3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari, will take you for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which covers an area of 321 sq km and is among the oldest forests lasting over 25,000 years. You will be able to trek one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups. Besides the Gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white Colobus monkeys among others. This forest is also home to 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the horn bills and the Turacos! Gorilla trekking takes around 2 to 8 hours, which is worth it as those into hiking will have a great time climbing up and about the rolling hills, and going through the lush vegetation.
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- 8h 25 min (463.7 Km) via Masaka Road.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest.
Day 3: Departure back to Kampala/Entebbe.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked up by our guide from the airport/your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala/Kigali after an early morning breakfast at 07:00hrs. You will be briefed about the whole safari before you travel to Bwindi Impenetrable which is found in the southwestern part of Uganda. Along the way there is a local drum and craft making community so you will have a visit here. Then a stopover at the Equator to take photos, also feel free to buy some crafts and souvenirs as you head to Mbarara town where you will have your lunch from. Thereafter, proceed to Bwindi whereby you will arrive in the late afternoon. Check in at the lodge, relax in the evening and have Dinner.Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/Chameleon Hill/Silver back lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp(Budget)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking- Bwindi Forest
Wake up very early in the morning for your breakfast and then hike to the park headquarters, which are a few meters from your lodge for a briefing by the park ranger on how you need to conduct yourself before the gorillas. At 8.30am begin hiking along well-established trails in the forest. Gorilla tracking is a strenuous exercise but joy you experience after encountering the gorillas is overwhelming. The time to encounter these apes ranges from an hour to several hours depending on their movement in the jungle. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Later, return back to the lodge and in the evening you may choose to relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture basing on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Options; Mahogany springs/Chameleon Hill/Silver back lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp/Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge(Midrange), Ruhija Gorilla friends camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp(Budget)
Day 3: Departure back to Kampala
Have an early breakfast, Check-out leaving the “Switzerland of Uganda” behind and start your journey back to Kampala passing through rolling hills with terraces and also you will have a great time viewing the lush vegetation of the different areas you will go through. Have lunch in Mbarara and another stop will be at Mbambire drum makers point. After buying some of these drums, continue to Kampala arriving late afternoon. The guide will drop you off to the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home marking the end of your 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari.
END OF SAFARI
Safari Price includes: Lodging, Food, Chimpanzee permits, Park Entrance Fees, Gorilla Permits, English Speaking Driver, 4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Rhino tracking, Ranger guide during game drives, Ranger for trekking, water rafting, Bottled Drinking Water, Boat trips, Transport and all mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.
Not included in price: Air Travel fare, Uganda Visa charges, Alcoholic drinks, Laundry and Tips given to staff and guides, Insurance, and Extra activities.