Enjoy a 3 Day Gorilla Tour in Bwindi Uganda and come face to face with these amazing forest giants. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to over half the remaining population of African mountain gorillas in the world. Get ready for gorilla trekking as the highlight of this private gorilla safari in Uganda.
Detail Safari Itinerary:
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
Today our guide from Ecological Uganda Safaris will pick you up very early in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Bwindi by road. You will make a couple of stopovers along the ways – at the Uganda Equator where you will take photos, and then for lunch in Mbarara town before finally arriving in Bwindi park where will have your dinner and spend the night.
Accommodation options include:
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds lodge
Mid range Accommodation: Gorilla mist lodge / Engagi lodge / chameleon hill lodge / Travelers’ rest hotel in kisoro / Lake Kitandara camp / Mahogany springs / Nkuringo campsite
Standard Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Camp / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Nkuringo camp site / Silver back lodge / Buhoma Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Bwindi view Bandas / Nkuringo campsite bandas Buhoma Community Bandas / Nshongi gorilla resort / Virunga Hotel
Day 2 – Trek the Gorilla in Bwindi forest
This is the highlight of this safari. Following an early breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters to be briefed by the park warden as well as assigned guides who will lead you on this activity. Dressed in your hiking boots, rain jacket, walking sticks, as well as a packed lunch and drinking water you will hike through the forest looking for the gorillas for a couple of hours. The duration of the trek takes between 2-6 hours based on the gorilla’s movements. Once you find them you will be allowed to spend an hour in their midst taking photos and observing them feed, play and cater for one another; the sheer size of the silverback which can grow up 350 pounds will stun you. Later you will return to your accommodation for dinner and the overnight.
Day 3: Return to Kampala
After a nice breakfast, you will check-out of your accommodation and drive back to Kampala making a stopover along the way for lunch. Airport transfers can also be arranged.
This will be the end of this 3 day safari
The Safari includes:
- Gorilla trekking permit
- Full board accommodation,
- Full time professional driver-guide speaking English,
- All activities detailed in the itinerary,
- Bottled water during the safari,
- All transfers as detailed in itinerary
The Safari does NOT include
- Visas Fees,
- Optional activities
- Accommodation fees for the night when the safari has ended
- international flights,
- Laundry services,
- Beverages/ drinks,
- Purchase of personal items
Because the number of available gorilla permits are very limited. We recommend our clients to book this safari earlier before their planned safari day to enable us to guarantee availability of permits on the dates they wish to trek gorillas.