Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a true rainforest thought to be the most biologically diverse forest in all of Africa, owing to its antiquity. Located at the edge of the Albertine Rift in western Uganda, Bwindi is best known for Gorilla Tracking: an estimated population of 408 individuals, more than half the total population of Mountain Gorilla in the world, live in Bwindi. But there’s more to Bwindi than just Gorillas; it hosts a total of 11 primate types and 120 mammal species, rivaling the wildlife count in other national parks. The highlight of this safari is the up close experience with Uganda’s biggest wildlife treasure— the Mountain Gorilla— but there is so much more to do in Bwindi.
We set off from Kampala at 7am. The drive to Bwindi is long but one of the most scenic in this part of the world. Our first stop is at the equator where you can take a bathroom break and stretch your feet between the northern and southern hemispheres of the globe. From here we proceed to the Great Lakes Museum for a trip down cultural memory lane, then head into the misty hills of Bwindi for an experience unrivalled by anything you will ever see.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Today is the most awaited day. Gorilla Tracking is a once in a lifetime experience. Only 808 of this endangered species are alive today and 400 of them—more than half—live in Bwindi. The traking is an adventure that can take anywhere between 1-9 hours. You trek through some of the densest jungle in Africa looking for signs of their presence until you find them. Because park authorities are keen on protecting these gentle giants, you are allowed only one hour with the gorillas once you find them. Depending on the time you return to base, there is an option of taking a nature walk on one of the developed trails in the park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We set off for Kampala after breakfast, enjoying the beautiful scenery of Western Uganda as we swap stories about the magnificent experience of this trip. Don’t hesitate to book another safari should you feel like going back.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
You will travel in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle
Please ensure that you have read the Trekking Timmy Terms & Conditions
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Your FIRST-AID KIT should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen , Malaria pills, band aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
If you have watched the movie planet of the apes, you have a fair picture of what a Big Ape looks like in its natural habitat. Seeing it with your own two eyes a different thing all together. This package is an adventure of thrills and conservation all wrapped in one package: it involves hair-raising tracking in thick jungle, and all proceeds from permits go to efforts to conserve endangered primates.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala and experience the thrill of adventure in Jinja. What better way to spend the weekend than two days of endless thrills. We’ll party at the Nile, explore the best of Jinja town, zip-line in Mabira, trek through the forest, and return to the city fresh, enlivened, and ready to take on the work.