Uganda - Mammals and Mountains
3 Days Gorilla Trip to Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorilla trekking.
Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Forest Park
This is a 3 day Uganda Gorilla Safari which starts and ends in Entebbe. This safari takes you for gorilla tracking in either Mgahinga National Park in Uganda or Bwindi National park. Tracking some of the last remaining 700 mountain gorillas in the World is an omissible experience and a great value for your money. These ancient apes live in different habitats within 3 countries Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Tracking will be done from Uganda.
In Bwindi National park there are four habituated gorilla families while in Mgahinga, there is only one habituated family. Though Mgahinga National park has only one family, it is often thought to be the prettiest park for tracking these great apes given that the habituated family now spends virtually all the year in the park, contrary to its previous behaviour of migrating to Rwanda and Congo.
Apart from gorilla tracking, the safari will also involve you in a number of other activities. Other tourism activities to be done in Mgahinga include nature walks, other primate walks, birding, climbing Mt. Muhavura or Gahinga volcano, visiting the Garama cave where the Batwa lived in during the late Iron Age. Community visits to the Batwa-the local pygmy groups, agri-tourism visits, as well as visiting Lake Mutanda can also be intriguing.
From Bwindi other tourism activities that can be carried out include forest walks that may yield seeing other primates in the forest, birding, community visits among others.
Day 1 : Entebbe - Bwindi Gorilla Forest Park
Take a Private charter flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airstrip (for Mgahinga)/ Kayonza airstrip (for Bwindi) where our safari guide will meet you for a transfer to Mgahinga/Bwindi Impenetrable national Park. After lunch either take a guided forest walk or visit the local communities. Dinner and Overnight at your preferred hotel/Lodge
Day 2 : Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Gorilla Forest
After an early breakfast get briefed about gorilla tracking from the local destination guide. Go gorilla tracking in the forest (Mgahinga on the northern side of the Virunga Mountains) Or in Bwindi national park. Gorilla tracking is an adventure activity which involves walking on steeper sides and may involve the whole day. Packed Lunch. Time permitting take on an activity you missed on Day 1.
Day 3 : Bwindi Gorilla Forest park - Entebbe
Drive to Kisoro airstrip/Kayonza air strip for a return charter flight that will connect you to Entebbe.
Accommodation at Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Gorilla resort / Mantana luxury Tented Safari Camp / Gorilla Forest Camp
Accommodation at Mgahinga National Park
Red Chilli Hideaway / Gorilla Forest Camp / Mt. Gahinga Rest Camp/Mgahinga Safari Lodge.
End of the Trip
Lion by Paul Stanbury