3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour

Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour

OVERVIEW

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour is a budget African jungle safari recommended for weekend travellers that don’t have much time on a safari or overland travelers that want to extend their travel Itinerary into Uganda’s rainforest jungles. The trip will explore the forest floors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the oldest African Montane forest, in search of the elusive and endangered mountain gorilla and once found, spend one hour in the presence of a patriarch silverback gorilla and his family of about 10 – 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

Arrival

You’ll be picked at the airport by your private Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour driver who will transfer you to your booked hotel in Entebbe/Kampala. Accommodation before the trip begins the next day can be arranged for you exclusive of the trip quote.

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

After your early breakfast, your private Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour guide will transfer you to the airport for your chartered flight to Kisoro or drive you through the beautiful western Uganda hills and valleys dubbed “Swizerland of Africa” to your forest lodge in 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

This day is the main  highlight of the Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour within the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Savor every moment you spend in the jungle. Ask your Uganda safari guide not to rush you, smell the leaves and flowers, look and far, breath deep, this forest is alive and will purify your soul.

Breakfast will be served early at 06:30 and packed lunch provided. Drive to the Park Headquarters for registration of your gorilla permit details with the Park Authority. You will be assigned a gorilla group under the guidance of a ranger to partake in the tracking.

The ranger and a guide will lead the group (8 people) and brief you about the tracking rules and regulations. Tracking will commence at 08:00. It can take 2-8 hours before mountain gorillas can be found. You will be allowed one hour in the company of the animals.

At the end of the Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour adventure in the jungle, you be awarded a mountain gorilla tracking certificate from the Park Offices. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

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

After breakfast, you can take your return journey back to Entebbe by road or local flight arriving right in time for your flight back home. You can also chose to drive to the closes Kigali city in the neighboring Rwanda (3-4 hours) to catch your flight back home.

If you chose road transfer, launch will be had en-route.

END OF TOUR

End of the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour. Accommodation after the trip can be organised for you at an extra cost. Hope you filled up your memory bucket and can tell a friend about your escapades weekend in Africa.

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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