3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi

Detailed Itinerary 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek

Our 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek Safari in Uganda will give you the opportunity to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi national park has a total of 19 habituated gorilla families with 15 gorilla groups available for tourists to track. Each gorilla group/family can be trekked by a group of a maximum of eight members.

Summary 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest.

Day 3: Transfer Back to Kampala and Departure

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

Detailed Itinerary 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek

Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After your early morning meal, your safari guide will take you up from your Kampala hotel at 6 a.m. The Mbarara-Masaka Highway, a well-terrain tarmacked road, will next take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will make a halt at Kayabwe, Mpigi district, at the well-known equator stop. Photographs will be taken at the equator monuments. These two equator monuments trace the equator’s path across Uganda.

You’ll then proceed to the Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch. This enormous cultural center is about 12 kilometers from Mbarara Town and is a wonderful stop for many visitors en way to western Uganda. The Igongo Cultural Centre first opened its doors to the public in 2010. While you’re here, take a quick look around the centre’s museum, which has a lot to say about Western cultural past. You may also stop by the Nkwanzi crafts and bookshop to pick up a few mementos for yourself.

After a substantial meal, travel to Bwindi, where you will check into your hotel, enjoy dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Buhoma Haven Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest.

This is the day you’ve been looking forward to. Eat breakfast at your lodge as soon as possible since your guide will take you up at 6 a.m. You’ll take a short drive to the Parks headquarters in Buhoma. You are expected to be at Buhoma at 7 a.m. for a briefing by the park’s chief ranger, which will begin at 8 a.m., and then you will be divided into groups of 8 people based on the gorilla troop you will be tracking. Tracking begins at 8:30 a.m., so make every effort to stay on time.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park includes 15 habituated gorilla groups that may be monitored from four different trailheads. Three of the 15 habituated gorilla groups may be found in the Buhoma area in the park’s northwest corner, four in Ruhija in the park’s eastern corner, and eight in Nkuringo and Rushaga, both in the park’s south.

Each tracking party is limited to eight people, and each group is led by a park ranger and a park guide. Tracking can take anywhere from one to six hours, depending on how readily and quickly the gorillas are located. Once you’ve found a gorilla family, you’ll have exactly one hour with them; hence, make the most of your time and don’t forget to shoot lots of images without using your camera’s flash. Because the tracking routes can be quite damp, steep, and slippery, you should wear appropriate hiking boots.

After your tracking activity, you may go on an optional trip to local villages, and on this excursion, you can visit Batwa [pygmies] communities that have lived for many years within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Return to your lodge for dinner and a night’s rest.

Day 3: Transfer Back to Kampala and Departure.

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of your Lodge. Continue your journey back to Kampala. If you’re interested, you may take a half-day trip of Kampala City. This is the final day of your three-day trip, and your guide will either drop you off at your hotel or at Entebbe International Airport.

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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