Bwindi is situated in the Southwestern part of Uganda, on the border of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is habitat to more than 350 mountain gorillas which today are perhaps the most remarkable animals found on the African continent. In addition the park has approximately 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species. The main tourist activity within the Bwindi Forest is Gorilla trekking and there are 4 groups today available to be visited by tourists daily. The Mubare group has 10 members with 1 silverback and was opened in 1993 to tourism. The Habinyanja group has 8 members, 2 silverbacks and was opened for tourism in July 1998. The Rusheguru group with 10 members and 1 silverback was ready by July 2002, and on the other hand the Nkuringo group with 19 members and 2 silverbacks was ready by April 2004. Tracking Gorillas in the Bwindi forest can be quite challenging and requires physical fitness to accomplish. Tracking begins early in the morning, about 8:30 a.m., and can go from 2 hours to the entire day basing on the gorilla’s movements.
3 DAY’S GORILLA TOUR UGANDA
DAY 1: Kampala – Bwindi Gorilla Park
Set off from Kampala by 8:00 am and drive to western Uganda. Break at the Equator to take some photographs and proceed west driving through the rolling verdant hills with long horned Ankole cattle, terraced farmlands and spectacular sceneries. Have lunch in Mbarara at Lake View Regency Hotel and late in the evening arrive in Bwindi Park. Gorilla Forest Camp, or Bwindi Lodge or Engagi Lodge.
DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Following an early breakfast, have a briefing by the guides and then begin gorilla tracking within the dense Bwindi. Gorilla trekking may turn out to be tiring as the Bwindi has a very challenging landscape. It will necessitate you to move with a packed lunch plus drinking water and also wear very comfortable hiking boots or strong shoes and a weightless rain jacket because the weather in Bwindi is very unpredictable. The rangers will avail you with walking sticks. Dine and slumber at Gorilla Forest Camp, or Bwindi Lodge or Engagi Lodge.3 Day Gorilla Tracking
DAY 3: Transfer to Kampala
On having an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to the capital Kampala having lunch along the way.