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4 Day Gorillas in Bwindi, Uganda

Uganda, Africa

from $2,596* per person 4 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Volcanoes Safaris 10 people max
  • Kigali airport, kigali, rwanda
  • Culture & Nature trips
Safari Highlights include:

    GORILLA TRACKING in Bwindi (two opportunities)
    NATURE WALK in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    Batwa Trail to see traditional Batwa life
    Community Project visits

Locations visited/nearby

Uganda, Africa

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Itinerary

Day 1

Departing from Kigali you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your safari. Your journey takes you through the beautiful terraced hills to the forested slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which faces the towering trees of the surrounding forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time before dinner to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village

    O/N: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge (L, D)
    Day 2

    After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

    Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

    Walk through the local village, and learn about community projects, such as the Amagara project that assists local farmers and their communities, and Bwindi Community Hospital which started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Both projects are supported by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust.

    Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

    O/N: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge (B, L, D)
    Day 3

    Either go gorilla tracking again - additional permits required, subject to availability- or opt for one of the other, gentler but equally rewarding alternatives available (see above).

    O/N: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge (B, L, D)
    Day 4

    Your safari ends with your journey back to Kigali. Before transferring to the airport, there maybe time to tour the city and visit the genocide memorial, a moving testimony to this country‚Äôs past that it has courageously overcome. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.
    (B, L)

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