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All-inclusive 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Package Uganda
Our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Package is the most affordable gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda you shouldn’t miss.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is an Africa wildlife safari leading you to Bwindi impenetrable national park for mountain gorilla trekking and Batwa community walk. Bwindi inhabits half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and it is located in the southwestern part of Uganda at the edge of the rift valley.
You will be able to engage in various activities on your guided 3 days Gorilla Trekking safari like gorilla trekking experience, visit the Batwa who were the first inhabitants of the forest and a visit to them will leave you with memorable Experience.
Mountain Gorilla safaris are a highlight of any wildlife tours in Uganda. The fares spent on a gorilla tracking trip are used both in conservation of these threatened giant apes and developing of communities around the gorilla parks. You Travel to conserve.
Gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you will never forget.
Gorilla Safari Overview
Tour Days: 3 Days
Gorilla Permit: $700
Group Size: 8 Max.
Min. Age: 15 Years
Destinations: Bwindi Forest
Tour Start: Entebbe/Kampala
Tour End: Kigali, Rwanda
Main Activities: Gorilla Trekking, Community Encounter.
Trip Summary for the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi;
What to expect on a gorilla trekking safari?
- Gorilla Trekking Experience – Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Community Walk – Visiting the Batwa community and learning about their culture.
- Stopover at the equator – For Photography and carry out some tests.
- Hiking through the rainforest.
- Bird watching in Bwindi forest.
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda.
Brief itinerary for the Guided 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda;
- DAY 1: Pick up and transfer to Bwindi and stopover at the equator.
- DAY: Gorilla Tracking
- DAY3: Transfer back to Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali City
Detailed Itinerary of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi;
Day 1: Pick up and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
We assume you are already in Kampala/Entebbe or flying in early in the morning before 9am. Our 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari will therefore start with a pick up by our guide from Afrik-Trek Holidays Ltd who will brief you about our tour and drive you to Bwindi via Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara route.
As you enjoy the scenic drive, you will have a stopover at the equator in Kayambwe town for photography and tests at the equator, before proceeding with your journey to Igongo cultural center – Mbarara for lunch en-route.
Expect to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its diverse ecosystem) late in the evening, check in your lodge for overnight. We recommend you to relax and sleep early so as to gain enough energy for the adventure ahead.
Accommodation Options in Bwindi;
- Luxury; Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
- Midrange; Four Gorillas Lodge or Chameleon Hill Safari Lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
- Budget; Bakiga Lodge or Rushaga Gorilla Lodge or Ruhija Community Rest Camp
Meal Plan; Lunch and Supper.
Travel Time; Approx. 8 hours Drive.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Rise up early and have a hearty breakfast at the lodge to fuel your energy for the anticipated adventure, the Uganda gorilla trekking experience. Don’t forget to go with your packed lunch as the time spent trekking the amazing mountain gorillas is not known.
Your guide will then drive you to park headquarters where you will receive a comprehensive briefing by the park rangers about the gorilla families, their behavior and the essential gorilla trekking guidelines to ensure a safe and eco-friendly/respectful encounter.
After the briefing, you will be divided into small groups of 8 people led by experienced park rangers and gorilla trackers and be assigned to a specific gorilla family/group to track.
Embark on the exclusive hiking experience into the impenetrable forest at around 8am accompanied by rangers following mountain gorilla trails. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable as it depends on the location and movement of the gorillas, but once tracked, you will appreciate every step taken into the jungle.
While following the park rangers’ guides and rules shared earlier, you will a full hour to see gorillas up close and personal in their natural habitat and learn about the their unimaginable fascinating lives.
Gorilla trekking is one of the most exciting and rewarding wildlife experiences in Uganda and the most stunning activity in Bwindi impenetrable forest that will leave you with thrill of a lifetime. Gorilla trekking tour may be a tiresome activity and it needs one to be fit to do it though highly rewarding as you trek through the forest.
After going back to the lodge relax around the lodge or visit the Batwa community who will guide through their culture through music, dance and storytelling, later have dinner and rest at the booked lodge.
Alternatively, you can opt for a canoe riding experience on either lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda, this depends on which sector you had your gorilla trekking tour from.
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Day 3: Transfer Back to Kampala, Entebbe or Kigali
The last day of our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi is quite amazing and more convenient. You can choose where you want to end this once-in-a-lifetime Uganda gorilla safari from.
