Expect to see two families of mountain gorillas during this 4 days double gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi national park. For double memory, it is a double encounter. The largest population of mountain gorillas is currently hosted in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is situated in south-western Uganda at the base of the massive Virunga chain of mountains.
Since the area is typically hilly, some amount of fitness is required. The gorilla trekking experience lasts from one to eight hours in the morning, plus an additional hour for photography and time spent with the apes. Optional activities include cultural tours.
Safari in details.
Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
At the pickup location on this day, our driver guide will meet and greet you. After that, sip on some juice while the driver guide briefs you and checks your paperwork. After that, set off on a 9–11-hour scenic drive through the picturesque countryside, which is home to lush flora, grazing longhorn Ankole cows, traditional African homes, and more. enroute meal and beverage.
After arriving in your sector late in the day, you will need to check in at the lodge. The wonderful safari adventure with the gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park begins after dinner and a snooze.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi.
Breakfast is the first item in the morning, get dressed in your trekking gear and selected your packed lunch, camera, binoculars and other items, you will proceed to the park headquarters for the Pretrekking briefing. The ranger guides will then divide you into gorilla families to track, go over the dos and don’ts of trekking, and accompany you through the jungle to where the apes are.
Although the task is difficult, your perseverance and sacrifice will be rewarded. You locate them by going in the direction they were last seen during the previous search.
You have a chance of finding several other rare bird species, primates, and forest creatures while conducting the hunt. After locating your relatives, you have an hour to take pictures while observing the mothers with their children, the silverback patrolling the group, and other things. After the first hour, you will take a break for lunch in the wilderness before returning to the resort to refresh. With dinner and a restful snooze, this day concludes.
Day 3: 2nd Gorilla Trekking and Optional cultural adventure
A new gorilla group and a new day. Your day will begin with a mouthwatering breakfast at the lodge, and you’ll then head to the park headquarters for a pre-tour briefing with a packed lunch. You’ll be given a different Gorilla family today, one with very distinct traits from what you saw previous day. Mountain gorillas share approximately 98% of human being’s DNA and resemblance.
It is safe to spend time with them while you learn about the distinctive features of the primate family. The gorillas are active in the morning, wandering about in quest of food, until they go to sleep at around 6:30 p.m.
Spend 1–7 hours looking for the apes and an hour with them, shooting pictures and enjoying their forest environment, depending on your hiking pace and how far they have traveled. After the allotted hour, you will return to the lodge after having lunch in the forest. After that, you can join a Batwa pygmy culture tour, which is optional. The pygmies, who used to live in the jungle, show the visitors around while entertaining them with dancing, village walks, and other activities. Dinner and a sound slumber will bring the day to a close.
Day 4: End of safari
Have a leisurely breakfast and then drive to Entebbe international airport or Kampala. Before continuing on to the predetermined drop-off location, there will be a lunch break and photography stop at the Equator in Mpigi district.
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