The 5 Day Gorilla Tour takes you to western Uganda via Masaka-Mbarara highway with stopover at the Uganda equator for photographs, then with scenic view continues to Bwindi impenetrable National park. For the unforgettable gorilla trekking, gorilla safari, gorilla tours! Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Ltd a Uganda tour company will offer you the best for your Uganda budget safari, Budget gorilla trekking, budget gorilla safaris, cheap gorilla safaris, cheap gorilla trekking, cheap gorilla adventure, budget gorilla tours join the tour and experience Uganda’s wilderness, hospitable Ugandans!
Day1: Entebbe/Kampala-Bwindi Gorilla Park
After breakfast from your hotel meet our guide and thereafter transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park via Masaka-Mbarara highway with stop at the Uganda equator for snacks, photographs. Then drive to Agip Motel Mbarara for your African cuisine and after embark our truck and proceed to the park and arrival in late evening with dinner and overnight at Buhoma Rest Camp/Bwindi View inn/Friend Gorilla Resort/Nshongi Gorilla Resort/Camp/Wagtail Camp. Meal plan: H/B
Day2: Gorilla trekking adventure
Have breakfast, and then prepare for a briefing from the park rangers about gorilla tracking rules prior to our transfer to the impenetrable forest. We shall go with our packed lunch boxes. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape. The time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. On finding the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them and have a chance of taking some pictures. Return to the lodge to refresh, then spend the evening encountering the community tourism visiting the typical homes of the Bakiga, traditional healers, local breweries, community craft shops and then enjoy the Batwa cultural performances, return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Bwindi gorillas-Kisoro
After breakfast transfer to Kisoro with lunch en-route at Kisoro rest travelers’ and later check in for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B
Day4: Batwa Cultural Performances
The dense forests at the foot of the Virunga Volcanoes were home to the Batwa people: hunter-gatherers and fierce warriors who depended on the forest for shelter, food and medicine thanks to ancient knowledge passed down for generations.
When Mgahinga Gorilla National Park was established, the Batwa, a group of indigenous people, were suddenly evicted from the forest and forced to abandon their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle. Now landless, they work for local farmers. The only time they are permitted to re-enter their cherished forest is as tour guides on the Batwa Trail. A visit to the Batwa trail permits visitors to discover the magic of the indigenous people old home while partaking in nature walks and learning about the group’s cultural heritage.
During this moving cultural encounter tour, the Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques; gather honey; point out medicinal plants and demonstrate bamboo cups. Guests are finally invited to the sacred Ngarama Cave, once home to the Batwa King, where the women of the community perform a sorrowful song which echoes eerily around the depths of the dark cave, and leaves guests with a striking and moving sense of the richness of this fading culture. This is truly a unique experience for visitors to learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous people.
- Switch off your flashlight in the Ngarama Cave, as ghostly singing begins to echo in the pitch darkness
- Making fire requires team work! Watch your Batwa guides create fire to smoke out bees
- See a traditional Batwa grass hut – quick to build and to demolish which was essential for this nomadic culture
- Enjoy the lively dance at the cave´s entrance as the Batwa women sing a traditional song to welcome their guests
- Walk through the pristine Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, with spectacular views of the Virunga Volcanoes
After breakfast, embark our safari truck and transfer to Kampala with lunch en-route, stop at the Uganda equator for snacks and photo shooting, after drive to the airport for your flight departure. End of services, Meal plan: F/B
Accommodation and meals
Batwa cultural performances
Mineral water on board
Airfares, Visa, tipping fees to locals and porters while trekking gorillas, Laundry, Cigarettes, Luxury drinks and any other personal nature expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.