Day 3 : Bwindi Forest – Uganda
On day three we rise early for breakfast, before the gorilla trek briefing at 8:00 am by rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). We then set off on our African Mountain Gorilla Trekking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Gorilla trekking is the highlight of visiting Uganda and one of the most memorable wildlife experiences in Africa. Embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter we will view the highly endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. The guides lead you into the bush, pushing through the undergrowth to track the Bwindi gorillas. This gorilla walk can take up to 6 hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are a must. Take a rain jacket, water and snacks along with you, but be sure to leave nothing behind in the forest.
After our rewarding trek through the jungle, we sit in the forest among the gentle mountain gorillas, listening to them communicating with one another and watching them interact. Marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks, savouring one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife encounters. After lunch in the forest, we take a well-deserved rest or enjoy some bird watching. Then we return to our intimate lodge to relax and recuperate after our unforgettable gorilla trek in the Bwindi Forest of Uganda.
In the afternoon we take a guided walk in the Buhoma Village to gain insight into the lives of the local people, living in the area around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This walk is part of an initiative that empowers the local people benefiting from tourism. The informative village walk starts from our accommodation and allows visitors to see how ingenious the local people are in their day-to-day lives.
At the end of the day, we have dinner and unwind at our accommodation. Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner