3 Day Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari – Uganda Holidays
On the 3 days of safari, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for Mountain Gorilla trekking. This safari starts from Entebbe in Kampala. Arriving at Entebbe international airport, our Safari guide will pick you from there and transfer you up to your hotel of residence either in Entebbe or Kampala city. It’s better to spend an overnight in Kampala such that early in the morning you can continue straight to Bwindi.
Day 1: From Kampala – to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Very early in the morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and meet your guide in parking, embark on the Safari vehicle and the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest starts via Kampala- Masaka- Mbarara highway. A stopover is included at the equator for a brief explanation about it, take photos, have a cup of coffee and snacks, and continue with the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Another stopover is in Mbarara to have your lunch and later proceed to the Park where you will arrive in the evening. Check-in at the lodge. Accommodation Options include: Budget: Ruhija Gorilla friends’ camp/Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Silver-back lodge, Luxury: Mahogany Springs/Chameleon Hill/Buhoma lodge
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
After morning breakfast, your guide will drive you up to the park offices for the short briefing which is often conducted before Mountain Gorilla Trekking. The briefing is meant to highlight trekkers on what to do and not to do while in the Jungle. Travellers are divided into groups of eight and each group is assigned to the Mountain Gorilla family.
After all that, the journey to the Jungle starts and after locating the Mountain Gorillas. You are allowed to stay in their presence for only one hour while seeing them playing, feeding, laughing, and more. You are advised to come along with packed food and water for drinking while in the Jungles. After one hour period, travellers start the journey back to the pack offices or lodge of stay for relaxation. Later in the afternoon, you can visit the Batwa people in their communities.
Day 3: Visit Lake Bunyonyi- Drive to Kampala
The next day you will check out and visit the nearby lake Bunyonyi for breathtaking boat rides. After that experience, you start the jaw-dropping journey through rolling hills back to Kampala. Stopover in Mbarara for lunch and later continue to Kampala for your return flight or night stay.
Mountain Gorilla permits.
Transport using 4×4 Safari Jeep.
English speaking Driver guide.