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Your visit will help to sustain Bwindi’s severely endangered population of mountain gorilla.Previously Bwindi  was threatened by poaching and environmental degradation, mountain gorillas had been close to extinction.However,thanks to the conservation efforts of all stake holders at Bwindi and the Greater Virunga conservation area.The population has grown in the last few years, in Bwindi alone the number has risen to about 440. Tourism in Uganda is considered as an industry that  contributes to the national treasury thus the need to promote conservation for the benefit of future generations.

Strict rules guide the gorilla tour. Guidance will be issued to you in advance. It is also important to follow the guide’s advice in the forest especially when you get close to the gorillas. It is really an exhilarating experience for the tourist.

Community Tourism-Responsible travel

In addition to your trip, you will visit a community based project that supports communities co-exist with the gorillas. The Conservation through Public Health organization (founded by Dr. Gladys Kalema) has pioneered gorilla and wildlife conservation by improving the health of wildlife, ecosystems, humans and their livestock thus promoting a better quality of life that has reduced local communities’ dependence on fragile habitats to meet their basic needs.

Gorilla conservation coffee project is another social enterprise to visit. You will have the chance to interact with the coffee growing community. You will visit the coffee plantations and also learn and participate in the harvesting, processing and packing of the coffee.

Lake Bunyonyi is a place of little birds surrounded by beautiful hills.You can take dugout canoes out onto the lake to visit the local communities.

The money generated by your tour – through entrance fees, nights spent at locally-owned accommodation, tour guide fees and your patronage of local shops and businesses (such as coffee houses and restaurants) – will also help to support the communities you visit.

Trip itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Bwindi

Travel to Bwindi. Arrive in the evening. Travel time 10 hours

Accommodation budget: Gorilla Conservation Camp.

Meal plan: BLD

Day 2 Gorilla Tracking-An Exhilarating experience

Equipped with packed lunch go for gorilla tracking. Remember to follow guides advice before and into forest. Tracking can be for 2 to 6 hours depending on the location of the gorillas on that day. Otherwise it is such a rewarding experience when you get close to these forest giants.

Accommodation budget: Gorilla conservation Camp.

Meal plan: BLD

Day 3-Community visit

After breakfast, Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCTs) will show you homes in their villages that promote hygiene and sanitation, family planning, infectious disease prevention and control through education .VHCTs also promote nutrition and sustainable agriculture, as well as, conservation of the gorillas and their habitat including reporting homes that are regularly visited by gorillas to help reduce human and wildlife conflict.

Accommodation budget: Gorilla Conservation Camp.

Meal plan: BLD

Or visit the Batwa tribe forcibly resettled outside of the National Park. If you stay longer we can arrange your another visit to Mgahinga National Park to explore the Batwa trail. The activities go a long way to support the communities.

Day 4-Lake Bunyonyi (optional)

Transfer to this place of little birds. It is such a breathtaking experience. Go for a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi and visit the different Islands especially the Punishment Island where girls who got pregnant out of wedlock where abandoned and left to die in the early 1900s.It is also told that these girls did not die but it was a form of excommunication. However, a legendary tale tells us that a passing boat would rescue one who would later become a “wife” (for free) to the rescuer. Overnight Bird nest lodge / Bunyonyi Overland resort

Day 5- End of tour. Travel back by road or Fly back to Entebbe.