Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Being home for around half the world's mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park one of Africa's must destinations. It is located on the edge of the western rift valley (Albertine rift), South Western Uganda and it covers 331 sq kilometers (128 sq miles). In 1994 it was designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Bwindi is also rich in other wildlife, including Colobus monkey, several species of chimpanzee, hundreds of species of birds and many other animals, including forest birds, lizards, chameleons and butterflies.
Seeing the Mountain Gorillas for the first time is one of Africa's most memorable experiences.
Two more gorilla groups have been habituated in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, increasing the number of permits by 50%. Uganda Travel Bureau guarantees that the customer will have the Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits available.
Day 1: Depart from Kampala after breakfast (8 a.m.) and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of Uganda via Mbarara and Kabale. This is a long 10 hrs. drive. Stop for Lunch at the Agip Motel in Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge.(B, L, D)
Day 2: After an early breakfast, start gorilla tracking at 8:00 a.m. in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We recommend that you wear good walking shoes and carry a rain jacket and a flask of water. Tracking can be tough and we trust you are in reasonably fit condition. You will carry a picnic lunch into the forest with you. You will be thrilled to have seen these rare primates(no guarantee) and the return journey will be easier. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge.(B, L, D)