This 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a close look at the mountain gorillas as they roam freely in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There’s isn’t any other feeling that does beat that of seeing man’s closest relative in their natural habitat as they feed, play and so much more.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – situated in the south western part of Uganda is home to almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas and so far the best place you can go to see these endangered wildlife species.
The highlight of our 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda is mountain gorillas but you will also get the opportunity to see the Batwa community of people who initially inhabited the park before it was established to pave way for conservation efforts.
Highlight of 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari/ what you should expect
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Visiting the Batwa community who live in areas surrounding the park
- Visit Lake Mutanda or Lake Bunyonyi
Brief 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari itinerary
- Day 1: Transfer from Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
- Transfer to Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali in Rwanda
Detailed itinerary for the 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
To begin this 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari, you will need to have arrived in the country the day or arriving in the early morning hours before 9 am in the morning. Our 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari will begin with our driver picking you up at your hotel of residence or at the airport and then embark on a trip to the western part of Uganda.
To the south western Uganda, you will use the Kampala – Masaka – Mbarara route and on this route you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenic views of this part of the country plus be able to have a stopover at the Equator sign in Kayambwe before you proceed up country.
You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch at Igongo Cultural center. While here, you can choose to taste the local dishes and also get an opportunity to know about the rich culture of the Ankole people.
From here, you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as you enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the country. You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening, check in to your lodge and have dinner. There after you will need to rest early to prepare for the highlight of your safari.
Accommodation Options in Bwindi
- Luxury;Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
- Midrange;Four Gorillas Lodge or Chameleon Hill Safari Lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
- Budget;Bakiga Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge or Ruhija Community Rest Camp
Lunch and Supper.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Wake Up excited because this is the day you will get to see man’s closest relative in their natural habitat as they feed and play. You will wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and our guide will take you to the park headquarters for briefing on the guidelines you need to follow while with and close to mountain gorillas in Bwindi.
Gorilla trekking involves heading into the dense rainforest of Bwindi in search of the location of mountain gorillas and this takes between 2-7hrs depending on the where the gorillas are situated.
After briefing, you will be led into the jungle with the help of guides and armed rangers who will equip you with all the necessary information you need regarding gorillas in Bwindi and what you should expect. It’s during the trekking that you will be able to see other wildlife species that reside within the park’s premises and these include several species of birds, insects, butterfly species and so much more.
Upon seeing the gorillas on your 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari, you will be allowed to spend time of up to one hour observing and taking as many photos as you want of these endangered species as they play and feed.
After one hour you will be led back to the park headquarters and awarded with a certificate to prove that you did participate in gorilla trekking in Uganda. Our guide/driver will then pick you up and drive you back to your lodge for lunch. You can choose to rest after this tiresome activity or go for a Batwa community walk tour that introduces you to their way of life, get to see them dance and tell stories from ancient times.
Alternatively, you can go for a trip to Lake Mutanda or boat canoing on Lake Bunyonyi but please note that this depends on the sector you choose to track gorillas from.
Head back to your lodge for dinner and then rest.
Accommodation Options in Bwindi
- Luxury; Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
- Midrange; Four Gorillas Lodge or Chameleon Hill Safari Lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
- Budget; Bakiga Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge or Ruhija Community Rest Camp
Lunch and Supper.
Day 3: Transfer to Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali
You will wake up, take breakfast that’s made available by the lodge and check out of the lodge. You will choose on where you would like to end your trip from and here you can choose whether you would like to end the trip in Kampala, or straight to Entebbe International Airport. You can as well choose end you 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari in Kigali – Rwanda.
This will mark the end of your 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari.
Our 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari includes;
- Gorilla trekking permits
- 4×4 rental car
- Drinking water
- Meals (full board)
- Batwa cultural experience.
- Lake Mutanda or boat canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
This 3 days gorilla trekking Uganda safari excludes;
- Alcoholic and other drinks
- Other activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Air ticket and Visa