The 3 days gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers the best fun-filled adventures and it is also the most affordable Safari in Uganda that can be undertaken by budget, mid-range or luxury travelers to Uganda with so far the best habituation prices.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been proudly named “The Ultimate Gorilla Experience,” because of its gorilla population. It is a stunning tour destination and also the world’s largest mountain gorilla population host situated in southwestern Uganda just at the edge of the rift valley. That alone makes it so far the best destination for mountain gorilla trekking in sub-Saharan Africa. It is recognized as a Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its diverse unique ecosystems.
Your 3 days gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi will explore you to the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest, it is not only covered with the great apes but also several scenic trails and a diverse number of species of mammals like chimpanzees, butterflies, amazing bird species, species of geckos, chameleons, frogs and lots of unique flora such as vines, mahogany, ferns, and bamboo plant species. It also home for the endemic giant forest fern
Transportation Options on your 3 days gorilla trekking safari.
- By road
Using a 4×4 vehicle from Entebbe international airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is approximately 499km which takes about 8 – 9 hours.
You can also use Kampala – Fortportal – Kasese via the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Ishasha for climbing lions then later connect to Rukungiri – Kihihi to Kanyantorogo then branch off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
- By air
Chartered planes can be booked from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip to Kihihi Airstrip. It is about1hr 49mins flight by Aero link to the Park.
After meeting your Uganda safari driver who will double as your guide, your Bwindi gorilla trekking safari will proceed with a scenic drive along the highway in your earlier preferred safari vehicle which provides stunning viewpoints as you journey through the beautiful regions and diverse landscape of Uganda while heading for the gorilla safari adventure. Bwindi forest park is the single mountain gorilla natural habitat with the highest population of the elusive species and a natural forest that rewards trekkers with lifelong jungle memories.
The 3 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda starts from Entebbe International Airport or Kampala, Uganda’s capital city and ends at the same destinations. From your specific destination, you will meet our Masai Mara Holidays guide ready to embrace you to the beautiful Pearl of Africa
- 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 6-8 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.
The best time of the year for gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is during the dry season months of June to August and December to February which makes it easy to walk through the trails. However, the dry season is the high peak season for gorilla safaris early booking is recommended.
Other activities on your 3 Days Bwindi gorilla trekking safari may include
- Cultural tours like visiting the community of the Batwa(pygmies)culture and learn how they used to light the fire using sticks.
- A chance to visit the Buhoma Kisizi waterfalls in the thick rainforest.
- A visit to Lake Bunyonyi which is the second deepest lake in Africa.
What to pack on your 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari.
- Jungle boots.
- Heavy jackets.
- Rain gears.
- Light clothes.
- Hand gloves in case of stinging insects.
- Head cap.
- Binoculars(optional) for bird watchers.
- Insect repellant.