Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi is located in the south-western part of Uganda 540km from Kampala and takes approximately 9hrs drive. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the places with the few remaining gorillas in the world.
Gorillas are special because their DNA is highly similar to that of a human, from 95â99% depending on what is counted, and they are the next closest living relatives to humans after the bonobo and common chimpanzees.
Bwindi ImpenetrableÂ National Park covers an area of 321 square Kms and spreads across a series of steep ridges and valleys.
Apart from Gorillas, visitors to Bwindi will be able to see other primates like baboons, chimpanzees, antelopes and elephants. Gorilla tracking is a fascinating adventure and may require endurance and some level of fitness as you walk through thick forests and steep landscape,Â Â but this experience provided by First World Tours is truly memorable.
Six people are permitted to track each day and you are allowed to view the gorillas for only one hour.
Despite the remoteness of the area, there are numerous luxury lodges, Bandas and restaurants in the neighbouring towns.
Bwindi is well known to be very cold in the morning and at night. The coolest months are usually June and July and the average temperature is about 7Â°C-20Â°C. Tracking begins at 08.30 and can take 3 to 8 hrs.
We arrange exclusive Gorilla trekking package on 5days / 4nights itinerary or as part of Game Safari package. This is because we understand that our customers have limited time balancing their busy schedule and private life. We also allow our customers to tailor their luxury safari holiday package to meet their needs and interests.
Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport Kampala Uganda
Arrive at Entebbe Airport and take our airport shuttle to the hotel in Kampala City. Relax and enjoy the hotel surrounding for the rest of the day. Restaurants open from 06:30 until 22:00pm. Stay overnight
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest
After your lovely breakfast at the hotel, you start the trip very early in the morning to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You will have a stopover at the Equator and continue to Mbarara for Lunch and then drive to Bwindi for Gorilla tracking. Although the journey to Bwindi takes long, there is a lot to see enroute as you pass through the mesmerising scenery of western Uganda.
The journey takes you through Kabale hills dubbed âSwitzerland of Africaâ. The accommodation to stay in depends on the family of Gorillas to be tracked.
There are luxury lodges in the area such as; Clouds lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, Gorilla Forest camp, Gorilla Resort lodge, Silverback lodge and Buhoma lodge.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest
After breakfast, you will get a detailed briefing from your ranger guide explaining the best practice on your trek.
Begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take 2 to 8 hours depending on where the gorillas are.
Keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bushbucks. Return to your accommodation and relive the moment with a well-earned lunch, a restorative massage offered in many of the lodges or a chilled drink.
Day 4: BwindiÂ ImpenetrableÂ National Park Forest â Kampala
After an early breakfast, start the drive to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara and other places of interest like souvenir selling points along the highway.
Arrive Kampala in the evening and stay overnight. If there is time to spare, you can conclude your trip to Uganda with a tour around the mega vibrant Kampala city for lots of dancing, music and drinking.
Day 5: Kampala â Entebbe International Airport
Check out and head to Entebbe International airport with our driver for a safe flight home.