3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda, Short Gorilla tour in Uganda

3-Days Gorilla Trekking &

Short Gorilla tour

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Overview

This 3 Days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda gives you an opportunity of tracking Gorillas in Uganda which is so far the best safari activity in Africa.  With over half of mountain gorillas of which twelve groups are habituated for trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has positioned itself as an ideal Uganda gorilla safari destination. This short Uganda gorilla safari tour takes you to experience the Bwindi gorillas and it further takes you for an afternoon relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi which is a very romantic place for couples.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Leave Kampala city and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center

Day 2: Undertake Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and have an evening Batwa / Bakiga Cultural Performance at the lodge

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park back to Kampala

Day 1: Leave Kampala city and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for amazing photo shoots and traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park departing at 6: 30am.You drive to the country’s south west heading for 527km journey taking about 10 hours’ drive. You drive through the traffic of Kampala and connect to Masaka road on smooth tarmac driving for 77km to make a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where the world’s main latitude that partitions the world into the northern and the southern hemisphere can be encountered. It is a unique geographical site where water experiments can be carried out to justify the geographical divide between the north and the southern hemispheres. You have an opportunity to take magical photos with one leg in the north hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Retreat from the break and continue on the drive to Bwindi.  A traditional lunch stop can be made at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara for a local cuisine prepared in modern setting and served in standard utensils. The food is organically grown and freshly served. Continue on the drive welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 2: Undertake Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and have an evening Batwa / Bakiga Cultural Performance at the lodge

This is a great day that will mark your re-union with your long lost cousins – the mountain gorillas. You gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing in the morning at 8am where you are also allocated the respective gorilla families to track. From here, you head to the forest in the company of the armed ranger guides that will lead you up the gorillas. The walk is beyond the ordinary as it involves traversing the dense jungle whose thickness would at some points necessitate using a machete to make a path, hiking the challenging landscapes some of which are steep and slippery at

times under the canopy of the mature forest which forms darkness even during the day. The encounter tends to take 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and one hour is availed to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas. Be informed that as when you meet these adorable mammals, you are not limited in any way to ask as many questions about gorillas and their habitats along with taking pictures so long as you have the opportunity to do so. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and connect to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relaxation before proceeding to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, chilling at the lodge grounds as you enjoy the performance of the local Batwa or the Bakiga that live around the park. They have magical songs and dancing styles which definitely make your evening colorful.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget / Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Wild Camping

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer back to Kampala. You drive through the magical highlands of Kigezi covered with mist in the morning before continuing through impressive south western Uganda landscapes of Ntungamo with extensive banana plantation and cattle farms. A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Center and another can still be made at the Equator crossing Kayabwe to get yourself impressive photographs for better memory of your Uganda gorilla safari experience.

End of Safari

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit
  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  •  Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a shared twin/double room
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • Welcome package including a detailed map of Uganda
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

Exclusions;

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival)
  • Forest Walk Bwindi (USD $55 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above – Items of personal nature
  • Tips – Christmas supplement

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  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before arrival.
  • Balance should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Uganda Gorilla Permits costs

Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 and Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.

Best time to visit Uganda

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.

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