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3 Days Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park 

Overview

The 3 days Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda is an ideal encounter for both nature lovers and explorers; the trip to Africa’s thickest forest is worth undertaking, upon leaving Uganda’s capital Kampala. The journey surpasses the equator where you will have a halt. You will have a life time opportunity to stand in two different hemispheres at the same time. After, you will have a lunch stop at Igongo cultural Center along Mbarara-Masaka road just 12km before the western capital, Mbarara town. The safari also includes the visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to trek the famous Mountain Gorillas. The park is a habitat to 400 out of the 880 Mountain Gorillas that are currently known to be thriving in the world.

The steep jungles of Bwindi avail an ideal challenging hike that is beyond the gorillas themselves. The hike through lush vegetation marked with well grown trees; characterized with rich undergrowth all come up together to make the park impenetrable. The park is notably the number one birding destination in Africa by the Africa Bird Club. More importantly is a legendary home of the Batwa community. These are noted to be the first inhabitants of the East African region. The combination of these makes the gorilla safari in Bwindi worth undertaking.

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Safari summary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Visit Uganda Equator

Day 2: Gorilla trekking safari and relax at the lodge in the evening

Day 3:  Transfer back to Kampala.

Safari Itinerary in Detail                                                             

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at the Uganda Equator

After the morning breakfast, you will drive from Kampala towards the west and have a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe 72km from Kampala to encounter the world’s main latitude and purchase African handicrafts and souvenirs and a thrilling cool photo session. There is also an amazing local water experiment that proves the earth split-up into two halves, the north and south spheres.

After this encounter, you will continue on the journey to Bwindi National Park driving past the pastoral lands of Ankole with impressive scenery and the views of cattle both long horned and Friesian grazing in this savannah rangeland. The views of Burchell’s Zebras and Impala straying from the adjacent Lake Mburo National Park may also be spotted as they graze along with the cows. Make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km to Mbarara town for a sumptuous traditional lunch exploring the local cuisine in entirety. After lunch, you continue on the drive arriving in Bwindi impenetrable national park in the evening for check in at your lodge, relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

Upmarket: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Standard: Bakiga Lodge

Basic: Broad bill Forest Camp

Day 2: Gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge

After an early morning breakfast you will be briefed by your ranger / tour guide and after start your gorilla trekking journey. You will enter into the amazing rain forest (gorilla sanctuary) as it offers an exciting, heavily forested and dense landscape interrupted by plenty of animal trails that provide access for tourists tracking these resident animals.

Mammals thriving here include majorly the endangered mountain gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, the rare golden monkey, black-fronted Duikers, bush bucks, leopards to mention but a few. However, the charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park, you will continue to the misty Bwindi forest in search of the world’s most sought after and endangered species. The trekking adventure takes you through impressive hikes exploring the attractive forest landscapes characterized by rugged terrain which makes it quite challenging to explore.

The time and track taken while looking for these beautiful primates varies according to their movements, “Remember they are also wild animals”. The duration of the activity may vary between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct contact with these unfamiliar creatures as they forage, socialize and make their joyous tactics with the frightening eyes of the Silverback. Once tracked, observing, spending time with and photographing these gentle, peaceful and shy apes is a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling life time memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again. Retire from this activity and relax at the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options:

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Standard: Bakiga Lodge

Basic: Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 3:  Transfer back to Kampala

After a warm cup of tea, undertake the journey of 537km back to Kampala, about 7 hours’ drive. The drive is quite long though impressive as you traverse the country side sceneries scattered with rural homesteads, cattle farms and extensive banana plantations. The en route small towns bustling with all kinds of local trade and informal businesses that will occupy your journey back to Kampala. Later you will have a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center.

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PLOT 1490, GAYAZA ROAD
OFF KUBBIRI ROUNDABOUT

KAMPALA UGANDA

What is included in this safari:

  • Gorilla permit
  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for scenic viewing
  • A professional English speaking Driver guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature

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