Bwindi Gorilla Trekking 3 Days

Bwindi Gorilla trekking

Overview

Bwindi Gorilla trekking, Bwindi National park is the biggest national park inhabiting the mountain Gorillas in all the three countries that inhabit the only left Mountain Gorillas in the world. The park covers an area of 321 sq km its one of the oldest National parks in the world.

The park is located in the southwest part of Uganda; it’s best famous for mountain Gorillas. There about 800 mountain Gorillas inhabiting the national park, primates, birds, trees, antelopes and many more.

Bwindi is derived from a local word which means “darkness”, since the forest is gifted with streams of water, trees ,while trekking one requires physical fitness as there are a lot of steep mountains to climb .

The park also is a home to 12 habituated mountain Gorilla groups, primates such as chimpanzees, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, frogs, birds and many more.

Gorilla trekking takes 30 minutes to three quarters of the day which is worthy, this depends on the location of the mountain Gorillas where they last feed and nested, take note these are wild animals they keep on moving.

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Birding
  • Visit the Batwa Community

Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from the Guest House/Hotel in Entebbe/Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After an early cup of coffee.  Our guide will pick you up from your hotel/guest house for a short briefing about the entire 3 day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this early morning drive enables as to reach early as well as curb traffic jam.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have a stops at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long horned cattle’s grazing along the road side.

Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful sceneries of rolling hills and many more.

Arrive at your lodge check in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
ACCOMMODATION (optional):
Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours Drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
After early morning Breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30minutes to three quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals and many more. There muddy steep slopes your advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you be given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle there after return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded with a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge relax .in the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems and many more.

Note; Gorilla tracking in fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness in required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner
ACCOMMODATION (optional):
Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 3: Departure back to Kampala
Morning breakfast. Bid farewell to the lodge, with great memories of the giant mountain Gorillas, start off the journey through the amazing rolling hills, terraces, vegetations “Switzerland of Uganda”.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours’ Drive.

End of tour

Includes/ Excludes

Includes

  • Transportation in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari.
  • Meal plan as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking driver Guide.
  • Accommodation as mentioned above,
  • Fuel for the entire trip.
  • Drinking water in the Vehicle.
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day.

Excludes

  • Gorilla permit of USD600.00 per person per trek.
  • International Airfares
  • Ugandan Visa at Usd50 per person.
  • Expenses of person nature like Alcoholic drinks and wines.
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Porters

Accommodations

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.
Luxury Accommodation: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

ACTIVITIES
Gorilla Trekking / Bird Watching / Photography / Scenic Drive / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures / Safari

THEMES
Scenic Road Drive / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / The Wild

FEATURES
Mountain Gorillas, Jungles, Monkeys

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From US $485
per person (sharing)

  • Single room supplement $40 for a person willing to stay alone in a single room.
  • Price excludes Gorilla permit of $600.00 per person per trek.

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