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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda

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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda – Overview

The 3 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda is one of the short gorilla trekking safaris organized for travelers on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris.

The safari offers you ultimate gorilla trekking experiences which will stay in your memories for the rest of time on earth. Mountain gorillas are one of the most critically endangered species according to IUCN.

Only 880 mountain gorillas are remaining in the whole world and none of them is in captivity. According to research survey, 400 of these stunning apes are housed in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda while the rest dwell in the famous Volcanoes national park in Rwanda.

Thus, spending time to undertake a 3 Days Gorilla safari in Uganda does not only offer you adventure experiences but it also contributes to the conservation of these endangered species.

The three days gorilla safari will start and end in Kampala-the Capital City of Uganda the Pearl of Africa.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari – Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Day 2: Do Gorilla trekking and Evening Cultural encounter with the Local Batwa
  • Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala.

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

12 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking, Queen & Murchison Falls & Ssese Island safariIn the morning, you will meet and greet our driver guide in your Kampala place of stay and embark on the transfer drive of 527kms about 9-10 hours’ drive to the southwest part of Uganda.

The journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will take you through Mpambire Drum shop in Impigi and the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, where you will have stopover for marvelous water experiments and amazing photo shots.

After the wonderful stop over at the Equator, you will continue with highly rewarding drive through the farmed hill sides and the urban environments of Masaka to Igongo.

You will have stop at Igongo cultural center situated just 12kms to Mbarara town for Ugandan traditional lunch. The delicious meal served at Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant in Igongo will give you a real taste of Ugandan traditional cuisine.

After Lunch, you will proceed through a breath-taking scenic view popularly known as the “Switzerland of Africa” to the Bwindi Impenetrable National park. On arrival to the pack you will drive direct to your lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking and Evening Cultural Encounter With The Local Batwa

9 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wild Game ViewingAfter your early morning hefty breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you with your packed lunch, bottled water, to the Park Head Quarters in your respective gorilla trekking region for an early morning briefing at about 70:30am to 8:00am regarding the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

While at the park headquarters, you will meet other trekkers and you will be divided into groups of eight individuals who are only allowed to trek one specific habituated Gorilla family.

After briefing, UWA experienced ranger guide will lead you to the trail heads where thrilling gorilla trekking experience starts from.

You will entre in the ancient, thick dark impenetrable forest to begin hiking the hills and slopping the valleys when looking for the unique species of the mountain gorillas inhabited in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The trek can take you between 2-8 hours to meet face to face with the mountain gorillas and once up close, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with these stunning apes. During this time, you can decide to sit down listen to gorilla crumble, study how these apes go about their daily activities and you can take as many photos as possible.

When the one hour is done, you will walk back to the park headquarters and retire back to your lodge for late Lunch, relaxation.

After relaxation, you will be driven to the nearby Batwa community for memorable, refreshing cultural encounter. Here you will be guided by a local guide who will take you to the different communities to see how people have managed to survive through farming.

You will see how local brew is processed from fresh Bananas and forest remedies to get beer and Waragi and also enjoy the performances done by the local Batwa women groups.

After that interesting cultural encounter, you will drive back to your respective lodge for dinner and overnight. Thereafter the activity, you will retreat back to your lodge for dinner, memory sharing and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Transfer From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala.

Immediately after your early morning breakfast in Bwindi, you will embark on transfer drive back to Kampala.

The drive distance of 527kms about 9-10 hours’ drive without stopovers will take you through interesting landscape scenery.

The drive will take you through impressive country side landscapes before approaching Igongo Cultural center 12km past Mbarara town for a traditional thrilling lunch after which you will proceed to have another stop at Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shots and water experiments.

Continue to arrive in Kampala in the evening like at 8-9pm. On arrival to Kampala, the driver guide will drop you to your Kampala place of stay for dinner and overnight.

End of The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari.

Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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