Home to perhaps world’s greatest natural treasure-half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla this once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you into the forests of Bwindi to spend privileged hours in the company of a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas. The mist-covered hills sides of Bwindi impenetrable national park are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests and encompass one of the last remaining habitats of the highly endangered mountain gorilla. The mountainous and heavily forested terrain makes for a challenging hike to see these incredible creatures, but it's well worth the effort.
Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel.Overnight No 5 Boutique Hotel
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Entebbe Airport in time for check-in for your scheduled flight to Kihihi where you will meet our representative and transfer (1 h30mins) to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon leisure at the lodge. The 331 square ( 128square miles) Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is comprised of both mountain and woodland forests. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, with some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds,120 species of butterflies, and over 27 species of reptiles and amphibians. Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forest in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plants species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.
In the afternoon relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa/Pygmy community and the Ride 4 a women project.Overnight Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Today is the big day…. Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. The Gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mount Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.Overnight Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airstrip in Kihihi for your flight back to Entebbe. This is where your tour ends and from where you can catch your onward flight.
Flexible departures (anyday)
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