Gorilla trekking is the main activity in this park. It is a treasure comprising of different flora and fauna with six gorilla groups currently available to be visited by only 8 persons per group on daily basis i.e. (Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Bitukira) in central Bwindi and(Nshongi Nkuringo )which can be accessed from Kisoro However, strict rules have to be adhered to in order to prevent behavioral disturbances and transmission of communicable diseases to endangered primates….
The forest is also a habitat for over 90 species of mammals, other primates and 346 species of bird life of which 90% of Albertine rift endemic to East Africa. Evening performances by local communities around Buhoma is worthwhile to see or a cultural village walk to meet and interact with the local communities is optional activities to be done. If you prefer, you can relax amidst African jungle.
The visitors have a choice of accommodation to stay: Gorilla Forest Camp, Ruhija Lodge,Bwindi Resort and volcanoes (High end/luxurious accommodation), Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Lake Kitandara Tents, Silverback Lodge (Medium class accommodation) and Buhoma community Bandas (Low budget/basic accommodation) offer travelers comfortable style of African accommodation.Itinerary Day One:
We begin the safari from Kampala or Entebbe Our guide/driver picks you at 8:00 a.m from your hotel or residence. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala ) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Meals and overnight at any of the following recommended accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Resort, volcanoes,Ruhija Lodge (High end/luxurious accommodation), Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Lake Kitandara Tents, Silverback Lodge (Medium class accommodation) and Buhoma local community Bandas (Low budget/basic accommodation)
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. Return to your lodgeMeals and overnight at any of the following recommended accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Resort, volcanoes,Ruhija Lodge (High end/luxurious accommodation), Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Lake Kitandara Tents, Silverback Lodge (Medium class accommodation) and Buhoma local community Bandas (Low budget/basic accommodation)
Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute and stop over at Equator
Optional volunteer one day activity for clients: Today morning begins with African breakfast. The team gets set to go and does community work within the communities’ eco projects staying adjacent the park. Volunteer services with local Associations include constructing schools, health clinics, cultivating a community garden, making crafts or digging a road leading to a trading center. In the evening, the guests return to the camp. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Possible extensions to this safari include:
Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale NP, Semiliki wild Reserve, Murchison NP, Mgahinga NP or Rwanda,
The safari package to include:
- Transportation by a 4wd fuelled vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
- Park fees
- Services on an English speaking driver/guide.
- Enroute lunches
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like:
Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.
Choose between luxury, mid range and budget accommodation
Welcome to Gorilla Tracking Safaris Ltd. We offer eco expeditions (expeditions with a conservational theme) sustainable tours and safaris amid the Pearl of Africa. For Eco-Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.