Tour highlights: Gorilla tracking, Nature walk / Community walk/ Cultural visits A Gorilla trek within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit Uganda.
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Bwindi is located in South-Western Uganda, on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is home to over 350 endangered mountain gorillas which are quite possibly the most awe-inspiring animals to be found in Africa. There are also 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. Gorilla tracking is the major tourist activity in Bwindi with four groups currently available daily for tourists.
The Mubare group (ten members, one silverback) was opened for tourism in 1993, and the Habinyanja group (eighteen members, two silverbacks) was ready in July 1998. The Rusheguru group (ten members, one silverback) was opened in July 2002, while the Nkuringo group (nineteen members, two silverbacks) was opened for tourism in April 2004. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be challenging, therefore a certain amount of physical fitness is required. Tracking starts in the early morning, around 8:30 a.m., and can last from a few hours depending on the movement of these giant apes.
Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable ParkOur Safari guide from WORLD VENTURES LTD will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, Leaving very early at about 6:00am, its a full days drive through the beautiful Ugandan countryside to the ancient rainforests of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and climb into the mountainous south-western region of Uganda through terraced hillsides dotted with traditional settlements. Expect to arrive at our picturesque accommodation on the edge of the forest in the late afternoon. Dinner and Overnight at Luxury Accommodation: Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest Camp / Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Resort Midrange Accommodation: Gorilla safari Lodge, Silverback Lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Lodge/ Nkuringo Gorilla Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp. Budget Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Wagtail Eco safari Camp / Bwindi View Bandas / Kisoro Tourist Hotel (Budget). Meal Plan: HB Note: Accommodation s booked also depends on the Gorilla Group that you will be tracking. Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner Journey Time Taken from Kampala: 8Hours Drive
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi ForestVery early in the morning before 8:00am, after an early breakfast, report to the ranger station for a briefing with the guides, set off for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous, you will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket. Walking sticks will be made available for those that require one by the park rangers. In case you have the afternoon free, have a guided village walk to nearby communities to see and experience the different aspects of Ugandan lives, cultures and lifestyles like the Batwa pygmies. Dinner and Overnight as above. Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / FB)
Back to KampalaAfter Breakfast we drive back to Kampala, Enroute lunch, on arrival transfer to airport for out bound flight Home or hotel.
All Accommodations and Meals as per tour plan / itinerary and are Based on Per Person Sharing in Double / Twin Rooms and Single room Supplements May Apply where Possible.
– All Ground Transportion and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.
– An Experienced English speaking Driver guide and all his Expenses
– Park Entrance fees, Vehicle Entrance Fees
– Ranger Guide Fees
– 1 Gorilla Tracking Permit
– Guided Community Walk
-Bottled Mineral Water while on your Safari
– International flight Fares and Visas
– Expenses of personal nature
– Tips & Laundry
– Alcoholic Drinks
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