Bwindi is one of the oldest National parks in Uganda located southwest of Uganda bordering Democratic republican of Congo and far west Rwanda it’s found on the edge of Albertine rift valley.
A habitat to 340 mountain Gorillas making it half of all Mountain Gorillas left in the wild.
It’s a rain forest accessed by foot and composed of 331km of both montane and low land.
it’s designed as a world Heritage site and also provides shelter for 120 species of mammals,1000 plant species, 348 species of birds ,220 species of butterflies,27 frog species, chameleons and geckoes etc.
Gorilla trekking is the main activity carried out in this park.
Tourists wishing to trek must first book and obtain a Gorilla permit in advance. There are also selected Gorilla families that have been habituated to human presence.
When trekking Gorillas in groups you must be divided into not more than 8 groups of people to prevent risks to the Gorillas like noise and diseases.
Itinerary of our 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking
This itinerary is designed for tourists near Bwindi, mgahinga, kibale, Kisoro and mbarara who have little time to trek and encounter with the Gorillas off their busy days of work.
Day 1 | 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking
At 9am you will be picked up by our tour guide/driver from your hotel or area of residence depending on where you will have reserved or agreed to meetup you from
He will then take you through a briefing of your 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking , Then, drive you to either Rushaga, Nkuringo ,Buhoma, Ruhija sector.
Have your dinner at Buhoma community, Gorilla mist camp or Rushaga Gorilla camp depending on where you placed your reservation bookings
Day 2 | 2 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking
An early breakfast, Then, be picked by our driver/tour guide and proceed to the park headquarters by 7: 00 am.
You will be briefed about the whole tracking session and be ready to trek with an experienced armed game ranger, guide, who will go with you.
For those who will need to go with their heavy cameras and bags, In case, you get tired, you might need to tip a potter to carry you or your luggage.
The tracking time cannot be guaranteed, it depends on where the apes were feeding the previous day, their movements and the energy of the trackers.
As you head through the rain forest of Bwindi for your Gorilla trekking, spot out bird species, hear sounds of bird songs, see different plant species, chameleons, geckoes and likely some other different species.
You will also have a distant far look of the volcanoes.
The park is quite steep and challenging so you will need physical training by running up the hills.
once you spot out the Gorillas you will be allowed to spend 1hour with them, see how they eat, groom each other, their movements, how they take care of their young ones.
Take pictures of these great apes and have unforgettable experience. You haave to use cameras with out flash to avoid scaring them.
Then have your packed lunch in the open secure woodland forest in case you’re caught up for lunch at the lodge.
You will head back to the park headquarters for a gorilla ceremony and receive your certificate confirming your participation in Gorilla trekking.
The later, the driver, tour guide will drive you back to where he collected you from the previous day.
No smoking or eating near Gorillas, Stay away 7meters from the gorillas, Flash cameras are not allowed, Stay together (group), People with communicable disease are not allowed.