The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari to Bwindi can either start from Kigali in Rwanda or Entebbe in Uganda. For those who don't like driving long distances, the Kigali route is recommended because it is shorter. Visit Bwindi impenetrable national park in southwestern Uganda and enjoy the breathtaking gorilla trekking encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas. The park protects the highest number of mountain gorillas in the world as well as having the largest number of habituated gorilla groups.
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Ruhija Sector in Bwindi
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience
Day 3: Departure
Detailed Itinerary of the 3 days Uganda gorilla safari
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast transfer southwestwards to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, with a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch. Proceed to the park while viewing the natural beauty in this part of Uganda made up beautiful rolling hills as well the Volcanic summits of the Virunga ranges.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking and Cultural Walk
After an early breakfast proceed to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park rangers on how to go about the gorilla trekking exercise. Proceed for the memorable adventure as you trek through the impenetrable forest of Bwindi in search for the gentle giants. The gorilla trekking exercise may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Once you meet your allocated gorilla family, you will be allowed to spend at least an hour in their presence while watching them play, feed or rest while taking photographs. In the evening, you may go for a cultural walk in the nearby Batwa (Pygmies) community, where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture.
Day 3: Transfer to Kampala
Take your breakfast and embark on your journey back to Kampala with a stop-over at the equator for photography. Lunch en-route reaching late in the afternoon at your hotel for dinner and overnight or transfer straight to the airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions in this safari
• Gorilla Permits
• Park Entrance Fees
• Relevant Government Taxes
• Full Board Accommodation
• Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide
• Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
• Visa Fees
• Personal Insurance
• Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
Why go for the 3 days Uganda gorilla safari?
The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park is a comprehensive gorilla tracking tour. This tour allows you ample time to prepare for your gorilla trekking adventure and enough time to relax before embarking on your departure flight. The inclusion of a cultural experience with the amazing Batwa pygmies gives you a complete package of both wildlife and human experience in this part of the word. With over 20 habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi, this 3 days Uganda gorilla safari gives you a guarantee to meet at least one of them in their natural habitat.
Some of the habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi include Mubare, Habinyanja, Nkuringo, Rushegura, Nshongi, Bweza, Mishaya, Busingye, Christmas, Kutu, Katwe, Muyambi, Bitukura, Oruzogo, Mukiza, Kyaguliro, Mucungunzi and Rwigi gorilla family. Bikyingi and Bushaho gorilla families are some of the new groups that have completed undergoing the habituation process. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest requires one to buy a permit at $800 for foreign non residents, $700 for foreign residents and UGX 300,000 for East African citizens.
What else to do and see in Bwindi
The other activities to do in Bwindi forest include gorilla habituation experience done in Rushaga sector at $1,500 allowing you to spend four hours with the wild gorillas. You can also visit the batwa communities for a cultural experience. Nature/forest walk is also a relaxing experience for anyone visiting Bwindi forest. Bwindi has also got a variety of bird species within the forest for viewing including Albertine Rift endemics.
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