Gorilla trekking & Lake Bunyonyi is a jungle safari promising to change your whole experience of African Safari,Prepare to take a picturesque country ride from Entebbe international airport, to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you’ll be guided into the habitat of a selected gorilla family and once found, spend a full hour among the mountain gorilla family understanding how they eat, eat, communicate and feel. This experience in non-comparable to any other travel experience, so come with a camera or friend and share the experience.
DAY 01: To Bwindi NP for your gorilla trekking
Depart Entebbe\Kampala for your first day of your Gorilla trekking & lake Bunyonyi ; An 8-9 road transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South western Uganda. Quite a long drive but worth it because you get to enjoy the countryside scenery, some of the most beautiful nature’s images all the way to the Virunga massive. Keep your cameras near you and our driver will definitely stop if you need him to so that you can capture that beautiful moment.
You will have an en route stopover at the Equator crossing for photographic and simple experiment before continuing to Mbarara town for Lunch. After lunch, you will embark on your scenic drive to Bwindi NP.
Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
Accommodation: Ruhija gorilla friends (Budget) or Bakiga Lodge (Midrange)
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Drinks: Drinking Water
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Lake Bunyonyi.
Today is the big day… on your Gorillas trekking &Lake Bunyonyi tour !! Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda .
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a highlight for many visitors as this is where they will be visiting the home of the gentle giants. The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests lies on the mist-covered hillsides. This magnificent forest dates back over 25,000 years, even surviving the last Ice Age (most forests disappeared). Bwindi forest has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and is the only forest in Africa which can make claim to host both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, half the worlds’ population of gorillas live here divided over nine habituated family groups. Also 5 other primate species, 120 species of mammal, over 220 butterflies and 360 birds species call Bwindi home. This it THE place to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas up close for your very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ moment.
The gorillas you will trek belong to one of nine family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting (for some also challenging) journey along forested (sometimes slippery) slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gentle giants. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity. Think of dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time to complete the gorilla trekking can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours! Once the the family of gorillas has been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour observing them. Coming face-to-face with the mountain gorillas is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic part of your tour you will definitely remember for the rest of your life.
After gorilla trekking, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight stay
|Journey Time||1 hour|
|Accommodation||Bunyonyi overland resort or Hawks eye|
|Meal Plan||Breakfast, Lunch and dinner ( not included on budget )|
Day 3: Transfer Entebbe Airport
After breakfast you drive to Entebbe Airport with a possible stop over in Lake Mburo National park depending on the time.
|Journey Time||8 hours|
End of your Gorilla trekking & Lake Bunyonyi