This 4 day gorilla safari starts and finishes in Kampala. Seeing some of the last remaining 900 mountain gorillas in the world is a fantastic experience. This safari takes you tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to almost half of the remaining population of the mountain gorillas. Within Bwindi, there are 15 habituated families and the gorillas there live in thicker tropical forest. Gorilla tracking is more challenging as the hillsides are steeper. You can also go for nature walks to see birds, monkeys and orchids.
On safari clients stay 3 Nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If you do have a specific lodge where you would like to stay, don’t hesitate to suggest to us.
We have assembled a truly remarkable group of naturalist tour guides to escort you into one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth – Uganda – The Pearl of Africa!
Day 1 : Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Briefing on safari. Start for Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest arriving in the afternoon. Nature walk in the forest or relax at the lodge. Overnight: Buhoma Homestead (Budget) / Bwindi Gorilla Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Gorilla Forest Camp (FB).
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest (Buhoma)
After breakfast, transfer to the trailhead. Get briefed about gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Forest. Go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. In the afternoon, visit the Batwa Community for a cultural interaction tour. O/N: Overnight: Buhoma Homestead (Budget) / Bwindi Gorilla Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Gorilla Forest Camp (FB).
Day 3: Second Gorilla Trek in Bwindi (Ruhija)
Go for a second gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This time, the gorilla trek will be within the Ruhija Sector of Bwindi Forest. After the trek, return to the lodge. Relax at the lodge. Overnight: Buhoma Homestead (Budget) / Bwindi Gorilla Haven Lodge (Midrange) / Gorilla Forest Camp (FB).
Day 4 : Return Trip to Kampala
Early start for Kampala, retracing your steps through this green and pleasant land. Picnic lunch en route. Arrive Kampala late afternoon.