3 Days gorilla trek Uganda gives visitors an insight into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, a thick covered canopy forest good for mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, birding, wildlife viewing as well as cultural exploration.
– Day 1: Pick up from Hotel in Entebbe / Kampala – Drive to Bwindi Forest NP
– Day 1: Tour can also be scheduled to start from Kigali with a Genocide memorial tour – Cross to Uganda to Bwindi national park
– Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Visit the Batwa Pygmies Homes
– Day 3: Return to Kampala and Departure
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Forest NP
After your morning breakfast, Ou company tour guide will be ready to start off your long drive to Bwindi Forest NP; driving south west, take in the beautiful scenery views of the Kigezi Highlands of kisoro district as you head to Lake Bunyonyi – a birders’ paradise. Proceed with your drive to Bwindi NP. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Jungle (Budget / Midrange,), Chameleon Hill / Mahogany springs (luxury).
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trek and Batwa Pygmies
Rise early, enjoy your breakfast and assemble at the park offices for morning briefing on the trekking guidelines before embarking on this wonderful expedition through the thick dense canopy forest of Bwindi. Usually, it takes about 30 minutes to several hours to encounter the mountain gorillas; but once got, enjoy an hour with them before retrieving to the starting point (for Certificates of Participation) before retrieving your lodge. Later in the afternoon, head out for the Batwa pgymies tour for a clearer understanding of their culture. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Jungle (Budget / Midrange,), Chameleon Hill / Mahogany springs (luxury).
Day 3: Return to Kampala and Departure
Enjoy your breakfast and get ready for your transfer back to Kampala; reaching in the evening for drop off at either a hotel or Entebbe International Airport for departure flight.
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A tour in Uganda offers you a safe, friendly country with plenty of wildlife unique to only Ugandan national parks. Gorilla trekking is the couture’s trade mark, and for all tourists who have taken park, a trek to the gorillas in Uganda is incomparable to any adventure- Its magical, emotional, wonderful.
Quick Guide on Bwindi National Park
Bwindi hosts the highest number of mountain gorillas in central and east Africa, with a total number of 13 habituated gorilla families / groups and 2 groups available for gorilla habituation in Rushaga sector of Bwindi forest. Bwindi impenetrable forest is home to numerous other wildlife which you may come across during your trek like forest elephant, chimps, monkeys.
When To Go
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi runs all your round with 2 seasonal discounts on gorilla permits. During the dry / peak seasons (December – March, June – October) permits go for $600 and in the low seasons (April, May and November) gorilla permits go for $450. Its advisable to book your trekking permit in advance.
All revenue collected from gorilla permit sales goes back into mountain gorilla conservation projects like medical, security, habitat protection research and its put to very good use looking at the current state of mountain gorillas
Chances of finding mountain gorillas are 100%, and if you don’t find them, you have a right to go back the next day for free!
The gorillas are habituated and hence, are very relaxed with human presence and keep doing their day to day activities without any threat from the visitors.
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