3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi

Mountain gorilla encounter
Mgahinga gorilla national park

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi

The 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi takes you through a thrilling mountain gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This package allows you to explore Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Southwestern Uganda while on this short gorilla tour.

This park sits in an area of 331sq.km and protects an estimate of 120 mammal species. These include over 459 mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, antelopes, baboons, and an estimate of 360 bird species. Your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi will begin and end in Kampala or Entebbe.

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1 of your 3 Days gorilla safari Bwindi: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 2 of your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi: Embark on a gorilla trek adventure in Bwindi
  • Day 3 of your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi: Return from Bwindi to Entebbe/Kampala
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi
Mountain gorilla family crossing the road

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 of your 3 Days gorilla safari Bwindi: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, depart from Entebbe or Kampala for your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi. Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Kampala-Masaka – Mbarara – Kabale route. In your comfortable 4×4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van, enjoy the stunning countryside and have an en-route stop visit at Uganda Equator crossing in Kayabwe.

Take photos at the Equator and after, enjoy your lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. After the lunch break, continue to Southwestern Uganda where Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found a home to a section of 1063 mountain gorillas that are left on the planet today. Check-in at your booked gorilla safari lodge in your main destination; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, or Buhoma Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Silverback Lodge, or in Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget/Basic: Bwindi Guesthouse, Nshongi Camp or in Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 2 of your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi: Embark on a gorilla trek adventure in Bwindi

Report to Bwindi park offices after you have had a leisurely breakfast. Have an early morning briefing on gorilla trekking rules and regulations by the park official. The park office will put you into groups of 8 people, each assigned to a habituated gorilla family group. Bwindi shelters over 20 habituated Gorilla groups and these are found in the park’s 4 gorilla trekking sectors; Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, and Rushaga.

Go trek mountain gorillas starting at 8:00 am with a park guide and this may take you from 2 to 6 hours. A maximum of one hour is allowed for you to stay with mountain gorillas once you have met them. You will take photos, explore in-depth about their daily behaviors, and later, return to get a gorilla trekking certificate at the park offices then proceed for a lunch break at the lodge.

Get some relaxation and later in the evening, go visit the Batwa Community. You will be entertained by the Batwa pygmies as they dance or perform before you, learn more about their cultures, traditions, and a lot more.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, or Buhoma Lodge
  • Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Silverback Lodge, or in Gorilla Mist Camp
  • Budget/Basic: Bwindi Guesthouse, Nshongi Camp or in Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 3 of your 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi: Return from Bwindi to Entebbe/Kampala

Rise up and enjoy a hefty breakfast at your respective lodge. Thereafter, meet your Uganda safari driver guide who will bring you back to Kampala or Entebbe. En-route lunch will be had at the Agip Hotel in Mbarara. Proceed to the Equator to shoot more photos and if time allows, make another stopover at Mpambire Drum Makers before drop off in Kampala/Entebbe.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi
Mountain gorillas in Bwindi

End of the 3 Days gorilla trekking safari Bwindi

The gorilla safari includes

  • Gorilla permit (@ $700)
  • Cultural experience in the Batwa community
  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 Land Cruiser or Safari van
  • Service of an English-speaking Uganda safari driver-guide
  • 2 nights and meals in your lodge or hotel
  • Relevant government taxes
  • All trip activities but except the optional ones
  • Bottled mineral water on a gorilla tour

The gorilla safari excludes

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal insurance
  • Airfares/Air ticket fees
  • The optional activities
  • Telephone calls
  • Shopping expenses
  • Hotel fees after gorilla trekking safari

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