Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest..
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern 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. It comprises 331 square kilometres (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.
Day 1 - Nairobi to Entebbe : Arrive Entebbe International Airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. For those who are really energetic, by prior arrangement it is possible to go to Jinja for the day and do some whitewater rafting or even a bungi jump! Alternatively go to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary for an overnight in our exclusive tented camp, located on the island just four large tents with ensuite facilities on teak decks overlooking the lake. Whilst on the island, you may be able to go on a chimpanzee walk (by prior arrangement only) in the forest with the young orphaned chimps. Or you may fish, or simply relax and interact with the staff on the island (care-givers) and researchers who look after the orphaned chimps.
Day 2 - Entebbe to Bwindi or Parc National After breakfast, you will drive to the west of Uganda, along mountain roads to either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Parc National des Volcano, Rwanda gorilla sanctuary depending on where permits are held. Overnight in en suite chalet/lodge accommodation, all meals included.
Day 3 - Gorilla Tracking An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 600 remaining. You will get within metres of the family, and be privileged to spend time amongst them. Returning to the camp for a late lunch, we have an opportunity for forest walks with the guides, or just to relax.Day 4 - Gorilla Tracking Further trekking opportunity should permits be available, or the option of a forest walk to look for birds and other primates, or just relax in this beautiful area. Later in the day drive to Kabale a small town in the highlands. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 - Entebbe Return to Entebbe, stopping en route to shop for curios and at the Royal Drum makers at Mpigi if desired. Trek further into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes in Rwanda’s Parc National Des Volcano, where Dian Fossey did her ground-breaking research in the 1970s and 80âs. Returning to the lodge, we have an opportunity to relax.
Day 6 - Half-day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Reserve on Lake Victoria, where orphaned chimpanzees have been relocated under the management of a group of dedicated conservationists including the Jane Goodall Institute. (Depending on flights this may be done on day of arrival) Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Nairobi