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You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with mountain gorillas in their natural environment with our 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour. Located in southwest Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is 530 km away from Entebbe or Kampala city centre, taking 8 to 10 hours to reach by car, and 3 to 4 hours by road from Kigali. The 3-day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour begins in Entebbe or Kampala, where you will be picked up by one of our skilled driver guides. Alternatively, you can take the same tour, which begins at Kigali International Airport/Hotel in Kigali and travels via Katuna or Chanika border. Here, you will have the chance to visit the picturesque Lakes Bunyonyi and Mutanda, where you can go on a canoe ride or community walk while taking in the breath-taking views of undulating hills or picturesque islands.

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Our knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up once you have finished your delectable breakfast at your hotel or place of residence in Entebbe, Kampala, or Kigali. After receiving an overview of your three-day Bwindi gorilla trekking tour, you will travel 8–10 hours to the southwest of Uganda, stopping at Entebbe or Kampala, Masaka, Mbarara, and Kabele. While travelling, you have the opportunity to halt at Kayabwe, the Ugandan equator, for some sightseeing and relaxation. After that, drive to Mbarara and eat lunch at the Agip Hotel or the Igongo Cultural Centre.

Later, take in the best view of the vast tea plantations at Igara before making your way via Ishaka-Bushenyi to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Join Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second-largest savanna national park after Murchison Falls National Park, and proceed through the Ishasha sector on the southern side. Here, you may be able to see several elephants, buffaloes, and rare tree-climbing lions, who are known to lounge on tree branches. Travel to Bwindi National Park in southwest Uganda as you take in the stunning scenery and undulating hills of the Kigezi region. Travel northward from Kanungu to the Buhoma region of Bwindi National Park.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs.

Meals: (Lunch, Dinner).

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Savour breakfast at your favourite safari lodge in Bwindi National Park. Afterwards, meet at the trailhead designated by your gorilla permit so that you may receive a briefing on the scheduled gorilla trekking at 6:30 am. During briefing time, you will be assigned to only one habituated gorilla family to hike in a group of 8 tourists and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has roughly 20 gorilla families that have been habituated and established for tourism. You will set out on a real walk with an armed park ranger guide at 8:00 am. It should be noted that the four primary gorilla trekking districts in Bwindi National Park, Ruhija, Buhoma, Nkuringo, and Rushaga sector, each home to habituated gorilla populations, are where gorilla treks begin.

Depending on the gorillas’ habitat, your physical condition, and the length of your trip, a mountain gorilla trek in Bwindi National Park could take anywhere from two to six hours. You will be rewarded for the two to six hours not only with amazing gorilla experiences but also with a variety of other animals, such as olive baboons, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, birds, butterflies, rare flora, and many more. You only have one hour after locating your gorilla family to meet them in person, snap pictures, and learn about their habits and body language.

Following your hour-long amazing experience, head back to the lodge for some relaxation before starting your evening community visit with the Batwa people. You will get the opportunity to converse with the famous Batwa pygmies, who have been hunting and gathering in the jungle for a long time. Enjoy the exhilarating cultural dances and music performances while on a community or cultural tour to the Batwa village. You may also learn about the ancient hunting and gathering methods, customs, civilizations, and much more.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 3: Return to Kampala – Departure.

After breakfast in the early hours of the morning, you check out of your safari lodge and get ready to go back to Kampala or Entebbe. After lunch at the Igongo Cultural Centre, you will stop at Uganda Equator to take one more picture and at Mpambire Drum Makers to buy a few things.

Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch).

End of the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour.

The 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour includes;

  • 1 Gorilla Permit per person.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Batwa Cultural Experience.
  • Services of an English-speaking tour guide.
  • Park Entrance fees.
  • Bottled Water in the vehicle.
  • Tour guide allowances.
  • Airport Transfer.
  • Government Taxes.

However, the tour cost excludes; Visa fees, international airfare, personal travel insurance, personal shopping bills, telephone bills, tips to local guides, items of personal nature such as cigarettes, laundry, souvenirs and items not listed as included in the cost.

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