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Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi National Park
A gorilla The park is located in the South Western Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley. Bwindi is home to over 350 endangered Mountain Gorillas which are quite possibly the most awe-inspiring animals to be found in Africa .There are also 346 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies. Gorilla trekking is the major tourist activity in Bwindi with four groups currently available daily for tourists . Mubare group (10 gorillas; 1 silverback) was opened for tourism in 1993,Habinyanja group (18 gorillas, 2 silver backs) was ready in July 1998. Rusheguru group(10 members, 1silver back) was opened in July 2002 while Nkuringo group (19 gorillas , 2 silver backs ) was opened for tourism in April 2004 . Gorilla racking in Bwindi can be challenging therefore ensure physical fitness.It starts at 8:30a.m. local time and can last from a few hours to day depending on the movement of these giant apes.
3 DAY'S GORILLA TOUR ITINERARY.
DAY 1Kampala - Bwindi Gorilla Park
Depart from Kampala at 8:00am and head towards western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator allows time for photographs. The journey affords images from the vehicle of the long horned Ankole cattle, the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of the region, and beautiful panoramas that are part of Kabale District. We have a lunch break en route at Lake View Regency Hotel Mbarara. Drive direct to the park and arrive late evening. Overnight at Lake kitandara luxury tents/ Buhoma Community bandas
A breast feeding gorillaDAY 2.Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Very early in the morning after an early breakfast and guides Very early in the morning after an early breakfast and guides briefing, set off for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous, you will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes ,put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds and take a rain jacket. Walking sticks will be made available for those that require one by the park rangers. Dinner and overnight at lake kitandara luxury camp/Buhoma community bandas.
DAY 3.Transfer to Kampala
An early breakfast at the camp before the drive back to Kampala. Lunch enroute.End of this Uganda safari.