3 Days: Uganda Gorilla Safari
On this 3-day Bwindi gorilla trekking tour in Uganda, you will visit Bwindi Forest Park. Trek through thick, untouched forest, rich with rare wildlife, and get up close with the endangered mountain gorillas. Coming face to face with a silverback gorilla is one of the top rated wildlife experiences in the world.
Bwindi Forest National Park harbors nearly half of the remaining mountain gorillas and has 12 habituated groups that are accessible on this gorilla trek safari.
Bwindi gorilla trekking tour highlights
Road trip to Bwindi National Park
Gorilla trekking tour
Stop at the Uganda Equator
Itinerary for the 3 Days: Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Have an early breakfast and depart for Bwindi National Park at 7am, driving southwards for close to 7 hours before arriving at your accommodation, which is situated just outside of the park. Lunch is en-route, in Mbarara town at Ajip Motel. Relax away the evening whilst enjoying the magnificent vistas of the beautiful landscape. You’ll have dinner and spend the night at the lodge.
Journey Time 7 hours
Accommodation Buhoma Lodge (luxury), Silveback Lodge (mid-range), Buhoma Community Rest Camp (budget)
Meal Plan Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi forest
Another early breakfast, pick up your packed lunch from the lodge, bring plenty of water, and transfer to the briefing point by 7:30am. You will be assigned a gorilla group, meet the ranger guide for briefing, and, from there, transfer to the starting point for the trek into the forest. The gorillas are located in different places across the forest, so the time taken to find one group varies from another. You are allowed no more than one hour to observe these gentle giants, after which you return to meet the driver-guide and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and rest.
Meal Plan Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Return to Kampala
After breakfast, check out and leave for Kampala. You will make a stop in Mbarara Town for lunch and another stop at the Uganda Equator.
Journey Time 7 hours
Accommodation Not included
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch
Park entry fees at Queen Elizabeth
Park ranger fees
Relevant government taxes
Full board accommodation
Full-time English-speaking driver/guide
Airport transfers, if you are departing on the day your safari ends
Personal expenses (i.e., drinks, tips)