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3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

With 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour, you will be guaranteed of a lifechanging wilderness experience. The short Uganda gorilla tour introduces you into the dense forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to experience the best of gorilla trekking. Trekking with Uganda mountain gorillas in the wild is without doubt an experience of a lifetime.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a premier gorilla trekking destination, sets the stage for your incredible adventure. This 331-square-kilometer national park is home to 20 fully habituated gorilla families, making it a sanctuary for these majestic creatures. During your tour, you will have the privilege of visiting one of these gorilla families in a sub-group of just eight people, ensuring an intimate and immersive experience.

Bwindi is divided into four distinct gorilla safari sectors, each offering its own unique charm. You can explore the Southern side, with the Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors, the Northern sector of Buhoma, and the Eastern region of Ruhija. Our 3-day tour will introduce you to the wonders of one of these sectors, providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with Uganda's mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Don't miss the chance to make unforgettable memories in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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tourists ready to trek the kyaguriro gorilla group of Ruhija sector in bwindi
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to destination – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: After a hefty breakfast, the first day of your 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour will be dedicated to traveling from Kampala to Bwindi National Park. Your long journey begins after briefing from the experienced guide and you will follow the Masaka-Mbarara route, 8-9 hours’ drive.

Expected stopover point include Uganda Equator located at Kayabwe. You have ample time to take pictures and in case time permits, perform a water experiment -determine the Southern & Northern hemispheres. You will continue with your journey to Igongo to have the best of local cuisines and drive up to Kabale to check in at wilderness lodge at Bwindi National Park.

Day 2: Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Experience Bwindi National Park

Wake up early, prepare and join others for an early morning breakfast. After, you will be expected to assemble at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offices where briefing on gorilla trekking rules will be conducted by the park official. Today being your day to visit gorillas, a single gorilla family will be allocated to you and you will set off in your group of 8pax.

Tracking with endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi takes about 2-6 hours. When you come across a group of these large apes, a maximum of 1 hour will be for you to enjoy a close encounter and taking pictures. After getting up close and personal with gorillas, expect to return to your superb accommodation for lunch, relaxation.

In the evening, there will be addition of guided cultural visit at the Batwa pygmies living adjacent at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Get to understand the distinct traditions, lifestyles, practices of the Batwa, the ancient hunting and gathering techniques they used while still in Bwindi Forest.

Day 3: Departure – End of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking tour

Breakfast will be served to you at the lodge and after, a pack of lunch will be provided then you get to your vehicle ready for a return journey to Kampala or Entebbe. En-route, Equator crossing will be your key area for a stopover and you will have ample time to take pictures, stretching or choose to visit Mpambire Drum Makers to observe how traditional drums are locally made.

Tour Overview

 3 Days

 Uganda

 Uganda

 Uganda Safaris & Tours 

What is Included

  • Accommodation (lodges, tents, or campsites)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Guided game drives and walks
  • Transportation (to and from the airport, and between lodges/campsites)
  • Bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Some lodges/campsites may also include laundry services and Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Visa and travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Optional activities (such as hot air balloon rides or cultural visits)
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs or spa treatments)
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