Gorilla Trek & White Water Rafting for 4 Days
During this Gorilla tracking tour, you will visit Bwindi national park and go white water rafting in Jinja. This is also where the source of the Nile is found.
DAY 1 – Drive to Bwindi national Park
Our Uganda safari guide will pick you from your overnight hotel and drive you to southern western Uganda the home of the Mountain gorillas. Mountain Gorillas live in the southern part of Bwindi and are some of the survivors of the ice age period. They have a black coat that covers there entire body and walk by knuckle walk. The time you may take on the way from Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi is about 8 t0 9 hours driving through the hilly Kigezi topography. Arrive late in the evening and check in.
Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Silver Back lodge/ Engage Lodge/ Bwindi View Banda.
DAY 2 – Gorilla Trekking
Wake up early in the morning from breakfast carry your packed lunch, Poncho, Garden Gloves and other gorilla trekking clothes. Head to the ranger station for briefing and later the ranger guide will lead you into the forest to search for the gorillas. The way is quite tedious as you walk passed the creepin foliage and the huge tree trunks. Gorillas are normally busy through out the day searching for food and other juicy fruits. Your ranger guide is ready to provide you with the details of the forest and its inhabitant. Monkeys will call out on you from the tree Branches. Finally you get to face the gorillas but you have to ensure that you do not agitate them. Watch the young ones as they play from the vines, mothers feeding there infants and so many other. You have just one hour in there presence so utilise it to the fullest. Return to the lodge and relax.
DAY 3 – Drive To Kampala.
Early in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and drive to Kampala. Enroute, have a stopover at the equator to perform the water experiment and take photographs while standing on both sides of the earth at the same time. Arrive late in the evening and check in at your Hotel or lodge:
Sheraton Hotel/ Hotel Africana/ Hotel Triangle/ Namirembe Guest house.
DAY 4 – White water Rafting.
After breakfast, your driver guide will take you to the congregation spot of the white water rafting crew or drive you as an option. The drive is between 2hrs and 30 minutes enjoying the view of the luxuriant Mabira forest which is one of the still serving natural forests of Uganda. Jinja is also the source of the famous Nile which is the longest river in Africa serving Uganda, South and Northern Sudan and Egypt. Peddle the undulating tides enjoying the water and view the interesting birds. Late in the evening, return to Kampala to catch up with your late night flight.
Note this As you book a gorilla trekking safari In Uganda
A waterproofed backpack is vital for your camera because it may rain at any time without warning, water bottle to quench your thirst as you trek to see the mountain gorillas and snacks.
If not sure of your fitness, you may hire a porter for a small fee to carry your backpack and help you up the steeper slopes.
As you plan your gorilla tracking tour, ensure you contact your travel insurance about whether they cover your gorilla trekking permit because you may be required to pay an additional premium.
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