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3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safaris Tour in Uganda

3 days gorilla tracking safari with a flight, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this is a great moment  to see over 10 other primates including chimpanzees, black and white colobus, red tailed monkeys, etc. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a natural world heritage site. Hikers will love it, with the gorilla excursion as a high point of your safari, The gorilla tracking can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

Day 1:Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Pickup from  Entebbe international airport, briefing on the safari from our  staff,and transfer  to Bwindi impenetrable Forest, south western Uganda for your gorilla trek.

We should be at the airport at exactly 06:00hrs if your gorilla permit tracks in the southern Bwindi and 11:00hrs ( a.m) if your permit is for Northern Bwindi ( Buhoma). For these one tracking in southern Bwindi you will land in Kisoro and you will be picked there by our company driver who will take you for your accommodation. For those tracking in northern Bwindi ( Buhoma) you will land in Kihihi airfield and you will be picked by our driver to your accommodation.

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Overnight at:

Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge

Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge

Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Rest camp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel

Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP), Tracking the Mountain Gorillas and other primates

 After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek the gorillas through the rain forest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silver back, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. Its difficult to fore see how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain over head, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, LHoests, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for bird watchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Accommodation options available

Overnight at:

Up-market option: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs Lodge

Moderate option: Engagi Lodge/ Silver back Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp,Ruhija gorilla safari lodge

Low Budget option: Buhoma Community Rest camp or Ruhija Gorilla Friends / gorilla valley lodge /Travellers hotel

Meals Included today: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Lodge.

Day 3:Depart from the Gorilla Tracking Park, Flight to Kampala

 Early breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala, your driver/guide will transfer you in time to the airfields either Kisoro or Kihihi to catch your flight back to Entebbe/Kampala. Up on arriving at Entebbe, you will meet us there to transfer you to Kampala or Entebbe. But if your flight back home is on that day we shall just come to welcome you back and see how your tracking went and other services. Please note that all international flights require 2 hours prior to departure.

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