Wildlife Encounters

3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari

The 3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari is an exceptional safari that will take you to the misty rain forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwest of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is famous for having half of the world’s mountain gorilla population in Africa. During the expedition, you will have the opportunity to spend one hour in the natural habitat of these endangered species.

Highlights

  • Encounter the rare mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, an experience you will live to remember!

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Depending on your location in Kampala, our driver-guide will meet and brief you about the safari before embarking on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the Southwest region of Uganda. The trip will take an entire day, with a stopover at the Equator where you can take photographs, purchase souvenirs, followed by a lunch break, and thereafter proceed to Bwindi, where you will check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Gorilla tracking!! This day after an early breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge with packed lunch and transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing on the gorilla tracking rules, regulations, and expectations.

3 days Uganda Gorilla trekking safari
Baby Mountain Gorilla

You will be assigned a gorilla family to track with and a park guide who is knowledgeable about gorillas and jungle trails. The duration of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ranges from 30 minutes to 7 hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. This is because gorillas are constantly on the move in quest of sustenance. During trekking, you will see forest elephants, buffaloes, other primates such as l’hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, and chimpanzees, and various bird species such as the African harrier hawk, the crowned hornbill, the African green pigeon, and the blue headed sunbird, among others.

Once the gorillas have been located, you will be permitted one hour with them in their habitat, allowing you to observe their daily activities, such as feeding, nursing, playing, as well as observe their behaviour, take breathtaking photographs, and record these unforgettable moments to share with others back home. After your one-hour encounter with the gentle giants, you will trek back to the park headquarters, where you will be presented with a certificate for participating in gorilla tracking. You will then be transferred to your lodge for an evening of relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Departure to Kampala

After a leisurely breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and meet your driver-guide to return to Kampala. During your journey, you will stop for lunch and take in breathtaking views of the Kigezi highlands, country sides, terraced farmlands, tea and banana plantations, and other scenic areas. You will arrive in Kampala in the early evening, and the driver guide will leave you off at Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight, or at a location of your choice within Kampala city.

End of safari

 

Tour includes                                  

Gorilla trekking permit @ $700 pp

Professional English speaking driver guide

Full board accommodation

Pick up and drop off in a 4WD vehicle

Vehicle and fuel

Bottled drinking water

Tour excludes                      

International air flight tickets

Visas

Optional activities not included on the itinerary

Life insurance

Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, laundry services, hiring a porter, tips among others.

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