Spend two days gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, you’ll head to the nearby Park Headquarters and meet with the local Bwindi Impenetrable National Park guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla tracking. With your local guide and porters, hike deep into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track them from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy and slippery. Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten – spend an hour with these amazing primates, watching them interact with each other and their surroundings. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. A camera with a good zoom lens is recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including dry bags for cameras and equipment (make sure you have lots of memory cards!). Gorillas are our closest living relatives among the World’s great apes, studies of fossils, genes, physiology and behavior have revealed just how recently our shared lineage divided. Gorillas are complex, highly intelligent apes besieged by threats on all sides, including poachers, diseases and confined to a dwindling habitat that is in constant danger of being further eroded or depleted. Return to Gorilla Forest Camp to clean up after tough days trekking, a delicious hot meal and celebratory drink toasting a, hopefully, successful gorilla trek. NOTE: We cannot guarantee seeing the gorillas.