Uganda Gorilla Trekking
The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is a magical journey. this is an African safari tour into the isolated jungles of East Africa. this Uganda gorilla safari promises you an experience like no other. This is a Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
You will be sitting among a family of wild mountain gorillas. this is deep in the misty jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The experience is magical; nothing can ever prepare you for such an experience.
Enjoy the sheer beauty, brawn and soulful brown eyes of the mountain gorillas. Look at their human-like expressions or their extraordinary gentle demeanor. One hour with these gentle creatures is all it takes to change your whole life’s experience.
This Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is a budget safari in Uganda. It is to allow every traveler spend time with the endangered mountain gorillas.
About the 3 day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
This Uganda Gorilla trekking Safari is a short safari tour that starts and ends in Kampala. This African safari tour in Uganda takes you on a tour to trek the largest apes, the gorillas.
On this Uganda gorilla trekking safari goes to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Park is home to more than half the word population of mountain gorillas. The main attraction in this Uganda Safari is the Mountain Gorilla Trekking. The gorilla is the largest primates on earth.
Besides the Gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates. They include the red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others.
Bwindi forest is also home to 120 mammals, 51 reptiles and 310 butterfly species. There are 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species and 104 fern species.
Bwindi is also home to over 1000 flowering plants. There are also well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the Turacos!
It is important to note that your accommodation location is not fixed. This depends on the availability of gorilla permits. This is at the time of payment, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Highlights
- Great landscape
- Stop at the Equator
- Cultural Experience
- Gorilla Trekking
- Western Rift Valley
Detailed 3 day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Meet and greet by Uganda safari representative. This will be at your Kampala hotel or the Entebbe Airport. This morning your 3 day Uganda gorilla trekking safari will start with a briefing. With your luggage on the van, leave from Kampala early morning.
Your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari will proceed south-west driving through Kampala. You will stop at the Equator for some photo moments and in Mbarara for lunch.
Proceed with the drive that takes you through Savannah grasslands. Take note of the banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle. The cattles have some amazing incredible long curving horns.
You will ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa". The area is famous for terraced farming and mountain scenery to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
You will arrive in time for dinner and overnight at Nshongi Gorilla Resort.
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is in the Southwestern part of Uganda. this is on the border of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is habitat to more than 350 mountain gorillas. They today are perhaps the most remarkable animals found on the African continent.
The park has approximately 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species. The main tourist activity within the Bwindi Forest is Gorilla trekking.
There are and there are 5 section today available for tourists to trek daily. This include 11 gorilla family groups to spread between Bwindi and Mgahinga in Uganda.
Bwindi has 163 tree species plus 100 different species of ferns all recorded here. This park is among the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bwindi National Park is under the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a government organization.
Day 2: Uganda Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi Forest
Early morning entry into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is in preparation for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Bwindi Forest is an equatorial rain forest. The forest is spectacular offering a dramatic, forested landscape. The forest is dense, but crisscrossed by many wildlife trails allowing access.
Mammals recorded include the endangered Uganda Mountain Gorilla, rare golden monkey and buffalo. Others are elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and others.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain vary quite a lot. It is according to the movements of the marvellous primates.
The thrill of spending time and observing the mountain gorillas is a rare. this is a moving, awesome and exciting adventure.
The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal. It is thus an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them. This is as they interact the others.
Those that are not going for the Uganda mountain gorilla safaris have alternative activities. Children under the age of 15 and the those with air borne diseases aren't allowed to trek. As an alternative, they will have community walk to observe traditional.
Dinner and overnight will be at Nshongi Gorilla Resort.
Day 3: Departure - Bwindi - Kampala
This will be the last day of your 3-day Uganda gorilla trekking safari. You will start the day by waking up to your breakfast. With all your bags in the safari van you will drive back. This is a journey to Kampala with a stopover for lunch en-route.
You will make a stop at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted. They use methods passed down through the generations. You will end your Uganda gorilla trekking safari with a drop of at your hotel in Kampala.
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3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Cost
Included in 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Cost
- Ground Transportation whilst on safari in a private 4WD vehicle + fuel.
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or similar.
- Meals as per aforesaid meal plan.
- Activities as stipulated in the safari program.
- Services of our English-speaking driver/guide.
- Meet & Greet Services.
- 1 x Gorilla tracking permit per person.
- Bottled drinking water whilst on safari.
- All Airport transfers
- Lots of fun in the African sun!!!
Not Included in 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Cost
- Flights, visas and airport tax
- Personal travel insurance
- Lunches/meals not specified
- Optional extras
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
What to Carry on 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari?
- light and heavy clothing
- Long sleeved shirt
- Insect repellant
- sun glasses
- Sun screen
- comfortable hiking shoes