Rich 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari

Our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari overview:

Our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari is one of the best and most popular that include tracking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This 3 Days (2 Nights) Experience in 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.

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari
Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari Destinations:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park– Famous for the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas and a high number of Albertine Rift endemics.

Searching for gorillas or gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable Forest can be likened to an adventurous game of “hide and seek” in which the guides know where they were yesterday but must find their trail again today and follow it. To see gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable Forest can almost be guaranteed for those willing to hike one to four hours or more in search of them.

Each group of visitors is led by a park guide and other trackers and security guards into the dense Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Porters may be hired to carry lunch, drinks, etc. and to assist anyone who may wish to return early.

The search to see gorillas often involves climbing down into gullies, then pulling yourself up steep hills by holding onto vines and bamboo. Even though the pace is slow, you must be in good condition to keep up; the search may take you to altitudes of 3800 to over 6500 feet (1160–1982 m) or more. While this sounds difficult, almost anyone in good physical condition, without a heart problem, can do it.

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
  • Day 3: Bwindi Forest – Kampala / Entebbe Out

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

Flying option from Bwindi to save you from long driving

For visitors that cannot manage the long 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

Safari Trekking Gorillas in Uganda

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

Flying Safari to Gorillas

Let us know if you prefer to fly to and from the gorillas and we will book both your flights for you. Or if you want to fly for just one leg of the safari to see gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest or Mgahinga park, we can also make the necessary flight bookings for you.

If the 3 day Gorilla trekking safari is short for you and you might prefer a longer gorilla trekking Uganda Safari, check these options out as well:

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1 PERSON = 1695
2 PEOPLE = 1059
3 PEOPLE = 887
4 PEOPLE = 801
5 PEOPLE = 749
Single room supplement = US$121 (Does not apply to one person price)

Permits, Airline flights and Lodge Accommodation payments are mostly non-refundable. Because of this we will be required to take payment in full before we can confirm your booking. Payments can be made by international bank transfer to our $US account.

For conservation reasons, only a limited number of Gorilla Tracking Permits are available per day. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes but there may be some need for flexibility should permits not be available on the days you wish to travel.
Prices are based on a double room or twin-share basis. “Single Supplement” prices available on request

Please note that the rates mentioned are calculated with the current published UWA rates. The conservation fees of Uganda Wildlife Authority that we use are set prices for that run for a period of two years. Therefore, there is a possibility that UWA rates will increase which could affect fees for park entrance, ranger fees, chimpanzee permits and gorilla permits.

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Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
Stop at the Equator
Stop at Igongo cultural center to learn about Ankole Culture
Village walk in Bwindi to interact with the local community
Choice of flying back from Bwindi on a scheduled flight


DAY 1:


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 EXPERIENCE as you visit the Ankole museum and learn a bit about the Ankole History and culture. You will then later make another stopover at Agip Motel in Mbarara town for a lunch break. After the deserved break, you will get back on the road and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, You will arrive at the lodge in Bwindi forest 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 SAFARI Uganda

Begin the day with breakfast ready for gorilla trekking Uganda safari in Bwindi Forest, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) staff, the park guides will then take you through all the dos an don’ts of tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, picnic lunch, 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 see 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 visiting 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:

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 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari.


  • Accommodation while on safari.
  • The services of English speaking driver/guide.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Community visit.
  • A visit to Igongo Cultural Village.
  • Activities as per itinerary.
  • Transportation by 4 WD safari van plus Fuel expenses.
  • Excluded

    Local and international flights
    Airport transfers
    1 gorilla permits per person @ $700 each
    Accommodation in Kampala (day prior to safari departure and on return from the safari)
    Personal Travel insurance
    Visa Fees
    souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.

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