5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari goes to Bwindi Forest. This African safari in Uganda is a mountain gorilla trekking tour. Bwindi Impenetrable Rain forest is located in South west Uganda. Bwindi forest is the home to more than half the world’s great mountain apes. This 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari lets you come face to face with gorillas. 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari is recommended for people who want to only see gorillas. This 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari starts with a pick up at Entebbe Airport.
5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari Highlights:
The main highlight of the 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari is gorilla trekking. This tour can be an extension of other African safari holiday. The 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari itinerary is below:
5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari Itinerary
Day 1: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA
Met on arrival at Entebbe International Airport by our Uganda safari rep. He will brief you on the 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari. This shall be followed by a short transfer to Kampala. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. You will overnight at the Metropole Hotel where you are booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: KAMPALA- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
The driver guide will be ready to pick you up at 0630hrs. Depart from Kampala early morning and drive south-west through the city. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photos. Later proceed to Mbarara where you will be in time for lunch. After lunch you will continue with your drive to Bwindi Forest. The drive takes you through savannah grasslands and banana plantations. You will also see herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. You will go up the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Arrival in Bwindi will be late in the evening. This is in time for dinner and overnight at Engangi Lodge.
is situated in the S Western part of Uganda, on the boundary of the Albertine Rift Valley, on an elevation array from 1.160 m to 2.607m. This is a genuine tropical rainforest, spread all over a series of steep ridges and valleys. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. It comprises 331 square kilometers (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. The is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.
The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. In the local language “bwindi” “mubwindi” means “dark place”, referring to the impenetrable nature of the thick forest. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve was set up in 1942 and later on renovated to in 1992. In 1994, it was acknowledged as the world Heritage site. What makes Bwindi Impenetrable is the fact that it covers an area of about 327km2 of scrambled vegetation draped over an intensively fissured landscape of the steep, haughty ridges as well as the slippery valleys and high.
Day 3: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to an early breakfast before reporting at the HQ. Your 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari takes you on giant ape tracking. This will involve walking up steeply in the dense rain forest through different animals’ trails allowing access to tourists. Gorilla tracking is an inspiring and wonderful adventure which one can’t miss. The Gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Return to the lodge later in the afternoon for some leisure time. You will have your dinner and overnight at Engangi Lodge.
Day 4: BWINDI – KAMPALA
After breakfast you will drive leisurely back to Kampala. This will be with a stopover for lunch en-route. Stop at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted. You will be dropped off at Metropole Hotel in Kampala.
Day 5: DEPARTURE
After breakfast you will end your 5 Day gorilla trek Uganda safari. You have an option of a city tour or behind the scene tour at a cost if time allows: This will be with a transfer to the Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.
End of 5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari
5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari Costs
The 5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- 1 X Uganda gorilla permit
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 5 Day Gorilla Trek Uganda Safari:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots