A chance to look into the eyes of our closest relatives in the heart of Africa. With very restricted and controlled access these tours should be booked well in advance and with high permit fees, this is an expensive add on to an East African safari, but as one guest put it: It is worth it! This trip takes you into the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A lowland forested jungle and UNESCO World Heritage Site, accessible only by foot. One of the richest ecosystems in Africa providing habitat for over 90 mammals including 11 primates, 346 species of birds, 202 butterflies, 163 tree species, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, and geckos. However, most notably are the 340 mountain gorillas, about half of the world’s population of this critically endangered primate. In Bwindi there are 7 habituated families, most notably are Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, Buhoma, and Nkuringo. You take the opportunity to hike and spend a magical hour with these amazing animals for 2 days. A unique and rare experience!
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley. It comprises 331 sq kms of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot.