3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safarifrom
3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi National Park is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of Uganda. This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will bring you face to face with the massive giants of Bwindi – the mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south western part of Uganda covering an area of 321 km2 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The forest lies at an altitude between 1160 m -2607 m above sea level and is famous for being home to over 450 mountain gorillas. The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi National Park is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler to have a chance to spend time with the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. If you’re a luxury traveler, don’t be bounced off yet. This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi National Park offers the most remarkable wildlife encounter with Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The Impenetrable forest is home to half of all the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population with 19 Gorilla groups/families and still growing. The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi National Park trip gives you an opportunity of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and a chance to view some other attractions in the park like forest elephants on a very lucky day, for bird watchers it’s one of the most exciting destinations in the country with almost 360 species. This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi National Park can be tailor made to suit your style too.
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3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi National Park. This 3 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will bring you face to face with the massive giants of Bwindi – the mountain gorillas. The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of East Africa where you should expect an experience like no other. This 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking safari Tour is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler to have a chance to spend time with the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. If you’re a luxury traveler, don’t be bounced off yet.
This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour can be tailor made to suit your style too. This 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for which is known to possess more than half of all the remaining mountain Gorilla population in the world and as such, you can be sure your chances of seeing the Gorillas in Uganda will be at 99%. Kindly study the detailed 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari itinerary below and contact us for a quote or let us know if you wish to make any changes. Depending on the availability of gorilla permits at the time of your confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo. The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari tour is an adventure of a lifetime that no one can afford to miss. The 3 days gorilla trek Bwindi involves hiking and walking through the impenetrable forest as you enjoy an incredible diversity of flora and fauna.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour offers the most remarkable wildlife encounter with the rare Bwindi Mountain Gorillas in the remote Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park of southwestern Uganda. The Impenetrable forest is home to half of all the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population with 19 Gorilla groups/families and still growing. The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour and trekking in Bwindi through the thick forest is an opportunity to have the rare encounter of seeing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat and a chance to view some other attractions in the park.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour will take you for an exciting African safari passing through bananas and tea plantations, the rolling hills, seeing different small towns on this journey. The gorilla trek takes about 2 to 8 hours at any Uganda gorilla tours and the experience is worth it. The world’s best locations for spotting gorillas in the wild, and the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour supply’s you with the ultimate opportunity to visit one of the country’s prime gorilla spotting locations.
This 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will bring you face to face with the massive giants of Bwindi – the mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south western part of Uganda covering an area of 321 km2 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The forest lies at an altitude between 1160 m -2607 m above sea level and is famous for being home to over 450 mountain gorillas.
Bwindi is home to half the world’s remaining population of critically endangered mountain gorilla. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.
- Airport transfers
- Transport in an air -conditioned safari-designed vehicle
- All park entrance fees
- Bottled mineral water while on safari
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Services of our professional driver/guide
- One Gorilla Permit
- International air transportation to and from Nairobi
- Masai Village
- Hot Air Balloon ride
- Christmas Supplements
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
Travel to Bwindi impenetrable forest for the Uganda gorilla trekking safari
Your day will start after an early breakfast and you will embark on your gorilla safari southwards to Bwindi impenetrable forest. The journey will offer you highway sights of rural and semi-urban Uganda with several fruit & vegetable markets along the roads, craft and drum makers and a stop at Uganda’s Equator monument where you will cross to the southern hemispheres. After the experience at the Equator, the drive will continue with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi with short bathroom stopovers and picture sessions of landscape and other attractions.
- Drive time – 8 hours
- Flight time – 1.5 hours
- Meal plan – lunch & Dinner
- Budget – Buhoma community rest camp
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest
Uganda gorilla Bwindi forest Today early morning your driver guide will pick you up from the lodge and transfer you to the briefing point at 7am before you start your gorilla trek at 8 am. On arrival at the briefing place, you will be welcomed and given seats until time of briefing as your driver guide registers you with the ranger on duty to be allocated for a gorilla family. You will eventually meet your ranger guide and start your gorilla trek in the jungles of Bwindi. We advise you to hire a porter to carry your day pack because sometimes the gorillas could be located a distance far from the start of your trek, they can also help push or pull you along the steep slippery paths in the forest.
