Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour

Uganda is the home to more than half of the total endangered mountain gorillas

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour

Our 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour will take you to one of the best places in Uganda where you can watch the endangered mountain gorillas living happily in their natural world. Uganda is the home to more than half of the total endangered mountain gorillas that are currently living in Uganda and these mountain gorillas are found in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Our 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour will reward you with an interesting gorilla trekking experience for one hour but so rewarding and interesting providing you with a memorable experience of your life. This package is convenient for the visitors who are interested in starting their gorilla trekking journey from Entebbe International Airport or at your hotel in Kampala that we have booked for you and you have spent a night at in Kampala. The road trip from Entebbe to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is longer compared to one that starts from Kigali Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. You will drive for about 8-9 hours from Entebbe to Bwindi with the road trip having marvelous stopovers at the equator at Kayabwe for photography and visiting local crafts and then proceed to Mbarara at Igongo cultural centers for lunch before you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park at your booked lodge.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in southwestern Uganda and it is home to over 17 habituated gorilla families that are available for gorilla trekking or visiting by tourists. Gorilla trekking is the major activity that is done in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, however, there are other activities which you can do other than gorilla trekking and these include Batwa community experience, bird watching safaris, and nature walk safaris.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park anchorages or protects over 120 species of primates that include chimpanzees, black and white Columbus monkeys, over 350 bird species, 310 butterflies, over 200 tree species that can be seen during your gorilla trekking activity within the Forest. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has 4 regions where gorilla trekking is conducted and these include Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo and you will see the gorillas in each of this region depending on your time and availability of the gorilla trekking permits.

This 3 Day Uganda Gorilla trekking Tour is designed on a budget to allow any visitors especially those with little time can be able to go and see the endangered mountain gorillas in the natural habitat, however, if you want to see gorillas on a luxury safari, you don’t need to worry because this same tour safari can tailor-made to fit your style of play. Please, contact Africa Adventure Vacations and our safari team will help you to design for your safari or gorilla trip that will fit your expectations including booking for you the transportation, gorilla trekking permits, accommodation including meals.

Highlights of our 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour

Day 1: You will be picked up from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an overnight stay

Day 2: In Bwindi for gorilla trekking Tours and have Batwa Cultural Experience

Day3: Drive to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary

Below, we present our detailed Itinerary for our 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and in case you want something changed for this package to be customized we are open and we shall tailor-make it such that it can best suit your interest and travel needs which will help you to enjoy this rewarding gorilla experience.

Day 1: Pick up from and Transfer to Bwindi

On this first day of your 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour, you will rise early prepare yourself, and have breakfast that is when you have spent a night in Kampala and then has your breakfast. After breakfast, our well professional tour driver, will pick you up and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park which is found in southwestern Uganda. This is a long journey that takes over to 8-9 hours however with rewarding experiences and better stopovers which scenic views of the most wonderful places, while on the journey, you will have good stopovers at the equators for photographs moments and pass through the craft shops around the equator line and continue for another stopover at Igongo cultural center in Mbarara city for lunch before you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to check it at your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay

Accommodation /Lodging options: Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (mid-range), and Ride4awoman (budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and Batwa Cultural Trail

This is a key day for your 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda. You will wake up early in the morning and have breakfast and then go to the park headquarters to attend the 7:30 am briefing session before you go deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable forest to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. The gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park takes about 30 minutes to 8 hours which means that you need to prepare adequately for this wonderful tour and you need to have some levels of fitness since the activity is also physically demanding. After you have seen the giant Mountain gorillas, you will return to your lodge for relaxation and later in the evening head for the cultural walk to experience the Batwa pygmies and later return to the lodge for the dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Return to Kampala

On the last day of your 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will have breakfast and then embark on your return journey to Kampala to catch up with your flight back home at Entebbe International Airport after having the everlasting experience. You will as well have lunch in Mbarara and then drive to the Entebbe International Airport for drop off and this marks the end of your 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable.

Inclusions;

  • Full board accommodation for 2 nights
  • Bottled water in the vehicle for the whole trip
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Ground transpiration
  • Any other expense related to personal
  • Free sanitizers and face masks
  • The services of the English speaking guide

Exclusions;

  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Porter
  • Extras at the lodge such as laundry, drinks, and telephones
  • Visa

What to pack for this 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable

  • The waterproof hiking boots
  • You need to pack a camera
  • A sweater,
  • Rain jacket
  • Insect repellant
  • Long-sleeved shirt or T-shirts with waterproof trousers
  • Sunglasses and a hat to protect you from sunshine.

Bwindi Forest National Park Gorilla trekking regions

Bwindi in penetrable Forest National park has got 4 sectors/regions where gorilla trekking takes place. Each section has got habituated gorilla family that can be visited and seen by tourists. The sectors include Ruhija that is found on the eastern side of the Bwindi Forest, we Buhoma in the northern part of Bwindi forest national park, while Rushaga and Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors found in the southern part of Bwindi Forest. All the above gorilla trekking sectors have got at least 4 habituated gorilla families each gorilla trekking sector

Price of a gorilla permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The price for a mountain gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi and Mgahinga national park is at United States Dollars 700 for foreign non-residents, then United states Dollars 600 for foreign residents residing in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Rwanda. While for the East African Citizens they will be reacquired to pay Uganda shillings 250,000 for East African citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Southern Sudan. If you are a foreign non-resident you must prove this by showing off your copies of the national Identicard and the working permit. compared to Rwanda, the price for gorilla trekking in Uganda is relatively cheaper and competitive compared to gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda where a gorilla trekking permit goes to United States Dollars 1500 per person per trek making Rwanda the most expensive gorilla trekking destination in the region

Allocating gorilla permits in Bwindi National Park

You should know that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has got 4 sectors where gorilla tracking safaris are conducted. The gorilla trekking permits are also issued based on the regions of the park and therefore gorilla trekking permits are sold per region hence it is important that you get to know if the permits are available for the particular sector or region that you would like to trek. Therefore if you book the gorilla families for Ruhija then it means that these are gorillas that you will trek and this also calls for you to have a choose accommodation facility near to the region where your trekking the gorillas from. You can contact us for more information about gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Getting to Bwindi for our 3 day Uganda gorilla tracking Tour

Bwindi forest national park can be accessed from Entebbe international airport or Kigali international airport in Uganda. Getting to Bwindi Forest National Park via Kigali international airport is so easiest and shortest route as it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to reach the park through Katuna or Cyanika borders between Uganda and Rwanda. Our professional drivers will pick you from Kigali international airport or at the hotel where you slept and traverse with you through the city of Kigali and then start the cross country journey and have your lunch in Kisoro for lunch and a night and then wakeup for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest park. However, visitors can use 8 to 9 hours to arrive from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi Park with good interesting stopovers. You can as well opt to fly from Entebbe international airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kisoro airstrip which is about two hours Aerolink Uganda limited operated flights in addition to other chartered flights such as that land at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and then use an airport transfer to your hotel.

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