4 day Tree Climbing Lions and Gorillas
Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Type: Group or private
Options: Budget/Mid range/Luxury/Fly-in
Includes: 4×4 transport, gorilla permits, park and guiding fees, all meals apart from breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 4, accommodation at a level of your choice (budget/mid-range/luxury)
Day 1: Kampala, the equator and on to Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 2: Big Game Drive and Journey up to the Misty Forests of Bwindi
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
Today’s the day! After a briefing from your ranger you head on foot to find your gorilla group. The walk can be anything from 30 mins to 4 hours but is usually in the 1-2 hour range. The going can be tough, the terrain steep, vegetation lush and the weather wet but when you finally come across the magnificent beasts it will all be worthwhile! You will spend one hour with them, observing their day to day activities at close quarters, following them through the forest. The time will fly but the memories will stay with you forever.
If you are sick you will not be able to visit. Gorillas are so closely related to us that they can catch all of our diseases but may not be so well equipped in recovering from them. Their safety is paramount.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this trek.
Good walking shoes, waterproof jacket and long trousers are essential. You are welcome to take photographs but you must use a camera where you can turn the flash off.
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi Back to Kampala/Entebbe