This amazing adventure takes us to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda’s mountainous far south-western tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable forest is home to one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. Mountain Gorillas are some of the world’s most endangered apes. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost half of them can be found in Uganda, with populations in neighbouring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Day 1: Arrival
On the day of your arrival, we will meet you at the Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to the Papyrus Guesthouse; your accommodation for tonight. Overnight: Papyrus Guest House (B&B)
Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National
Park After an early breakfast and briefing, we will fly you to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight, you will be able to see Uganda´s beautiful landscape from high up. We will pick you up from the airstrip once the plane lands, and begin our 2 hour journey to Nkuringo. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
At 8:00 AM, the gorilla trekking will start with a detailed briefing about gorilla etiquette. Once we find them, we will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
Day 4: Forest Nature walk - Bwindi Forest
You will have the opportunity to undertake a full day of trekking, accompanied by our local guides through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight: Nkuringo Gorilla Camp
Day 5: Community Walk and Canoe excursion on Lake Mutanda
Depart Nkuringo after breakfast with your safari guide to commence a walk to Lake Mutanda after having been dropped by your safari vehicle at Rubuguri Junction. Here, a 9km walk to the north shore of the lake is conducted where the dugout canoe team will rendezvous at the Rwajenje landing site with you to complete a traverse of the lake over 2 and 1/2 hours to the southern shore. From the southern shore, it is a 90 minute walk into Kisoro town. Overnight: Volcanoes Mgahinga Lodge
Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking
Mount Gahinga National Park is at 33 km, the smallest national park, but its flora and fauna and the 3 volcanoes offer a wide range of activities. Golden Monkeys are a unique species which can only be found on the volcanoes of the Virunga and in Nungwe forest in Rwanda. The tracking and viewing activity is generally conducted over a 4 to 5 hour window. Optional activity – Mt Sabinyo Volcano Climb Tracking Approx 8 hours After breakfast, proceed to Mgahinga National Park head quarters for a briefing before starting a Volcano climb of Mount Sabinyo. Mt. Sabinyo, at 3,669m, takes about eight hours to cover the 14km round trip, following a steep ridge up to the peak this trek will be conducted in the company of your Nkuringo Walking Safari guide. Overnight: Gahinga Lodge
Day 7: Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip – Entebbe
We will drive back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe.
Please note that due to Gorilla permits restrictions, bookings made within 14 days of departure are unlikely to be confirmed.