BEST TIME TO VISIT BWINDI FOR GORILLA TREKKING
However, it should be noted that Bwindi impenetrable National Park can be visited through out the year. Gorilla trekking of mountain gorillas is one of the main activities and highlights in this beautiful national.
Although the driver months are preferred for gorilla trekking, Bwindi is a tropical forest and it rains and is wet during the dry months too.
Daytime temperatures range from 23 to 26 degrees Celsius with a significant drop at night to around 11 degrees Celsius.
June to August and December to February. Drier Seasons- This is the best time to track mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Gorillas are easier to track and the trails are drier.
- Better chances of gorilla photography.
- There are more sunny days
- It is hazy and the views are less spectacular.
March to May and September to November – Wet Seasons
- Gorillas can be tracked any time of the year.
- Migratory birds can be found
- Some access roads may become hard to travel as the trail become slick
- It might drizzle for days
- It tends to be mist and wet
In conclusion, no matter the season, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National park is an unforgettable life experience and gorillas can be tracked any time of the year.
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3 Days Gorilla Tracking Express Safari– Suggested itinerary to Bwindi
This 3 days gorilla tracking safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, home to endangered mountain gorillas. The safari is perfect for travelers who want to track gorillas but are in Uganda for a short time or are only interested in Mountain gorillas. It is also perfect for travelers who first go to Kenya and Tanzania for a wildlife safari and do the tracking as an extension safari before going flying back home.
- Gorilla Tracking
- Stunning views
Day 1: Pick up from Kampala or Entebbe and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorilla tracking
After early breakfast, at 6 am, your safari guide from Gorilla Link Tours will come to pick you from your hotel or at the airport and head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in South Western Uganda.
You will get at the lodge in time for dinner and overnight
You can choose from different accommodation options
Journey Time: 9 hours from Entebbe, 8 hours from Kampala (Time excludes stopovers and lunch breaks)
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: The Day of Gorilla Tracking.
You will wake up early, have your good breakfast. Your guide will then transfer you to the park offices where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts of gorilla tracking and what to expect on your gorilla tracking adventure
After the briefing, with ranger guides from Uganda wildlife Authority, you will begin your trek into the Impenetrable Forest. You will learn about the forest, the different wildlife and bird life of the forest and of course about the mountain gorillas and how they are conserved.
Gorilla tracking can take place from 1 hour to 8 hours depending on where they nested the previous night. Coming face to face with the kingdom of mountain gorillas is very exciting, and experience like no other. Spending one hour with the gorillas will be life changing, an adventure you will never forget. We advise you to take as many photos as you can, but to also spare a moment to just take in the moments. You will only be with the gorillas for one hour, at a distance of 7 metres to avoid contact.
After your trek, you will have lunch in the forest, return to the park offices for a ‘small ceremony’
Your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for dinner and overnight
Meal plan: Breakfast, water, packed lunch and dinner
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe
Today you will say goodbye to the forest, hoping you enjoyed your gorilla tracking experience
You will be transferred back to Kampala or Entebbe with en route lunch
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Pick up and transfer
- 4 x 4 WD safari Vehicle
- Meals as per itinerary
- Professional English Speaking safari guide
- All fuel
- International airfare
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Visa fees
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