Journey into the highland rain forests of Uganda to track the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Bwindi is a wildly diverse ancient rainforest, and protects around half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. Trust us, you’ll never forget your experience of meeting our highly endangered relatives!
Day 1 – Heading to the highlands
You’ll be collected early to drive down to Bwindi Impenetrable NP from Kampala (or Entebbe). It’s a long drive so settle back in your vehicle and enjoy the views. You’ll stop off at the equator as you pass into the southern hemisphere before passing by Lake Mburo NP (watch out for zebras by the side of the road) to reach Mbarara town. Here we’ll have time to stop off for lunch before heading into the highlands and beautifully terraced hillsides of the south west of Uganda. Complete your journey by winding along murram roads to reach the rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable NP, reach your accommodation before dusk so you can enjoy the views across the rainforest.
Day 2 – Gorilla tracking
Experience Uganda’s greatest natural wonder, an intimate meeting with one of Bwindi Impenetrable NP’s gorilla families. Start early with an orientation from a Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers on tracking the gorillas, before they guide you through the rainforest. They’ll identify the local plants, birds and wildlife as well the general ecosystem of Bwindi Impenetrable NP for you. The trek length varies, depending on where the gorillas spent the night, ranging thirty minutes to six hours. Once you find these incredible creatures you will spend one hour with them. We think you’ll agree it’s one of the most magical experiences you can have with nature to see this unique family feed, socialise, nurse their young, patrol and display their prowess. After which make the return trek to your camp to spend a sedate evening unwinding to the sounds of the African rainforest.
Day 3 – Heading Home
Set off early from Bwindi Impenetrable NP to make the eight to nine hour drive back to Kampala (or Entebbe). So settle back and enjoy the ride as you descend from the highlands of Uganda back down to the plains and plantations by Lake Victoria. You’ll stop off along the way at Mbarara for lunch, at roadside markets you might like to explore and the equator. You’ll then arrive back in Kampala (or Entebbe) by early evening.
- Airport transfers Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe
- One Gorilla Tracking Permit
- Accommodations Mention in the itinerary
- Park Ranger Fees
- Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle
- English speaking driver guide
- En-route lunch
- Pure bottled drinking water or Soda
- International flight
- Ugandan Visa
- Luxury drinks
- Gratitude to the local porter
- Personal insurance
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any other item not mentioned above