Our 3-day gorilla trekking safari offers the best thrilling adventures and it is also flexible to fit budget, mid-range or luxury travelers to Uganda with so far the best gorilla trekking and habituation prices.
3 Day Gorilla Trekking Safari Itinerary
- Day 1: Transfer or drive from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There will be a brief stop at the equator line for photography.
- Day 2: Undertake Mountain Gorilla trekking About 3-6 hours trekking time, with 7 other trekkers in a group and a maximum of 1 hour in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas.
- Day 3: Transfer/drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.
Day 1:Transfer or drive from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Have an early breakfast before setting off on your adventure from Entebbe international airport or Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari. A professional Uganda safari guide from Masai Mara Holidays will meet you for a transfer to the Park. For the almost 550km drive to Bwindi National Park, you will be driven on a 4×4 wheel safari vehicle on a fairly tarmacked road along Kampala- Masaka- Mbarara-Kabale highway.
Along Kampala – Masaka highway, there will be a stopover at the Equator line in Kayabwe for a photo moment and geographical experiments on how water swirls in opposite directions in the Northern and Southern hemispheres at the Equator line. Continuing to the southern hemisphere for your Uganda gorilla tour, you have lunch en route at Mbarara town. Driving further to western Uganda, the rolling terraced hills of kigezi highlands and the long-horned Ankole cattle are part of what will constitute your scenic drive. On arrival at your preferred accommodation facility, your driver-guide ensures check-in for dinner and a night’s rest at the hotel or lodge. This will mark the end of your first-day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi.
Drive Time: 8-10 hours
Day 2: Undertake Mountain Gorilla trekking About 6-8 hours of trekking time
This is your long-awaited day for the Uganda Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi forest. After early morning breakfast, your Masai Mara Holidays driver guide will pick you up from the accommodation facility for a drive to the gorilla trekking sector headquarters. At the headquarters, briefing on the tracking etiquette starts before 8:00 am local time. During the briefing, a total of 8 tourists are allocated a single gorilla family to trek according to fitness levels.
Each gorilla safari Uganda trekker then receives a trekking stick and heads to the jungle in company of the park rangers and guides, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is unpredictable because of the movement behaviors of the gorillas and therefore the activity lasts about 6-8 hours. These hours are spent in search of the gorillas however only 1 hour has spent the presence of these gentle giants. At the end of this memory-filled 1 hour, you return to the park headquarters where you receive a Uganda gorilla trekking tour certificate. Later after that, you meet with your safari driver-guide for a drive to your lodging facility.
Besides the gorillas, Bwindi forest is also rich in a variety of African civet and the African golden cats, butterflies, endemic bird species, monkeys such as the red-tailed, Le’host, blue and black and white colobus monkeys, forest hogs, duikers, flowering plant species such as the brown mahogany which is a threatened plant species in the Park and so much more which you will sight as you take your nature walks through the scenic trails of the mighty jungle while on your 3 gorilla trekking safari.
Day 3: Transfer/drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport
After a beautiful night in the foothills of the gorilla land, you embark on the road drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. You will have lunch en route and can purchase any craft materials at several souvenir shops along the way to always remind you of your Bwindi gorilla trekking safari. Our Masai Mara Holidays guide ensures you get to your preferred end of 3 days gorilla trekking safari destination safely.