Gorilla trekking Bwindi Impenetrable forest is an iconic Uganda Safari experience most opted for by our clients visiting the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, a large primeval forest fallen in storms long forgotten and hard to access due to the appearance of its driftwood, twisting in patterns and impenetrable to let light through, a place where Uganda Mountain Gorilla families habituate in such a forest where the blue sky vanishes almost completely extending to cover a large stance pf the Albertine Rift with higher elevations recorded from 1,160 to 2,607 metres normally preferred by hikers walking through the trails to have experience with Mountain Gorilla tracking exercise walking in and out of the shady glades.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest nature is an overwhelming corridor to visit, and needs you to be physically fit, not forgetting it’s humid temperate conditions of about 7 to 20 degrees centigrade, syndicating a 2390mm rainfall throughout the year. Bwindi is always cold during night and day, The Gorilla trekking Bwindi experience starts early in the Morning, with a short briefing from the park headquarters.
Gorilla Tracking Bwindi is a planned for activity that needs you to carry tracking gears as we shall guide you in your Uganda Gorilla tour itinerary, the tracking kicks off ta 8:00am, alongside with a trained ranger, we penetrate the Mountain Gorilla apes, we get off the bitten path to the forbidden forest to visit the most endangered species, the mountain Gorilla. For the un experienced hikers or trackers, you might be advised to book a porter to carry your luggage at a small fee about 20 USD.
What to Encounter with on Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Experience.
In a jungle that has been in existance for more than 2500 years, beautifully recipes still exist, The gorilla trails twist snaking around the ancient trees like a bending rope with no direction, this is a long forgotten twilight, encounter with the Bwindi occasional Albertine endemic bird Species – one of the recommendable Uganda Birding tour destinations, startling in trees and some dashing up a nearby trunk, Bwindi forest is a habitat to numerous primates like L’hoest, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, forest baboons, red tailed monkeys and other species like Butterflies, frogs, tortoises, hyenas, chameleons among others.
What to do on your Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Experience
Nature walks: visit the Rushaga community women, these women are in one community and can perform different cultural dances after your long journey. This is a stunning experience as women jump up higher in the skies with in a rhythmic pattern as they sing, It’s become worthy a feeling when you let yourself be part of this festive, dancing along with this community. During your nature, you can enjoy bird watching in the forest of Bwindi, over 250 bird species in the forests like the green pigeon mountain, African harrier hawk, giant king fisher etc. Explore different species during this forest walk like geckos, types of frogs, elephants in the swamp.
Batwa community: a community of pygmies who used to stay in caves in the late years, you will be taken to have an eye to the ancient caves still leaving as their memorial houses of their ancient origins, enjoy their cultural dances performed in an art showcasing their past life, listen to their stories of how they survived, when they were chased out of the forest and more of their past social life. Explore their social life, and be able to see how they construct their houses and perform different activities.
Water fall trail: Have a walk to the falls of Rushaga and another community fall where you see the fern tree and other tree species including non-eatable mushroom. See on close distance, the amazing great sounds of the falls which are breathe taking after a long move to the falls in this rain forest of Bwindi. During the nature walk you will be able to see the colobus black white monkeys moving on over the trees of Bwindi impenetrable forest.
Community school: Be guided by the community guide, visit the community school and see how these children’s day life goes in education with no computers but pass highly. Enjoy their entertainment of welcoming songs. There is much to learn when it comes to seeing how an african child strives to live through the harsh conditions.
Visit the Traditional healer: also known to be their midwife in the community, He will show you or teach you how the local medicine is used to treat people in the community, and during labor pains the traditional healers
Community Craft shops: see how women of Rushaga community make crafts and the weaving of the baskets in the local way without the use of technology system. At night you can be guided to the local bars if interested, to experience how these local people enjoy their bars and how they dance throughout the night.
Gold mining: Be guided to the forest, see the local gold miners how they mine gold in such an amazing way with streams of water flowing around.
Accomodations in Bwindi
For back packers or those willing to stay for anight, there are numerous accomodations all built in a setting perpendicular to the misted ancient forest, long forgotten with melodius sounds coming from the forests. Depending on your Safari guide, we shall guide you to the best accomodation for your next days activities in the Park. Some of the accomodations include: Gorilla mist lodge, Buhoma forest Camp, Gorilla forest camp, Bwindi view guest house, Bwindi lodge.