Both Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks offer gorilla tracking an activity every tourist wouldn’t miss. But Bwindi offers the best for gorilla tracking, still Bwindi has other mammals not to be missed out like buffaloes, leopards, bushbucks, foresthogs and elephants. Mgahinga will also be an interesting adventure because you will go for volcanoe climbing that requires physically fit hikers, Cave exploration where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbours and Birding will also be done.
Bwindi impenetrable National park is located in East Africa in southern western part of Uganda. Bwindi is located on the Eastern edge of Albertine rift valley along the Democratic Republic of Congo which borders next to the Virunga National park. The Park is known for its Mountain Gorillas.
Safari high lights
Day1: Kampala city to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day2: Gorilla Tracking-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day3: Bwindi to Mgahinga National Park
Day4: Cultural encounter
Day5: From Mgahinga to back to Kampala
Day1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Depart from Kampala early in the morning to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla tracking. You will use kamapla-Masaka-Mbarara Road. Stopover at the equator for some photos, then you will have lunch at Mbarara. You will spend your night at Buhoma community Rest camp/ Silver back lodge/ Gorilla forest camp/ Mahogany springs/ Nkuringo Gorilla campsite.
Day2: Mountain Gorilla tracking
Take an early morning breakfast, then head to the park headquarters for briefing, orientation and meeting the guides, you will then be separated into groups depending on which gorilla group given. The guide will lead you through the gorilla paths in the thick Bwindi Impenetrable rain forests searching for gorillas. Once gorillas are tracked you will be given one hour interaction and taking photos. You will have packed lunch ready with you. After tracking depending on time you may take a community walk to visit the Native Batwa community and have cultural entertainment. You will have a second night at Buhoma community Rest camp/ Silver back lodge/ Gorilla forest camp/ Mahogany springs/ Nkuringo Gorilla campsite.
Day3: Bwindi Impenetrable to Mgahinga National Park
After breakfast early in the morning head to Mgahinga National parkMgahinga Gorilla National Park is located in the southwestern corner of Uganda. The Park covers the northern slopes of the three northernmost Virunga Volcanoes which include Mt. Muhavura (4,127 m), Mt. Sabinyo (3,645 m) and Mt. Gahinga (3,474 m), The Park is one of the only two parks in Uganda that offer habitat for the endangered Mountain gorilla.
Day4: Cultural Encounters in Mgahinga
After an early morning breakfast, go for cultural encounters where you will see the Batwaindegineous, they will lead the visitors through the forests and introduce them their home and show them the techniques they use to survive.They will also show you theGarama cave which is 342m long and 14 deep. It’s one of the caves where the Batwa lived and fought their neighbors the Bantu. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at mount Mgahinga lodge/ Travellers rest hotel/ Nkuringo safari lodge.
Day5: Return to Kampala
After a morning breakfast head to Kampala. Stop at Mbarara Hotel for lunch and then after proceed to Kampala.
The Safari Price quotations include: Transport with fuel, an English-Speaking driver, Water within the Vehicle, accommodation, park fees and all meals. It however doesn’t include alcoholic drinks, laundry, and any additional personal purchases.
End of the Safari