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3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari. See mountain gorillas in Bwindi

Bwindi
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Duration

3 Days 2 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

This short 3-day gorilla trekking safari is perfect for anyone who is primarily interested in seeing mountain gorillas in the wild.

The trip starts off in Kampala and goes to southwestern Uganda, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park whose rainforest is famous as a home for more than half of the entire mountain gorilla population in the world.

Your path through the Ugandan countryside will pass by the equator line where you can stop for pictures and souvenirs. You will drive through the countryside, where you will see the changing landscape and various small and big towns as well as farms and plantations.

In Bwindi, you will do your gorilla trek whereby you will hike through the thick and dark rainforest as you look for the assigned family of gorillas, under the guidance of a trained ranger who is familiar with the forest.

After finding the gorillas, you will spend some time with gorillas and you will be able to take pictures and learn more about the gorillas from the rangers.

This trip is perfect for someone who wants a short visit to the gorillas. it can be customised to fit your preference and add more activities to other attractions in Uganda. Look through the detailed day by day program and feel free to reach out with any questions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entebbe International Airport
  • Kampala City
  • Uganda Equator line
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On this day, our driver guide will pick you from your residence/hotel in Kampala or Entebbe at 8:00 am. You will then drive to Bwindi via Masaka and Mbarara towns.
You will make a stopover at the famous Uganda Equator line for some snacks and photography. You will stop again in Mbabra for Lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will reach your accommodation in Bwindi during evening hours but you can explore the community and surroundings for a short while.

Accommodation at Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Standard), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today is gorilla trekking day and you will wake up early to have breakfast and be at the park offices at 7:00 am. You will be briefed by the Park rangers on all the procedures before you can start your trek.
In groups of 8 and the rangers, you will go into the forest in search of the mountain gorillas that call this dense rainforest home. The trek can be quite challenging but meeting the gorillas will make all that sweat more than worth it.
You will spend 1 hour with the gorillas after which you will be led back to the starting point by your ranger-guide.
You will spend your afternoon relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the views of the forest.

Accommodation at Bunyonyi Overland Camp (Standard), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Standard), Silverback Lodge (Luxury)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Drive from Bwindi back to Kampala / Entebbe Airport

Today marks the end of your 3 days Gorilla Safari. We will journey back to Kampala then proceed to Entebbe airport, with lunch en-route and stopover at the Equator on Masaka road, before your evening departure, back home.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Included/Excluded

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.
  • International airfares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not indicated in the itinerary.
  • A porter for during the gorilla trek
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, guides, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

Tour's Location

Bwindi
from $1,165

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