Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest that is a true African jungle. It is so called because the dense undergrowth, vines and other vegetation makes it almost impenetrable. The mysterious atmosphere is awesome. Enjoy a 3 day safari through this dense forest.
The lowland rain forest and montane forest vegetation constantly struggles to reach heights that will allow it to receive more light. Huge trees are festooned with creepers and parasitic plants such as mistletoe and orchids. Giant thickets of bamboo thrive in the humid atmosphere and, where sunlight breaks through, the elegant heliconia, or lobster claw, spreads its colorful petals.
Day 1: Your driver / guide will meet you at your accommodation at 07.00am. An early morning start from Kampala takes you south-west and across the Equator. You drive through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle, famous for their incredibly long horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery and continue your drive on to Bwindi. (9-10 hour drive). Overnight at Bwindi view.
Day 2: After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savoured. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. Then later return to relax and have dinner. Overnight at Bwindi view.
Day 3:Wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast, end your stay in the "Land of the Mountain Gorillas" and depart with great memories of the moments spent with the fascinating Mountain Gorillas. Transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route. Then proceed to Entebbe Airport where you will catch your flight back home.
Please note that due to Gorilla permits restrictions, bookings made within 14 days of departure are unlikely to be confirmed.