Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi

Your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park will enable you to interact with the Batwa

1 Day Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

1 Day Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park- This safari starts in Kabale or Kisoro town as both of these are located on the beautiful edges of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park was gazette in 1993 and covers a total area of 331 sq. km. the park has 4 sectors namely Nkuringo, Rushaja, Buhoma, and Ruhija. The par also has 19 habituated gorilla families open for trekking throughout the year. Animals that live in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park include over 350 birds, 120 mammals, 27 chameleon species, 220 butterflies, and a lot of flora in the park among which include flowering plants, different tree species, ferns, and much more.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked at your hotel in Kabale or Kisoro by a safari guide from Africa adventure vacations who will brief you about your 1 day gorilla trekking in Bwindi. You will drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you will arrive at the park headquarters for a briefing, thereafter you will be grouped not exceeding 8 and given a ranger guide to lead you into the forest. The group is based on age, physical fitness, and many others. You are advised to carry enough drinking water as well as energy-giving snacks since the trek is strenuous and can take 30 minutes to 8 hours depending on the location of the apes.

The ranger guide will lead you into the forest to start your search on mountain gorillas. Trekking can be difficult sometimes that’s why you need a stick to help you balance. Trekkers are advised to carry raincoats and boots in case of rainfall since the weather is unpredictable. In case of heavy luggage, you will need porters to carry your luggage at a fee of $10.

When you meet eye to eye with mountain gorillas your one hour starts counting and the ranger guide shows you how to handle and behave while in front of them, standing 7 meters away as you learn about their habits, watch them do daily activities while taking photos and recording videos. After spending some good time with the mountain gorillas, you will get back to the starting point meet your driver-guide for a drive back to Kisoro or Kabale.

Tour includes

Gorilla trekking permit

Transport

Lunch and drinking water

Service of an English-speaking guide

Tour excludes

Ground transport and flights to Kabale or Kisoro but can be arranged on request

Accommodation

Life insurance

Tips

Personal expenses

Other top things to do on 1 Day Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Forest or nature walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After your gorilla habituation experience in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you can engage in forest or nature walks to explore Bwindi different tropical rainforests that have stayed for long and have existed for over 250000 years. There are different ancient trees which some of these different species can only be found in only Bwindi Forest. The Forest is impenetrable due to its thick canopy making the forest so great for nature walk safaris.

Believe me that while carrying the nature walks as an activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, you will be able to encounter several bird species, spot primates such as baboons, monkeys including mammals like elephants on your lucky day. Nature walks offer a great adventure activity and they will lead you to River Ivi-Nkuringo trails that offer spectacular falls plunging for over 33 meters long. Africa Adventure Vacations organizes forest and nature walks safaris to the sections of Bwindi that include Buhoma to Nkuringo sector as you blend yourself with nature as you visit the wonderful falls and rivers passing through the forest.  In case, you’re interested in visiting this park for nature walks, then you can contact us as we organize for you all the packages with all the activities depending on your interest and time you have.

Birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You can as well do birding safaris in Bwindi other than the Gorilla Habituation Experience. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park harbors over 350 bird species and Nkuringo is the best region where you can sport most of these species. By engaging in this activity, you will be able to identify different bird species and it is good that you follow your guiding book if you have it after the gorilla habituation experience.

Some of the popular bird species in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park include yellow-eyed Black-Fly catcher, Grausrs Warbler, Collared Apalis, African green broadbill, Mountain Masked Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, Handsome francolin, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Dwarf Honey Guide, Short-tailed Warbler, stripe-breasted tit, Dusky Crmsonwing, Strange Weaver, Blue-headed Sunbird, Regal bird among other several key bird species. Our guides are professional at Africa Adventure Vacations and we do organize birding trips to Bwindi Impenetrable forest with our guides helping you to located and identify bird species of your Interest.

Batwa cultural experience

Outside the gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you can also engage in cultural encounters of Batwa culture. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park was once inhabited by Batwa people who are well known as pygmies until when they were removed from the park and now stay around the park as adjacent communities. These people are so good and have been integrated into the conservation of the park. Your trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park will enable you to interact with the Batwa and learn more about their culture and their ways of life.  See their ancestral homes which are the forests, communicate with them as they will lecture you on how best they used to hunt and gather fruits since these were their livelihood activities.

Additionally, the Batwa people have a unique culture in terms of music dance, and drama you can be entertained by them as they showcase their dancing skills and they narrate to you how best they managed to cope up with life outside forests.

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