3 Days Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari : A Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda gives visitors the chance to observe critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural environment. These giants are found in the densely forested regions of Uganda’s south-western Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Highlights of 3 Days Bwindi mountain gorilla trekking safari 

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking
Day 3: Transfer back to Bwindi impenetrable national park

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

The first day is spent traveling to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.You’ll meet your safari driver after breakfast at your Kampala or Entebbe hotel, receive a briefing on the safari, check out of your hotel, and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes approximately 8 to 9 hours. On the way, you will stop for lunch in Mbarara. Once you get to the park, you will check into your lodging, where you will also spend the night.

Accommodation is got from

Luxury: Bwindi lodge
Midrange: Haven Lodge
Budget: Buhoma community rest camp

Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking 

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari
Bwindi National Park

After a leisurely breakfast at your lodging, your safari guide will pick you up and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will get a lecture on the guidelines for mountain gorilla trekking at the park’s headquarters. On this Uganda mountain gorilla safari, you will also be divided into groups of eight and assigned a mountain gorilla family to hike with. Then, depending on the mountain gorillas’ movements and the knowledge of your ranger guide, you will enter the forests in search of mountain gorillas, which will take you between three and five hours. You will only be allowed to spend an hour with the gorillas after you locate them, studying their behavior and taking pictures so long as your flashlight is off. You will return to the park headquarters after an hour to pick up your trekking certificates before returning to your accommodation or taking a walk along a batwa trail to discover more about the batwa locals. You will eat dinner and spend the night at your lodge in the evening.

Day 3: Transfer back to Bwindi impenetrable national park 

After breakfast at the lodge, you will check out and travel back to Kampala with your safari guide. You will stop for lunch en route in Mbarara, and when you get there, you will be dropped off at either the Entebbe International Airport for your departing flight or at your Kampala residential hotel.

End of 3 days Bwindi mountain gorilla trekking safari 

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari includes

Gorilla tracking permit
Ground transport
Bottled water in the safari vehicle
Full board accommodation for two nights
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari exclusions

Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Tips to porters and driver/ guide
Insurance

More information about this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari & the Park.

Bwindi is one of Uganda’s most thrilling national parks, and you must visit it when on a safari there. On the basis of the remaining population in the globe, it is renowned for being the home to several mountain gorillas. There are currently about 750 gorillas left, with half of them living in Bwindi. Although they are rarely observed, other primates like chimpanzees are also present here. The same thing happens to other animal species, including antelopes and forest elephants. The park is situated in southwest Uganda, close to the Western Rift Valley’s escarpment.

When you have the chance to stroll through this forest, you will understand why it is called “Bwindi,” which translates to “darkness.” A magnificent creek runs through the forest, and as you hike into the dense forest, you’ll come across waterfalls as well. While physical fitness is not necessary for trekking, it is usually recommended because there are many steep slopes to climb when in search of these gentle giants. Nothing is more exhilarating and adventurous than going gorilla trekking, in my opinion.

In addition to the gorillas, visitors will also be able to witness other species in the park, including over 350 different bird species, tree species, butterfly species, and frog species, among others. If one is interested in gorilla habituation, each permit is $1500 per person. The cost of the gorilla trekking permit is $600 per person. Many people consider it a dream come true to go gorilla tracking in the magnificent Bwindi.

Bwindi National Park Birds

There are 350 different bird species in this area, although only 23 of them are native to the Albertine Rift, and another 14 are unknown to other Ugandan parks. Collared Apalis, Handsome Francolin, African Broadbill, Cinnamon Chested Bee Eater, and Western Green Tinkerbird are among the several birds that may be found here.

The Climate & Weather for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

The Parks’ elevation varies, ranging from 1,190 meters to 2,607 meters above sea level. However, more than 60% of the park is above 2000 meters above sea level. There are between 1,400mm and 1,900mm of yearly rainfall. Take note that March and April see the most precipitation.

The most remarkable and fascinating element of a Ugandan safari is undoubtedly gorilla trekking (tracking) in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. And as a result, Sir Winston Churchill was right when he referred to Uganda as “the pearl of Africa.” Because of the nation’s political stability, gorillas can be found in any part of the park.

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