Uganda Gorilla Trekking
Uganda gorilla trekking is a tour designed for those who which to encounter the remaining mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Uganda is the pearl of Africa a landlocked country of which most of its region is ever green. Uganda is one of the few countries in Africa with equatorial rain forest, an ideal habitat for mountain gorillas which are endangered animals.
Today there are only an estimated 650 mountain gorillas remaining, half of which are located in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda. The park has been designated a world heritage site.
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Uganda Gorilla Trekking Itinerary
Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Meet and greet at 0800hrs.Depart from Kampala by road and head south west to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a stop over at the Equator for an informative talk and photos, and continue to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch.
You drive through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. You then ascend into the kigezi highlands, then head higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes before dropping into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma community Bandas.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early breakfast, report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the ranger guides. Enter the gorilla sanctuary for tracking, pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers.
The time taken and the terrain vary with the movement of these great giants. If you have the afternoon free, you may decide to take a guided walk on the Munyanga River trail, which is an ideal short walk or take a guided village walk to see how Ugandan live. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort / Buhoma community Bandas.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala
After breakfast, depart; you will be driven to Kampala with great memories of and moments spent with the fascinating mountain Gorillas. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch. Drop-off to your respective accommodation in Kampala or transfer to the Airport to catch your flight to your next destination.
- Transport to and from Kampala.
- Gorilla permit fees.
- Meals as described in the itinerary.
- Services of an English speaking gorilla tracking guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Fact File
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. It comprises 331 square kilometres (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.
The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. The park provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.
The northern (low altitude) sector is rich in species of the Guineo-Congolian flora. These include two species internationally recognised as endangered, Brown mahogany and Brazzeia longipedicellata. In particular the area shares in the high levels of endemisms of the Albertine Rift.
The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. There are four habituated Mountain Gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.
- Do not Litter the reserve/park.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, play radio or cassettes as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals its dangerous.