Uganda Gorilla Safari In Bwindi

Bwindi forest is a home of over 120 mammals

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari In Bwindi

This 3 days Uganda gorilla safari will take you to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which harbors half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the whole world with a total area of 331 sq. km. In this 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari, you will be able to trek mountain gorillas and spend a maximum of one hour with them. Apart from gorillas, you will also a chance to see some of the park primates such as red-tailed monkeys, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, birds among others. Bwindi forest is a home of over 120 mammals, 310 butterfly species, 51 reptiles, 350 bird species, and 163 tree species.

3 days Uganda gorilla safari highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala / Entebbe

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Our drive will be ready to pick you up from the airport or at your hotel and brief you about your safari to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. After the briefing, you will start on your journey from Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which is about 8 – 9 hours. Along the way to Bwindi, you will a stopover at the equator crossing at Kayabwe where you will take photos and have a chance to stand in two hemispheres of the world. From the equator, you will proceed with your journey and have another stopover at Mpambire station where you will see how local drums are made. You will drive to Mbarara where you will have lunch at the Igongo culture center. Thereafter proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park where you will arrive in the afternoon. Check-in your booked lodge and have an evening relaxation. Dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge – luxury, Buhoma Haven Lodge – mid-range and Buhoma Community Rest Camp – budget

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

On the second day of your safari, you will wake up to a morning breakfast after which meet your driver-guide to transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing. During the briefing you will meet other trackers and you will be taught the rules and regulations of trekking. After the briefing, you will be grouped into 8 and each group will be given a ranger guide to lead them into the forest in search of mountain gorillas. The trekking time in Bwindi impenetrable forest varies from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of these apes on that particular day. Once you allocate the gorillas, you will be given one full hour to be around them, learn about their habits, watch them do daily activities, take photos, and record moments. After spending an hour with gorillas, you will trek back to the park headquarters get your trekking certificate and meet your driver-guide for a transfer back to the lodge for lunch. in the evening you can relax at your lodge reading some book or decide to do a small nature walk around your lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge – luxury, Buhoma Haven Lodge – mid-range and Buhoma Community Rest Camp – budget

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala / Entebbe

On the last day of your safari, you will wake up for a morning breakfast, check out of the lodge, and meet your driver for a transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe. You will have an en-route lunch in Mbarara. Since you use the same router as you used to go you will have a stopover at the equator crossing at Kayabwe for beautiful pictures, buy souvenirs after which continue with your journey. You will be dropped at your hotel or Entebbe international airport to end your 3 days Uganda gorilla safari

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

Tour includes

Gorilla trekking permit

Accommodation and meals

Transport

Service of the English-speaking driver-guide

Drinking water

Tour excludes

International flights

Visa

Personal expenses

Optional activities

Soft and alcoholic drinks

Insurance

Tips to the porters and guides

Best time to go for 3 days Uganda mountain gorilla safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is done throughout the year in Uganda because of the presence of tropical climate because of the country’s location on the equator. There is the low season when the travelers are low and this is the rainy season which happens in the months of March to May and October to November and these months are good for wildlife viewing because the vegetation is green. There is the dry season when most visitors tend to come in big numbers and these are the drier times of the year happening in the months of June to September and December to February and these are the best months for gorilla tracking before the trails are not muddy and slippery. For more information on when to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park contact Africa adventure vacations

Africa adventure vacations is always available to arrange for you an unforgettable Bwindi gorilla trekking safari and we can book for you a gorilla permit and all other services in the tour package.

What to pack for 3 days Uganda gorilla safari?

Rain jacket

Waterproof back

Waterproof walking shoes

Gloves

Long-sleeved clothes

Camera

How to get gorilla permits for your 3 days Uganda gorilla safari?

All gorilla permits are issued out by Uganda wildlife authority a government body responsible for all tourism activities in Uganda. The body sells only gorilla permits to registered tour operators like Africa adventure vacations. People intending to trek mountain gorillas are advised to book the permits in advance most especially when they want to trek a particular gorilla group and it’s usually first come first serve.

This 3 days Uganda gorilla safari can be extended to other destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park for tree climbing lion encounter and Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking adventure.

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