Bwindi (thick) Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda near the Rift Valley. The National Park covers beautiful hills, mist-covered with extraordinary thick forest. This forest protects not only a population of about 400 gorillas – which is nearly 50% of the worlds Gorilla population but also is habitat to another nearly 120 mammals chimpanzees, baboons, diverse species of monkeys, elephants, among many.
There are also over 300 birds’ species in the forest. On this 3 days Gorilla tracking Bwindi, one is certain to meet the forest giants – the Gorillas towering up to about 2 meters in height and about 200kg in mass. Later this can be blended with a boat ride on the nearby beautiful lake Bunyonyi.
Day 1: Transfer from Airport and Travel to S/Western
After pick up from the Airport- if guests arrive early morning, the safari starts from Kampala heading to the South Western part of the country through Masaka. The scenic safari has a stopover at Kayabwe where the Equator crosses Uganda on Masaka Road. Here one can have either a traditional or western breakfast including the famous ‘Rolex’. Beautiful Ugandan hand -made crafts are sold including the famous and treasured Buganda traditional drum ‘Engalabi’ Lunch can be taken in Mbarara after which, one can rest or proceed to the Park for a night rest. In the Park, accommodation is on full board basis.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking, Batwa walkand transfer to Lake Bunyoyi
After the breakfast, gorilla trekking begins early. The rangers here will guide on how to enjoy an hour’s experience of closely interacting with these giant intelligent and friendly primates – the mountain gorillas. Come clad and ready for a trek of your life time. Lunch is then served followed by an interaction with the community as one enjoys the scenery viewing of the sun set.
Day 3: Canoe Ride and Transfer Back to Kampala
After breakfast, a fun boat cruise awaits on Lake Bunyonyi. Explore the main Islands of this lake with all the nature it has to offer, there after get back to lodge and check out of the lodge to start the transfer back to Kampala arriving late afternoon.