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3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Go gorilla trekking on this 3 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which brings 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.

Mgahinga gorilla national park is also open for gorilla trekking for the Nyakagezi gorilla family. The park is home to three volcanoes namely – Mt Gahinga, Mt Sabyinyo and Mt Muhabura. On your gorilla trekking experience, you will be guided by the ranger guide on location of the gorilla family.

Safari highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Photo session at the Equator

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi 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 stop over in Mbarara for lunch before proceeding to Bwindi with short bathroom stopovers and picture sessions of landscape and other attractions.

Alternatively, you will take a morning flight to Bwindi forest or Mgahinga gorilla national park. You will then be picked up from the airstrip and transferred to your hotel for relaxation in preparation for gorilla trekking. You have an option for an afternoon community experience.

Drive time – 8 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour and 50 minutes
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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi Lodge /Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Uganda

uganda gorilla bwindi forestGorilla trekking safari – 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. At the briefing point, the Uganda wildlife authority rangers will welcome you and given seats until time of briefing as your driver guide registers you with the ranger on duty to be allocated a gorilla family.

Eventually the ranger guide will share a short briefing about the experience in the park and how you should interact with nature and the people. You will then be allocated a gorilla family to trek after which you will start the walk into the forest. Depending on location of your gorilla family, you might need to drive to the trail head of the allocated gorilla family.

We advise you to hire a porter to carry your day pack because sometimes the gorillas could be located a distance from the start of your trek, they can also help push or pull you along the steep slippery paths in the forest.

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi Lodge /Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 3: 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.

Drive time – 8 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour and 50 minutes
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