Uganda Gorilla Tracking, 3 Days

Uganda Gorilla Tracking, 3 Days

Duration: 3 days
From $1,290 pp

Uganda gorilla safari offers the most remarkable wildlife encounter with the rare Bwindi mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda. The Impenetrable Forest is home to half of all the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population with 19 gorilla families and still growing.

The 3 days Uganda gorilla safari and trekking in Bwindi through the thick forest is an opportunity to have the rare encounter of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and a chance to view some other attractions in the park.

A gorilla tracking holiday in Uganda will take you for an exciting African safari passing through banana and tea plantations, the rolling hills, seeing different small towns on this journey. The gorilla trek takes about 2 to 8 hours depending on their location.

This gorilla tracking safari can either start from Kampala - Bwindi or from Kigali – Bwindfor those who prefer having a short drive.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will be picked and briefed by our professional English speaking guide from your hotel after your breakfast then start your amazing journey with a drive from Kampala towards southwestern Uganda. Along the way you will get a glimpse of rural and semi-urban Uganda, with several fruit and vegetable markets along the roads, craft, and drum makers. You will also have a stopover at the equator to take photos with an opportunity to buy some crafts and souvenirs before continuing to Mbarara town where you will have your lunch.

Hereafter, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with short bathroom stopovers and photo sessions of the landscape. You will arrive in the late afternoon. Check-in at the lodge in Bwindi, relax in the evening and have dinner. Accommodations in Bwindi park:

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Rushaga Gorilla camp/Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi Forest Lodge/Gorilla Valley Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will have an early morning breakfast, then will depart for the brilliant  Bwindi forest. You will commence with a drive to the park headquarters where park rangers will brief you about the regulations for the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Park and also you will be divided into a group of eight participants.

With the leading of the rangers start gorilla trekking to the location of the gorillas. You are allowed to spend an hour with these magnificent mountain gorillas close up in their natural habitat. Principally hikers will love the trek in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. But overall, this will be a unique and unforgettable experience!

After the gorilla trek, you will be given a certificate for succeeding a gorilla trek in Uganda/Bwindi then transfer back to your lodge in Bwindi for lunch, rest, dinner, and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp, Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 3: Bwindi National Park Back to Kampala

You will have a leisurely morning breakfast at the lodge, you will then embark on your return journey from this amazing gorilla trekking safari Bwindi driving through Mbarara and on a lucky day you may have a chance to see zebras and impalas through Lake Mburo National Park back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home.

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