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Encounter Africa safaris organizes both fly in and road safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. While fly in safaris do not require en route stops, our road safaris to Bwindi National Park requires gorilla trekking en route stops to break the long journey and drive. As seen from many websites, driving from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is about 8-10 hours depending on the side of the Park you are going. If going to track in the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, these hours might be more. In this article, we will look at gorilla trekking en route stops that one has to make on his way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Reasons for gorilla trekking en route stops

As earlier note, gorilla trekking en route stops are meant to break the long drives involved in making it to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It also helps tourists to learn more about Uganda while travelling to Bwindi for gorilla trekking.

Normally the first gorilla en route stop is made at Mpambire royal drum makers to have a look at how local drums are made out of animal skins and wood. Mpambire is very popular for this and many tourists enjoy making a stop to either observe of buy some souvenirs

The equator crossing is another gorilla trekking en route stop as one drives to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The experience of stepping in the southern and northern hemisphere is one of the most enjoyable one that tourists like to enjoy. It’s a place where one can take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee before proceeding to Bwindi NP

Among other gorilla trekking en route stops is in Mbarara for lunch. By the time you drive from Kampala to Mbarara, it will be time for lunch and the best places for this is Agip Motel and Igongo Cultural center. Once you are done with lunch in Mbarara, you will then drive to either Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo or Rushaga. All other the other gorilla trekking en route stops will depend on what clients want to see but the major ones are the ones mentioned above

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