3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari – Best Short Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

Reserve this 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari and have opportunity to get up close to a group of mountain gorillas in Uganda’s pristine jungles. This package is a perfect alternative for those of you on budget trip or if you have limited time.

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is in southwestern Uganda about 8-10 hours’ drive from Entebbe or Kampala. This park expands up to 321 square kilometers and consists of 20 gorilla habituated families but only one will be assigned to you to track. Your journey will start and end in Entebbe or Kampala.

 

Activities to do on 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari

 

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Photography at Equator

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Return to Kampala/Entebbe

 

Detailed itinerary for the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari

 

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, meet your driver guide who will brief you on what your 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari is all about. Later, you will drive southwestwards to Bwindi via Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara route, En-route, you have stopover at Equator for photography and Igongo cultural center for you to have lunch.

Accommodation options at Bwindi National Park

Mahogany Springs Lodge/Chameleon Hills Lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge (Midrange) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Ruhija Gorilla Camp (Budget)

 

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Enjoy your breakfast early in the morning and later, gather at Bwindi’s headquarters (either in-Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo sector) depending on where your gorilla permit directs you to for briefing.

Only one gorilla family will be allocated to you to track in a group of 8 visitors and at 8:00 am, with your packed lunch and water, you will start a search for your gorilla family.

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari - Best Short Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour
A Mountain Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This will take you about 2 to 6 hours which also includes an hour of magical encounter. After, you will return to have some rest and, in the evening, sum up the day with a visit to Batwa community for cultural experience

Accommodation choices at Bwindi National Park

Mahogany Springs Lodge/Chameleon Hills Lodge (Luxury), Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Safari Lodge (Midrange) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Ruhija Gorilla Camp (Budget)

 

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe

Start the day with an early morning breakfast and then check out from the lodge ready to embark on return road trip to Entebbe or Kampala.

End of 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari

 

3 days Bwindi gorilla safari includes

 

  • Gorilla permits ($600 per person but from 1st July, 2020 permits in Uganda will cost $700)
  • Transport in a 4WD safari Landcruiser/family cars
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Bottled water
  • Visit to Batwa community
  • Accommodation and meals

 

3 days Bwindi gorilla safari

 

  • Uganda visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenses-like beverages, airfares, extra activities and accommodation not include in the travel plan, tips for staff and others.

 

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