Gorilla Tour and Culture itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
On your arrival into Uganda for the Gorilla Tour and Culture Safari you will be picked up from Entebbe international airport by your safari guide who will then transfer you to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the Gorilla Tour and culture experience
After breakfast, travel South West of Kampala across the equator, savannah grasslands, herds of long horned Ankole cattle to the Kigezi highlands commonly known as the “Switzerland of Africa” because of the beautiful green cover. It will take you approximately 9 hours to reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Check in to your lodge and take a deserved rest for your gorilla trekking experience the next day.
Day 3: Experience the Gorilla Tour & Cultural Encounter
Today is the gorilla tracking day!
Early morning breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing on your gorilla tracking from the park guides. You will then embark on your gorilla trek with the expert leadership of the park guides who will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s endangered Mountain gorillas.
In the afternoon head off for a cultural encounter. The hills of Bwindi are inhabited by the strongest Batwa famous for their culture and short height. The Batwa people who are known for their life which is defendant on the forest inhabiting the margins of Bwindi forest. The Batwa people are always available to help visitors tour the forests while equipping them with knowledge of their interesting and intriguing culture and origin
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Before final transfer to Kampala, you will pass by Lake Bunyonyi for a night. Its commonly known as the dotted lake because of the number of islands that are found on it. Optional activities such as canoeing, cycling, nature walk can be done at a cost.
Day 5: Transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe
After breakfast, transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe
End of Gorilla Tour and Culture Encounter