2-Day Gorilla - Equator - Nature Extravaganza Safari
This 2- day safari takes you to a face to face encounter with the giants of the wild- the Mountain Gorilla in their amazing natural habitat in the great Bwindi Impenetrable NP. The trip gives you great opportunity to encounter this beast and carry lifetime memories captured in pictures and feelings. Enroute, you will stop at the Equator- the imaginary line that divides the earth into two hemisphere and see a rare scientific experiment where water swirls into two different direction. Enjoy!
Day 1: Departure & the Equator
After an early morning breakfast, your driver will pick you from the hotel and you will embark on your trip heading to south western Uganda. This journey including occasional stopovers and meals will take anywhere from 6-8 hours.
Stop over at the Equator- the center of gravity of the world and where you body weight is less by 3%. It is also here that you will in a rare scientific experiment, see water swirl in two different directions in the two hemispheres that separate the earth. Proceed to western Uganda with a stopover at Agip Motel for lunch and drive on to Bwindi Impenetrable Park through Mbarara & Kabale Town.
Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Back Packers Lodge. Sleep and rest early in preparation for the gorilla tracking activity the next day. (H/B).
Day 2: Encounter the Gentle Giants- Mountain Gorillas
It is D-day!
Preparations begin quite early with a quick breakfast to enable you catch up with the group. The hiking and tracking is both beautiful, tiresome and adventurous.
The terrain can be treacherous and muddy while the tracking can take anywhere from two hours to eight hours. But it is all worth it as you come face to face with these dinosaurs of the wild described as the amazing “gentle giants.”
The gentle habits of these incredible creatures defy their size. You will be guided on how to behave in their presence as well as how to capture your lifetime memorable photos while in their presence. You are restricted to only one hour with the gorillas because of safety and habituation reasons. But again, it is all worth it. You may also see other primates as well as monkeys and the incredible mist covered terrain.
You will break to take your packed lunch in-between. After tracking, depart for Kampala and transfer to the airport for departure depending on schedule.
End of safari!