Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorrilla Experience
Our Gorilla Trekking activity is done at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
The neighboring towns of Buhoma and Nkuringo both have an impressive array of luxury lodges, rustic bandas and budget campsites, as well as restaurants, craft stalls and guiding services. Opportunities abound to discover the local Bakiga and Batwa Pygmy cultures through performances, workshops and village walks.
Our Driver will pick you from your Accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe at 7:00am for a 9 to 10 hours’ drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South Western Uganda. Along the way you will cross the Equator before stopping for lunch in Mbarara Town.
Only 8 people are allowed to track each Gorilla family in the forest under the guidance of a Ranger Guide. It is advisable that you book your travel as soon as you identify your travel dates on your calendar, since there is usually scarcity in Gorilla permits.
What is included:
• 2 nights’ Accommodation in Bwindi and 2 nights Accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe
• English Speaking Driver/Guide
• All meals excluding drinks during the tour
• Gorilla Permit
What is excluded:
• International flight
• Visa fees
• Optional Extras
• All drinks not mentioned above
• Tips and Personal shopping
• Community walk
• Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing
• Equator Demonstration
• Igongo Cultural Museum
• Lake Mburo National Park Game Drive (chance to sight some Zebras and Antelopes before proceeding to Kampala
• Ndere Center Cultural Performances
• Shopping at the Buganda Road Crafts Village
Important to note
• Hiking shoes are important
• Rain gear/jacket is ideal
• Stay at least 8 meters away from the Gorillas
• Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour
• Avoid flash Photography
• Do not make noise or make sudden movements
• Do not track Gorillas when you have illnesses like: Flue, cough and Diarrhea
• Always stay together in a group
• No one bellow the age of 15 years is allowed to track Gorillas
• Human waste should be buried 30cm (12”) deep
• If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans
• Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day