AASU-3: 3 Days Bwindi impenetrable forest
The ultimate ultimate safari to trek the rare mountain gorillas in their habitat in Uganda's Bwindi impenetrable forest- great experience!
Day 1: Entebbe/Kampala-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today after breakfast meet our English professional guide or company representative and exchange greetings and pleasantries. Thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda. Stop over at the famous Equator for an informative talk, awesome photos and snacks. Lunch en-route at Igongo cultural centre, Agip motel or Regency hotel in Mbarara town and thereafter proceed through rural countryside of Uganda. En-route view of the beautiful scenery like the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of the thousand hills (Rwanda) and the Congo and terraced farming to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to half of the endangered mountain gorilla (Great Apes)
If you are tracking gorillas in the Northern part of Bwindi; diner and overnight at either:
Gorilla resort camp
Buhoma Community Bandas
Nkuringo safari Lodge
Travellers Rest Hotel if you are tracking gorillas in the southern Sector of Bwindi which is Nkuringo family.
Travellers Rest Hotel is set out side Kisoro and is a lovely stay for the tourists, who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel is built in a rather colonial style, and was utterly refurbished in 1999. Because of its comfort and high quality, Dianne Fossey a writer on Gorillas remarked that it was her second home when she was doing research about gorillas.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking experience
Have early morning cup of coffee. Well-armed with your packed lunch, cameras, water, rain jackets, long pair of trouser and hiking boots and other gear, you will assemble for briefing from the rangers about gorilla tracking -the great adventure and experience. After that prepare for the briefing about dos and don’ts before you take the gorilla experience from the Uganda wildlife officials. Thereafter enter into the jungle to search for the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. When you meet the gorillas, sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. To enjoy this experience one has to be fit enough as well as have walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, cameras and hut. The gorilla tracking experience may take half day to whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this experience you will have informative and imaginable-memorable experience of a life time. Evening visit the local communities like Batwa for performances and local art and crafts, local breweries, Bakiga typical home stead’s, traditional healers. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. (BLD)
Day 3: Bwindi – Kampala. `
Early morning breakfast then depart for Kampala via the Ishasha sector and here if lucky we shall spot tree climbing lions and some interesting birds. Also an awesome view of mountain Ruwenzori cones is experienced sometimes. Have lunch en-route and then proceed to your hotel or be dropped off at the Entebbe international airport to board your home bound flight. End of services (BL)
This safari package includes.
Transportation by safari van
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid in advance
Visit the equator and Igongo cultural Centre.
The package excludes:
Expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.