3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of East Africa where you should expect an experience like no other. Being close to a family of endangered mountain gorillas in the deep misty jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is utterly magical; nothing can ever prepare you for such an experience – their sheer beauty, brawn and soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or their extraordinarily gentle demeanor. One hour with these gentle creatures – 60 minutes, is all it takes to change your whole life’s experience.

Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Pak

Our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari is one of the best and most popular Uganda Safaris that include tracking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  3 Days (2 Nights) Experience Great Adventure Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park begins with pre-trek briefing by officials from Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) who will take you through all the gorilla trekking rules and guidelines to ensure your gorilla trekking experience is a memorable one. Remember to come with your cameras so that you take the best photos as you encounter these gentle giants.

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Our guide/driver will pick you at 8:00 am from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala and take you on a 9 hour journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will make a first stopover at the Equator crossing for snacks, photography and a quick experiment that proves the existence of the Equator at that spot.
Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural Centre. This is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. You will make another stopover at Agip Motel in Mbarara town for lunch. After lunch, you will get back on the road and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, one of the lushest highland rain forests on Earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. You will arrive at the lodge in Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: (Lunch and Dinner).

Accommodation Options: Buhoma Lodge (High end facility), Engagi Safari Lodge (Mid range facility), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility).

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Begin the day with breakfast ready for Bwindi gorilla trekking in Uganda, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff, who will take you through all the dos an don’ts of tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc. You will be allocated a gorilla group and assigned tour guides who will lead you inside the jungle to see the mountain gorillas in Bwindi for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the mountain gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

Once you locate the gorillas, you will be allowed up to one hour with them as you watch them move up and about. This is the best time to take the best photos of these giant primates. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi may take between 2 and 6 hours depending on where the mountain gorillas spent the previous night, but it is well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. You will later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Accommodation Options: Buhoma Lodge (High end facility), Engagi Safari Lodge (Mid range facility), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility).

Day 3: Bwindi Forest – Kampala / Entebbe Out

After your morning breakfast, drive back to Kampala using Kasese – Fort Portal road via Queen Elizabeth National Park for en route game viewing. If you are lucky, you may spot the Elephants, Antelopes and the Warthogs. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mount Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal for lunch thereafter continue to Kampala/Entebbe to catch your evening flight back home.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch).

End of Safari on the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari.

Flying option from Bwindi to save you from long driving

NOTE: For visitors that cannot hold 9 hours drive from Bwindi back to Kampala or Entebbe, we have a flying option for only 2 hours you will be at Entebbe International Airport. We can fly you from either Kisoro airstrip or Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe

Flight schedules:

  • From Kisoro to Entebbe Departing 0910 arriving 1125
  • From Kihihi to Entebbe Departing 0945 arriving 1125
  • OR with an afternoon flight Departing 1405 arriving 1555

Let us know you choice option and we will book your return flight from the Gorilla land

Safari inclusions;

  • Accommodation while on safari
  • The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
  • 1 soft drink per meal i.e. a soda or mineral water at/during lunch and dinner,
  • Park entrance fees
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • Community visit
  • Ranger fees
  • Lots of fun in the African Sun
  • A visit to Igongo Cultural Village
  • Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.
  • Transportation by 4 WD safari van, Fuel expenses

Excluded in the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari are: Local and international flights, Airport transfers, Accommodation in Kampala (day prior to safari departure and on return from the safari), Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.