Gorilla tracking is one of the best Uganda safaris and most exciting adventures you can take part in on any African safari particularly during Uganda safaris. Mountain Gorillas are some of the world’s most endangered species with over 1000 individuals remaining in the wilds of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Virunga Massif. Bwindi only shelters nearly half of the remaining Gorilla population and it is one of the best Uganda safari destination.
It’s located in the southwestern part of the country and recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. The gorilla tracking park covers an area of about 321sq.km with an altitude of 1160 to 2607metres above sea level; it is characterized by tangled vegetation, steep slippery valleys and high draughty ridges. It’s challenging terrain and chilly weather makes gorilla tracking the best Uganda safaris.
On this gorilla tracking safari you will trek the misty ranges of Bwindi looking out for these great Apes.
Note: On your day of arrival for this gorilla tracking best Uganda safari, you will be met and received by our guide at Entebbe International Airport and be transferred to your overnight accommodation in Kampala. Overnight (o/n): Sheraton Hotel (Luxury) /Cassia lodge (Midrange) /Speke Hotel (Basic): Bed & Breakfast
Day 01: Departure from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park [Approximately 9hours]
Begin this best Uganda safari adventure with a hearty breakfast at your overnight accommodation, your guide will meet you here and then drive off early to the south western part of the country. On your way, you will break off twice; in Kayabwe at the Equator-00 latitude for a simple trip and snap shots; and in Mbarara for Lunch. Proceed with the beautiful drive in this lush countryside through the famous terraced highlands of Kigezi as you approach the park where you will go gorilla tracking. On arrival, head to the lodge, check-in for dinner and overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Half Board [HB]. Overnight [O/N]: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi lodge (Premium) or Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or Silverback (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Haven Lodge (Basic).
Day 02: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable
Start off this gorilla tracking day with an early breakfast at the lodge, the guide then helps you carry your lunchboxes to the car then proceed to the park reception area for registration at 7:30am, receive briefing from the ranger guide and later enter the forest to track the Gorillas. Gorilla tracking can last just a few hours or throughout the day depending on the Gorilla movements. An hour is availed to you once you encounter the gorillas and later retreat to the start point, where you meet with your safari guide and head to the lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]. O/N: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi lodge (Premium) or Buhoma lodge (Luxury) or Silverback lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Haven lodge (Basic)
Day 03: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe.
You sign-off this best gorilla tracking Uganda safari with breakfast at the lodge, checkout and we later embark on a drive through the pleasant southwestern part of Uganda back to Kampala and be dropped off at the hotel or at Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home. On this last day of your gorilla tracking safari, back to Kampala, you will visit Igongo Cultural museum in Mbarara for a palate of the Ankole-African culture. It is at the Country Hotel and cultural center you will have your lunch. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of Safari
*Gorilla Tracking permit per person *Park entrance fees *All activity fees unless labeled as optional *Professional English Speaking guide/driver *Ground Transportation in 4X4 safari vehicle (Van for Basic or Midrange & Land cruiser for luxury or premium) *Round trip Airport or Hotel transfers *Drinking mineral water in the car *Meals as per the itinerary *Amref Air Ambulance.
*Tourist Visa fees (visa can be arranged on request) *Pre & Post Tour Accommodation [can be arranged on request] *Airline tickets [arranged on request] *Tips, Gratuities and expenses of personal nature *Travel insurance.
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