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UGANDA: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi (Road)

Overview

Bwindi, located in south-western Uganda, is a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and is home to half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorrilas. Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely one of the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounters there are.

Regular Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Entebbe – Kampala

    Your arrival at Entebbe International Airport is greeted by our on-site rep who transfers you to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

    You'll leave Entebbe in the early morning and drive southward to Bwindi National Park.

  • Day 3

    Gorilla Tracking in the tropical rainforest

    Today you'll go gorilla trekking in the forest sanctuary under the guidance of UWA guides

  • Day 4

    Bwindi – Entebbe

    Today is reserved for evening flights out of Entebbe.

Possible Extensions

  • Extension 1

    Day 4

    Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

    Drive to Lake Mburo National Park where you'll go on a game drive.

  • Extension 1

    Day 5

    Lake Mburo – Entebbe

    This day is reserved for flights out of Entebbe.

Regular Itinerary

Day 1

Entebbe – Kampala

Your arrival at Entebbe International Airport is greeted by our on-site representative and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Lodging

Bed & Breakfast options available.

Day 2

Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You'll leave Entebbe in the early morning and drive southward to Bwindi National Park. You will have stopover at the Equator and for lunch will be in Mbarara, the capital town of the Ankole region. Here you'll get to see the typical acacia savannah and the terraced hills, and the ubiquitous long-horned Ankole cattle.

Dinner and overnight stay at you preferred lodging option.

Lodging

Full Board options available.

Places

  • Mbarara

Day 3

Gorilla Tracking in the tropical rainforest

Following an early breakfast and briefing from Uganda Wildlife Authority guides, you set off gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary.

The activity starts at 8.00am and you'll be joined by other members depending on the distribution of the gorilla families, only eight people per family per day. You'll also need to carry a packed lunch, enough drinking water, a rain jacket in case of rain and trekking boots. The rangers on their part will provide you with a walking stick. If you aren't sure of your fitness you might hire a porter and pay him a tip to help you carry your bag about.

The amount of time it takes to chance upon the primates is unpredictable as they roam freely in the forest. However, upon encountering the gorillas, you'll get an hour of observation that is certain to be a rewarding and unforgettable experience.

After the trekking you head back for the lodge at your leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at you preferred lodging.

Lodging

Full Board options available.

Places

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Activities

Day 4

Bwindi – Entebbe

After breakfast, you return to Kampala at your leisure. Lunch will be served en-route.

Today is reserved for evening flights out of Entebbe.

Lodging

Half Board options available.

Possible Extensions

Day 4

Extension 1

Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Lake Mburo National Park. This is a small game national park found in the Ankole region of Uganda. This is the perfect stop over between Bwindi and Entebbe.

After lunch, you go on a game drive in search of the graceful impalas, elands, topi and many antelopes, buffaloes, and zebras.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred lodging.

Lodging

Full Board options available.

Places

  • Lake Mburo National Park

Activities

Day 5

Extension 1

Lake Mburo – Entebbe

After breakfast, you go on your last game drive (or an optional nature walk) and lunch, then drive to Entebbe
for your flight out of Entebbe International Airport.

Lodging

Half Board options available.

Activities