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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari

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This 3 days gorillas trekking Uganda safari is the most rewarding tour package since it involves getting close to man’s best friend- the Mountain Gorillas. Our 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari is also the most popular package amongst travelers who seek to explore Uganda and also have the opportunity to see these species with whom we share almost 98% of our DNA. this safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park situated in the south western part Uganda which also doubles as the best place you can see gorillas in their natural habitat in Africa

A visit to Bwindi is undoubtly rewarding since the park harbors almost half of the world’s population of these endangered mountain gorillas that you will visit and get to observe their behavior as they play and feed.

If you’re coming on Uganda safaris, this 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari is a must include on your travel bucketlist.

Highlights of the 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari

  • Airport transfers
  • Stop over at the Equator at Kayabwe
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Batwa cultural experience

Brief 3 Days gorilla trekking Uganda safari

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, stop over at the equator

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and visiting the Batwa community

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed itinerary for the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda safari

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, stop over at the Equator

Since it is a very long drive from Kampala to the park approximately 9 hours, you will need to begin the journey very early in the morning to avoid the Kampala rush hour traffic jam. You will have early morning breakfast at around 06:00am such that by the time your driver/guide reaches at 06:30am, you are done. Our driver/guide will first brief you about the 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari and then you will embark on a 9-10hr journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Upon reaching Kayabwe, you will stop over to have a close look to the Uganda Equator sign and the beautiful crafts made by the Ugandan people. After you will continue with your journey and make another stopover in Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara for lunch then continue as you enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the countryside.

You will arrive at your hotel in Bwindi in the evening, check in, have dinner and have a rest since you have had a long journey.

Travel time: 9-10hrs

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking and visit the Batwa People

mountain-gorillas-in-ugandaVery early in the morning you will have a quick breakfast before 6:30 and you will head to the park headquarters to be briefed about Gorilla trekking. You will definitely be told how to behave when you are with these unique giants and during the trekking experience as well.

After the briefing, you will be given a park guide/ranger to take you through the trails that will lead you to the habitats of the Mountain Gorillas. The activity of Gorilla trekking is indeed an interesting moment when interacting with man’s closest friend.

Trekking normally takes between 3-8 hours depending on the location of gorillas and once you are done, you will head back to the lodge to have lunch.

After lunch, you will rest for a few hours and right after that our guide will take you for a visit to the Batwa people. These initially lived within the Park’s premises but following the establishment of the park to pave way for conservation of gorillas and other wildlife species, they were resettled in areas surrounding the park and reintroduced to agriculture.

While close to them, you will get to a chance to see them perform for you a cultural dance, share their life stories and history with you. After all this, you will head back to the hotel for dinner and rest

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer Back to Kampala/Entebbe

You will wake up very early, pack you stuff and have breakfast then check out of the hotel. By exactly 8: 00 AM, you will start your 9-10hour journey back to Kampala/Entebbe. By late evening, you will already be at your hotel or our driver/guide will drop you at Entebbe Airport to catch your direct flight back home.

This 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari includes;

  • Transportation in a 4×4 vehicle
  • All meals during the safari
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Fluent English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled drinking water

Safari excludes;

  • Personal desires like giving tips, buying drinks and cigars
  • Laundry
  • Porter fees while trekking
  • Air tickets
  • Visa
  • Insurance

Accommodation options while in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park

Bakiga Lodge (Luxury)

Bakiga lodge is situated in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Its location makes it very easy for you to access the starting point for Gorilla trekking since it is near the briefing point. Since it was built on top of a very beautiful valley, the Bakiga Safari Lodge gives you a panoramic view of wild nature.

This lodge offers luxury 6 self-contained family cabins and 2 twin tents with private ensuite bathrooms and stunning views. The Lodge also has a bar and a restaurant that serves both international and local foods.

Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range)

Gorilla Mist camp is one of the best lodges for mid-range travelers who would like to go Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. This lodge is located in Ruhija sector, the most popular for Gorilla trekking since it has more habituated gorilla families.

Gorilla Mist camp is most suitable for families or group travelers as it offers spacious single, twin and double rooms with comfortable beds. The rooms have a connection of solar electricity, bath tabs, warm and cold showers.  While on Gorilla Mist camp, you will have a clear view of Rwanda Hills, Fully stalked bar and restaurant.

Ruhija Community Rest Camp (Budget)

Ruhija community Rest Camp is a situated in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park a few kilometers to the briefing point of Gorilla trekking. The camp offers family rooms and single rooms with  balconies that will give you a perfect view of nature, a shared kitchen in case you want to cook for yourself, free WIFI, parking, a bar  and restaurant.