December 13, 2019
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari
Written By Saso Uganda Safaris
Our 3-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the World’s population of 1004 remaining Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by a wide variety of primates.
Bwindi Gorilla trekking is the most enchanting experience in this forest that will leave you with memories of a life time. You will visit a community of the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a national park and be mesmerized by the stories of how they used to live in this forest as gatherers, hunters warriors and herbalists.
Day 1: Road Trip from Entebbe to Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country.
Some travelers may not be comfortable with the long countryside drive and would prefer to take a quick flight from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro airstrip which helps you preserve your energy for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience. If that is the case, kindly contact our consultants to make that itinerary for you.
You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening.
Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.
- Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo / Gorilla Valley Lodge
- Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
- Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
- Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2: The Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Activity
You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing at 7:30 am about the rules of Gorilla tracking. After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla trekking in the thick jungle.
The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2 – 8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited. In the afternoon you can opt for a community walk among the Bwindi indigenous natives, the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people. You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.
Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo / Gorilla Valley Lodge
Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Travel back to Kampala
You will depart Bwindi after breakfast and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch en-route. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.
The Safari Package Includes:
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- 4WD safari vehicle with popup roof famous for off-the-beaten-track Big 5 Safaris
- Bottled drinking water
- Bwindi Gorilla trekking permit – $600 per person
- Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
- Community visit fees
- Pickup and Return airport transfers
The Safari package excludes expenses of a personal nature such as:
- 0ther drinks
- Tips to local guides
- Telephone expenses
- Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
- Personal insurance
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