Mountain Gorilla trekking is Uganda’s main safari activity. Uganda, also named the Pearl of Africa by Sir Winston Churchill, is believed to have the highest population of these endangered primates worldwide. Gorillas are said to share 95% of human genes and mountain gorillas are gentle in nature. It can be thrilling but also humbling to look into their soft brown eyes. Uganda shelters 10 Gorilla groups, 9 of them found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and one in Mgahinga National Park. There is a limit of 8 people per group when visiting the gorillas.
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi
You will be met by a representative of Msafiri Tours who will transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. You will stop over at the Equator for photos and souvenir shopping, then proceed for lunch in Mbarara, on our way to the Park. You will enjoy amazing scenic views en route. Dinner and overnight stay at either Mahogany Springs, Engagi Lodge Buhoma Community Bandas. Meal plan Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Uganda Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast, you will be led to the briefing point where you will be guided on how to spend time with the gentle giants. It is unpredictable how long the gorilla trekking may take, due to the mobility of the gorillas although it usually takes between 2 to 8 hours. Once the gorillas are located, you will spend a maximum of one hour watching them. Due to nature of the terrain in the forest, you need to be physically fit to enjoy the trekking.
Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs, Engagi Lodge Buhoma Community Bandas. Meal plan breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Bwindi to Kampala or Entebbe
After this experience of a lifetime, you will return to Kampala with lunch en route. You will be dropped at any accommodation place of your choice in Kampala. Meal plan Breakfast & Lunch End of services.
“We highly recommend clients to participate in our 3 day gorilla express active safari; as the money you pay is used for conserving the endangered primates and to support the local communities surrounding the park”.
The safari package to include:
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
Full board accommodation
One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
Full time Driver/guide.