Uganda Gorilla Trekking Trip

Gorilla trekking permits are also issued based on the regions of the park

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Trip

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking trip is one of the magnificence and interesting journey where you will go to the east African jungles and experience the unique experience of meeting eye to eye with endangered mountain gorillas. Being close to one of the endangered and great primates of the world is an interesting testimony and a memory-changing experience that you will ever have. Explore the cold jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with magical experience unequaled to any other safari experience. Meet the adorable, beauty and soul brown eyes with their astonishing human live expression while enjoying the undisputed gentle demeanor in the wildness. Spend 60 minutes with the creatures as you take our 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari. Our 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris is designed on budget enabling any traveler or tourists to come to Uganda and witness our closest relatives in the wildness by spending one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas within the wildness. In case you’re a luxury traveler, you don’t need to worry as we can tailor-make this same safari to suit your travel demands. You’re requested to inquire with us and our highly trained staff will get you the safari package of your choice that will be inclusive of the transportation, accommodation, and gorilla trekking permits. Remember that visitors can trek gorillas in either Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, or Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park depending on the availability of the gorilla trekking permits.

3 Day Uganda gorilla trekking trip highlights

Day 1:  Start 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park 

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Drive to Kampala or International Airport 

Safari expectations

Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park

Stopover at the equator

Seeing the rolling hills of Kigali

Local community people going about their daily activities

Driven by an English professional guide

Detailed safari itinerary 

Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

On your first day of your 3 Day Uganda gorilla trekking trip you will meet our guide who will drive from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is found in the southwestern part of Uganda and the road trip will take about 8 to 9 hours to access Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to see the endangered Mountain gorilla trekking. You will make a stopover at the equator line at Kayabwe for photo moments and then another stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey is quite long with interesting scenes of the Kigezi rolling hills, bypassing the local community members as they are doing their daily activities of gardening, grazing long-horned especially in Mbarara and Ankole cattle corridor and thereafter, you will arrive late in the evening to check-in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Journey time: Approximately eight to nine hours (8-9)

Accommodation /lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After taking your breakfast, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking safari in the jungle. This experience will make you meet and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural world which is so rewarding, you will starting the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing where you will be given instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) | Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Return to Kampala or Entebbe Airport

After you take your breakfast, our guide will drive you back to Kampala for Entebbe International airport for the flight out. You will use the same route and again have a stopover at the equator for the photo moments as you relax before continuing to Entebbe International Airport.

Included in this Safari includes

Full board accommodation for 2 nights

Bottled water in the vehicle for the whole trip

Gorilla trekking permit

Ground transpiration

Free sanitizers and face masks

The services of the English speaking guide

Safari excludes includes;

Insurance

International flights

Tips

Porter

Extras at the lodge such as laundry, drinks, and telephones

Visa

Essentials for this Safari includes

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 available for gorilla trekking

Price of a gorilla permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Yes during your 3 Day Uganda gorilla trekking trip, 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 Identity card 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.

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