3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi – Uganda
Summary of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda
- Day 1: Travel from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for Gorilla Tracking
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking day. Other primates can be seen such as black and white Colobus, Red tailed monkeys, Baboons, Blue monkey etc. and birding
- Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe/Kigali
- Gorilla trekking best time to go in Uganda is usually in the dry seasons: December-January and June-August.
- The price of Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is $700
- Bwindi is a home to over 350 Gorillas, 350 Bird species
- Other activities can be included such as Wildlife Game drives in Queen Elizabeth/Murchison falls/Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda tour, etc
Day 1: Meet and greet and journey to Bwindi impenetrable National park
Meet our company representative from your hotel/residence or at our office in Wakiso. This is your driver guide, very knowledgeable and has a great driving experience.
Make use of him by asking anything you want to know about the safari to Bwindi, Tracking, the encounter with the mountain Gorillas, Accommodation and any other information about Uganda and current affairs.
On the way, we will have a stopover at the Equator, stretch with an optional experimental movement of water (clockwise and anticlockwise) between the South and the Northern hemispheres.
We can also have a coffee/ tea cup and then proceed to Mbarara “the land of milk” for lunch, evidenced by the presence of the long horned cattle along way.
After lunch we continue, and rest at our lodge which is either close or in the Bwindi forest.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking / Gorilla Tracking Day
The long awaited day is here. After breakfast early in the morning, transfer to the gorilla trekking starting point. Here you will be briefed on the safety precautions, how to act in presence of the gorillas, dos and dont’s of gorilla trekking and then you will be allocated a Gorilla group the you will track in the forest. (8 people per gorilla group)
Accompanied by forest rangers, the adventure into the impenetrable forest begins. You will embark on the trail to track the gorillas. The trek goes through thick forests, high or down the mountains, rivers and valleys. The trek can be between 1 hours to 7 hours before finding the gorillas.
The trackers that go earlier than you in to the forest are responsible to locate the gorillas. Then in turn inform the rangers that are with your group the actual location and you follow this trail to meet the gentle giants.
On finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour observing or 3 hours if your are on a Gorilla Habituation Experience. See them feed, young ones play as others relax. After the hour, trek back out of the forest where you driver will be waiting for you to drive back to the hotel.
Gorilla Trekking: 1-7hours
Meals: Full Board
Day 3: End of the 3 day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi
After the morning breakfast, we checkout of the lodge leaving Bwindi forest and we embark on our route back to Kampala /Entebbe. We get a hot lunch stop in Mbarara and then drive through Lake Mburo National park.
On a lucky day we can spot Zebras and impalas. We can stop at Mpambire drum making village on Masaka road for Souvenirs then continue to our destination.
End of our 3 day Uganda Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi