3 DAYS BWINDI GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI



Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern region of Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are covered by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” acts as a habitant for an estimated 400 mountain gorillas which is roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked and under surveillance. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics. The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.

PARK AT A GLANCE


  1. Size: 321km
  2. Altitude: 1,160m - 2,607m above sea level
  3. Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.
  4. The Mubare gorilla group was the first to become available for tourism in Uganda in April 1993. Nine groups are now habituated for tourism, and one for research.
  5. Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys, Bwindi is the source of five major rivers, which flow into Lake Edward.

SAFARI SUMMERY


  1. Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and overnight in Kampala/Entebbe
  2. Day 2:Transfer to South-western Uganda; Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
  3. Day 3:Gorilla Trekking
  4. Day 4:Return to Kampala and departure back to your home Nation

DETAILED ITINERARY



Day 1: Depending on your arrival time, if you arrive early in the morning hours, you will be received at the airport by our Company Driver/Guide and transferred to your hotel. After lunch you can have a city tour or cultural tour at the Uganda museum, Buganda Royal Kingdom, or have an evening at Ndere Cultural Center for Traditional music performance.

Day 2: Transfer to South-Western Uganda;

Bwindi impenetrable National Park On your second day, you will have breakfast and then set off for an eight (9) hours road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. A stop over at the Equator en route to Masaka and take photos or buy cultural hand-made crafts (souvenirs). Next stop over will be at Igongo Cultural Center for Lunch after which you will proceed to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of selected budget eithee at Ichumbi Lodge or Buhoma Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi

Gorilla Trekking: This is the long-awaited day! You will have your breakfast early morning and meet your driver who is to transfer you to the park headquarters for briefing before the trek to guide you. This briefing is conducted at 7 am. After, you will be allocated the group to track and then set off into the forest to find these amazing creatures. This could go on from 2 hours to a half-day until you meet them. When you meet them, you are allowed 1 hour to enjoy these creatures, study them, take photos (without a flash), but with a 6 meters distance. Optional Community Tour: After the trek, you may go back to your lodge to have lunch and rest. In the evening if not too fatigued, you can have an optional community tour visiting the local communities and attractions and then return to the lodge before the night falls. You will have dinner and spend a night at the lodge as the night before.

Day 4: Back to Kampala and Departure

Departure: You will have breakfast, check out of your hotel then meet your driver who will transfer you back to Kampala direct to the Airport and take your flight back home.

Quotation Includes;

  1. Airport pick up and transfer
  2. Gorilla trekking permit
  3. all accommodation as per itinerary
  4. 4X4 safari vehicle & Fuel
  5. Full time English speaking driver/guide
  6. All meals while at the lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  7. Bottled mineral water while on safari


Excludes;

  1. Tips
  2. Health Insurance
  3. Visa fees
  4. Air tickets
  5. All items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, beer, e.t.c