13Day, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya
Day 3: Nyungwe activity
Today you will experience some monkey business! Head to the chimpanzee tracking trail very early in the morning. This exciting and up-close encounter with human’s closest relative you will not soon forget.
Later in the afternoon, embark on a special activity to track down the Ruwensori Black colobus and other rare primate species that live here. This is the only location in Africa where you’ll find “supergroups” of more than 400 Colobus monkeys in the wild. Another rare animal you might also run into is the owl-faced monkey, an Albertine Rift endemic that inhabits Nyungwe’s southern forests.
Meal Plan: FB
Day 4: Nyungwe to Bwindi
After breakfast, continue your journey north west – lunch box in hand to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This will be dependent on availability of tracking permits for the date as it has recently become a popular tourist activity with limited availability.
Arrive at your lodge mid – late afternoon – dinner and overnight.
Journey Time: 6-7 hours
Meal Plan: FB
Day 5: Bwindi / Magahinga
Today is the big day… prepare yourself for an encounter with one of world’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. While Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. Mgahinga’s most striking features are its three conical, extinct volcanoes, part of the spectacular Virunga Range that lies along the border region of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. The volcanoes’ slopes contain various ecosystems and are biologically diverse, and their peaks provide a striking backdrop to this gorgeous scenery.