A 1 DAY GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
This a one day tour in Uganda starting from Kabale or Kisoro towns, these towns are both situated on the beautiful edges of Bwindi impenetrable National Park. The gorilla tour includes 1 gorilla permit at $ 600 per person and will be included in the final costing. This national park was opened in 1993 and covers an area of 33 sq meters. It has got over 4 habituated gorilla groups including; Habinyanja, Mubare, Nkuringo and Rusengura. More so, the park also is home to 12 gorilla families that are open to trekking by the tourists. The animals that are found here include; over 120 mammals, 27 species of chameleon, 348 bird species, 220 butterflies, also lots of flora is found in the park including; 1000 flowering plants, 163 tree species, 104 species of ferns and many more. The birds mostly found here include; the horn birds and the Turacos. The primate species mainly found here include; mountain gorillas, colobus monkeys and chimpanzees.
DURATION: 3 TO 7 HOURS.
TOUR TYPE: PRIVATE
WHEN TO GO: ANY DAY OF THE YEAR.
You will be picked up by your driver guide at 6:00 am after your early breakfast from your hotel either in Kabale or Kisoro. Transfer to the mighty Bwindi impenetrable National park, whereby you will arrive at the park headquarters at the time of briefing, there after you will be grouped in a group of 8, though some times only 2 or 3 or 4 trackers may trek; this is based on the season, be advised to carry enough water for drinking as well as enough snacks or packed lunch since the trek is so strenuous and can take from one to eight hours depending on how these endangered giants move within the natural habitat.
The park rangers will accompany you to the rain forest to begin your search of the mountain gorillas. Trekking can be tough some times, so one needs a walking stick. It also needs someone who is strong enough and physically fit. The trekkers should also carry rain coats and boots since the weather is unpredictable and just changes. You will also need to use the porters to help you carry your luggage at a cost of $10. The moment you come eye to eye with the gorillas, your rangers will guide and show you how to handle and behave while with them, mainly by standing 6 meters away from the gorillas as you enjoy viewing them. It’s always hard to tell how long the trek will take, since in most cases it is dependent on the movement and location of the gentle giants.
Immediately, after the trek, continue to the park headquarters and get back to the road towards Kabale or Kisoro.
END OF TOUR
- A Gorilla permit (at US$600 each)
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Lunch and bottled drinking water
- A professional English speaking tour driver/guide
- Park entry fees and Guiding
- Ground transport and Flights to Kabale or Kisoro but can be arranged on request
- Accommodation but can be arranged on request
- Personal expenses such as beverages and tips given to staff