| 5 DAYS GORILLA THRILLER/EXPRESS
An early morning start from
Kampala takes you south-west and across the Equator. The drive takes
you through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds
of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Then
you ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland
of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery and
drive through to Buhoma. Overnight at excellent accommodation.
Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of
the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing
by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered
animals. Other primates also live in the forest including the black-and-white
colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee. Return to the accommodation
for dinner and overnight.
Re-enter the forest for a second exciting day of gorilla tracking.
Return to the accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Depart from the forest for Lake Bunyonyi, the lake of little birds,
renowned for its variety and abundance of avian. Enjoy a canoe ride
on this beautiful narrow lake surrounded by green hills. Dinner
and overnight at the lodge.
Return to Kampala after breakfast.
A note for Trekkers: Remember to bring heavy leather gloves, stout
hiking boots, long sleeves shirts, long pants, a light back-pack,
NB. Reduce this package to our 3 day Gorilla Express
by eliminating Days 3 and 4 above. A similar itinerary applies for
trekking in Djomba or Mgahinga, which may be substituted based on
permit availability and client approval. Book 4-12months in advance
to avoid disappointment.