This is a once in a lifetime experience and on this day, we shall head to the park offices for gorilla tracking registration, briefing, and entertainment. We shall trek and penetrate the impenetrable forest and this journey can take us a few hours to a full day experience depending on what nature decides and it’s for this reason that you will take packed lunch boxes. Meeting the gentle giants especially looking in their eyes of the adult females makes one awestruck at how we are so closely related to the gorillas. We shall spend about an hour with the gorillas as they go through their daily activities and then head back at the lodge to enjoy our photos as we meditate about our experience.
Bwindi is home to more than 20 Albertine rift endemics and on your way to see the gorillas, you may land on some of them especially birds like the Handsome Francolin, Regal Sunbird, Bar-tailed Trogon, Strange Weaver, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Rwenzori Batis and Turaco among many others. Other mammals include; African Elephant, Rwenzori Duiker, L’hoest, Blue, Vervet and Red-tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboon, Mantled Guereza Colobus Monkey, Giant Forest Hog, Common Chimpanzee as well as the beautiful Rwenzori Three-horned Chameleon.
Overnight at Ichumbi Safari lodge