The safari begins and ends from Kampala or Entebbe At 8:00 am you are picked from your hotel or residence. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and birds, valleys, hills and swamps filled with papyrus. You can also spend your afternoon having a walk around the village and seeing the local communities living around the park. Dinner and over night at either the Gorilla resort Uganda safari lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp (High end/luxurious accommodation), or Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead (Medium class accommodation) or the Community Banda’s (Low budget/basic accommodation).
Have an early breakfast and get ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but its well worth the effort. Dinner and over night at either the Gorilla resort, Mantana Tented Camp (High and luxurious accommodation), or Lake Kitandara’s Tented Camp/ Buhoma Homestead (Medium class accommodation) or the Community Banda’s (Low budget/basic accommodation).
Have an early breakfast and drive to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enrooted and stop over at the drum makers arriving Kampala early evening.
Approximate distance from Kampala is 550 Kms.
Approximate transit time is 9-10 Hrs.