Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tracking Experience

On this 3-day gorilla tour, you will track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, offering you a chance to see more than 10 other primates such as red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, and black & white colobus. Bwindi Impenetrable NP is among the world’s renowned heritage sites. This tour is fun for Hikers, with the highlight of the safari being the gorilla tour. The gorilla tracking may take 2 to 8 hours, depending on how soon the gorillas are spotted.


National Park Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Briefing about the safari, drive to Bwindi impenetrable Forest found in southwestern Uganda to track gorillas. Meet the local guide as you have breakfast, and then drive to the southwestern part of Uganda. Along the way there is a local community renowned for crafting local drums plus crafts as well as their fruit market; feel free to stopover, admire and purchase some souvenirs. Head to the Equator crossing which is among the most amazing scenery in Africa from where you will take pictures. Drive past mountains, bamboo forest plus tropical rain-forest on this long 9-hour journey. Accommodation options available (Full-Board basis) Luxury: Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Lodge Mid-range: Engagi Lodge or Silverback Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge or Lake Kitandara Camp Budget: Buhoma Community Campground or Travellers Rest Hotel or Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp

Day 2: Gorilla tracking

Following breakfast, go for the morning briefing just prior to searching the forest. You will track the gorillas through the slopes cluttered with thick vegetation in the company of a safari guide and other trackers. The walking can at times be arduous, however, when you finally see the glorious Silverback with its lugubrious eyes gazing into yours, you will suddenly forget the erstwhile discomforts. At this point you will remember the 6-meter rule that one must keep away from the gentle giants – a rule they themselves charmingly break, and you will be at liberty to take pictures with them. The Gorilla Tracking activity is unpredictable. The hours to spend in the jungle are determined by how soon these giants are to be spotted. Normally, it may take anything between 2 to 8 hours. Anticipate walking lengthy distances in steep muddy terrain, at times with rain overhead, prior to meeting the gorillas. You will be required to be in physical condition to track. For purposes of conservation, visitors are only allowed to spend just one hour with the gorillas. Even though the majority of the forests today are not over 12,000 years old, the vegetation of Bwindi has been surviving for at least 25,000 years, and as time went by it has been able to harbor various species of wildlife. Among the wildlife here are 310 butterfly species, 51 reptile species, 200 trees species, 88 moth species plus a unique 120 mammal species among which are 10 primates. The primates here include baboon, chimpanzee, black & white colobus, L’Hoest’s, red-tailed monkey and blue monkey, and also not forgetting the lawful residents of Bwindi – the mountain gorillas. Bwindi is an ideal destination for watching birds. It has 350 bird species among which are the 7 IUCN red data listed plus 90% of the Albertine rift endemic, species that are challenging or even impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Accommodation available (full board basis) Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge Mid-Range: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp Budget: Travellers Rest Hotel, or Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Buhoma Community Campground.

Day 3:Depart from the Gorilla Tracking Park, Drive to Kampala Have an early breakfast prior to starting your return journey to Kampala, you will drive through the beautiful verdant terraced escarpments across southwestern Uganda as you drive through the beautiful countryside, through the rugged hills of ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’. This part of the country is a very fertile, steep area with sheer sided hills blanketed from the bottom all the way to the top. As you drive through Mbarara you will see the fascinating long horn Ankole cattle. An outstanding highlight of this drive is reaching the Equator crossing and certainly. You will have a brief stopover you will arrive in Kamapala in the evening just in time for your departure flight back home. Please ask for actual prices regarding this tour. you will get something to fit your budget.

Included :

  • Ground transportation in a private 4WD vehicle
  • Accommodation during the gorilla trek safari as indicated on the itinerary on full board basis, park fees
  • A gorilla permit per individual
  • Sightseeing per your safari itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • entry fees
  • Porters where need be.

Excluded :

  • Flight tickets plus departure taxes
  • travel documentation such as visas
  • travel plus medical insurance
  • excursions indicated as optional
  • surplus buggage charges,
  • Laundry, tips / gratuities for your guides
  • accommodation staff
  • beverages besides mineral water served in the vehicle and during the meals
  • personal items for example telephone calls and postage fees.

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