3Days Bwindi Impenetrable National ParkCollins Mann
For a park to be ranked among the UNESCO world heritage sites, it must be extraordinary in more than one way! And that’s what makes for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a National Park with a large variation of altitude and habitat types is. It is a tropical rainforest attraction estimated to be over 25,000 years. It is found in Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Albertine rift. Bwindi credits its popularity to protecting over 320 mountain gorillas—half of the world’s population.
Day 1. Depart for Bwindi national park
In the morning at around 7 am you will meet with your driver guide who will brief you about the entire trip before you set off to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Visit the equator and Mpabire drum makers as you transfer to the Home of the Mountain Gorillas. Drive to proceed to Mbarara and stop at the Igongo cultural centre for lunch before you drive to proceed to Bwindi. Igongo cultural site has a museum that gives you an insight about the Culture of the Banyankole people that Inhabit Mbarara district. On arrival in Bwindi, you will check into your room to have dinner and relax as you prepare for the trek the next day.
Budget accommodation – Buhoma Community Bandas /Bwindi view Bandas/ Virunga Hotel in Kisoro/ Nkuringo campsite bandas
Mid range accommodation – Lake Kitandara camp /Engagi lodge/ Travelers’ rest hotel in Kisoro/ Mahogany springs/ gorilla mist lodge/ Nkuringo campsite/ chameleon hill lodge
Standard accommodation – Buhoma Lodge / Silver back lodge / Gorilla Resort Camp/ Nkuringo camp site / Gorilla Safari Lodge.
Luxury accommodation – Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds lodge / Volcanoes Lodge
Start this day with an early breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters for briefing. After briefing you will be allocated a gorilla family to track. Through the forest, you will start the search for the Mountain gorillas. On meeting the gorillas you will spend 1 hour following them and taking pictures. The time taken trekking and hiking through Bwindi, you forget the hussle the you went through. You will spend one hour following them and watching them feed and play. After you will return to the starting point and return back to your lodge. Overnight at your previous Lodge.
Day 3; End of Gorilla Safari
In the morning right after breakfast, you will drive to transfer back to Kampala. The drive from Bwindi to kampala is 9 hours. However you can opt to fly and this will cost you extra USD 350 per person per way.
End of your Uganda Safari Holiday Visit.
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