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Gorilla Trekking Adventure

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$1,635

Description

Tracking Gorillas in Bwindi is an unforgettable experience.

Sitting in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one another and just marveling at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback will leave lasting memories.

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Located in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities – the forest is home to half of the remaining mountain gorillas on earth. This gorilla experience takes place among a rugged landscape of dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys, and steep ridges. The untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique ecological significance, and aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other drawcards such as a network of forest walks, over 340 species of bird to spot, and a variety of brightly-coloured butterflies to identify. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes, three of which are still active.

Itinerary

Drive to Bwindi National Park.

The drive will take about 8-9hrs going through western Uganda’s major towns of Masaka, Mbarara, and Kabale.

There are two scheduled stopovers along the way: the first one at the Equator crossing near Masaka for a coffee break and handicraft shopping.

The second stop will be in Mbarara city for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Centre.

After the short stopover in Mbarara city, you will proceed to Bwindi National Park.

You will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek.

The presentation will be conducted by the national park guide and will cover the basics of what to expect during the trek.

It is at this point that you will be told which gorilla family to trek.

You will likely be joined by other visitors.

The gorilla trek can take from few to many hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.

This will be the last day of the 3-day gorilla trek.

We will drive from Bwindi National Park to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.

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Seasand Resort
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Sanse Hotel
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Ociana Hotel
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Reise Lodge

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