Uganda Gorilla tracking Safaris

May 2011

Bwindi Uganda Gorilla trip, Explore one of the most remarkable habitats in Uganda, Gorilla tracking is a great lifetime experience worth experiencing....


?    Visit the impenetrable Bwindi National Park.
?    Come close with the infamous mountain Gorillas and a range of primates.
?    Get a chance to see the 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species including the African Green Broadbill etc.
?    Experience come of the optional activities around Bwindi including batwa trail, village walk, bwindi community hospital, waterfall walk

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Activities: Extensive walking at sites, short trek in Bwindi.
Accommodation: 2 nights of tourist class hotels.
Transport: 4WD vehicles.
Escort: Local tour leader/ guide
Suggest: Combine with safari in Kenya or Tanzania or Rwanda

Day    Location                Accommodation        Board        Activity
01    Uganda                     Nkuringo Gorilla Camp    BB        FLT, TRSF, LE
02    Bwindi                      Nkuringo Gorilla Camp    LDBB        GT, VI, LE
03    Ruhengeri/Kigali        Departure                     TRSF, FLT

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, TRSF-Transfer, VI-Visit, FLT-Flight, GT-Gorilla Trekking, LE-Leisure

Day 01 Travel Time: Approx. 8 hours

After breakfast, your Africa Journeys Escapes guide will pick you from Kampala and drive you to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and   boasts 90 mammal species, the infamous mountain gorillas, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon etc.
You will stop en route to look at the Royal Drum makers, see the Equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. From there you continue through the terraced hillsides of Uganda arriving to Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner.  Dinner and overnight at Nkuringo gorilla Camp (LDBB).

Day 02: Gorilla tracking

The next morning you set off for gorilla trekking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat, is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all.  If time permits there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon. Optional activities include batwa trail, village walk, bwindi community hospital, waterfall walk. Dinner and overnight at Nkuringo gorilla Camp (LDBB).

Day 03: Bwindi – Kampala: Depart Bwindi early in the morning to catch your return flight home in either Entebbe or Kigali.

Please note the gorilla tracking in this itinerary can be done in Rwanda as well the southern sector of Bwindi if permits/accommodation can’t be got in Buhoma at the time of your booking. Gorilla tracking is dependent on the permits availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are on a very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible.