The 3 day safari is a gorilla and culture tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The tour is for gorilla tracking and a visit to the Batwa community. These were the forest people that lived in the park before gorilla conservation started. They were evicted and now live outside the park with the other communities.
After an early breakfast, check out and depart at 8:00 am towards Western Uganda. We stop at the Equator to allow time for photographs. During the drive, you will see long-horned Ankole cattle, the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of the region, and beautiful panoramas that are part of the Kabale District. We have a lunch break en-route at Igongo Country Hotel. We arrive at the park in the late evening and check in at your lodge.
Meal plan (L, D)
Arise early in the morning, have breakfast and then drive to the park headquarters where they will brief you about how to track the Gorillas. Note that you have to be physically fit to undertake this activity and one is given one hour to interact with the primates. You will be led by the park rangers through the forest in a bid to see the great apes. On your way, you will might see other primates through the thick forest, like the red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and some bird species which include the African green broadbill, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Brown-necked parrot, White-bellied Robin-chat and among others. This activity may take half a day or a full day depending on the location of the gorilla group. After the trek, return to the lodge for relaxation.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will set of for Kampala and have lunch en route. Our driver guide will drop you at your hotel or airport if you have a late evening flight and end of the safari.
Meal plan (B, L)
Transport in a 4×4 Safari Van
Services of an English speaking driver guide
Gorilla tracking permit
All park entry fees
Meals and accommodation
Drinking water in the Vehicle
Visa fees, Air ticket and tips for guides and porters
What to Bring for Gorilla Tracking
Good walking boots, wet weather clothing and warm layers for the evenings – it gets cold and damp at this altitude. The sun is still fierce during the day – even when overcast – so be sure to still wear sunscreen and a sun hat. You may also want to bring waterproof bags to protect cameras and other equipment when hiking. Water and snacks will be provided.