Visit Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest, Uganda

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Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

You can choose to take a charter flight from Entebbe or spend some hours on the road while enjoying the scenery. We provide you with your preferred means of transport. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south-western part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rain forests in Uganda that dates back to more than 25,000 years, comprising of about 400 varied plant species.

More notably, this “impenetrable forest” in addition protects a predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups that can be tracked by visitors. Bwindi is habitat to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. Actually there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here.

On day one, Arrive at your accommodation in the late afternoon where you will check-in.  There you can opt for your preferred accommodation ranging from high-class, mid-range and Budget, or Tented accommodations close to the gorillas.

After an early breakfast on day two, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla trekking group you are to be tracking.

From there you will set off for your thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas.  The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience. The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their everyday routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming.  You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen.

After that return to the park headquarters and depending on your level of energy as well as the time, have a village walk, to see traditional lifestyle of the locals, from brewing of the local beer to medicines made from this very forest.  Performances of traditional dances plus other entertainment will be offered by the very sociable local people and all this is worth experiencing making the end of the safari.

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