UAAV 006 – 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari

mountain gorillas

This 3 Days Uganda Safari explores the African Giants in Bwindi National park. The park is a home to over 120 species of mammals including 20 forest elephants, 310 species of butterflies (including two endangered species of Swallowtails), and 10 species of primates including the chimpanzee, red tailed and blue monkeys, Colobus monkeys and baboons. Bwindi is the only park in east and central Africa where chimpanzees and gorillas co-exist in the same environment. The park is also a home to over 360 specie of bird and it’s regarded as a bird’s heaven.

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi National Park
Day 2: Gorilla tracking
Day 3: Bwindi National Park – Kampala

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi National Park

Meet at your hotel and leave Kampala for Bwindi National Park. We shall have a stop at the Equator where you will perform a simple experiment to experience a tropical balance, have a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made, and thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest famously known for the rare Mountain Gorillas. Bird life and primate life in this forest is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda, of which you might have a chance to encounter some as well as other primate species.

  • Luxury (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
  • Luxury (South): Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Mid range (Buhoma/North): Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Mid range (South): Chameleon Hill Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Budget (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas
  • Budget (South): Gorilla mist lodge

Day 2: Gorilla tracking

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-gorilla tracking briefing by the park warden and rangers at 8am. After briefing, the rangers will then lead you into the forest to track these gentle giants (Mountain gorillas). The thrill of spending time observing the gorillas as they interact with each other is a pleasing and unforgettable one, you are allowed an hour witnessing the interaction of these close relatives of ours. You are advised to carry with you a packed lunch for, the time spent tracking the gorillas would not be known to you but varies from 3 to 8 hours. Time permitting; you may go for a late afternoon community walk to see the local people’s way of life and cultures.

  • Luxury (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
  • Luxury (South): Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Mid range (Buhoma/North): Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Mid range (South): Chameleon Hill Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Budget (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas
  • Budget (South): Gorilla mist lodge

Day 3: Bwindi National Park – Kampala

After your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala.
END OF SAFARI

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