About the trip.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was first gazetted as a Forest Reserve in 1942 and graduated into a National Park in 1992. The park later ascended to a platform of a World Heritage Site in December 1994 because of the diversity of wildlife that it harbors.

Bwindi covers a total area of 327sqkms of a rugged landscape which are basically thickly forested highlands. The longevity of the Bwindi forest which spans over 25,000 years explains the collection of a litany of wildlife species such as 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 200 tree species, 88 moths, and a remarkable 120 mammal species including 10 primate species. Among the ape residents are Chimpanzees, L’ Hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkeys, black & white colobus monkeys, baboons, and the highlight of the primate world “The Great Mountain Gorillas”!

The forest is home to more than half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas on planet Earth. Avid birdwatchers and ornithologists love exploring the diversity of bird life that Bwindi supports. There are 350 recorded bird species most of which are Albertine Rift endemics thus not seen in other parts of East Africa.

Full Itinerary (Click Title to Expand)

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Forest

At 0600hrs, meet your guide at your residence in Kampala or Entebbe and undergo your safari briefing. Start your journey heading west.

The initial stop will be at The Equator Point for photo-opportunity and a water demonstration that vividly shows the wonders of being in the center of the planet. Continue with the journey and break for lunch in Mbarara Town.

After lunch proceed with the drive and follow snaking routes of the popular Kigezi Highlands also known as the “Switzerland of Africa”! As you access Bwindi Forest, savor the freshness of the forest breeze and marvel at the hill scraping the clouds. Check-in at your reserved lodging facility for dinner and bed.

Accommodation: Luxury, Mid-range or Budget

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Day 2: Day to Trek Gorillas

As the day unveils the freshness and nature rhythms of the Bwindi Forest, wake up, have an early breakfast, pack lunch and attend a briefing by the head ranger.

This activity will spend almost a whole day since it needs a lot of movement and also the gorillas are unpredictable about where to find them. It’s also an awesome and exciting adventure that will create a memory for you.

Get hold of your walking stick and rally behind your-allocated ranger-guide and follow the path of evolution as you track one of man’s closest relatives; the gentle-great apes. Follow rules and regulations as the guide leads the way to the gorilla sanctuary.

Once you get to where the gorillas are, keep calm and watch them play, feed and swing from one branch to another. In the kingdom of the Mt. Gorillas, avoid camera flash, getting close to them and making noise. The maximum time allowed with them is strictly one Hour after which the ranger shall ask you to leave/begin your ascent and descent back to the base.

Upon return, you will receive your tracking certificate. Return to your lodging facility with great memories of the time spent with the Mountain gorillas.

Accommodation: Luxury, Mid-range or Budget

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

On a misty and chilly morning, wake up to watch the sunrise as it squeezes through the clouds. Exploit your last moments in the dominion of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. After breakfast, bid farewell and join your driver-guide on a long-picturesque drive with a break for lunch en-route back to Kampala or Entebbe.

Meal plan; Breakfast lunch

Trip Highlights.

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What’s included

  • Road Transport throughout the trip as mentioned including fuel.
  • A gorilla tracking permit.
  • Meals on Full Board basis.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • A liter of bottled water per day.
  • Accommodation in Bwindi as per the choice above. 
  • All Taxes/VAT and all authority fees during the tour

What’s excluded

  • International flights from/to the client’s home country. 
  • Additional accommodation before and after the end of the tour. 
  • Accommodation upgrades are also not included. 
  • Tips, souvenirs, personal purchases, travel insurance and visa fees. 
  • Other soft drinks or premium soft drinks and extra meals not mentioned in the itinerary.



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