The park in which these last giant primates are be found is known as Bwindi and is found in the South western part of the country. It has always been referred as The Impenetrable Forest and has been conceived as a Gorilla sanctuary even though it has more than ten other species of primates e.g. chimpanzees, colubus monkeys, baboons etc. Bwindi also encompass one of the richest areas in Africa for flora and fauna. Clients need to be patient and prepared to scramble through more bushes than would be necessary since the gorillas are not habituated to human contact.
Day 1: Kampala-Bwindi. An early morning start from Kampala takes you southwest and across the Equator. You drive through Savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery. Drive through to the gorilla sanctuary. Overnight at your choice of accommodation.
Day 2: Bwindi. Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. Other primates also live in the forest including the black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Bwindi-Kampala. Return to Kampala after breakfast. Lunch at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara.
Note: Remember to bring heavy leather gloves, stout hiking boots, rain poncho, long sleeve shirts, long pants, a light backpack, and water bottle.
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