Entebbe | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is surreal and unlike any other experience in Africa. The atmosphere of the trek through the jungle mist is unreal. With each step your anticipation builds and the reward of seeing the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world is spectacular. The setting, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, is arguably one of the most mystical in all of Africa.
Uganda, also known as the Pearl of Africa, is located in east-central Africa and through the Swahili language united with its East African neighbors Kenya and Tanzania. The land is richly fertile, and Ugandan coffee has become both a mainstay of the agricultural economy and a favorite of connoisseurs around the world.
Tour Length: 4 days
From $2,395 per person sharing
Uganda Gorilla Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Entebbe (1 night)
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met and assisted by a Great Safaris representative and transferred to Serena Lake Spa and resort for an overnight.
Day 2 Entebbe / Bwindi Forest (2 nights)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, enjoy the magnificent scenery of Uganda’s mountain landscape during your flight. On arrival at Kihili airstrip, you will be transferred for about 1hour to Mahogany springs Lodge, your base for Gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.
Day 3 Bwindi
After an energizing breakfast, you will embark on your gorilla trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station.
In the afternoon, you will go for a community visit, the neighboring communities are organized to give visitors an opportunity to explore and discover the behavior and lifestyle of the Batwa & Bafumbira.
Day 4 Bwindi / Entebbe / Departure
After breakfast, bid farewell to the Forest as you transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe for your onward afternoon departure flight back home.