Uganda Gorilla Safari: Express Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi
Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
Day 1: Welcome to Uganda The Pearl of Africa!
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by Representatives from Uganda Wildlife Scene Safaris . Have you transferred to your Hotel and Place of refreshment, relax and relieve from jet lag, Dinner and overnight at The Boma Hotel Entebbe or Airport Guest House or Lake Victoria View Guest House.
Day 2: 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 to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at the Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Mist Lodge or Bakiga Lodge or Ruhija Community Rest Camp
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 3: 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 transfer to Lake Bunyonyi stay the night at Bird’s Nest or Arcadia Cottages or Overland Resort.
Day 4: After an early breakfast prepare to leave this part of the world and head back to Entebbe. Lunch enroute as you stop by the Equator, and also do the souvenir shopping. Proceed to arrive at the Airport and check in time. Connect to your home bound flight. End of Safari.