3 days Gorilla tracking Bwindi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 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 biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest; including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
Gorillas are the bulkiest among the primates where the adult male gorilla weighs up to 210kg and almost 2meters in height. These are exceptionally well presented in Uganda with Bwindi having half of the world gorilla population. On this safari you will also enjoy the magnificent L. Bunyonyi and a canoe ride on the lake.
Tour highlights 3 days Gorilla tracking Bwindi:
- Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National park
- Day 2: Gorilla tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
- Day 3: Have a boat cruise and transfer back to Kampala
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi with a stop at the equator
Have breakfast and start your transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park, this is a scenic journey that you will enjoy with unique vegetation that is so stunning. You will have lunch in Mbarara and then after proceed to the park. You will have a stopover at the equator for some photos and experiments. You will also get to visit the craft centers as you get to travel.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge. Accommodation: Ride for a woman. Meal plan: F/B
Day 2: Gorilla tracking- Batwa pygmy walk & transfer to Lake Bunyoyi
Have breakfast and the ranger will brief you about gorilla trekking and about the dos and don’ts off this activity. After this, you will then go with the rangers to start your experience. Once you track these gorillas, you will be given 1 hour to interact with these giant mountain gorillas. After enjoying your time with the gorillas, You will then have lunch and then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy a scenery viewing in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi. Accommodation: Ride for a woman. Meal plan: F/B
Day 3: Boat cruise & transfer back to Kampala
Have breakfast and after go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi, you will be able to explore the main Islands of this lake, after you will get back to lodge and check out of the lodge and start your transfer back to Kampala arriving late afternoon.