3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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Overview

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of East Africa, promising you an experience like no other.

Sitting among a family of wild mountain gorillas in the deep misty jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is utterly magical; nothing can ever prepare you for such an experience – their sheer beauty, brawn, and soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or their extraordinarily gentle demeanor. One hour with these gentle creatures – 60 minutes, is all it takes to change your whole life’s experience.

This Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler to have a chance at spending time with the endangered mountain gorillas.

If you’re a luxury traveler, don’t bounce off yet, this Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour can be tailor-made to suit your style too. Inquiry with our team of experts to makes sure they get everything right – including accommodation, transportation, meals, and the gorilla permits.

Note: Depending on the availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, or Nkuringo.


Highlights

  • Safari takes place in South Western Uganda.
  • Safari starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mountain gorilla tracking and spending one hour among a selected gorilla family
  • Countryside road trip in an open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost

Day 1: Pickup from the Guest House/Hotel in Entebbe/Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After an early cup of coffee. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel/guest house for a short briefing about the entire 3-day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this early morning drive enables as to reach early as well as a curb traffic jam.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have stops at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long-horned cattle grazing along the roadside.

Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful sceneries of rolling hills and many more.

Arrive at your lodge check-in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation (optional)

Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Drive time: Approximately 8-9 hours Drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

After early morning breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30 am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30minutes to three-quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals, and many more. There are muddy steep slopes, you’re advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you are given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to an informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle thereafter return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge relax. In the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems, and many more.

Note; Gorilla tracking in fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness is required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation (optional)

Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala

Morning breakfast. Bid farewell to the lodge, with great memories of the giant mountain Gorillas, start off the journey through the amazing rolling hills, terraces, vegetations “Switzerland of Uganda”.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Drive time; approximately 8-9 hours’ drive.

End of tour

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small-Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above
  • Gorilla Permits Excluded

Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$1800$950$733$635$560$520

Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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