3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
The 3 Days gorilla tracking safari takes you to Bwindi national park which is the popular destination for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Bwindi national park is home to half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas. The park has 20 habituated gorilla families with a population of 459 mountain gorillas as of December 2018. The gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi national park offers you an amazing life time encounter with these rare and endangered species in their natural habitat. Bwindi national park is divided in to four sectors for gorilla trekking which are Rushaga, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Buhoma sector.
Day 1:Pick up from Hotel and Travel to Bwindi national park
The safari starts with pick up from your hotel in Kampala or Kigali if you are in Rwanda. You then start the journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in south western Uganda. The drive to Bwindi is scenic as you have views of the spectacular scenery and landscape of Uganda commonly referred to as the pearl of Africa.
You will transfer to your lodge where you check in and spend the night. The lodge you will sleep at will depend on the sector of Bwindi where your gorilla trek will happen.
Journey time: From Kigali – 4 hours, From Kampala – 8 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Upmarket – Chameleon Hill Lodge
Mid – range – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Budget – Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi national park
Today morning you will have breakfast at the lodge and then you will be taken to the park headquarters which is the starting point for your mountain gorilla trekking adventure. You will receive a briefing from your ranger guide with guidelines on the trek and how to behave around the gorillas. After this you will be given walking sticks for support as you trek in the forest and you will also be able to get porters who can be hired at a fee of 15 US dollars to carry your luggage for the day. We advise that you hire a porter because the gorilla trek can be strenuous and hectic hence the need for extra help. The park guides will lead you through the rain forest in search of these endangered species, once you locate the mountain gorillas you are allowed to spend one hour with them. The gorilla trek is an exciting adventure and watching the gorillas as they feed, move around and play with their young ones is a rewarding experience. You will have an opportunity to capture your great shot of the mountain gorillas and you are advised to turn off your camera flashlight when taking pictures.
After this you start the trek back arriving at the lodge for a much needed rest after the long day.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Travel back
Today you check out of the lodge and travel back to Kampala. You stop over along the way for lunch. On arrival to Kampala or Kigali the driver guide will drop you off at your hotel or transfer you to the airport for your flight back.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
What to carry for your Gorilla Trek in Bwindi NP
- Long sleeved shirt and long pants
- Hiking boots
- Sunscreen and Insect repellant
- Camera with extra batteries
- Drinking water
- Rain jacket
Included in the Tour Package:
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Safari car and fuel
- English speaking tour and driver guide
- Drinking water in the car
- Meals as mentioned above
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Bwindi NP
Tour Package does not include:
- Optional Activities
- International Flights
- Tips and Laundry services
- East Africa Visa charges
- Other personal expenses