GORILLA TRACKING AT BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
Few animals can fascinate us like gorillas – the US conservationist Dian Fossey captured the world’s imagination with her story of 'Gorillas in the Mist'. Tracking the mountain gorillas of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of Uganda’s biggest attractions. About 370 live there – around half the world’s population. But these gentle giants remain an endangered species.
The rainforest of Bwindi in southwest Uganda is one of the most biologically diverse in Africa. Its dense vegetation covers ridges and valleys on the eastern edge of the Albertine Rift Valley. It reaches an altitude of 2000m, so can be cold at night and humid during the day. Tracking gorillas takes place at two sites – Buhoma and Nkuringo. The authorities have “habituated” some of the gorilla families, making them more familiar with human visitors to their habitats. Tracking is done in small groups and must be booked well in advance. Treks are unpredictable and can last for 5 hours or more but the prospect of tracking and watching a mountain gorilla family in the wild is an unforgettable experience. The Kabubbu Resort Centre can help you organise your trip to Bwindi. We can take you there and arrange meals, accommodation, park permits and guides to ensure you get the most from your visit. And you can combine it with our other tours to make your own unique adventure.
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
. Leave Kabubbu after early breakfast . Early Breakfast . Breakfast
. Early lunch and photo stop at Equator . Briefing then day tracking . Optional hike
. Arrive at lodge in Bwindi late afternoon (packed lunch provided) . Early lunch
. Dinner and overnight at lodge . Dinner and overnight at lodge . Return to Kabubbu for dinner