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December 22, 2020

Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari – Budget Uganda Safari

Written By SASO Uganda Safaris 

The Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari Experience

Forest so thick you can’t see the person walking less than a meter in front of you, ground as slippery as ice and at a minimum angle of 30 degrees – this is where your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda begins! No other wildlife encounter in Africa matches the astounding experience of spending time face-to-face with wild mountain gorillasGorilla Trekking takes place in a handful of far flung locations, adding a layer of exotic adventure to these safaris that is hard to match on any other itinerary. The fact that gorillas as a species are on the brink of extinction and treks are a highly restricted activity, encountering wild gorillas is considered a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience.

In this 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, you will have an experience of a life time watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax.

Safari Itinerary

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
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
  • Personal insurance
  • Cigarettes
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SASO Uganda Safaris 

SASO Uganda Safaris is a Ugandan based Tours and Safari Company established to deliver enriching African holiday experiences to tourists visiting Uganda and Rwanda. We pride ourselves in being innovative and creative, especially when it comes to designing, planning and executing customized safaris. We offer a wide range of exciting tours and safaris which our guests can personalize or customize, based on their interest, budget, time scale and other requirements. With a dedicated team of planners and experienced safari guides with diverse knowledge of the destinations to be covered, we put into consideration the interests of our guests to arrange the finest customized tours for them in Uganda and Rwanda and to ensure value for money safari experiences that are very exciting.

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