Tour Summary – 4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari
Starts and ends in Kampala
Day 1: Transfer to Lake Mburo for an afternoon game drive
Day 2: A morning boat trip and proceed to Bwindi Forest.
Day 3: Gorilla tracking and an afternoon optional nature walk
Day 4: Return to Kampala
1 Night at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo Camp
2 Nights at Gorilla Resort Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas
Day 1: Lake Mburo National park
After Breakfast, you will be picked up from your Hotel at 0700 hrs by a our company fields representative and depart by road to Lake Mburo National Park (the drive will take approximately 3-4 hours). You will have a stopover to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand at the Equator for a photographic opportunity and also listen to some few interesting facts. We will continue to Lake Mburo National Park, which is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with a variety of attractions; it is dominated by extensive wetlands, rolling grassy hills, seasonal and permanent swamps, wooden savannah, and forests, which harbors a variety of plants and animal species. Dinner and Overnight Mantana tented camp/ Muhingo Lodge/ New Acardia Lodge / Rwonyo Camp(BLD)
Day 2 : Lake Mburo – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After early breakfast we shall drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the mountain gorillas! We shall arrive in Bwindi impenetrable National Park is located on the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift), South Western Uganda. It is shared by Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisoro Districts. It covers around 331 square kilometres on an Altitude Range of 1160 metres (Ishasha gorge) to 2607 metres (Rwamanyonyi Peak). The annual average temperature Range is 7-20 degrees Celcius the coldest period being June and July.
Heaviest rains are experienced in March-April and September – November. Other months are generally dry. Annual Precipitation: 1130 mm – 2390 mm Coldest Period: June-July
Majority tribes are Bakiga and Bafumbira and few are Batwa, and these are the densest settlements in Uganda, (233 people/ square kilometers)Bwindi is a habitat to 326 gorillas almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. The forest has about 30 elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 diurnal primates. 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This Afro -montane forest has dense under storey of fern, vines, and shrubs. About 324 tree species have been recorded here, of which 10 don’t occur else in Uganda.
It is a major tourist attraction in Bwindi. Two gorillas groups are currently available to be visited on daily basis. Mubare group (16 gorillas; 1 silverback) was opened for tourism in 1993, while Habinyanja group (23 gorillas, 2 silver backs) was ready in July 1998. A third group of gorillas (17 members, 2 silver back) is due to open for tourism soon. Get updates from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Headquarters or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Gorillas Tracking in Bwindi can be strenuous therefore make sure you are physically fit. Carry jungle boots and rain jackets given the fact that the park is often wet. Overnight at Gorilla Resort/ Buhoma Homestead/L. Kitandara/ Buhoma Community bandas (BLD)
Day 3 Bwindi – Gorilla Tracking
Wake up early morning for breakfast to before the gorilla tracking at 8:00 am. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, as this trek can take long hours of walking depending on their movement that day. Take with you lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences. It’s amazing to listen to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback as well as watching them interact and play. Overnight at Gorilla Resort/ Buhoma Homestead//L. Kitandara/ Buhoma C bandas (BLD)
Day 4: Transfer To Kampala
After a morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala stopping en-route for lunch arriving in the evening. On arrival in Kampala, your safari guide will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Imperial Botanical Hotel in Entebbe.
The above price of the pckage includes;
The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
Park entrance fees
Accommodation and meals
Game drives and other related activities
But it excludes;
Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, tipping of staffs at the lodges.