3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, Uganda Gorilla Tracking Tour, Gorilla Trekking, Gorilla Safari

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda Gorilla Safari will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for a memorable gorilla trekking safari and other escapades. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to more than half of the world’s mountain Gorilla populations that currently face extinction!

One fact to note is that these giant mountain Gorillas can only be found in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Besides Gorilla Trekking, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest park is ideal for other activities like bird watching, nature walks among others! With over 350 species of birds available in the park, over 160 species of trees, over 120 mammals, 27 frogs, 10 primate species, 220 butterflies.

This 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari Package includes; Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, other primates include; the black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, Blue Monkey, and many others!

Highlights of the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Travel from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Gorilla trekking and other primate tracking including; black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, baboons, blue monkeys, etc., and an option of birding too
  • Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe
Gorilla Trekking Safari

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi – 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari

Detailed 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, Uganda (Gorilla Tracking) Safari Uganda

Day 1 of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari (Gorilla Tracking): Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After the morning breakfast, by 7 am our Uganda tour guide will be ready to pick you up to transfer you from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Prior to setting off, our professional tour guide will brief you on how the journey is expected to be all along as you travel.

You will experience amazing sceneries and encounters along the journey; you may also have multiple stopovers at some points when you stop an amazing sight worth capturing!

You can also ask him about the gorilla tracking encounter just to prepare your mind before the experience. On the way, we will have a stopover at the equator, stretch with an optional experimental movement of water (clockwise and anticlockwise) between the south and Northern Hemisphere. You can also have a moment to take as many photos as possible at this point.

We can also have coffee/teacup at the equator and then proceed to Mbarara, nicknamed “the land of milk”, evidenced by the presence of the long-horned cattle along the way. This is where you will have a stopover for lunch. After lunch, we shall resume our journey, and the next stop should be at the lodge and check-in at the lodge which probably has to be close or in the Bwindi Forest

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Sanctuary Gorilla forest camp
  • Buhoma lodge
  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Mahogany Springs
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Rushanga Gorilla Camp
  • Gorilla Heights Lodge

Day 2 of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda (Gorilla Tracking): Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

This is the highlight of our trip Gorilla Trekking that every traveler is looking out to experience. After breakfast, you will be given a briefing at the park offices; this will impart you with prior knowledge on how to conduct yourself while out in the jungle before being guided in the forest by the park ranger guide. You will also be escorted by the touring police to protect you against any threats be it from forest Elephants, buffalos, and even wild Gorillas.

Trekking of the gorillas depends on how lucky you were on the family of the gorilla you were permitted to trek. After spotting your gorilla family, then you will be given an hour to spend with the family up close. After this, you will return back to your lodge for an overnight dinner!

Recommended Accommodation Facilities:

  • Sanctuary Gorilla forest camp
  • Buhoma lodge
  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Mahogany Springs
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Rushanga Gorilla Camp
  • Gorilla Heights Lodge

Day 3 of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari (Gorilla Tracking): Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala/Entebbe

After the morning breakfast, you check out of the lodge leaving Bwindi forest and we hit the road on our route back to Kampala. We get a hot lunch stop in Mbarara and then drive through Lake Mburo NationalPark for more adventure. On a lucky day, we can spot Zebras and Impalas, we can stop at Mpambire drum-making village on Masaka road for souvenirs then continue to Kampala!

What You Need on the 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari in Bwindi

Just like Rwenzori Mountain hiking, Gorilla trekking also requires specialized items when trekking the gorillas for effective and swift movements;

Water:

Gorilla trekking can be very tedious and you need to refill your “tank” as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.

Boots:

You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy as they will bring about a good deal of fulfillment.

Rain Jacket:

You are advised to carry rain jacket because it rains very often in Bwindi impenetrable forest.

Snack:

You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest

Trouser and shirts:

Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long-sleeved shirts are advised. This is to protect you from bruises and scratches from the undergrowth!

Socks:

You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.

Gloves:

You will need Garden gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves etc. and some can be thorny. Therefore, these gloves will do you a great deal to protect you from harm and body injuries!

Camera:

Carry a good camera (no flash) to capture this lifetime experience!

Background Information on the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda (Gorilla Tracking)

Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Bwindi is derived from the Runyakitara word “mubwindi” and means “a place full of darkness” this name comes from the extensive stands of bamboo interspersed amongst the larger forest hardwoods.

The presence of bamboo and thick undercover cover of ferns, vines, and other plants growth severely hinder direct access on foot to the forest. The forest is situated on the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (equivalent to 16 miles) north of the Virunga Mountains.

The forest is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth where half the world’s population of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas lives in their natural habitat. The forest has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSCO) as a world Heritage Site for its biological significanc.

The forest has been described as “raven by disputes and crosshatched by historical, political, biological boarders” by the researcher of Craig Stanford, co-director of the park’s Jane Goodall Research center. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was established was in 1991!

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This park is located in the Southwestern Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is on the edge of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, only a few kilometers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border and about 25 kilometers (16 mi) north of the Virunga Mountains.

It sits on land area of 321 square kilometers (124 sq. mi) of both Montane and lowland forest, it is accessible only by foot. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world Heritage Site for its biological significance.

Species diversity is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos, and many other different endangered animal species.

The park is highly endowed with large flora being among the most diverse forest in East Africa, with more than 1000 flowering plant species, including 163 species of trees and 104 plant species of ferns.

The northern (low elevation) sector has many species of Guineo-congolian flora, including two endangered species, the brown mahogany and Brazzeia longipedicellata. In particular area shares in the high levels of Endemism the Albertine Rift!

The park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbill and turacos. It is most notable for the 400 Bwindi Gorillas, half of the world’s population of endangered mountain Gorillas.

Habituated mountain gorillas’ groups are open to tourism in four different sectors of Buhoma, Ruhijja, Rushaga and the Nkuringo in the Districts of Kanungu, Kabaale and Kisoro respectively all under the management of Uganda Wildlife Authority.

NOTE:

Gorilla trekking best time to go in Uganda is usually in the dry seasons: December-January and June-August

The price for Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda is $700

Bwindi is a home to over 350 Gorillas, 350 bird species

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda (Gorilla Tracking) Inclusions and Exclusions

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari
  • End of the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Uganda (Gorilla Tracking)
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