Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
This morning we will start our gorilla safari with a trip from Kampala heading to the southwest through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside and the Kigezi highlands region and then to Bwindi Forest National Park. This will include a lunch stop in Mbarara and then we will continue through the savannah grasslands with many banana plantations and several of the local long horned Ankole cows, indigenous to this part of the country.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking day
We always regard this day to be the biggest of the three days of this safari. So, after breakfast we shall head out to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by one of the park staff and afterwards, you will meet me with the lead guide who will take you into the forest to find the gorilla family that you will be allocated to. This may take between 2-7 hours round trip depending on how long the family you are trekking will have moved today from where it was last seen yesterday. After returning from your gorilla trek, depending on how you feel, you may choose to go out for an evening community walk through the villages very close to the forest.
Day 3: Transfer to Kampala
After breakfast, we will depart Bwindi for Kampala with a lunch stop in Mbarara and also at the equator for a photo shot and some shopping of souvenirs as you may wish. This will also mark the end of our memorable and lifetime safari.
This tour includes;
- One Gorilla trekking permit per person
- Full board accommodation while on safari
- 4×4 ground transportation
- An English speaking driver-guide
- Bottled drinking water
- Lunch while traveling
This tour excludes;
- Any extra/ optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Accommodation before and after the tour
- International flight tickets
- Any extra drinks and services not mentioned in the itinerary