This safari takes you to Bwindi National Park, which is one of Uganda’s tourism hot spots and is home to the rare endangered Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi National Park is home to half of the world’s remaining Gorilla population including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Gorilla tracking is a year round event that can be conducted during the dry (Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug) or rainy (Mar-May, Sep-Nov) seasons. Tracking Gorillas during the rainy season will require appropriate wet weather gear to accommodate the season and landscape where total annual rainfall can reach up to 2,390 mm. Temperature is moderate tropical weather during most of the year accept for June and July where it is quite cool. Bwindi can be cool in the morning and night with average temperatures ranging from 7⁰C - 20⁰C.
Day 1- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Leave Kampala in the morning and drive southwards. A first stop over at the Equator, a famous spot for photography. For the rest of the journey, view the long horned Ankole cattle, papyrus, and acacia woodland and terraced landscape of Kigezi highlands on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Lunch in Mbarara town at Agip Motel. Dinner and overnight in Mahogany Springs / Chameleon Hill / Buhoma community Bandas
Day 2 - Gorilla Tracking in The Rain Tropical Forest
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am. You need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. The time taken to find the gorillas varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. An encounter with an earth shaking 350 pound silver back or a baby gorilla is very exciting and never forgotten experience! Dinner and overnight at your Lodge
Day 3: Return to Kampala!
Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable national park back to Kampala
Possible One Day Extension: spend the night on Lake Bunyonyi is a rewarding choice; visit Lake Mburo National Park as well on the way back to Kampala.