Uganda - Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda
Uganda - Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Explore mist-covered mountain slopes in search of enchanted moments spend watching the intricate interaction of families of mountain gorilla. Encounter these fascinating primates in the heart of the World Heritage Site known as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Track the groups of mountain gorilla that live protected by this dense network of vines and shrubs, rewarded by exhilarating moments as you get to view their complex social structure at work. Traverse dense thickets and bamboo forests that extend over a series of steep ridges and marvel at the ecological uniqueness and natural beauty of this secluded mountain haven.
Uganda - Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 - Entebbe / Kampala
Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you by road to The Boma Guest House.
The Boma is located 10 minutes from Entebbe Airport. It is a combination of modern comforts and charm of character from the 1940’s. All rooms are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor and reflect the colonial architecture. Facilities available include bar and restaurant, swimming pool, beach area and Internet. The Boma is a long-standing favourite stopover of many visitors to Uganda.
Spend one night at The Boma Guesthouse in an ensuite garden room. Your stay includes breakfast.
Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Bwindi.
An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range. Its impenetrable nature, which is due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, makes it the ideal habitat for the mountain gorilla. Declared a World Heritage Site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, the forest is home to roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population. With terrain that varies from swamp and bamboo forest to dense thicket, this beautiful area poses both challenges and rewards for anyone interested in an intimate glimpse of the life of these fascinating primates.
Set on a flat ridge deep within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a remote and atmospheric mountain sanctuary. The only accommodation located within the national park, the camp boasts an unrivalled location with exceptional wildlife and birdlife viewing opportunities. Eight tents feature queen sized beds and generous bathtubs that look out onto the forest canopy.
Guests can sample delicious fare or enjoy an evening drink in the cosy bar and dining cottage overlooking the rainforest. In fine weather, meals are served al fresco on a raised natural platform that blends into the surroundings. A small gift shop offers a selection of locally sourced handcrafts. Forests walks to Munyaga waterfall, as well as an interactive community visit are included, while gorilla trekking and birding walks can be arranged at an additional cost.
Spend three nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in an ensuite luxury tent, your stay includes three meals and drinks (Except for premium champagne & spirits)
Day 3 - Gorilla Trekking
Tuck in to a hearty breakfast overlooking the majestic mist-covered slope of the mountain. Soak up the anticipation as the guide briefs and the trekkers get ready then follow in the light steps of your nimble porter as the rainforest folds in around you. Stop and take it all in; the sounds, the smells and the astonishing scenery. Feel the rush of excitement as those dim shapes and faint sounds become actual living, breathing, free gorillas. Savour every moment of your exhilarating encounter with the great apes. Walk tired and exhilarated back to the lodge for a hero’s welcome. Sink into a comfortable seat in front of a crackling fireplace and recount every highlight of the experience with your companions. As eyelids grow heavy, update your bucket list and sleep like a baby.
You will return to camp after the gorilla tracking with time to freshen up and rest before dinner.
Day 4 - Bwindi
A full day to enjoy the activities on offer at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 5 - Departure
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival in Entebbe Airport you will be transferred to your international flight.
Uganda - Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Fast Facts
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