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Referred to as the Pearl of Africa by Winston churchill, Uganda's dense forests are home to half of the world's 1000 or so mountain gorillas. These e

Trekking the endangered mountain gorillas

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2400 - $2900
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Gorilla Tracking is a captivation and unforgettable experience which more than repay the effort needed to reach Bwindi and to trek through the forest. Gorilla tracking can be challenging and one needs to be reasonably fit before undertaking to venture into the activity . This is what makes it an ultimate experience not to be missed while on a visit to Uganda.

Day one: Transfer to Bwindi Impenatrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, your guide will pick you from Kampala and drive you to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and   boasts 90 mammal species, the infamous mountain gorillas, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon etc.

You will stop en route to look at the Royal Drum makers, see the Equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. From there you continue through the terraced hillsides of Uganda arriving to Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner

After breakfast, your guide will pick you from Kampala and drive you to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and   boasts 90 mammal species, the infamous mountain gorillas, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon etc.

You will stop en route to look at the Royal Drum makers, see the Equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. From there you continue through the terraced hillsides of Uganda arriving to Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner

Day two: Gorilla trekking and optional activities

The next morning you set off for gorilla trekking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat, is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all.  If time permits there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon. These ilcude the batwa trail, community visit and village walk amoung others.

Day three: Tranfer to  Entebbe or Kigali

Depart Bwindi early in the morning to catch your return flight home in either Entebbe or Kigali.

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Buhoma Lodge
  • Rushaga Gorilla Camp
  • Chameleon Hill
  • Gorilla Mist
  • Gorilla valley lodge

4 days Gorillas in the Mist Safari

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