After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for briefing. A packed lunch and mineral water will be provided. If you have any particular interests during the trekking, speak to your driver/guide who will help arrange this with the park rangers. After briefing, you will be transferred to your starting point.
Your trekking today may either be in the Bwindi Impenetrable NP where you trek either Rushaga or Nkuringo or it may be at Mgahinga Gorilla NP where you will trek Nyakagezi.
We encourage you to hire a porter. Porters are members of the community whose main role during the hike is to help you carry your luggage and assist you during the hike whenever needed. By hiring a porter, you are making a valuable contribution to the community.
Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It's difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 6 hours. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.
Bwindi Impenetrable NP has a unique rich and varied ecosystem and has lowland rainforest and afromontane forest. It's considered as one of the most unique and important forests of Africa. UNESCO declared it as a Natural World Heritage site for Humanity for his many values and because it is vital to the survival of many endangered species.
Trekking the gorillas of Mgahinga Gorilla NP will give you a different gorilla experience than in Bwindi. Mount Mgahinga is a volcano and belongs to the Virunga chain of volcanoes. The gorillas of the Virunga ranges differ when it comes to external characteristics and way of life. The gorillas in the Virunga live at a higher altitude and have longer fur. The shape of the nose and the facial folds are also different. When looking for food, Bwindi gorillas tend to travel longer distances per day.
Meals & overnight at your accommodation