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 in Uganda.

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 it will be great.

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.

It is next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift

 

 

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Sightseeing
  • Equator crossing
  • Batwa Cultural Experience

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Day 3: Gorilla tracking
Day 4:  Batwa Cultural Experience

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met on arrival at the airport by driver/guide from StarMount Safaris. You will be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay. You will be picked up early in the morning for your second day's activities.

Accommodation: Royal Suites Bugolobi   https://royalsuitesug.com/  Mid Luxury

Serena Kampala https://www.serenahotels.com/serenakampala/en/default.html - Luxury

Meal plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to commence your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You can make a stop at the Equator Crossing at Kayabwe for some fun pictures, refreshment or ignore that for when you return. You will continue your journey with a stop in Mbarara for your quick lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. After lunch, you will proceed to Bwindi. On arrival, you will check-in at the lodge for your overnight stay.

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

Mahogany Springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/  - Luxury

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla tracking

Get up at 6.00 am for a quick breakfast and transfer to the gate of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will deliver you to the 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 2 to 8 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.

Thereafter, the guide will transfer you to your lodge for overnight stay.   

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/ - Mid Range

Mahogany Springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/  - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:  Batwa Cultural Experience

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 the hotel.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/ - Mid Range

Mahogany Springs http://www.mahoganysprings.com/  - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, packed lunch & dinner

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe

After your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Entebbe. The guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch en route

No of Person Mid-Range – (RPPS) Luxury – (RPPS)
2 $ 2.170 $ 3,195
4 $ 1,805 $ 2,715
6 $ 1,685 $ 2,550
8 $ 1,625 Nil

Tour Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary (Double Room sharing)
  • Gorilla permits
  • Ground transport
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • Batwa Trail
  • All activities as mentioned
  • Meals per day as mentioned in the itinerary

Tour Excludes:

  • Air Fares and connecting flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Visa Fees

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
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