Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home to Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi is one of the three rain forests in the world. It is famous for gorilla tracking activity.

Apart from gorilla tracking, the park boasts 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and prominent bird species.

The tourist will get up close and personal with these rare Great Apes and thus see the gorillas.

American zoologist George Schaller, one of the first people to study gorillas in the wild, once said: "No one who looks into the eyes of a Gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged."

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is in south-western Uganda.

The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Batwa Trail

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Day 3: Gorilla tracking
Day 4: Batwa Trail & Transfer back to Mbarara

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to commence your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  On arrival, you will check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge http://bakigalodge.org/ - Mid Range

Trackers Safari Lodge http://www.trackerssafarilodge.com   - Luxury

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla tracking

Get up at 6.00am for a quick breakfast and transfer to the Buhoma gate of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – which is 25 kilometers (1-hour drive) away. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will deliver you to the Buhoma tracking point before 8:00 am for registration and a briefing on what to expect before commencing your tracking.

The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (Tracking can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes).

When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback.

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest in the knowledge you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. After the mandatory 1 hour is up, the rangers and guides will lead you back to the starting point where your guide will be waiting for you.

Your guide will then transfer you to your lodge. You can relax as you wait for dinner to be served.  

Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge http://bakigalodge.org/ - Mid Range

Trackers Safari Lodge http://www.trackerssafarilodge.com   - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Mbarara

This morning, after your breakfast, the guide will pick you and take you for the Batwa Cultural Experience. It is one of the activities that can be done near Bwindi National Park. For several years before Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was gazetted as a National park, this forest was home to the Batwa Pygmies who were referred to as the original dwellers and keepers of this tropical rainforest. After Bwindi Forest was gazetted as a National Park in 1993, the Pygmies were relocated from the forest to the nearby villages and towns. You will meet pygmies, interact with them and learn more about their culture. Thereafter you will be transferred back to Mbarara.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch en-route

Rate Per Person Sharing -  Non-Residents
Budget Category 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
Mid Range $ 1,675  $ 1,510 $ 1,450  $ 1,425
Luxury $ 2,580 $ 2,290 $ 2,195 Nil

 

Rate Per Person Sharing - East African Residents
Budget Category 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax
Mid Range $ 755 $ 560 $ 495 $ 465
Luxury  $ 1,375 $ 1,120 $ 1,035 Nil

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described above (or similar) according to the option chosen
  • On the ground transport and fuel
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Bottled water while on safari

 

Tour Excludes:

  • Beverages and hotel extras
  • Phone calls
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry and other services of personal nature and driver’s/guide’s tips.
  • International Flights
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Anything that is not on the inclusion list

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are noncommissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as a confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices.
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.
  • Permits Run out fast, the earlier you decide on the tracking the sooner we can secure the permits for you
  • We accept payment by Bank Wire Transfer, Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Cash, EFT.
  • Credit Card payments attract a 4% banking fees surcharge (please include it in your payment to us).
  • If paying by EFT, bank wire transfer, please note that there will be additional bank charges that will be communicated as and when required.