3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Safari Overview
Spend 3 days tracking the gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park in Uganda on this affordable pocket-friendly safari package. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest is the tourism activity done with the park being home to more than half of the World’s remaining Mountain Gorillas! This probably explains why the government of Uganda saw it wise to habituate these highly endangered giants of the world in order to conserve and preserve their extinction. You will be able to trek and meet face to face with these species on this 3 Days gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest safari.
To go for gorilla trekking Bwindi safaris, all visitors are charged a fee for the trekking permit (USD 600.00) funding that facilitated the protection of these endangered species and the habituated areas reserved. This Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi forest begins from Kampala Entebbe and gives you a chance to spend 2 nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Safari Highlights for 3 days Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
- Guaranteed chance to get up-close with the Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi
- landscaping views of the beautiful Flora and Fauna
- Get a chance to track the different gorilla groups of your choice
- Guided nature walk in Bwindi forest and the local communities
- En-route stopover at Uganda Equator in Kayabwe
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- Batwa cultural experience in Bwindi
- Ground transportation on a 4WD safari vehicle
- Airport transfers (to and fro)
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR 3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING BWINDI
DAY 1: TRANSFER FROM KAMPALA TO BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK
On your first day of the safari trip, you will be picked from your place of residence/hotel in Kampala at exactly 6:30 am to start off your 8.5 hours journey driving towards Bwindi Forest National Park. Make sure you are ready by the stated time of departure so as to avoid the early morning traffic jam in Kampala. The long hour journey will take you through the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, and Masaka with rewarding views of the locals as they go about in their communities. You will have your first stopover for lunch at Igongo Cultural Center where you will a chance to have a brief cultural experience of the Ankole dynasty.
After having your delicious, the journey continues Bwindi forest driving past the districts of Bushenyi‚ through the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you may see the Tree Climbing Lions (if lucky at the time of traveling), as well as other big five mammals including the Elephants and Buffaloes. At about 5: 30 pm, you will arrive in Bwindi forest national park to check-in at your preferred (better if reserved) for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation Options: Up Market: Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp, Mid-range : Silverback Lodge, Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI FOREST NATIONAL PARK
This is the long-awaited day to trek the gorillas of Bwindi forest. You will need to wake up early in the morning for breakfast (you can also choose to pack this breakfast), then get transferred to the park headquarters for the Gorilla trekking briefing where you are able to learn about the trekking guidelines know the allocated gorilla family to visit together with your ranger guide. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi will commence at exactly 8:00 am, make sure you carried your packed lunch, enough drinking water‚ wearing comfortable hiking boots and a porter (if needed) to help you carry your backpack so you can comfortably enjoy your Gorilla Trekking Experience.
It usually takes between 1 hour – 7 hours to see the gorilla depending on where your gorilla family group allocated, but guess what! observing and photographing these gentle giants is just a magical adventure to encounter! After spending your 1 hour trekking the gorillas in Bwindi, you will hike back to your lodge to refresh and later take a relaxed evening walk in the communities around or reach out to the Batwa pygmies to learn about their unique way of life in the forest. Spend dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Accommodation Options: Up Market : Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp, Mid – range : Silverback Lodge, Budget : Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Meal plan : Lunch and Dinner
DAY 3: TRANSFER FROM BWINDI NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA / ENTEBBE
On your final day of the gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi, you will have breakfast early in the morning and then embark on the journey back to Kampala / Entebbe still having your lunch stopover at Igongo Cultural Center. You second stop over will be at the Uganda equator in Kayabwe where you will acquire some ouvenirs and get the narrated facts about the equator. You will then proceed to Kampala or drop off at the airport for the return flight back home. Meal plan: Half Board (Breakfast & Lunch).
- Airport transfers Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe
- Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Batwa Cultural entertainment
- 2 Nights accommodation in Bwindi forest lodges/camps
- Park Ranger Fees
- Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle
- English speaking driver guide
- En – route lunch
- Pure bottled drinking water or Soda
- International flight
- Ugandan Visa
- Luxury drinks
- Tipping fees to the local porter
- Personal insurance
- Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
- Any other item not mentioned above
CHECKLIST FOR 3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI SAFARI
- Solid Comfortable Walking shoes or Boots to walk in Bwindi forest National Park
- Warm clothes for the night as this part of the country gets pretty cold
- A torch is necessary
- Insect repellent
- Rain gears and hat
- Zooming Camera for photos
OTHER SAFARI ACTIVITIES TO DO IN BWINDI
- Mountain Biking & Cycling
- Bird Watching
- Nature Walking trails