3 Day Gorilla Tour

Welcome to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your 3 days Uganda gorilla tracking adventure offers you a chance to track the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a home to over 400 of these critically endangered apes while in their natural habitat. Bwindi National Park covers an area of 331 square kilometers and lies in the south-western side of Uganda.

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda

This park features afro montane lowland forest whose existence dates back the ice age.  Besides the rare mountain gorillas, Bwindi also offers refuge to numerous species some of which include over 163 tree species, 140 fern, 16 flora species that are restricted to southwestern Uganda, 300 avian species, seven diurnal primates, more than 120 mammal species and 202 species of butterflies as well as the rare L’Hoests monkeys, chimpanzees and many more. Gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is conducted in 4 (four) areas of Buhoma sector that features 3 habituated groups (Mubare, Rushegura and Habinyanja), Ruhija region (Oruzogo, Bitukura and Kyaguriro), Rushaga that features 5 groups of Mishaya, Bweza, Busingye, Kahungye, Nshongi) and Nkuringo group that features only Nkuringo.

Safari highlights
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi National Park
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Return to Kampala

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi National Park

You will have breakfast early in the morning in your respective hotel and after you will be transferred to Bwindi National Park about 8-10 hours, approximately 527 kilometers’ drive. You will embark on Kampala-Mbarara route where you will have a stopover at Equator crossing at Kayabwe for photo taking and traditional lunch at Igongo cultural center. After, you will set off to Bwindi National Park and up on arrival, you have dinner and night stay over at Chameleon Hill Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, or Broadbill Forest Camp.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will gather plus other visitors at the park headquarters for early morning briefing on how you should behave while in the forest. After, you will set off to the forest to look out for the gorilla family that will be assigned to you by the park official to track in a group of eight (8) visitors. You will hike for about 1 to 8 hours and only one hour is given to you to have a face to face encounter with these unique creatures while they are in their natural habitat.

While with these rare species, you explore about their behavior, take as many photos as you can for memories. However make sure that you maintain a distance of 7 to 8 meters away from the gorillas at all times. After, you will return to lodge for a short rest and later set off for an afternoon visit to Batwa community where you will have a chance to enjoy traditional songs and dancing styles. After, you will retreat to your respective for dinner and night stay as on day 1.

Day 3: Return to Entebbe

Following breakfast in the morning, you will set off to Kampala/Entebbe. You will go via the spectacular Kigezi highlands prior proceeding to southwestern to Ntungamo. You will have a stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch and photo taking and then proceed to Kampala/Entebbe which will mark the end of your 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda.

Safari highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Stop over at Equator
  • Bottle of water
  • Transport (Tour vehicle, driver guide, fuel)
  • Visit to the tourist sites en-route
  • Accommodation for 2 night and meals

Safari exclusion

  • Personal insurance
  • Souvenirs and other curios shop purchases
  • Visa fees
  • Phone bills, personal laundry and other personal expenditure
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guides, waitress, waiter