Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in South-Western Uganda, on the edge of
the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is home to over 350 endangered gorillas. Ape adventure is
one of the greatest tourism contributions to the economy of Uganda and Rwanda.
Mountain gorillas which are quite possibly the most awe-inspiring animals to be found in
Africa. There are also 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. Gorilla
tracking is the major tourist activity in Bwindi with four groups currently available daily
for tourists. The Mubare group (ten members, one silverback) was opened for tourism in
1993, and the Habinyanja group (eighteen members, two silverbacks) was ready in July
1998. The Rusheguru group (ten members, one silverback) was opened in July 2002,
while the Nkuringo group (nineteen members, two silverbacks) was opened for tourism
in April 2004. More groups have been habituated in the past few years creating
opportunity for more tourists to trek per day.
You get the chance to trek and follow the gorillas first hand with experienced and
knowledgeable game rangers. This Safari is challenging, therefore a certain amount of
physical fitness is required but is very rewarding when you finally meet face to face with
the big primates.
Day 1 – Bwindi National Park
Depart from Kampala at 8:00 am .You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south-West of Kampala. A brief stop at the Equator allows time for photographs as well as an enjoyable and informative talk. You will be taken to the point where the Northern and the Southern hemispheres of the world separate with each other. Have Lunch in en route and then proceed through the Kigezi Highlands a scenic drive through to the southern section of the park. You can view the great Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo from your camp. Overnight at Nkuringo Gorilla Camp.
Day 2 - Gorilla Trekking
Very early in the morning breakfast and briefing, you will go for Gorilla tracking which can be strenuous, you will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds, as well as carry a light rain jacket as Bwindi has unpredictable weather. Walking sticks will be made available for those that require one by the park rangers. The guides do a good job to describe the surroundings and the lifestyle of the animals. After this tour, in the evening you can relax around a campfire, take walks or retire to the lodge .Over night at the lodge.
Day 3 – ENTEBBE/KAMPALA
Have an early morning breakfast before leaving Bwindi Impenetrable National park for Kampala through the Kigezi highlands (The Switzerland of Africa). You will have lunch en route. Arrive late in the evening overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 - DEPARTURE
Depending on the flight times, you may go on a city tour; otherwise you will be transferred to the Airport for in time for your departure flight.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.