3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari: This 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari is such a short and time saving adventure in the pearl of Africa. Bwindi impenetrable national park is a famous destination in Uganda that attracts several tourists all year round. This 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari includes 3 days and 2 night’s excursion starting and ending in Kampala. This adventure in enables tourists to spend one hour in presence of Gorillas in their natural habitats. Bwindi impenetrable national park is situated in south western part of Uganda and it harbors the largest population of endangered mountain gorillas with the other population thrilling in Mgahinga gorilla national park also in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking

Highlights of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Day 3: Return to Kampala


Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park: On day 1 of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, you will be picked up from your location in Kampala/ Entebbe and start the journey to the home of endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park which is about 540Km drive from the capital city of Uganda, Kampala. Being a long journey drive, you will need to set off early at about 8:00am and lunch will be enroute in Mbarara city one of the stunning cities in western part of Uganda. There is yet a stopover at the equator for photo taking standing between the North and South poles of the equator. Proceed with your Journey to Bwindi impenetrable national park where you are expected to arrive late in the evening, connect to your lodge for check in, dinner and night sleep at Buhoma community Rest camp (Budget)/ Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) and Buhoma lodge (Luxury) or any other equivalent accommodations.

Gorilla Trekking
Gorilla Trekking

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Uganda gorilla trekking in Bwindi: After enjoying your early breakfast on day 2 of the Safari, you are expected to meet with your safari driver (remember to pack enough drinking water, snacks and wear the best attire for the trek), your driver will then take you the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla trekking, the don’ts and dos during the trek and many more. After briefing, you will be divided into different groups depending on the available gorilla families and then set off amidst armed rangers and local guides to search for these gorillas in the forest.  Gorilla trekking is always considered a full day adventure since no one is aware of how long the entire trek lasts since it always depends on the movement of these gorillas in the forest. So be ready to endure the hikes up and down following the mountain gorillas as they roam the forest. The entire trekking time as mentioned earlier depends on the movement of Gorillas, the speed of the trekkers in favor of the slowest person in the group and well as the nature of terrains.  Bwindi has a lot of other attractions that you will likely see while on your trek including other primates, some mammals, birds, butterflies and many more.

Birds in Bwindi
Birds in Bwindi

Once you find the gorilla family, the maximum time allowed will be one hour for you to interact with Gorillas, take photos and record some videos and many more then later on exit the forest to the offices to obtain your Gorilla trekking certificate before returning to your lodge.

Later in the evening, you may enjoy a batwa experience where the local Batwa pygmies entertain you will fascinating music, dance and drama to make your evening more rewarding after an encounter with the gorillas. Dinner and overnight will be as above.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Bwindi to Kampala: Have your early morning breakfast at your lodge on day 3 of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari after which you will be able to check out and embark your long journey drive from Bwindi impenetrable national park back to Kampala the capital city of Uganda. Lunch will be enroute and upon arriving you will either be dropped off at you’re a hotel of your choice or at the airport for an evening/ night flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch


Inclusive in 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • Airport transfers (Pick up and drop off)
  • A 4×4 safari vehicle for all ground transportation
  • Uganda Gorilla trekking permit
  • An English speaking safari driver/ guide
  • All accommodations and meals as per itinerary
  • Enough bottled water for drinking
  • All mentioned activities as per itinerary
  • Ranger fees
  • Domestic flights upon request

Exclusives in 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • International travel visa and flight ticket
  • Porter hire fees
  • Life insurance while on safari
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Laundry fees
  • Additional accommodation
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional activities
  • All other expenses of personal nature like Cigarettes, alcohol, juices, emails, airtime etc.
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