Are you in Kabale and you have a free day? Safari Vacations and Travel services Ltd do arrange 1 Day gorilla tracking from Kabale town, lake Bunyonyi, or Kisoro town to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Kabale town or lake Bunyonyi is just 1 hour 30 minutes hours away from the Eastern sector of Bwindi impenetrable national park and 2hours 30n minutes from Buhoma in the north which is the park headquarters, Its 2hours away from the southern sector of the park. This makes it possible to sleep in Kabale and leave in the morning to participate in gorilla tracking in Bwindi because of the close proximity of Kabale from Bwindi.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is located in southwestern Uganda at the edge of the western rift valley. It is home to 120 mammals, 360 species of birds of which 23 are Albertine lift endemics including the African green broadbill, yellow-eyed Black fly-catcher, Dustycrimsonwing, short-tailed warbler, Kivu ground thrush, Bar-tailed Trogon rusty-faced woodland warbler among others. The park covers an area of 331square km. The highest point in the park stands at an altitude of 2607metres while the lowest point is at 1160metres. Gorilla tracking is the highlight of all the activities done in the Bwindi forest national park. Other activities include; bird watching, Nature walks, cultural interactions with the local people to mention but a few.
Safari vacations and travel services driver/guide will pick you from your hotel at lake Bunyonyi, Kabale town, or from your hotel in Kisoro town at 6 am in the morning. Kindly note that gorilla tracking starts at 8 am in the morning. so, keep time so that you won’t miss the briefing that starts at 8 am. Other tourists from various tour companies and lodges in the vicinity of the park will join you for a comprehensive briefing. During this session, the park guide will provide you with essential information regarding the dos and don’ts. Following the briefing, you will proceed to the forest.
Tracking may be quite strenuous so some levels of fitness may be required because the trek can take 30 minutes to three quarters of the day. If you are not strong enough to go for a long trek ask your guide to request for you a short or medium trek from the park guide at the briefing point. Also, remember that short treks may not be guaranteed as gorillas keep moving to look for food. After the trek, you will walk back to the starting point where your driver will be waiting for you and head back to Kabale or lake Bunyonyi or Kisoro.
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