3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda – 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari
The 3 days Gorilla trekking Uganda safari takes you to Bwindi forest, the home to gorillas in Uganda. Covering 331 square kilometres, Bwindi is among the oldest forests in the world with over 25,000 years. On this gorilla safari, you will trek one of the 20 gorilla families in Uganda. To enjoy this adventure, you have to book a gorilla permit in advance to avoid disappointments since permits for gorillas in Uganda are on high demand. A permit is a card that allows you to enter the park to see gorillas. Bwindi Gorilla trekking may last 30 minutes to about 6 hours or more. Hiking in the jungle gives an overwhelming wildlife experience. The tour to Bwindi to visit gorillas is among the the best holiday safaris in Uganda.
Apart from Mountain Gorillas, you may have a chance to see other primate species in Bwindi. These include the red-tailed monkeys, baboons plus black and white colobus monkeys among others. Bwindi forest is also home to 120 mammals, 310 butterfly species, 51 reptiles, 27 frog species, chameleons, geckos and 163 species of trees. There are also 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plant species plus 350 bird species like the horn bills and the Turacos.
In most cases, a 3 Day trip to trek gorillas begins from Kampala or Entebbe and ends in the same place. Alternatively, this same tour may as well commence from Kigali to Bwindi and back. This trip is one of the several short tours in Uganda and 3 days safari packages we offer in Uganda.
Uganda Gorilla Safari Highlights
- Drive from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Gorilla Trekking adventure in the forest
- Transfer back to Kampala
Detailed 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
You will be picked from Kampala or Entebbe to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On your way to the gorilla park, stop at the Uganda Equator for a little photo moment as well as Mbarara town for lunch. Proceed with journey through green beautiful countryside and arrive at the park in the evening. Overnight at a lodge near the area whose gorilla permit you hold. For instance stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge and Chameleon Hill Lodge in Rushaga or Gorilla Mist Camp in Ruhija area on Full Board.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After a heavy breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to the park offices for a briefing. This briefing is about the gorilla adventure an exercise entailing the trekking rules and guidelines while in the forest before and with the gorillas. Such gorilla tips are aimed at making your primate encounter in the jungle enjoyable and memorable. You will then set off to the forest in search of the mighty gorillas. The gorilla trekking time range between 2- to 8 hours basing on the gorilla movement and the location of the group being visited. Coming face to face with the endangered species is one of the most electrifying experiences of a lifetime.
You will have a chance to observe and take pictures and you will enjoy them from a close range, observing adults feeding, squealing and resting as the youngsters play and move backward and forward in a pleasingly amusing demo is worth every time and resource committed to the tour. After Gorilla trekking, return to the lodge for your overnight stay at Gorilla Safari Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp on Full Board basis.
Day 3: Drive back to Kampala
On this day, the driver guide will transfer you back to Kampala or a Entebbe in case of an evening flight. You will have lunch on the way in Mbarara Town. Arrive in the evening, marking the end of the 3 days gorilla safari in Uganda.
What is included in the Gorilla Tour Price?
- Gorilla permits
- Full board accommodation
- Exploring the park
- Ground transport in strong 4 Wheel Drive safari vehicle
- Services of a Driver guide, English-speaking or any other language
- Bottled drinking water
- All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights and Visas
- Tips of any nature
- Drinks of personal nature
- Any extra activity that is not in the itinerary or may come up abruptly
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