These 4 days 3 nights double gorilla tour will take you to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas housing almost a half the world’s remaining population, an estimation of about 900 mountain gorillas are left world-wide. You will stand a chance to track in two different gorilla families a great experience.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
You will be picked up at any agreed upon point in Entebbe airport port or at any Hotel in Kampala by our safari guide/driver , he will drive you to the south western part of Uganda to Bwindi impenetrable national park a home to the few remaining endangered mountain gorillas. The journey from Kampala to the park takes about 7-9 hours’ drive however, with stopovers at any interesting point like at the equator crossing for informative talks, snacks and photography, handcraft shops and also at Mbarara for an hour lunch break. After an hour lunch break, we will continue with the drive through the gorgeous scenery sometimes referred to as the ‘’Switzerland of Africa’’ this is a great sight as you continue with the drive to the park. Depending on where you booked for your accommodation, arrive at the park in the evening either at Ruhija sector or Buhoma sector of the park. Check into your pre-booked accommodation for relaxation, dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Buhoma Community Campground
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking and Nature walk in Bwindi national park
After an early breakfast at the lodge, our safari guide will drive you to the park headquarters where you will meet the park wardens or senior ranger guides who will take you through a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas and also get you allocated to the gorilla family to visit. After, the ranger guide will lead you to the impenetrable forest to begin the search of these incredible species of gorillas. Carry bottled water, and sometimes packed lunch since the trek is unpredictable meeting them depends on where they last spent the previous night from the search may go to a half or full day in the jungle, so don’t forget to put on strong shoes/boats . Passing through the steep, thick and sometimes muddy forest is a bit tiresome, however once these apes are meet you will forget all the troubles you have gone through and utilize the one hour you are allowed to stay with the gorillas, learn their behaviors as well as taking as many photos and videos with them . After this wonderful activity, retreat back to the lodge for relaxation and late lunch, if the evening is free go for a community walk and visit the Batwa community. Dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Buhoma Community Campground
Day 3: 2nd Gorilla tracking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, follow the same steps like on day one of gorilla tracking, with packed lunch the ranger will lead you the forest to track the gorillas, this time you visit a different gorilla family for a better experience. Pass through terraced hills and steep slope and finally to the gorillas, meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from. Once they are met only one hour is allowed to stay with them, take photos and videos with them. After, on your return, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi the second deepest lake in Africa free from Bilharzia. Arrive in the evening for relaxation, dinner and an overnight Acadia cottages/ Bunyonyi overland camp
Day 4: Canoe ride on the lake and Transfer back to Kampala
Wake up early and enjoy a boat ride on the lake Bunyonyi and explore the nearby islands on the lake for an opportunity to have a glance on a scenic view of the well terraced hills around the lake as well as several species of birds that reside and feed on the lake. After, with packed lunch, you will be driven back to Kampala and later you will be transferred to the airport to meet your departure flight back if scheduled on this day.
End of safari
The safari includes
- Transportation and fuel in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari as included in the itinerary
- 2 Gorilla Permit per person
- Canoe ride on the lake Bunyonyi
- Full English Speaking driver guide and all his associated expenses and any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
- park entrance fees
- Any other Activity fees as mentioned in the Itinerary
But it exclude,
- Accommodation in Kampala unless is on itinerary
- Visa fees,
- Airport taxes
- Item of personal nature, like bar bills, tipping, Laundry ,Beverages
- Optional Activity fees
- Other extra expenses not included above.