3 Days Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi. Come See Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

3 Days / 2 Nights

Overview

This 3-day gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is perfect for anyone who wants to see endangered mountain gorillas in the wild.

The trip starts in Kampala and goes to southwestern Uganda – to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a tropical rainforest and home to 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. You will hike through the thick and dark rainforest as you look for the assigned family of gorillas. This will be under the guidance of a trained ranger who is familiar with the forest.

After finding the Gorillas, you will spend about an hour with them. Take pictures and videos and learn more about the Gorillas from the forest park rangers.

A short safari package like this one is perfect for someone who wants a short visit to the gorillas. It can be customized to fit your preference and add more activities to other attractions in Uganda.

Look through the detailed day-by-day safari program and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This safari starts with our driver/guide picking you up from your residence/hotel in Kampala or Entebbe at 7:00 am.

Your driver/guide will then drive you to Bwindi via Masaka and Mbarara towns (approx. 9hrs). You shall make a brief stopover at the famous Uganda Equator line for some snacks and photography.

You will stop again in Mbarara for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. From Mbarara, you will drive to Bwindi and reach your accommodation during the evening hours. You will have time to explore the community and surroundings for a short while.

Accommodation:

Standard Buhoma Community Camp / Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Comfort Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Haven lodge Buhoma
Luxury Mahogany Springs Lodge / Nkuringo Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

It is gorilla tracking day and you will wake up early to have breakfast and be at the park offices at 7:30 am. The Park rangers will brief you on all the procedures before you can start your trek.

In groups of 8 along with the rangers, you will go into the forest in search of the mountain gorillas that call this dense rainforest home. Whereas the gorilla trek can be quite challenging, meeting the gorillas will make all that sweat certainly worth it.

Upon finding the mountain gorillas, you will spend one (1) hour with them after which you will be led back to the starting point by the park ranger. You will spend your afternoon relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the views of the forest.

Accommodation:

Standard Buhoma Community Camp / Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Comfort Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Haven Lodge Buhoma
Luxury Mahogany Springs Lodge / Nkuringo Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

Today marks the last day of your 3-day gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi. We will drive the same route from Bwindi to Kampala, via Mbarara and Masaka (approx. 9hrs).

Finally, you will reach Kampala in the evening and your driver will drop you off at your place of choice in either Kampala or Entebbe. This will mark the completion of your Gorilla Tracking safari.

Accommodation: None (Last day)

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Inclusions

The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions

The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)

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