3 Days

Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda

$2,100 per person

Overview

Best Travel Time: JAN – DEC

Experience the ultimate safari thrill on this Uganda Bwindi gorilla trekking experience. Trek into the luxuriant rainforest of Bwindi in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. Once found, spend up to an hour observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Words simply cannot do the gorilla trekking experience justice.

Highlights:
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • The idyllic Lake Bunyonyi Islands
  • Scenic views and sights
  • Stop at the center of the world – The equator

Itinerary

On this 3 Day Gorilla trekking safari Uganda, we’ll head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Start the 10 – 12 hour drive to Bwindi in the morning. Along the way to Bwindi, we’ll stop for photos at the Equator crossing and drive through the scenic western Uganda countryside. Arrive and settle in at your lodge as you prepare for your next days’ trek.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

On this 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. After briefing at 08:00 am, we'll head into the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. The rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.

We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe the gorillas play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and if we are lucky, we’ll get to watch the gorillas mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us unique insights into the life and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the uncanny similarities between gorillas and human beings and gorillas with whom we share 98% DNA. If we are lucky, we will experience the playfully exuberant energy of the juveniles who often skip from branch to branch and play with heightened enthusiasm when in the presence of humans.

After seeing the mountain gorillas, we'll break for a picnic lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the gorilla lodge.

After a long day’s trek, embark on a journey to the rejuvenating Islands of Bunyonyi. Enjoy dinner at the lakeside as you unwind by the lake shores at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, transfer back to Kampala with a stop-over at the Equator for photos. Have lunch and proceed on with your journey. Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala/Jinja in the evening hours.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

What To Carry

  • Passport copy
  • A good pair of trekking boots
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Rain coat
  • Trousers
  • Swimming costume
  • Small torch
  • Sun glasses
  • A hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellant
  • A good camera and a pair of keen eyes!
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