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3 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Track and photograph the mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable National park

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3810 - $4392
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the best place in the world to track the endangered Mountain Gorillas. It lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most diverse rainforests that dates back over 25,000 years hosting almost 400 species of plants. More famously, Bwindi’s “impenetrable forest” protects an estimated 400+ endangered Mountain Gorillas – roughly 50% of the world’s population. The trip will take you to the gorilla highlands with a stop at the equator

Luxury/Mid-range  Gorilla tracking photographic Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Safari Highlights

Gorilla tracking, Equator Experience

Equipment to Bring

Camera, Wide angle lens, 200+ mm lens, Tripod, Water proof protection for your equipment, spare batteries and a charger.

Snap Uganda gives one set of complimentary photographic accessories that include a   trip/nonopod,  gimbal, cotton carrier and beanbag for each trip.

           

What to Bring for Gorilla Tracking

Good walking boots, wet weather clothing and warm layers for the evenings – it gets cold and damp at this altitude. The sun is still fierce during the day – even when overcast – so be sure to still wear sunscreen and a sun hat. You may also want to bring waterproof bags to protect cameras and other equipment when hiking. Water and snacks will be provided.

 

Trip summary

Day 1 Transfer from Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Day 2 Gorilla tracking

Day 3 Transfer back to Kampala

Day 1 Transfer from Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable national park

After an early breakfast, check out and depart at 8:00 am towards Western Uganda. We stop at the Equator to allow time for photographs. During the drive, you will see long-horned Ankole cattle, the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of the region, and beautiful panoramas that are part of the Kabale District. We have a lunch break en-route at Igongo Country Hotel.   We arrive at the park in the late evening and check in at your lodge.

Meal plan (L, D)

Accommodation (Luxury)

                             (Mid-range)

 

Day 2 Gorilla tracking

Arise early in the morning, have breakfast and then drive to the park headquarters where they will brief you about how to track the Gorillas. Note that you have to be physically fit to undertake this activity and one is given one hour to interact with the primates. You will be led by the park rangers through the forest in a bid to see the great apes. On your way, you will might see other primates through the thick forest, like the red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and some bird species which include the African green broadbill, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Brown-necked parrot, White-bellied Robin-chat and among others. This activity may take half a day or a full day depending on the location of the gorilla group. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation.

 

Meal Plan (B, L, D)

Accommodation (Luxury)

                             (Mid-range)

 

Day 3 Transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, you will set of for Kampala and have lunch en route. Our driver guide will drop you at your hotel or airport if you have a late evening flight and end of the safari.

Meal plan (B, L)

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