Tracking the Mountain Gorilla Great Apes is one of the most fascinating and rewarding wildlife adventures you can ever take on in the pristine forests of East Africa, you find it expensive in Rwanda cross and see them from Uganda.
The safari starts from Kigali- Rwanda with an overnight on the day you arrive. You are to track gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The trekking adventure ranks as one of the best safaris in Uganda.
There is a global count of nearly 1’063 Mountain Gorillas, but the misty shrouded mountain forest of Bwindi Impenetrable shelters more than 460 gorillas, both wild and habituated so the park is a perfect spot to be. They are therefore some of the most imperiled wildlife species and can only be seen in Bwindi and the Virunga volcanoes.
Because of their low population, most of the proceedings from tracking go to Gorilla conservation efforts including protection of their habitat.
At a size of 321 sq.km, Bwindi forest Gorilla trekking park is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site. It's an immense draughty tropical forest with varied tree species, snarled vegetation, and towering canopy. So it’s not just seeing the gorillas, but the chilly weather and nature of the forest makes gorilla trekking some of Uganda’s best safari experience. Bwindi is characterized by steep and slippery terrain offering otherworldly adventures.
Note: Welcome to the Land of the Great Apes! The guide will warmly receive you at Kigali Airport on arrival for this Bwindi gorilla trekking Uganda safari. He will then transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Kigali.
Overnight (o/n): Kigali Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Gorillas Golf Hotel (Midrange)/ City Center Hotel Kigali (Basic), Bed & Breakfast
Depart Kigali after breakfast, transfer to the boarder for clearance and cross into Uganda where you will be for your Gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi. rising and falling landscape. Dinner and overnight stay at the booked lodge in the vicinity of the tropical rainforest.
Meal Plan: Half Board [HB]. Overnight [O/n]:Clouds Mt. Gorilla lodge(Luxury) /Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (Midrange) /Bwindi Jungle lodge(Standard).
After breakfast the guide will transfer you to the park reception area, where registration and briefing will be. The ranger guide will take you through the Gorilla trekking etiquette and at around 0830 hours,you start off the adventure. Trekking can last a few hours or up to 6hours depending on the movements of the Gorilla group and how far the family you are tracking is from the start point. When you meet the gorillas, you are allowed an hour to watch them, and then get back to the reception area, where you meet with your safari guide. Spend the rest of the day at the lodge relaxing and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]. O/N:Clouds Mt. Gorilla lodge (Luxury) /Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (Midrange) /Bwindi Jungle lodge (Standard).
With beautiful memories of your gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi, have an early breakfast at the lodge, checkout later then begin the journey to Kigali, here you will visit the Genocide Memorial to know about the events that unfolded during the genocide.Transfer to the airport later for your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of Safari
*Gorilla Trekking permit per person
*Park entrance fees & All activity fees unless labeled as optional
*Professional English-Speaking guide/driver
*Ground Transportation in 4X4 safari vehicle with pop-up roof
*Round trip Airport or Hotel transfers
*Drinking mineral water in the car & Meals as the itinerary details
*Accommodation during the tour & Bed & Breakfast Accommodation on arrival
*Government VATs like on accommodation
*AMREF Evacuation cover
*Tourist Visa fees (visa can be arranged on request)
*Accommodation on day of arrival and last day /Post Tour Accommodation [can be arranged on request]
*Airline tickets [arranged on request]
*Tips, Gratuities and expenses of personal nature
*Any extras like meals outside the meal plan.