Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in south western Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift.
The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and many birds (such as hornbills and turacos). It is perhaps most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. There are four habituated mountain gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare; Habinyanja; Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.
Drive from Jinja or Kampala, lunch in Mbarara, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. During dinner, we discuss what to expect the next day while tracking the Gorillas and what to park for the day.
After the breakfast with our packed lunch we walk or drive to the park headquarters where we get more info about the Gorillas and the meeting the team and our guide. Tracking varies from the distance and the location where the Gorillas are, can be 2 hours to 10 hours tracking. After the Gorilla experience, certificate is awarded and you can spend the afternoon chilling from the camp taking it all in, or we can visit the village or walk around the area where will meet villagers playing drums a chance to get African beat and traditional dancing.
There is also an optional drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale to break the drive next day. This will depend on the time will be back from the Gorilla tracking since it sometimes takes longer than expected.
Drive back to Kampala or Jinja with a stopover in Kampala for a bit of city tour if time allows a chance to buy some authentic African souvenirs.