3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Tour, Uganda

Bwindi Gorilla Tour, Uganda

Overview

The 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Tour is a short Uganda safari that explores on of Africa’s oldest rainforest jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the endangered mountain gorilla giants that occupy it’s mountain slopes. This African safari is recommended for weekend travelers or those that want to extend their African safari adventure into the rainforest jungles.

The tour starts in Entebbe driving North-west of the capital Kampala to Kisoro District where the gorilla home is, covering about 8-9 hours to you booked forest lodge in Bwindi. The journey through western Uganda alone is an experience you’ll want to savor, driving through elegant and beautiful rolling hills and valleys dubbed “Switzerland of Africa”, great listen to John Lenon’s jams. The trip will exit through Kigali, Rwanda’s capital (3-4 hours drive).

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • You’ll visiting Uganda, an East African country
  • Main destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • You’ll 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.
  • You’ll end the trip in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital (3-4 hours drive)

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your private 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Tour driver will transfer you to your booked hotel in Entebbe/Kampala. Accommodation before the trip starts can be arranged at an extra price.

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your early breakfast, you’ll have a short briefing and then embark on your Bwindi Gorilla Tour countryside road trip through Western Uganda‘s rolling hills of Kigezi to Bwindi Impnetrable National Park, arriving just before dinner.

The drive from Entebbe/Kampala will allow you to enjoy a beautiful panorama offering you an opportunity to have a taste of both hemispheres as you’ll be crossing the equator.

You’ll have lunch in Mbarara before continuing on your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check into your lodge.

Accommodation: Nkuring Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking

Breakfast will be served early at 06:30 and packed lunch provided for the Bwindi Gorilla Tour travel party.
You’ll then be driven to the park headquarters for registration of your gorilla permit details with the park authority.

You’ll be assigned a mountain gorilla group under the guidance of a ranger to partake in the tracking. The ranger-guide will lead the group and will brief you about the tracking availing you with the dos and don’ts. Move to the start point of the tracking at 08:00. It can take up to several hours before mountain gorillas can be found.

You’ll spend like one hour in the company of the animals. Return to the park offices and collect your Bwindi gorilla tour certificate.

Return to your lodge. Dinner will be served there.

Accommodation: Nkuring Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Kigali, Rwanda

After breakfast, your Bwindi Gorilla Tour driver will drive you across the border into Rwanda territory, catching sight of some of the most beautiful green blankets in the northern part of the country up-to Kigali Capital where you’ll catch your flight back home. This journey is about 3-4 hours drive.

End of Tour

Accommodation after the trip can be arranged at an extra cost. We hope you enjoyed your African safari adventure in Uganda.

Route Map

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 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

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • 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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