Optional – afternoon community walk
Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transfer to Entebbe
Today you drive back to Kampala. Have lunch at the Equator and enjoy picture sessions in both the northern and southern hemispheres. This will mark the end of your lovely Uganda holiday.
Meal plan – Breakfast & Lunch
Buhoma community rest camp
Buhoma Community Rest Camp gives outdoor enthusiasts a taste of safari-style living and is an excellent base camp for gorilla trekking, as well as observing the many endemic bird species that inhabit the region.
This pleasant and well-kept camp provides guests several lodging options such as bandas, self-contained safari tents, dormitory style accommodations, and levelled terraces for those with camping equipment. The camp also has an open-fronted restaurant where guests can enjoy exceptional views of the magnificent forest canopy while dining on delicious meals prepared by local chefs using locally grown produce. There is also a fully stocked bar adjoining the restaurant for those individuals who want to relax and unwind.
While Buhoma Community Rest Camp hosts many gorilla trekking enthusiasts, there are a variety of other reasons to remain in Bwindi. The guided Community Village Walk is an excellent way to meet the locals and learn traditional ways of life; including that of the Batwa people.
All revenue earned from visiting guests transfers to the Buhoma Mukono community development association(BMCDA) and is then dispersed to local community projects such as Buhoma community primary school, Buhoma community high school, Buhoma gravity water flow scheme and the pineapple and vegetable growing project to mention but a few based on our mission.
Gorilla Permits and Passport:
You will be required to show your gorilla permit and passport at the hotel and park offices just before beginning your trek. Valid travel documents and a Visa are very important for any safari. Don’ t travel with a passport that is about to expire. Without the required travel documents, you will not be allowed in the country and to track the gorillas. Also ensure that you take the yellow fever shots and have the card.
It is very important to include hiking boots among the things to pack for gorilla trekking in Bwindi or other national parks. High quality hiking boots will ensure a better grip of the hilly and sometimes muddy terrain. Poor quality boots or plain sneakers could hurt your ankles. Always remember that gorilla trekking involves climbing steep hills in areas with high altitude. The trails can get muddy or slippery during the rainy season.
packing list for gorilla tracking Clothing:
When deciding on the clothes to pack for gorilla trekking, ensure you include water proof trousers, jackets, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, long socks and long trousers. The right clothing will help protect you from getting wet, sharp tree branches, the sun and insects/ants. Always tack in your trousers to your boots to prevent safari ants and other insects from entering your body. Other clothing to take into consideration while planning your gorilla tour are a pair of shorts for relaxation while back at the lodge and Pajamas for the cold nights. Also include long socks to cover your feet.
A Rain Jacket and sweater:
This is an essential item for packing especially during the wet season. Gorillas live in tropical rain forests and rain should be expected at any time regardless of the period of the year. A rain jacket should therefore be on top of your packing list even if you are planning to come in the so called dry season. The sweater will keep you warm during the cold evenings and mornings. The Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga are located in areas of high altitudes with several volcanoes on the horizon which release cold winds and mist.
What to pack for your gorilla trekking tour?
Garden gloves will help you hold trees, branches and other vegetation. The gloves will also protect your hands from scratches and insect bites. As we already noted earlier, the forest can get muddy and slippery. The gloves will help you hold tree branches when climbing or the ground in case you slide. Gloves are a must in any packing list for gorilla trekking.
These are not only important during gorilla trekking but also for general safaris in other national parks. The toiletries include like toilet paper in case you want to ease yourself during a long gorilla trek. Most hotels do not provide toothbrushes and pastes. You need to also come with your own sanitary pads (ladies), favorite shampoos, deodorants, hand sanitizers, shavers, hair conditioners, lip balm, wipes and lotions.