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Join Travel Explore Africa Safaris for an unforgettable journey in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. With the gorilla excursion as a highlight of your safari, this tour is considered to be the most ideal tour for those with limited time but want to see mountain gorillas. You will also have a chance to see other primates in the forest and enjoy the amazing scenery. With an experienced safari guide, this safari will give you an authentic African holiday experience.
During the safari, you will be accommodated either in Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends, Gorilla Valley Lodge, or Travellers Hotel. Accommodation is based on a standard double or twin and single room. All accommodation options are selected by its location and service standard. When you are with one, three, or five persons, a single supplement is included.
You will have a briefing about your Uganda gorilla trekking tour and you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, in the southwestern of Uganda. Afterwards, you will have a meet and greet with the locals at your hotel in Entebbe and then drive to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community who is popular in making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. You will stop here, admire, and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line, which is the pathway of the sun, and take photographs.
You will see mountains, tropical rainforest, and a bamboo forest during the nine-hour journey. Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends, Gorilla Valley Lodge, or Travellers Hotel.
Today, enjoy Uganda gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip, gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. You trek the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family.
The walk can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within six meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour, while gazing into their big round eyes.
Uganda Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from two up to eight hours. Expect to walk in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.
Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends, Gorilla Valley Lodge, or Travellers Hotel.
Depart from the gorilla trekking park and drive to Kampala. After breakfast, before returning to Kampala, you will drive down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region, which is dubbed the little Switzerland of Africa. This area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom.
As you also traverse Mbarara, you will see the impressing Ankole Longhorn cattle. Additionally, you will have a brief stop at the Equator line, which is a remarkable highlight of this journey. You will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home.
The safari will take place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. While most of today’s forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi’s vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process of accumulating a lengthy species list.
This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths, and 120 types of mammal, including 10 primates, such as L’Hoest’s, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is also a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.
You will be served daily meals in accordance with your dietary requirement as well as bottled drinking water during the safari.
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). The drive from Entebbe to Kampala city is approximately one hour. Travel Explore Africa Safaris can organize transfers to and from the airport for any size group.