Tour overview

This amazing adventure takes us to ‘Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’ in Uganda’s mountainous far southwestern tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas.
Highlights:

    • A little touch of Rwanda since the entry point of Uganda is Kigali.
    • Transfer to and from Kigali to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge.
    • Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 1: After the Genocide Memorial, City tour then transfer to NBGL 

At the meeting point (Hotel or Airport), Clients meet with our experienced -English speaking guide/drive who will brief them on all the activities of the day and the journey to the Lodge.
Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Private Cottages)Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 2: Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, at around 7:45 am, with packed lunch and drinking water you will be transferred to the National Park Head Quarters for the briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You then continue to the forest for the start of the actual gorilla tracking.
The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a  dramatic,  steeply  forested  landscape and is incredibly  dense, but  crisscrossed  by  numerous  animal trails  allowing  access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary as per 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. The tracking will take place at Nkuringo (10 minutes’ drive from Nkuringo), as per the gorilla permits obtained.
Upon return, relax at the lodge and, for those who like, at 5.00 pm either stroll through the community center or drive up to the “Top of the World” – the name given to the football field, high up in Nkuringo which offers amazing views over the peaks and forests around Nkuringo. A great way to stretch your legs after the gorilla tracking and to enjoy a sundowner.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Private Cottage)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Nkuringo community tour (Birding), Black smith and Herbalist.
(encounter with the Batwa)
In the morning/afternoon stroll down to the Buniga Forest Trail Walk, an informative project run by USAID and the local Batwa community. The Batwa tribe was forced to leave their home in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in 1991 when it was declared a UNESCO Heritage site for gorillas only. They had been living in the forest as nomadic hunter-gatherers for millennia, in perfect balance with the flora and fauna around. Moving out and suddenly living in communities with a completely different way of life has proven to be a huge challenge. They now survive as best as they can and earn a living explaining their previous life in the forest and their rich heritage.Continuation of the walk through the community to visit the traditional herbalist and the black smith.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Private cottage)

Meal Plan: Full Board

 
 Day 4: Gorilla Habituation.
After early morning breakfast, at around 6:00am, with packed lunch and drinking water you will be transferred to the National Park Head Quarters for the briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You then continue to the forest for the start of the actual gorilla habituation.
The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a  dramatic,  steeply  forested  landscape and is incredibly  dense, but  crisscrossed  by  numerous  animal trails  allowing  access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary as per 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. The tracking will take place at Rushaga (45 minutes’ drive from the Lodge).
Upon return, relax at the lodge and, for those who like, at 5.00 pm either stroll through the community center or drive up to the “Top of the World” – the name given to the football field, high up in Nkuringo which offers amazing views over the peaks and forests around Nkuringo. A great way to stretch your legs after the gorilla habituation experience and to enjoy a sundowner.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Private Cottage)

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5 – Drive back to Kigali.
After breakfast, drive from Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge to Kigali (Hotel or Airport).End of services.