3 Days Bwindi Mountain Gorilla trekking safari
3 Days Bwindi Mountain Gorilla trekking safari is a short Uganda mountain gorilla trekking safari offering tourists an opportunity to come face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas in their habitat in Bwindi impenetrable national park. These giants live in the thick forested areas of Bwindi impenetrable national park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and located in the South Western region of Uganda.
Highlights of 3 Days Bwindi mountain gorilla trekking safari
- Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking
- Day 3: Transfer back to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
After morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, you will meet your safari driver who will give you a short briefing about the safari, checkout of your hotel and embark on a journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park is about 8-9 hours and on your way you will have en-route lunch in Mbarara and when you arrive in the park you will check into your lodge and in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge.
Accommodation is got from
- Luxury: Bwindi lodge
- Midrange: Haven Lodge
- Budget: Buhoma community rest camp
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking
After early morning breakfast at your lodge, you will be picked by your safari guide and head to Bwindi impenetrable national park together with your packed lunch, while in the park you will have briefing about the rules and regulations about mountain gorilla trekking at the park’s headquarters. At the park’s headquarters you will also be group into groups of 8 and be assigned a mountain gorilla family to trek on this Uganda mountain gorilla safari. Then you will head into the forests in search for mountain gorillas which takes about 3-5 hours depending on the movement of the mountain gorillas and your ranger guide will know better where to find them. When you find the gorillas you will granted only 1 hour to stay in the presence of the gorillas while observing their behavior and taking pictures as long as your flashlight is off. After one hour you will head back to the park’s headquarters to get your trekking certificates then head back to your lodge or go for a batwa trail walk on which you will learn more about the batwa local people. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Transfer back to Bwindi impenetrable national park
After morning breakfast at your lodge, you will have checkout and together with your safari guide you will embark on a journey heading back to Kampala, on your way you will have en-route lunch in Mbarara and when you arrive in Kampala you will be dropped off either at Entebbe international airport for your departure flight or at your residential hotel in Kampala.
End of 3 days Bwindi mountain gorilla trekking safari
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Ground transport
- Bottled water in the safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation for two nights
- Service of an English-speaking driver guide
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Tips to porters and driver/ guide