3 Days 2 nights Gorilla safari Bwindi
Imagine embarking on a perfect gorilla trek, It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat, rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with.
Gorilla Trekking within the Bwindi National Park highlights all visits done in Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit Uganda. On the other hand, Uganda is recognized as a very safe and more so secure country in which you can see these Gorillas in serene surroundings.
All gorilla tracking safari permits are sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at the Headquarters in Kampala with only 8 gorilla permits per day being sold for each of the Gorilla groups. Advance booking- at least 3 months in advance is recommended to prevent missing out since all permits are sold based of first come first serve basis.
The Gorilla tracking activity starts at 8:30 am and it takes between 2- 8 hours. The entire Gorilla adventure holiday is breathtaking, perfectly orchestrated to end with a community walk to discover more about the locals surrounding the rainforest, one of the great moments most treasured by both local and visitors to the park.
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi
Day 2: Gorilla tracking expedition and afternoon community walk
Day 3: Return back to Kampala
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi
Have breakfast to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This journey will take you south west of Uganda. To stop at the equator for photographs and continue to Mbarara where you will have another stop for lunch and then proceed to reach Bwindi in the late evening, check in and fresh up as you wait for dinner. Dinner and overnight at the Gorilla forest camp/Buhoma lodge/Gorilla resort / Buhoma homestead / Buhoma community Bandas/wagtail eco lodge; Meal plan: Lunch and dinner.
Day 2: Gorilla tracking expedition
Past early breakfast, with your packed lunch go for a briefing at 08:00 hours before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. It may take 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas.
For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. Later return for dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Return Travel to Kampala
In the morning you will have breakfast and then pack your luggage to start on the Journey back to Kampala. The drive will take you to stop in Mbarara for lunch and then proceed to reach Kampala in the Evening.
End of the Safari
Prices may vary according to the number of people, lodge type, and client preferences. Certain transport costs may not be included. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for more information.
The tour quotation Includes:
– Gorilla tracking permits
– Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
– Full board accommodation
– Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– Bottled water while on safari
– Airport transfers
The tour quotation excludes:
-Kampala hotel fees (the night before the safari and the night after the safari)
– Laundry services
– International flights
– Items of a personal nature
-Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.