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GORILLA TRACKING:
This is the major activity in Bwindi, with four gorilla groups currently available daily for tourists. Mubare group (10 gorillas, 1 silverback) was opened for tourism in 1993, Habinyanja group (18 gorillas, 1 silverback) opened in July 1998, and Rushegura group (10 gorillas, 1 silverback) was opened in July 2002, while Nkuringo group (19 gorillas, 2 silverbacks) was opened for tourism in April 2004.

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be challenging, therefore ensure fitness. Gorilla tracking experience starts at 8.30 am local time and can last from a few hours to a whole day! Registration at the gate commences at 7.45 am.

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in south western Uganda, on the edge of the Western Rift Valley (Albertine rift) and is shared by Kanungu, Kabale and Kisoro districts. It is 331 sq km in size and on an altitude range of 1,160 meters (Ishasha gorge) to 2,607 meters (Rwamanyonyi Peak). The annual average temperature range is 7°C - 20°C with the coldest period being June and July.

Of the local people neighbouring the park, the majority are Bakiga and Bafumbira, constituting the densest settlements in Uganda (350 people/sq km). A few Batwa are also found.

Species Diversity: Bwindi is home to 326 gorillas, almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. There are also 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. This afromontane forest has dense under storey of fern, vines and shrubs. About 324 tree species have been recorded here, 10 of which occur nowhere else in Uganda.

Bird Watching: Bwindi is the bird watchers haven! It holds 346 species of birds and contains 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa and seven IUCN red data listed species. An experienced bird watcher can identify up to 100 species in a day! Visit Ruhija and Buhoma for this dream. Indicate your interest to the Park Management so that appropriate early morning departures can be arranged.

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    07 Days Gorilla Trekking Special

 

 
This adventure trip takes you to Bwindi National Park South Western Uganda, on the edge of the Western Rift Valley (Albertine rift). Come close to these Great wonders of Nature as you trek through the tropical rainforests.
 
    Trekking Highlights

2 Nights Kampala, 2 Nights Lake Bunyonyi & 2 Nights Bwindi Impenetrable N. Park

 
ITINERARY
   
DAY 01: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA
Earth Tours and Travel representative will pick you from the Airport and transfer you to the Golf Course Hotel. . Golf course Hotel is located near Garden city shopping Mall in the middle of Kampala City. All rooms in this hotel have private facilities like private toilets and bathrooms. Dinner and overnight stay at Golf Course Hotel (B, B) or similar.
     
   

DAY02: LAKE BUNYONYI
After an Early breakfast, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kabale region. Set in idyllic isolation, on the tranquil waters of Lake Bunyonyi, in Kabale District, Southern Uganda, Ha'Buhano Island invites the traveler whose quest is rest and beauty. The island features self-contained family-size tents on platforms, and cottages, well spread out in to the woods and foliage, preserving the much cherished privacy. In keeping with the environmental significance of the island, the tents and cottages are built almost exclusively of natural materials, and are solar-powered. Running water, flush toilets and hot showers, provide added comfort. Dinner and overnight stay at Heritage Lodge on Full Board or similar

     
   
DAY 03: LAKE BUNYONYI
Enjoy swimming, bird watching or island hopping in the morning. After lunch, we can spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at Heritage Lodge, Lake Bunyonyi on Full Board or similar.
   
   

DAY 04: LAKE BUNYONYI – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, we shall depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park derives its name from its thick vegetation with an immense variety of evergreen trees, festooned with lianas, epiphytes, which reach great heights in their search for sunlight plus half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. Buhoma Lodge offers wonderful accommodation situated less than five minutes walk away from the National Park offices in Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla in Uganda. It offers accommodation in eight, en suite spacious twin / double cottage units with individual verandas allowing excellent views towards the pristine tropical rain forests of the area. All bathrooms have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. The cottages and their furnishings have recently been upgraded and improved to provide a more comfortable environment for guests. The emphasis is on providing an intimate, homely atmosphere whilst at the same time ensuring that facilities and services expected by international travelers are available. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma community camp on Full Board or similar.

     
   

DAY 05: GORILLA TRACKING
After an early breakfast, enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals depending on where they built their nest the previous night. Your efforts will be rewarded once you encounter with these gentle giants. Enjoy them as they swing and play, Overnight at Buhoma Community Camp, on Full Board or similar.

     
   

DAY 06: KAMPALA
After an early breakfast, drive to Kampala with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. Arrive in Kampala in the evening. Overnight stay at Golf course Hotel (B, B) or similar

     
   
DAY 07 DEPARTURE:
Transfer to the airport arriving in time for your departure flight.
     

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Rate Per Person from:
On request
Departing From:
Nairobi
Duration:
07 Days/ 06 Nights
Departures:
To be advised
Departure Time:
To be advised
Minimum Persons Required:
2
 
 
 
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