The 4 Day Uganda gorilla trekking and Batwa trail takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park where you will experience gorilla trekking in mist and then after trek take the Batwa trail offering the cultural significance history and current life of the pygmies in this park and then relax at Lake Bunyonyi with the beautiful undulating landscapes.
Day1: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Breakfast, meet our safari guide and after embark the safari jeep and proceed to Kabale via the Katuna border continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will experience your gorilla trek. Dinner and overnight stay at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Meal plan: H/B
Day2: Uganda Gorilla Trekking – Transfer Kisoro
Have early morning cup of coffee, after prepare for the briefing about dos and don’ts before you take the gorilla experience from the Uganda wildlife officials.
Thereafter enter into the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. When you meet the gorillas, sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes.
To enjoy this experience one has to be fit enough as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, cameras and hut.
The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this experience you will have informative imaginable-memorable experience in life time. Thereafter transfer to Kisoro town and dinner and overnight stay at Kisoro Travelers’ Hotel. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Batwa Trail in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – Lake Bunyonyi
Have breakfast; go for the Batwa trail in the park which is a huge cultural significance, in particular for the indigenous Batwa pygmies. This tribe of hunter-gatherers was the forest’s “first people”, and their ancient knowledge of its secrets remains unrivalled.
This experience takes almost full day and after transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with undulating sightseeing and landscapes. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge/Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Overland Cottages. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Lake Bunyonyi – Entebbe
After breakfast, embark our safari vehicle and drive back to Entebbe with lunch en-route and we are much delighted to host you in Uganda’s wilderness again! Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your return flight back home. End of services
The price will include
Accommodation and meals
Gorilla permits $ 700 USD each
Batwa Trail $ 80 USD
Services of an English driver guide
Visa fees, tips, gratitude’s, drinks and all other personal expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially volcanoes.
When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a water proof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains.
Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should bead equate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film.
Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.