Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda – 3 Days

Overview

Experience the thrill of seeing endangered mountain gorillas in the wild on this 3-day gorilla-tracking safari in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In Bwindi, you will hike through the thick rainforest in search of the mountain gorillas. After finding the gorillas, you will spend up to one hour watching them eat, rest and play around before returning to the starting point.

Beyond the gorillas, you will enjoy Uganda’s culture and stunning landscape on this short safari. 

Take a closer look at the day-by-day itinerary to get a detailed idea of how this safari flows and how it would feel for you. Keep in mind that all our packages are fully customizable and we can adjust them to meet your specific needs.

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: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with the gentle giants; the rare mountain gorillas.

For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour. You will go into the forest in groups of not more than 8 in search of mountain gorillas. En route, your guide will point out previous signs of gorilla activity such as dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots.

Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo. Upon finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with them after which you will be led back to the starting point.

In the evening, you will go for a community visit and cultural experience of the local Bakiga and Batwa tribes that live close to Bwindi. You will learn about their lives, history, and traditions.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla 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

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 1 PAX  2 PAX  4 PAX  6 PAX
2000 1500 1290 1220

  • Trip Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
  • Starting Point: Entebbe, Uganda.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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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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