After a mouth-watering breakfast and check out of the lodge, you can decide whether to transfer back to your hotel in Kampala or direct to the airport in Entebbe or even cross the border to Rwanda and then Kigali for a city tour and your return flight.
End of the 3 Days Bwindi gorilla safari.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Costs:
The below prices for 3 day Gorilla Safari in Bwindi are based on budget accommodation/lodges that are shared in the itinerary.
|Number of Pax.||Price per Person in USD|
|Sole Traveler||$ 1,510|
|Group of 2 Pp||$ 1,205|
|Group of 3 Pp||$ 1,140|
|Group of 4 Pp||$ 1,110|
|Group of 5 Pp||$ 1,080|
|Group of 6 Pp||$ 1,055|
Note: The gorilla safari costs shared are not finals and can be adjusted based on clients’ interests and preferences especially for accommodation facility and extra activities. The pricing are based on two people sharing and one single supplement. A Gorilla Permit is also included on the fares.
Includes of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Bwindi;
- Gorilla Permit
- Cultural entertainment
- Park Ranger Fees
- Relevant Government Taxes.
- Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
- Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
Exclusions of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking safari Bwindi
- Visa Fees
- Personal Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Road Trip;
What to Expect on Your 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari?
Expect long drives in a private tourist vehicle transferring from city centers or airports to the Bwindi gorilla park, about 8 hours. You will be guided by an English-speaking professional driver guide.
During the trek, expect to hike or hire porters and enjoy being carried through dense forests and rugged terrain for several hours (2-8), in search of the rare mountain gorillas.
Once you find them, you will have the opportunity to observe them in their natural settings, watching as they interact with each other and go about their daily lives for a full hour. It’s important to remember that mountain gorillas are some of the endangered wild animals and should be trekked with respect to them and their home all times.
What you need for your 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari?
- Hiking Boots
- Garden Gloves
- Rain Jacket
- Long-Sleeved Shirts/Blouse
- Energy Giving snacks
- Cameras and extra batteries
- Hat and Sun Glasses
- Insect repellents
How to prepare for a gorilla trekking safari?
Before embarking on your gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi, there are things you should put into consideration in order to experience the beauty of the Ugandan rainforest smoothly.
You should first make sure you are free from any communicable diseases and above 15 years of age to avoid denial of entry at the park. See who can trek mountain gorillas in Uganda.
Acquire a gorilla permit from Uganda Wildlife Authority through a local registered company such as Afrik-Trek Holidays Ltd.
Prepare your mind and body for long walk (gorilla trekking) or, save some dollars to hire porters who can carry you throughout the trek. Lastly, go on the 3 days gorilla trekking safari.
The Benefits of Gorilla Trekking Safari;
To the travelers, you will get a chance to observe and interact with wild gorillas, improve on your physical mighty through walking, learn about mountain gorillas and their conservation hence increasing on your knowledge base.
The mountain gorillas also benefit in way that the money travelers spend acquiring gorilla permits are used in their conservation efforts such as, paying for their protection from poachers.
The community, locals living around the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park have benefitted from gorilla trekking through infrastructure development, employing at accommodation facilities around the park and joining guiding, plus selling souvenirs to the travelers, etc.
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Custom 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Itinerary:
This 3 day Gorilla Trekking Bwindi is the most dynamic Uganda wildlife safari when it comes to start and end points. Experience the thrill of a lifetime at your convenience and other travel plans.
3 Days Gorilla Trek in Uganda that starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe. This can involve visiting the equator, Igongo cultural center, Batwa trail, gorilla trek, canoe riding, birding, or visiting lake Mburo.
3-day Gorilla Trek in Uganda that starts in Kampala or Entebbe and ends in Kigali city of Rwanda. On top of primates trekking, it also involves border crossing, Kigali city tour and other activities.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda that start in Kigali and ends in Kampala or Entebbe. This starts with a Kigali city tour then border crossing before you could trek the gorillas, you will then go for Batwa cultural tour or canoe riding. Ends in Kampala.
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari from Rwanda. Here you will start and end your gorilla trip in Kigali city of Rwanda. It involves a city tour, Batwa tour, canoe riding, gorilla trekking and birding.
Choose an itinerary that suits your travel interests and budget.