This 3 days Gorilla Trekking Midrange tour Package takes you to one of Uganda’s most visited National Parks which crowns itself as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have the opportunity to track the Endangered Mountain Gorillas in their Natural Habitat. They are over 900 Mountain Gorillas Left in the wild and half of them are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National park. Trekking Mountain Gorillas will require you to have a valid gorilla Permit which costs minimum 800USD per permit. The trek last for 6-7 hours where by a degree of fitness is required and strong boots to ease your movement.

This Safari will start from Kampala where by you will have a stopover at the Equator for the photography and refreshment and later proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your Early Morning breakfast, you will be transferred by your driver guide to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a long drive of about 9 hrs. Drive along Mbarara-Masaka, and Kabale Road. You will have a stopover at the Equator for wonderful photography and refreshment and later precede your journey to the park. You will check in at the lodge for relaxation, Dinner and Overnight.

Overnight:  Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Day | Batwa Community Experience

You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.

The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24-hour monitoring for their safety. You are almost guaranteed to see them. The rangers monitor each gorilla family by keeping in close radio contact.

In part due to gorilla tourism, the population of gorillas is slowly increasing but the species remains critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material and their health must not be compromised by coming into contact with human diseases (via our food, for example). To reduce the transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you will also be advised to keep a distance of 7 meters from the gorillas.

Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behavior and advice on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base.

After Gorilla Trekking, you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the Afternoon, you may have optional activities to do such as Batwa community experience to have a feel of how the local communities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park live in Harmony with the mountain Gorillas.

You will later return back to the lodge for Dinner, relaxation and overnight.

Overnight:  Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala | Departure

Wake up to your Early Morning Breakfast and later check out of the lodge and head for a long drive back to Kampala. You will have lunch en route and later in the evening, check in at Entebbe International Airport for your Evening outbound Flight.


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