3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
The 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari is an exceptional safari where you will have an opportunity to encounter face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas. On your 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari you will meet up with your driver guide and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park which is one of the destinations in Africa the harbors the highest number of the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable forest in located in southwestern Uganda in Kanungu district and is famously known due to the mountain gorillas which are found in four sectors that is Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo sector. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park can therefore be carried out in one of the sectors.
Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Day 3: Departure to Kampala
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park
Depending on your location, our driver guide will pick you up, brief you about your 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and then embark on the journey to Bwindi national park. You will pass via Masaka district, the equator where you will a stopover for pictures, great views of landscapes, roadside markets, craft shops, local people and many others and on your way you will have a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch.
After lunch you will continue the journey and pass via Kabale town as you continue to Buhoma sector in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. Upon arrival you will have dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Accommodation options in Buhoma Sector are Buhoma Lodge (luxury), Buhoma Community Haven Lodge (midrange) or Buhoma Rest Camp (budget).
Day 2: Gorilla trekking
You will wake up early have breakfast at the lodge and with your packed lunch meet up with your driver guide and transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing about the expectations, rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. After the briefing you will be grouped into 8 people for each habituated gorilla group depending on your interests and physical fitness. Each group of 8 people will be allocated a park guide at 8:00am you will start trekking in the jungle where you will have views of the vegetation, tree species, bird species among others. Gorilla trekking will take about 2 to 8 hours depending on where the gorilla family is located and once the gorilla family has been found you will spend one hour with the gorillas in their natural habit learning more about their lifestyle, behaviors, taking photos with flash less camera, recording videos among other.
After having an encounter with the gorilla family you will trek back to the starting point where you will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and then meet up with your guide. In case you have a short gorilla trekking activity you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale town which is the deepest lake in Uganda and second deepest lake in Africa. At Lake Bunyonyi you will participate in canoeing where you will have beautiful views of the landscape, lake, islands, terraces, farmlands, bird species among other which gives you fascinating and breathtaking experiences. After canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options Bird nest Resort lodge (luxury), Arcadia cottages lodge (midrange) or Bunyonyi overland resort (budget).
Day 3: Transfer to Kampala
You will wake up have a relaxed breakfast with beautiful views of the islands and mist covering the water. After breakfast you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Kampala. On your way you will have a stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre in Mbarara district, which has a mini museum with displays of different cultural practices of different tribes in Uganda.
After lunch you will continue the journey to the equator for photos where you will view many craft shops which sell hand made products, Art pieces and souvenirs. From the equator you will proceed to Kampala and the driver guide will drop you off at any place of convenience or drop you off at Entebbe airport for your next flight.
End of 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari
- Gorilla trekking permit
- An English speaking driver guide
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
- Full board accommodation
- Pick up and drop off
- Vehicle and fuel
- Bottled water
- Air flight tickets
- Optional activities not included on the itinerary
- Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.
Gorilla trekking tips for your safari in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is a tropical rain forest therefore it can rain anytime of the day during trekking hence you need to packs or carry essential items for your gorilla trekking safari such as
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Hiking shoes
- Garden gloves
- Long sleeved shirt and trouser
- Insect repellent
- Water proof rain jacket
- Warm sweaters
- Cotton stockings
- Water proof back pack to carry your equipment’s
- Drinking water and packed lunch from the lodge
- Porter who will carry your equipment’s and give you a pull and push in steep and slippery areas