Gorilla Tracking and Batwa Visit in Bwindi National Park (3 Days)

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3 Days - Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park


Description

The Bwindi impenetrable national park encompasses 33,000 hectares of lush and literally impenetrable forest foliage. 60% of the entire national park is about 2000 metres above sea level and displays a diverse temperature zones. Over half of the worlds mountain gorilla population call Bwindi National Park their home. The national park is also renowned for Afro-montane flora, counts of birds including the African broad-bill which is found in the Ruhija Sector and forest animals like duiker and elephants. Owing to the tremendously confusing terrain and expanse of the Bwindi national park, it is divided into four sectors that are the most popular for gorillas: Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and the Ruhija. The magical hills of Bwindi National Park offer impressive scenery and sightseeing experiences. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi which is not too far from Bwindi National Park, is a pleasant addition to the gorilla trekking experience. The lake is known as the “lake of a thousand islands” because of its 29 small island like surfaces. It is also one of the few lakes that is bilharzia free and suitable for a refreshing dip.


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer from Entebbe International Airport / Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    You will be received by your Driver/Guide from the Entebbe International airport / Kampala or the hotel you will be staying in prior to the start of the tour around 7:30 am. After a detailed briefing session about the tour by your guide, you will head out towards the first stop of your tour - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Finishing up with breakfast at Entebbe / Kampala, you will begin the eight hour journey towards the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Driving through the south west of Uganda, there will be a brief stop at the Equator line where you can click pictures. Then you will have a stop for lunch at Mbarara, after which the drive will continue through the Savannah grasslands to reach the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by evening. The day comes to an end with a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest at your choice of accommodation.

    Accommodation :
    Camping - Camping at Broadbill Forest Camp / Camping at Nshongi Camp
    Budget - Banda at Broadbill Forest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Lodge / Nshongi Camp
    Mid-range - Broadbill Forest Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Trekkers Tavern
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Lodge / Gorilla Mist Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge

  • Day 2 - Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Batwa community tour

    Kickstarting your day, at 7:00 am you will finish up with a quick breakfast and walk towards the park headquarters for a detailed briefing of the Gorilla trek. The DO’s and DONT’s of the gorilla trek will be briefed for your memorable experience and safety respectively. Generally, the gorilla trek last between 2 to 8 hours, but on some occasions it can take even a day to encounter these wonderful Silverback Gorillas. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of these apes for at least an hour, or more if time permits. A packed lunch will be provided and consumed at a suitable place while on the trek as one cannot determine how long it will take to encounter the mountain gorillas.

    After the Gorilla trek, there will be a Batwa cultural visit. The action packed day comes to a close with a freshly prepared dinner and overnight stay at your chosen accommodation.

    Accommodation :
    Camping - Camping at Broadbill Forest Camp / Camping at Nshongi Camp
    Budget - Banda at Broadbill Forest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Lodge / Nshongi Camp
    Mid-range - Broadbill Forest Camp / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Trekkers Tavern
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Lodge / Gorilla Mist Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge

  • Day 3 - Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Entebbe International Airport / Kampala

    Finishing up with a quick breakfast early in the morning, you will embark on the last leg of your adventure towards Entebbe International Airport / Kampala. You will have a stopover at Mbarara for a lunch break. You will be dropped off at the Entebbe Airport / Kampala which marks the end of your tour. It is time time bid farewell to your fellow travelers and guides.

    **NOTE : Optional Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 3 for Private tours only
  • Transportation charges
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Batwa visit on Day 2
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits

Package Cost

Private Tour:
All Costs mentioned are per person in USD

Group Size Budget Mid Range Luxury
1 1471 1517 1989
2 1271 1388 1553
3 1100 1211 1433
4 1022 1189 1311
5 956 1167 1289
6 933 1122 1256

 

Group Joining Tour:
- All Costs mentioned are per person in USD.
- Solo Person price includes Single supplement charges.

Group Size Budget Mid Range
1 1391 1435
2 1213 1326


Refund Policy

  • Cancellations 60 or more days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 32-59 days before the adventure date - 75% refund
  • Cancellations between 8-31 days before the adventure date - 50% refund
  • Cancellations between 3-7 days before the adventure date - 25% refund
  • Cancellations between 0-2 days before the adventure date - no refund
  • Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from percentages above and are 100% non-refundable

Add Ons

Canoe Ride at Lake Bunyonyi
Group Size 1 - 50$
Group Size 2 to 4 - 30$ pp.
Group Size 5 to 6 - 25$ pp.


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