Uganda 5 day Gorilla Tracking Tour

4 Nights / 5 Days

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the most amazing experiences Uganda has to offer. This package is great for those with a shorter time frame yet  are looking for unforgettable memories.

Day 1 - Arrival into Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda and transfer to your city hotel. Overnight Kigali.

Day 2 - Today you will transfer to Uganda by road, about a 4 hour drive. Departure time from Kigali will be noon or earlier.  Arrive at Mutanda Lake Resort, you home for the next three nights.  Mutanda Lake Resort is located on a private peninsula stretching into Lake Mutanda. With small islands dotting the surrounding lake and a backdrop of misty volcanoes in nearby Rwanda and DR Congo this setting never fails to impress visitors. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Pick up between 6am and 6:30am and transfer to the starting point for the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Today is the BIG DAY and the highlight of your tour in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa with this claim. It is also home to over 100 species of mammals, five other species of primate, over 360 birds and 200 butterflies. Time taken to trek the Gorillas can be up to 7 hours. Once they have been located you will have maximum one hour with them. This is a most humbling experience, to come face-to-face with the mountain gorillas.

The Gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas’ habitat. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Following the trek you will return to Mutant Lake Resort for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Enjoy breakfast at Mutanda Lake Resort. Today you can choose to relax at the resort or explore the beautiful region. Visit the Batwa tribe (pygmees), canoe or go boating on the lake, climb one of the Virunga Mountains. Take a village lake trip, hike the Sabinyo Gorge. It is up to you! Meals and overnight at Mutant Lake Resort. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Today you will transfer back to Kigali for your onwards flight. Departure from Mutant Lake Resort around 10am. (B)

Combine other East African countries to your itinerary, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya for the dream safari. Contact Amanda to customize the itinerary to your wishes and budget.