Guide to planning gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is situated in Uganda’s south-western part edging on the rift valley. So much masked with the mist hillsides which also are grassed by one of the Uganda’s most ancient and most biologically wide rainforests, with over 25000years and mothers around 400 species of plants, famously the intimate rainforest also is a home to estimated 400 Mountain Gorillas. And that number is roughly half of the world’s Mountain Gorilla population, with different habituated gorilla groups which can be tracked.
There are different activities one can do while in Bwindi forest national park, even if you are an outdoor adventure traveller targeting to hike the trails or in search of meeting the great Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat, your delight is in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi forest
Gorilla tracking is a fascinating activity, each year hundreds of travellers from the whole world visit Bwindi forest to see and spend sometimes with the Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat, an activity well known as Gorilla trekking or Gorilla tracking.
Hiking in Bwindi Forest
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is among the ideal destinations for hiking. And just of recent, Bwindi was recognised and voted as the best hiking destination by CNN. There are different trails in Bwindi forests which are in place in order to enable travellers explore the impenetrable forest to the fullest. There are leading hiking trails within Bwindi forest national park. Like
The Batwa Trail Experience
The batwa trail is a must do for most of the travellers exploring Bwindi forest, enjoy the convincing batwa experience with in buhoma or Rushaga regions respectively which are previously a home to the batwa people. Get back in time through the minds and eyes of these pygmies showcasing the life they used to live while in the Bwindi forest, caves, the food, medicines that these people used for their living in the wild before they were shifted from the forest.
You want visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park?, well, safari vacations and travel services got you covered and lets plan such that the moment you step in the park, you don’t have any hiccups and no wasting time rather than experiencing the forest and its treasures.
Don’t be stressed by the logistics of the trip it’s self. Be it Hiking tour or a gorilla trek that you want to do, the next information can be helpful and you can always contact safari vacations and travel services for more inquiries and summary of the whole planning.
Note; do not forget to pick a walking stick at the briefing point or at you lodge which will give you support on the sometimes slippery parts.
Getting to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for a holiday begins after you have landed at Entebbe international airport Kampala Uganda or Kigali international airport Rwanda.
Kigali-Rwanda s the most liked gateway to south-western Uganda where Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park are situated. And these two parks are most populated parks and they poses a huge number of gorilla tracking spots in the pearl of Africa.
The perfect way of getting to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is either by Air or by Road.
Most of the gorilla safaris to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park start from either Kampala or Entebbe.
Bwindi can be approached from Queen Elizabeth National Park in the north which is 2-3 hours from kabale to the south (1-2 hours) or it can be from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours).
The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate and in these we recommend a 4×4 safari customized vehicle during the wet season.
The distance and way to Bwindi forest national park for gorilla trekking is roughly 9-10 hours driving on the road and is about 1 hour and 30 minutes on a flying safari.
There are alternatives of flying a traveller can select from, to fly to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park that is either Entebbe international airport or Kajjansi Airfield. Close to Kampala to Kisoro Airstrip for travellers tracking Mountain Gorillas in the southern region of Rushaga and Nkuringo, while travellers tracking Mountain Gorillas in the northern region of Buhoma fly to Kihihi Airstrip.
From Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kihihi to Buhoma (3-4 hours) Kampala –Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi-Buhoma(9-10 hours), Kampala through Mbarara city (9-10) hours, Kampala-kabale-Kanungu(10 hours), we highly recommend a 4×4 tourist vehicle for the journey since the roads are slippery and muddy most especially in the rainy seasons.
Some of the travellers might be interested in using the public local buses, and can board a bus from a bus from Kampala to the southern region of Bwindi national park via Mbarara city to kabala to kisoro town or from Kampala to the northern Bwindi via Mbarara-Ntungamo-Rukungiri-Kihihi to Butogota. While in these buses, travellers are advised to keep a keen eye on their properties and should keep them closer. Clients who always travel by road have a great opportunity to explore the country side and enjoy the fascinating attractions along the road.
Travellers to do gorilla trekking in Bwindi must have obtained a gorilla permit. As we speak, the Gorilla permits cost USD700 per permit per person.
Get in touch with safari vacations and travel services for a guide to planning gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and we assist to book gorilla permits for you after you have confirmed your gorilla trip with us.