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4 Days’ Gorilla Tracking and Batwa Cultural Experience in Bwindi National Park

Kamapla

Visit Bwindi National Park- home of the internationally renowned endangered mountain gorillas for alifetime gorilla tracking experience. This tour also includes going for acultural experience with the Batwa- short people who used to live in Bwindi forest.

$2,450.00
07:00:00
10 participants left
Transportation (vehicle and fuel), an English speaking Driver Guide, accommodation & meals at Silverback Lodge, Gorilla tracking permit and fees for the Batwa Cultural Experience. Note: Gorilla permits must be booked and paid for in advance since they are on a very high demand.
Air tickets, meals/ snacks bought en-route, beverages consumed at Silverback Lodge, health insurance and Inoculations.
No refunds applicable within 45 days prior to commencement of the tour. Cancellation ensuing from our side warrants a full refund.

Package Overview

Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 1994. The park is found in Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western arm of the great East African Rift Valley, about 530Km from Uganda’s main Capital City- Kampala. Gorilla tracking is the park's main tourist attraction however, other activities in the park include; guided nature walks within the forest for bird watching, chimpanzee tracking and checking out several waterfalls. The park is home to the internationally renowned endangered mountain gorillas, a unique feature for the tourism industry of Uganda. The best months of the year to track down gorillas are between December and late February and also from June to September reason being that these are dry seasons. However, you still have to expect a tough day on foot because it is sometimes humid, wet and muddy with very steep slopes and entangled vegetation. Nevertheless, chances of finding a gorilla family are often around 95%.

Itinerary

Day One: You will be picked up from an agreed location in Kampala at 7am and driven to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for about 530Km with stopovers at the Equator line in Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara for lunch. Arrive in Buhoma by 6pm. Dinner and overnight stay at Silverback Safari Lodge.

Day Two: Have early breakfast and report for your Gorilla Tracking briefing at the park headquarters in Buhoma by 7:50am. Set off into the forest at 9am with packed lunch and spend about 4 to 6 hours tracking down a gorilla family. Upon finding one, you will spend an hour with it while taking photos. Return back from the forest and head to the Lodge. Spend the rest of the day at leisure as you reminisce on your gorilla tracking experience.

Day Three: Wake up to a late breakfast served at 9am after which you will spend the rest of your morning at leisure as you wait for lunch. Go for an afternoon cultural experience with the Batwa/ Pygmies (short people who used to live in Bwindi forest). After the cultural experience with the Batwa, you will be taken to visit several souvenir shops. Return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day Four: After breakfast, checkout of Silverback Safari Lodge by 8am and transfer to Kampala for about 530Km, passing via Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara and the Equator line in Kayebwe. Proceed to Kampala, arriving at 7pm and be dropped off at an agreed place.

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