Africa’s unique wildlife and gorilla trekking and camping in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, all sums up into a thrilling, magical safari experience. But making most of this bucket list journey into the east African wilds requires careful planning – here’s where we show you how.

 

Plan your tour – Ready, set, go!

We know you are all set to leave for your adventurous safari tour in Uganda to have the time of your life. But, for a safari trip, pre-planning is the key to experience the forest and its treasures. You don’t need to be distracted by the logistics of the trip itself.

Let’s be prepared, so once you step foot in the park, you only have bananas to share with gorillas and the right gear to go trekking!

What to pack

Are you planning to take a gorilla trek in Bwindi? Carrying the right trekking gear and travel accessories should be your priority (of course, after making reservations with Bushman Safaris). That said, we recommend you to include the following must-haves in your packing list.

  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Long-sleeved shirts, blouse or T-shirt, socks
  • Gardening gloves
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Snacks and bottled water

Getting there

Knowing how to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a real key factor every visitor should have in mind. However, the best way of getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is either by road or by air. We recommend going by road because duh, what’s a safari trip without bumpy rides anyway?!

Gorilla permits

Booking gorilla permits for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is not a hassle anymore. The numbers of gorilla permits available for gorilla trekking now have increased to 104 passes per day. Passes are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Kamwokya, Kampala, or through local tour companies in Uganda who get availability updates online from UWA.

 

Reached? Let’s get the fun started

Once you land in the magical landscapes of Uganda, there are a lot of things to do. Whether you are an adventure traveler wanting to hike the trails or looking to meet the friendly mountain gorillas in the wild, your most awaited bliss will be waiting for you in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Gorilla trekking

From the middle of the 1990s, Bwindi has been the first place for gorilla trekking in Africa, attracting all kinds of tourists. It is a very thrilling a captivating activity; you get to mingle with the gorillas in their natural habitat. This trekking will be a very challenging experience, so make sure you go in the best of your health.

Hiking in Bwindi

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the paramount places on earth for hiking. Recently, CNN voted it as the best hiking destination. There are several trails in Bwindi for tourists to explore the impenetrable forest in depth. This ancient rainforest is sweet heaven for the hikers, birders, and nature lovers.

Batwa Forest Experience

For history suckers, Batwa Trail is a must-do while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi supports the community’s efforts geared at conserving the forest and the cultural values of the tribe, which were threatened by extinction. Being on this trail, you can go back in time with the Batwa life that they used to enjoy before they were evicted from the forest.

We hope this very basic guide was useful for your safari-pumping heart. However, you can read more about gorilla trekking and Uganda safari on our blog. For an exciting, eye-opening, and inspirational safari tour, get in touch with us today! We promise you a wonderful trip.

 

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