Uganda Safari: Bwindi Gorillas
U.W.S. 3 : 3 days – 2 nights
Day 1: This day after an early breakfast we will proceed southwards of the country towards the Gorilla Land. We will stop by the equator and take some photos after which we will proceed to Kabale. The drive through the rolling mountains and hills generally referred to as the Little Switzerland of Africa. Later arrive to check in at the Engagi Lodge or Haven Lodge or Buhoma Community Rest Camp refresh and relax. Meals plans dinner and overnight.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:
Introduction : It is the richest forest in Uganda in terms of number of plant species. Also home to half of the population of the critically endangered mountain Gorillas in the world.Gazetted in 1991 with an area of 331sq km, 514km away from the capital Kampala covering parts of Rukungiri, Kisoro and Kabale districts in south western Ugandan districts.
Attractions :This is the richest forest in Uganda with a number of plant species, as the area is one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa where lowland and montane communities emerge.The valley bottoms contain a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, shrubs, with only a few trees hence it’s name ” The Impenetrable Forest” This is one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa. There exists half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi forest. There are also several endangered species of birds within limited ranges.
Gorilla tracking begun on 1st April 1993. It is advisable to make your booking for gorilla tracking +3 Months with us in advance. Atleast a few months before your intended date of visit. It commonly rains in this area. Come with a rain gear, a good pair of hiking boots, gloves and elastic bandage in case of sprains.
Day 2: Tracking the mountain gorillas: After an early breakfast you will head to the park headquarters and get the briefing from the chief park warden get into your groups and later its on to your adventure to meet these thrilling gentle giants of Bwindi National Park. Tracking time varies according to the movements of these giants it could take from 30 mins to 5hrs so we highly recommend that you are in a good physical condition to track these gorillas. There are porters at the briefing point and if you need one to carry your equipment please do inform the warden and one will be readily available at a fee of $20 USD. After tracking you will get back to the camp and relieve those special moments with the group. Later meal plans dinner and overnight at the Engagi Lodge or Haven Lodge or Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Day 3: After Breakfast you will prepare to leave this part of the World and transfer back to Kampala. Stop for lunch enroute at the Uganda Equator and also do the Souvenir shopping after which you will arrive in Kampala by early evening. Check in at your chosen accommodation. End of Safari.