4 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING AND BATWA TRAIL EXPERIENCE
Duration: 4 Days
Activity: Gorilla Trekking, Batwa trail
Destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The safari enables a visit to study the lifestyle of Batwa pygmies and to track the endangered mountain gorilla in Bwindi forest
This is a driving safari right from Kampala to Kisoro thereby giving the traveler time to clearly view the magnificent physical endowment of Uganda, the lush green Land Cover, the hospitable and amazing people ( https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1449818/uganda-named-friendliest-country ) and above all the good weather.
Enroute to Queen Elizabeth National Park, meet the thrilling group of tree climbing Lions laying on branches of the ancient fig tree in the Ishasha sector.
The Batwa trail comes as the last activity on this safari and follows a well designated trail all explained by onsite guides
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest
Early morning, your safari begins with a drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest park via Kabale – Kisoro in the south-western part of Uganda and close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You get to cross the most beautiful part of the country with terraced hills, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. You will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains. For lunch you will stop at a Restaurant Hotel en-route to Bwindi.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Early morning, you will prepare yourself ready to encounter one of Bwindi’s gentle giants in the forest. Be briefed by UWA staff about the trekking and a few rules. Remember to pack your raincoat, boots, and some drinking water. It’s also advised that you be medically fit before you embark on this tedious yet exciting exercise. About 5 Primate Species, 113 species of mammals, 200 butterflies & 300 birds can be found in the impenetrable forest. There are nine habituated Gorilla groups/ families and each group will be tracked by not more than a group of 8 tourists. This exhilarating journey along the forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes & bamboo is indeed overwhelming and remember to carry a camera with good or extra battery. Your guide will be pointing out previous gorilla activity including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. It takes about 2 – 7hours to track the mountain gorillas depending on how far they have gone. After gorilla tracking
Day 3: BATWA TRAIL
Today after breakfast you will spend most of your day on the Batwa trail. This well designated trail includes a hike through the forest listening to local folk lore, songs, cultural dances and lots more. Dinner and overnight at chosen lodge
Day 4: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA
Early morning, after breakfast, check out of your lodge and begin your drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport). Of course, you stop enroute for lunch and also stop at the equator, the best place for your souvenir shopping. Later; transfer back to Entebbe Airport for your flight.
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