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3 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda - 3 Days

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3 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in Southwestern Uganda, in the mountainous region of the Kigezi sub region,the park’s altitude rangesfrom1,160m – 2,607m above sea level and it covers an area of approximately 321 Sqkm.

Bwindi Impenetrable NationalPark was gazetted in 1991, and in 1994 it was declared a world heritage site. In In 1993 the park embarked on its first habituation exercise with Mubare gorilla group. There are eleven habituated groups, namely; Mubare, Habiyanja, Rushegura, Orruzongo, Nshongi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Bweza, Busingye, Nyakgezi and Kyagururo for research.

The parks high altitude makes it extremely cold during the night, and its rainforests, date back over 25,000 years. There are over 400 species of plants species and a variety of wild life, elephants, antelopes, bush pigs, chimpanzee, Colobus Monkey, Baboons,Black and White Monkey, over 220 butterfly species,348 bird species, 27 frog species and most impressive of all the park has over 400 mountain gorillas – approximately half of the world’s population.

Beside gorilla tracking, birding is popular in this park with birders watching out for African Emerald, Cuckoo, fly catchers, Blue headed sun bird, short tailed warbler and many more, the main birding spots are in Buhoma- Water fall trail bamboo zone and Mubwindi swamp- Ruhija,

The cultural tour is quite informative as visitors get the real feel of the local natives, the local doctor performs his trade and you get to have a taste of the local food, see the how it is prepared, visit forest pygmies commonly known as the Batwa- You also visit the local schools which have directly benefitted from tourism.

All in all the, the Gorilla tracking experience is a life changing experience which is will leave in in memories for years to come.

Day 1
Day 1:Travel to the Southwest –Bwindi Impenetrable

You will be picked up by your driver guide from the hotel or Entebbe airport and drive to the Southwestern part of Uganda along the Kampala-Masaka highway. Have a stopover at Kayabwe; take some minutes taking some photos around equator. Have lunch in Mbarara at the Igongo Cultural Center. Then continue with the journey to the Park.

Bwindi National Park harbors the mighty but endangered mountain gorillas; gorillas are anexclusiveelement for Uganda’s tourism industry. Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks together with Rwanda’s Volcanoes Park and the DR Congo’s Virunga Park are homes to the world’s remaining endangered/rare mountain gorillas. Dine and slumber at your preferred lodge. Dinner is served from 6pm to 9pm.

Day 2
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking / Community Walk

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Day 3: Travel back to Kampala or Entebbe

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Transport 4WD safari vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit (USD 600 per permit)
  • Community cultural walk
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Kampala accommodation
  • Laundry services
  • Beverages &drinks
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Visas

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

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