Day 1 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Arrive Entebbe airport off Air Kenya flight at 1130am – you will be met by our representative and transferred for check in just in time for your afternoon flight to Bwindi departing at 1200 noon.
You will land at Kihihi airstrip at 1445 – where we will transfer you to Gorilla Forest Camp which is about 1hour 30minutes drive. At Kihihi airstrip, your guide will meet you there for your safari till the end.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in south-western Uganda, covering parts of Rukungiri, Kisoro, and Kabale Districts. It is situated in a hilly countryside, which, together with some remnant lowland forest outside the boundary, constitutes an important water catchment area for many rivers, supplying the agricultural land of the surrounding region. This is the richest forest in Uganda, in terms of the number of plant species, as the area is one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa where lowland and montane communities merge. The valley bottoms contain a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs with only a few trees hence its name, the impenetrable forest. This is one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa. There exists about one half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas. There are also several endangered species of birds with limited ranges.
Day 2 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After an early breakfast, your guide will escort you to the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park headquarters where you will meet fellow trackers and gorilla guide who will then lead you into the forest to find the Mountain Gorillas. The trekking may be fairly strenuous – up to six hours or longer is not uncommon – at relatively high altitude. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, and so, sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate is well over 95%. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 650 remaining. You will get within metres of the family, and be privileged to spend up to one hour amongst them.
Returning to the lodge later in the day and time permitting, you will head out on the local philanthropy bike project.
Day 3 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Enjoy a second day with the Gorillas today.
There after you will have the rest of your afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 : End of Itinerary