3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking
This 3 days Uganda Gorilla Safari takes you to the Bwindi Impenetrable national park for a once in a lifetime gorilla trekking experience. You will also visit lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lake where you will have a canoe ride, and interact with the locals in the area. Book the 3 days uganda gorilla trekking tour.
Day 1 : Transfer from Kampala / Entebbe to Bwindi National Park
Our guide will pick you from your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe and your will embark on your 8-9 hour road trip to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park located in south western Uganda and home to half of the remaining mountain gorilla population in the world. Despite the fact that the journey seems long, it’s worthwhile as you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive across the rural countryside.
You will have stop over at Agip motel or Igongo cultural Centre in Mbarara for lunch then resume your journey to Bwindi. Check-in at your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Low Mid-range: Trekkers Tavern Cottages, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge
Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Buhoma Haven Lodge
Luxury: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mahogany Springs Lodge
Day 2 : Gorilla trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for briefing about the gorilla trekking rules after which you will be divided into groups of 8 and assigned to different gorilla families. Once this is done, you will begin your trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas. The gorilla trek lasts between one to eight hours before you meet the gorillas.
The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. After finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them before trekking back to the Park headquarter.
This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.
Later in the afternoon, you will transfer from Bwindi to lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest and most scenic lake dotted with several islands.
Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
Low Mid-range: Crater Bay Cottages, Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Mid-range: Bunyonyi Rock resort, Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi, Arcadia Cottages
Day 3: Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kampala
After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a boat ride on lake Bunyonyi in which you will sight several islands and also interact with the locals. Later you will transfer back to Kampala, stopping over for lunch in Mbarara and later at the equator.
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Package includes: Gorilla trekking Permits, Bunyonyi Visit, Accommodation and meals, Transport, a professional driver / guide, all activities on the itinerary.