurious accommodation), Grand Imperial Hotel, Royal Capital Palace Hotel (medium class accommodation), or Fairway Hotel (low budget accommodation). End of the safari.
This safari will take place at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kampala, Uganda.
Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa; with fantastic natural scenery. Half of the world′s remaining mountain gorilla population is in Uganda. It also offers world-class white water rafting at the source of Nile and some of the region′s more peaceful national parks, where wildlife viewing doesn't involve long waits in line behind a dozen or more vehicles.
The natural attraction is among the best in the region, and as tourism is still being re-established, there simply aren't the crowds found elsewhere. Take your pick from the highest mountain range in Africa, the Ruwenzori Mountains; one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, Murchison Falls; or perhaps the highest primate density in the world, in Kibale Forest National Park - Uganda has all this and more. It's a beautiful country with a great deal to offer.
Bwindi Forest National Park is located southwest of Uganda, on the border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo. This rainforest was gazetted as a reserve in 1932. Today, it is a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO for Mountain Gorilla tracking excursions. Bwindi Forest National Park ranges at an altitude of 1,200 meters and 2,700 meters above sea level.
The Bwindi Forest covers a series of steep ridges and valleys that form the eastern starting point of the Albertine Rift Valley, with annual rainfall on average at 1600 millimeters supplying five rivers that flow into Lake Albert as a source since it is a catchment area. More than half the world’s wild mountain gorilla population is resident in Bwindi.
Estimated at 440 individual gorillas in Bwindi Forest, living in separate 23 families. Though the focus is mountain gorillas in Bwindi, there are a staggering 93 mammal species living in this forest, more than any other national park in Uganda, except Queen Elizabeth National Park. Although the list of mammals consists of mainly small ones such as rodents and bats, you will find chimpanzees, varieties of monkeys with common viewings of the blue monkey and black-and-white colobus.
Occasionally, forest elephants can be spotted or heard, there are six species of antelopes, the bushbuck, and five types of forest duiker. For bird lovers, Bwindi has 23 particular species characteristic to the Albertine Rift with 14 species found nowhere else but within Bwindi forest. Among them are the African green broadbill, the white-tailed blue flycatcher, the brown-necked parrot, the white-bellied robin chat, and the Fraser’s eagle owl. Bwindi Forest is best known for mountain gorilla tracking safaris.
Daily meals are included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Alliance Safaris and Travel will pick you up from the airport.