The ultimate primate experience, trek through local villages and lush rainforests with the breathtaking reward of finding yourself in the company of a family of gorillas. One of Africa’s major highlights, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to approximately half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the world’s most endangered ape. A close encounter with these amazing animals is not soon forgotten.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kampala or Kigali|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:30 PM.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
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Day 1 Kampala
Depart Kampala at 7am and drive through magnificent countryside and tropical bamboo forest on our way to Kisoro (approx 9 hours). We will make some stops along the way; at the Equator for photographs and and for lunch in Mbarara, before an afternoon arrival into Kisoro.
Day 2 Gorilla Trek
Start your day with a search for the rare mountain gorilla trek in a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest, a true African jungle. This is the world’s most endangered ape, and is found only in small portions of protected afro-montane forests in northwest Rwanda, southwest Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Your guide will take you along river trails with delightful waterfalls, up steep slopes and into forest clearings in search of these gentle giants. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Approximately 98% of the gorilla treks are successful but there is no guarantee that you will see the gorillas.
Day 3 Depart Kampala
Depart early for the return drive to Kampala. Stop just after Masaka town at Mpambiire drum village to see the Ugandan drum craftsmen at work. We arrive back in Kampala in the early evening where your tour ends.
EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SAFARI
Our Uganda Safaris always include:
– All meals and accommodation mentioned in the Itinerary and as indicated
– Mineral water per person per day
– All entrance fees required
– Professional driver/guide Germany or English speaking
– All activities chosen at the destination areas
– All ground transportation in 4WD vehicle, also air port pick up and drop offs where need be
– Charter fees and air tickets
– Telephone calls
– Internet fees and any other items of a personal nature