- Close up views of Chimpanzees and Colobus Monkeys, and if lucky, Mountain Gorillas
- Visit a true African Jungle with dense undergrowth and vegetation
A trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a dream for every person who loves adventure, it's a true African Jungle. It is so called because the dense undergrowth, vines and other vegetation make it almost 'impenetrable'.
It's mysterious and awesome. 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.
Amongst the dense vegetation the Colobus Monkeys jump from branch to branch, chattering its warning to its fellows hidden by the foliage. Chimpanzees, in families of 20 or 30, make the rounds, searching for fruit and edible plants.
Many species of birds can be seen, including various turacos and a great many birds of prey.
The forest is sanctuary for almost half the world's population of mountain gorillas(about 330 of 600), which is the rarest race of gorilla.
Established as a safe habitat for several families of mountain gorillas it is now the location of an important scientific conservation programme.
Gorilla tracking visits are limited to small groups.
As you walk among the shadows of the leafy canopy, this rain-forest reveals the smells and sounds of Africa, just as it has been for centuries.
Your driver/guide will meet you at your accommodation at 0700hrs. An early morning start from Kampala takes you southwest 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)
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 savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. Then later comeback relax have dinner and overnight at Bwindi view
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.
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Car hire services plus fuel
- Driver and guide's allowance
- Accommodation and meals
- Airport transfers
- Park fees