3-Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Adventure


The 3-Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour offers an affordable African jungle adventure, ideal for weekend explorers with limited time for a safari or overland travelers seeking to extend their journey into Uganda’s captivating rainforest jungles. During this excursion, you’ll venture into the depths of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of Africa’s most ancient montane forests, in pursuit of the rare and endangered mountain gorilla. Upon locating these magnificent creatures, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to spend an hour in the presence of a wise and majestic silverback gorilla, along with his family of approximately 10 to 30 members.

Trip Hightlights

  • You’ll visiting Uganda, an East African country
  • Main destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • You can fly or drive (8-9 hrs) to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • You’ll be staying in modern forest camps fitted like hotels
  • Main Activities including Gorilla Trekking & Hiking and Cultural encounters.

Detailed Itinerary


Upon your arrival at the airport, a dedicated driver for your 3-day Gorilla Trekking Tour will be there to greet you. They will provide private transportation to your pre-booked hotel in Entebbe/Kampala. If you require accommodation before the official start of the tour the following day, we can make arrangements for you, and this will be separate from the tour quotation.

Day 1 – Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Fly to Kisoro then drive 2 hours to Bwindi — Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip or
Drive to Bwindi (8-9 hours) via Mbarara, Kabale then Kisoro

Following your early morning breakfast, your dedicated driver guide for the 3-day Gorilla Trekking Tour will either arrange a chartered flight to Kisoro or take you on a picturesque drive through the stunning hills and valleys of western Uganda, often referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa.” Your journey will lead you to your forest lodge nestled within the enchanting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Check into your lodge and evening activities at the lodge.

Accommodation Options
Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp
Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Meals: Lunch and Dinner and drinking water in the vehicle

Day 2 – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The highlight of your Uganda safari journey, gorilla trekking in the misty depths of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, begins early in the morning when the mist envelops the jungle. Take your time to fully immerse yourself in this enchanting environment. Don’t hesitate to ask your Uganda safari guide to let you savor each moment, from smelling the leaves and flowers to gazing into the distance and taking deep breaths. This forest teems with life and will rejuvenate your soul.

Your day starts with an early breakfast served at 06:30, and you’ll also receive a packed lunch for the day’s adventure. Next, you’ll head to the Park Headquarters to complete the registration process for your gorilla permit with the Park Authority. Here, you’ll be assigned to a gorilla group and placed under the guidance of a ranger who will lead your tracking experience.

Before setting off, the ranger and guide will provide essential information about tracking rules and regulations. The actual tracking commences at 08:00, and it can vary in duration, taking anywhere from 2 to 8 hours before you encounter the mountain gorillas. Once you’ve found them, you’ll be granted one precious hour to observe these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.

Upon completing your gorilla trekking adventure in the jungle, you’ll receive a tracking certificate as a memento from the Park Offices. After this exhilarating day, return to your lodge for well-deserved relaxation, a delicious dinner, and a peaceful night’s rest.

Accommodation Options
Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp
Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 3 – Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

As the final hours of your remarkable 3-day Gorilla Trekking Tour approach, you’ll start your day with a satisfying breakfast. Following that, you’ll set out on your return journey to Entebbe, and you have two options for this leg of the journey.

Option 1: Road Journey or Local Flight – You can choose to travel back to Entebbe either by road or by taking a local flight. This will ensure you arrive in time for your flight back home.

Option 2: Drive to Kigali, Rwanda – Another possibility is to embark on a scenic drive to the nearby city of Kigali in neighboring Rwanda, which takes approximately 3-4 hours. From Kigali, you can catch your flight back home.

If you opt for the road transfer, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a pleasant lunch along the way as you make your way back.

Route Map



  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit ($600)
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle


  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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