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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Home of the Majestic Mountain Gorilla

The dense forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park create a feeling of awe and mystery as one treks through the dense underbrush, eyes seeking out the source of leaves rustling and birds calling.

Many animals make their home in this well-known park in Uganda, but one in particular draws safari-goers from all over the world. Every year, they come to make the trek into the lush green forest  in search of these elusive animals, hoping to catch a glimpse of them up close and personal in their natural environment.

Seeing the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a bucket list activity like no other. These majestic creatures inspire awe and reverie when encountered, giving those fortunate enough to make the trip an experience that stays with you for a lifetime.

There are several different gorilla trekking tours on offer, varying in length of stay and including different activities. Chimpanzee trekking in Queen Elizabeth National Park  or Kibale National Park is a popular addition. There really is nothing quite like visiting humankind’s closest relatives in their natural habitat, so extending the visit to include more species is always a worthwhile addition to this type of safari.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also home to a huge variety of bird species to see during your stay. Shoebills, black bee-eaters, and red-chested owlets are but some of the species that can be encountered.

The accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park fits in perfectly into the landscape, making your stay comfortable without detracting from the majestic forest surrounds. One such camp is Gorilla Forest Camp. It is ideally located for a gorilla trekking safari, and also offers unbeatable luxury. The camp even has a spa on offer to its guests, perfect for relaxing after a long trek into the undergrowth.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a must-visit park in Africa. It offers a special encounter that will stay with you forever. Contact us today to book your gorilla trekking experience. This truly is a safari you will remember for the rest of your life.

Gorilla Trekking Safari

Mountain Gorilla

The words gorilla trekking safari conjure up an iconic image, Dian Fossey surrounded by a troup of majestic black gorillas in a sea of green foliage. For any would-be-naturalist this is a once in a lifetime experience – sitting in close proximity to one of humankind’s closest primate relatives. A gorilla trekking safari allows you to experience the wonder of coming in contact with these magnificent and powerful creatures.

A gorilla trekking safari is one of the most unique and memorable safaris one can undertake in Africa. Exploring the expansive rain forests of central Africa on foot does not only bring one in touch with nature, but also allows you to observe gorillas and other primate species in their natural habitat.

Guide blends in to the foliage in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

The guides who accompany you on the gorilla trekking safari are true experts in their fields. They know which gorilla families occupy which areas as well as which patterns they move in, ensuring that your gorilla trekking safari meets its intended gorilla family. While on route the guides will point out other animals you might meet along the way such as the Uganda Kob, Forest Buffalo or Colobus Monkey and a variety of bird species from brightly coloured Turaco’s to the secretive Broadbill.

Mother and baby

Upon discovering the family of gorillas your guide will allow you to spend an hour’s worth of observation time with that particular family. Here time slows and you you will spend the session watching the family going about their daily routine of feeding, playing and communicating,. Highlights are no doubt the young playing in the foliage while the mothers keep a close eye or when a massive Silverback passes by close to you.

Volcanoes National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

With tours spanning over Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Congo’s Odzala-Kokoua National Park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park there are numerous opportunities to find your perfect gorilla trekking safari. From the novice to the expert trekker everyone can see these wonderful creatures int he wild.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 

This is one for the bucket list, nothing can beat meeting a families of gorillas in the forests of Africa. Get in touch with the Safari Index to tick off your dream gorilla trekking safari!

Uganda Safari Tour

Uganda is a small landlocked country located in East Africa. It is one of the continent’s top safari and wildlife destinations, and is known as “The Pearl of Africa”, due to its breathtaking beauty and diverse habitats. These include everything from vast savannah plains, to snow-capped mountains, to dense rainforests. The country offers a host of unique attractions and experiences that will delight even the most experienced safari-goer.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the country’s most well-known destinations. It is made up of thickly forested slopes that are home to one of the most fascinating creatures in the world- the endangered mountain gorilla. In Bwindi, you can hike through the forest to track the gorillas and see these incredible creatures in the flesh in their natural habitat- an awe-inspiring experience. There are a number of well-established lodges, camps and tour operators that offer excellent accommodation and guided treks in the park.

Wildlife lovers can enjoy a big-game safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This stunning park features rolling hills, grasslands and acacia woodlands, and is home to an incredible diversity of big game species, as well as over 600 species of birds. The Ishasha region of the park is famous for its population of tree-climbing lions, a fascinating species.

Visitors to Uganda can also stop by the town of Jinja. It is here that the source of the mighty River Nile is found. The world’s longest river, the Nile goes on to flow through eight other African countries before reaching the Mediterranean Sea.

The snow-capped mountains of Rwenzori and the might Murchison Falls provide fantastic photography opportunities for visitors to Uganda. Murchison Falls National Park is the country’s oldest and largest park. It offers the chance to enjoy a wonderfully comprehensive safari experience: go on traditional game drives or walks to see the big game species, while also getting the chance to enjoy unique boating safaris on the river. Visit the spectacular Falls, and take part in adventure activities on the river.

Another unique destination in Uganda is Kibale National Park. It is found in the south of the country, and is home to one of the richest diversities of primates in Africa. Here, visitors have the unique opportunity to go on a chimpanzee-tracking safari, to see these these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat.

Uganda is also an excellent destination for birders, with over 1000 species recorded, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Try out a special 10-day overland Uganda birding tour, on which you will visit all the main destinations in the country for a chance to experience its incredible birding opportunities.