6 Days Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Cultural Experience is a special tour accredited in support of the local communities and people around the most favored and highly endangered Gorillas. Booking this safari makes you part of the people who contribute to the conservation of the Gorillas and yet supporting the people in communities around Bwindi impenetrable forest. Well, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and mgahinga forest are well known for Gorilla Tracking, yet behind are the wonderful people who stay at the boundaries of the park that work tirelessly with Uganda Wildlife Authority to conserve and maintain the rare endangered species of the forest and ensure that generations can keep coming to track the gorillas.
What makes these people special is their way of life and organization, this is the Batwa Tribe and also commonly known as Pygmy’s tribe due to their genetic inheritance in terms of height.
These Batwa communities have themselves become tourist attractions and do spice up your gorilla tracking due to the interesting performances we learn from them and their cultural activities.
Tourists on Uganda gorilla Safari to track the mountain gorillas are given the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the villages and people around the park. It’s indeed a cultural and Gorilla exposure
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to Hotel
Your arrival will be a warm welcome by our company representative. You will check in at your hotel then acclimatize. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments if any. Depending on time af arrival, you will be taken for a city tour to get an introduction of Uganda and the people. Overnight at Biraj Hotel if Budget BB or Mestil Hotel BB for upgraded luxury accommodation.
Day 2: Transfer To Bwindi From Kampala
Early start after your breakfast to embark on the approximately 9-hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National forest park. Along the way you will stop at the equator to take photographs and purchase some crafts, plus stretching your legs and continue your journey to stop again for lunch. After lunch you will proceed with your journey as you will go through the beautiful scenery, rolling hills with terraces as you arrive in Kabale also called the Switzerland of Africa. Late afternoon arrive in Bwindi, check in for Dinner and Overnight at Buhoma Community Haven Cottages for budget or Buhoma Lodge for upgraded luxury accommodation.
Day 3: Gorrila Tracking – Full Day
Enjoy your breakfast and set out from your lodge with packed lunch as you head to the park headquarters at 7 am for briefing before you embark on Gorilla tracking in the thick mist Bwindi forest. Thereafter proceed for tracking which is unpredictable and mainly dependent on how far the gorillas go. Trekkers are allowed to spend one hour with the gentle giants in this time you could watch them play, feed, and take enough photos. Later return back to the lodge and enjoy the lodge facilities, relax till dinner then overnight. Buhoma Community Haven Cottages for budget or Buhoma Lodge for upgraded luxury accommodation.
Day 4: Full Day With The Batwa Trail
The Batwa are an indigenous tribe that lived in the forest of the Virunga volcanoes and depended on it for livelihood before they were turned into national parks to help in conservation of the gorillas, golden monkeys, and other fauna and flora. They were hunter-gatherers and did an incredible job co-existing with the wildlife. Today you will meet some of the Batwa and they will take you through the forest and share how they lived and depended on the forest and survived attacks from the animals. This tour will take you through the Batwa trail which was developed together with Uganda wildlife authority to share their experience on how they co-existed with the wildlife and raised families in this jungle. The proceeds from this goes into a fund which is used to purchase land and build for the different families.
Buhoma Community Haven Cottages for budget or Buhoma Lodge for upgraded luxury accommodation.
Day 5: Transfer From Bwindi To Kampala
After a morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala with packed lunches passing through the winding roads and beautiful scenery Uganda unveils, stop over at interesting places to enjoy your lunch and arrive in Kampala in the early evening. On arrival in Kampala, your safari guide will transfer you to your hotel for overnight on BB.
Biraj Hotel if Budget BB or Mestil Hotel BB for upgraded luxury accommodation.
This marks the end of the safari and the airport transfer of today will be given to you by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer you a chance for a city tour to shop for souvenir around Kampala and also take you to Kampala’s famous and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off.