4 Day Double Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda

This 4 Day double gorilla trek allows you enjoy the gorilla tracking experience twice in the Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. During the 4 day double gorilla trek, you will visit two sectors of bwindi and track two different mountain gorilla families and thus enjoy the ultimate gorilla trekking experience. Bwindi has four sectors, Buhoma, Nkuringo, Rushaga and Ruhija with a total of 14 habituated gorilla families. This tour will allow you visit two of the above sectors.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: First day of Gorilla tracking and and transfer to different sector

Day 3: Second day of Gorilla tracking in Bwindi, afternoon community visit and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Departure

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your driver / guide will pick you up from your hotel  in Kampala or Entebbe after you haveyou’re your early morning breakfast and embark on your journey to the Bwindi impenetrable forest for your 4 days double gorilla trekking tour. Along the way you will stop at the equator to take photographs and purchase some crafts, continue and have lunch in Mbarara. After lunch you will proceed with your journey as you will go through the beautiful scenery, rolling hills with terraces as you arrive in Kabale also called the Switzerland of Africa.  Check-in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Drive time: 9 hours with stops

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation Options:

Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla Haven Lodge, Trekkers Tervan Lodge or Broad Bill camp (budget)

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp, Crested Crane Bwindi Hotel (Mid-range)

Chameleon hill lodge, Mahogany springs lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Buhoma Lodge(Luxury)

Day 2: First  Gorilla trek and transfer to different sector

After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family.

Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.

Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas.

You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and there after transfer to a different sector of Bwindi where you will check-in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Note: Endeavor to carry enough drinking water, water proof camera, rain coats, hats, sunglasses, walking/hiking shoes, insect repellent, among others.

Day 3: Second Gorilla trek in Bwindi, afternoon community walk and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Just like the previous day, you will wake up very early and proceed to the park headquarters for your second gorilla trek. This time around you will trek a different gorilla family.

Later in the afternoon, you will have a community walk in which you will meet the batwa pygmies and learn about their culture.

After your community walk, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi which is home to 29 islands and a great place for birds; its waters are Bilharzia free and safe for swimming. You will have your dinner this side and Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options: Bunyonyi overland or crater bay (low mid-range) Bunyonyi Rock Resort(mid-range) Acadia cottages or Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge(luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4: Departure

Enjoy a delicious morning breakfast, and set out for a boat ride on lake Bunyonyi where you will go around various islands with sights of terraced hills, birds, and alike. Thereafter start off your journey to Kampala having lunch en-route reaching there late evening. Your guide will take you to your Kampala hotel or transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

End of Safari