THIS 3 DAYS TRACKING GORILLAS IN UGANDA IN A SHORT TIME.
Having 326 Gorillas, gorilla searching trips form the major tourist activity/attraction in Bwindi. On a daily basis more than 10 gorilla groups are usually available for tourists to trek. The Mubare group comprising of 16 gorillas with1 Silver back, this group was officially opened for tourism in 1993.The other group being the Habinyanja group which comprises of 23 gorillas with 2 silver backs and was readily opened in July 1998. The last and third group of gorillas -Rushegura comprising of 17 gorillas with 2 silver back all in the Buhoma sector.
-All gorilla tracking safari permits are sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at the Headquarters in Kampala with only 8 gorilla permits per day being sold for each of the 2 Gorilla groups. Advance booking- at least 3 months in advance is recommended to prevent missing out.
- The Uganda Gorilla tracking activity starts at 8:30 am local time and lasts the whole day.
-After the search for Gorillas, you are supposed to watch them for only an hour once they have been tracked.
- The Gorilla Tracking trek in Bwindi is tedious in this regard tourists are therefore urged to be physically fit and carry jungle boots and rain jackets along with them because the forest is always wet
Day 1: Leave Kampala city to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking -Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 3: Vacate Bwindi back to Kampala
Kampala to Bwindi Gorilla Forest.Have breakfast from your Kampala hotel, embark on your Uganda gorilla safari, traverse to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Forest park / Mgahinga national park depending on which gorilla group you are tracking. You will make a stopover at the Equator where you will have photo shoots and marvelous experiments plus a visit to the many craft centers. Spend your night at Gorilla Forest Camp / Silver back lodge or Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Trek Gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park .After your breakfast, a game ranger will brief you at 8:00 am then lead you, through the gorilla paths in the thick Bwindi Impenetrable rain forests searching for the giant mountain Gorillas. Once tracked, you shall be given an hour to View and interact with these beautiful primates plus taking photographs. Get back to your lodge for a late lunch but later take a community walk to visit the native Batwa community and have a cultural entertainment. You will have your second night at Buhoma Community Rest / Gorilla Forest Camp/ Silver back lodge .
Leave Bwindi National Park for Kampala .Have breakfast early morning, after get briefed by your guide before driving back to Kampala. You will have lunch en route at Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara plus a visit to a cultural museum. You may stop at Mpabire and have a talk with the local drum makers who will demonstrate how these drums are crafted but also have a drumming session using the very drums.
Arrive in Kampala late evening which marks the end of this Uganda gorilla safari trip.
Your overnight shall be at The Lodge-Lweza for your quick and jam free air port transfer at your chosen time.
N.B you may personally choose your accommodation if you desire.
The tour quotation Includes:
- Gorilla tracking permits
- Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
- Full board accommodation
- Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Airport transfers
The tour quotation excludes:
-Kampala hotel fees (the eve of the safari and the night after the safari)
- Laundry services
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
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