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Breathtaking Gorilla Trekking

The air so sweet and cool as it brushes your cheeks, wake up to the primeval forest bathed in green, to the walk of life to meet face to face with the world’s rarest of beasts, the mountain gorilla, its all a new adventure in the Bwindi impenetrable forest. Carry a raincoat as well as it won’t take up much space and will fit in your hand luggage. Shoes- take a pair of jungle walking shoes. Light backpack- for your lunch and refreshments. Tops- long-sleeved shirts, look for wrinkle camouflaging pattern or blended fabric that show minimum wrinkles. Silk dries quickly and is light. Pants- dark-colored pants don’t show dirt.

Day 1:Depart from Kampala by road and head south-west to Mweya Impenetrable National park. Have a short stop at the Equator for an informative talk as well as photography. Head to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch. Your drive will take you through Uganda rolling green hills through the Switzerland of Uganda; head higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and Congo. You will then drop down into a valley, to Bwindi. Dinner and overnight stay at luxury Gorilla Forest camp/Mid Range Lake Kitandara luxury tents/Buhoma Homestead or basic at Buhoma Community Bandas.

Day 2:Early Breakfast and thereafter assemble for a briefing on Gollias by the Park Ranger. After briefing the Park Ranger will lead you into the impenetrable rain forest while informing you about the Flora and Fauna.

Day 3:You will depart early with packed lunch for Mweya National Park. Drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. There are chances of seeing buffalos, Topi and hippo among other species. After checking in and having some time to relax, head for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Camp/Jacana Safari Lodge/ Institute of Ecology.

 

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