4 Day: Gorilla Tracking Adventure


    Bwindi is home to half the world's remaining mountain gorillas. Book a stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp for the once in a lifetime opportunity to track one of the gorilla families.

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    Highlights: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

     

    4 Day: Gorilla Tracking Adventure Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrive

    Arrive Entebbe International Airport for your schedule flight to Kihihi Airstrip. On arrival at Kihihi airstrip - Bwindi a Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp guide will be at hand to meet and transfer you to the lodge (approximately 50KM). Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the perfect base for a tracking experience as it offers luxury in the heart of the rainforest. Accommodation is in eight large en-suite 'tents' which have two queen-sized beds and a bathtub looking out onto the forest - ideal for soaking away aches and pains after a day searching for gorillas in the forest. The camp has a bar and dining cottage, as well as a raised natural platform for open-air dining. Guests can sit around the cozy campfire at night and enjoy Bwindi's crystal clear mountain sky. In the afternoon you can just relax and take in the fresh air or take a forest walk, which is a nice way to warm up before the Gorilla tracking. Bwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a spectacular place to visit. Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area. There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and about 11 kinds of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee. You can also find forest duiker antelopes and bush buck antelopes and over 200 species of butterflies are found in the park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp



    Day 2: Northern Bwindi

    Early breakfast this morning before a briefing from your guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.00 am. The gorillas we track belong to one of the 'habituated' family groups in Northern Bwindi. For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans. Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp



    Day 3: Bwindi

    Today relax at camp or visit a local village and meet the villagers to learn about their day to day lives. On this walk you can visit a honey production site, a traditional medicine man, a traditional blacksmith, a local school when in term. Or choose to do one of the following activities: Take a Batwa pigmy tribe experience that will take you 6hrs to complete. This is organized with the local community as part of our community support. Take a bird walk. Bwindi boast over 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo - the "Albertine Rift Endemics". There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. Take a forest walk to learn the Bwindi Eco system, the fauna and flora. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk. After dinner simply relax and sip a drink as you listen to folk tunes played on the traditional Bakiga guitar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp



    Day 4: Depart

    After breakfast at the camp you will be transfer to Kihihi airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Entebbe airport. Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by a Sanctuary Representative who will assist you to your international flight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

     

    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154

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