An AA Safaris guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast for the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park so the tour has began. During the drive, there is a scenic view of the green countryside and the beautiful hills that surround the area so the vehicle can be stopped at any time if you want to take photos. Enjoy lunch in Mbarara. arrival at the park will be in the late afternoon and check in at your lodge where you will be able to hear the sounds of the birds and water flowing through the forest as you relax for the next day depending on the accommodation of your choice.
An early breakfast is recommended so that you are driven to the Bwindi park headquarters office for a briefing by the rangers as well as registration. The guides will then lead you to track the gorillas through the forest pushing your way through the undergrowth and the thick creepers. When the gorillas are sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters of the gorillas and you will have a chance to sit around these great apes for a whole hour looking into their big eyes. These big giants are also powerful and can sometimes weigh over 250 kilograms. The visitors also require a reasonable degree of fitness as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, since the trek can take from half an hour to 6 hours depending on the movement of these lovely primates. Because of the muddy and steep conditions of the terrain during the tracking, you can ask for a walking stick. Eat your packed lunch after the trek. Spend your late afternoon visiting the Batwa community where you can listen to their folk stories, learn their traditions, buy their locally made arts and crafts, be taught how to make some art pieces, dance to their folk music.