3 days trekking in Uganda

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This safari starts and ends in Kampala. The gorilla safari will take you Bwindi Impenetrable National park where you will be able to track the endangered mountain Gorillas. This national park recently has got over 800 mountain gorilla species and the rest are found in Volcanoes national park of Rwanda and Virunga National park of DRC. Searching for these beautiful species is so non-violent and imposing and this has fully remained the best wildlife experience in the wild. Bwindi forest has also got many habituated gorilla families that live in the denser part. Trekking of these mountain gorillas is a very tough activity can include trekking into the muddy steep hillsides for many hours as you search for these giants. You will encounter many other primates along your trek as well as many bird species.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest

Day 3: Enjoy a cultural tour & Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Bwindi

The company guide will meet you and pick you up from the hotel where you will be staying and then will drive you to Bwindi national park which is found in the south western part of Uganda. Have a stopover at the Royal drum makers as well as at the equator. After, drive to Mbarara where you will have lunch and then continue to the park where you will check in at the lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Gorilla Resort Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range: Nkuringo Gorilla camp/ Gorilla Nest Camp

Budget: Bwindi View Bandas/ Bwindi travellers Motel Butogota

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest

Wake up so early in the morning and proceed to the park headquarters to have a briefing about the dos and the don’ts of tracking the mountain gorillas. After, the rangers will lead you to start your search for these wonderful gentle giants. The walk can sometimes be so tough and requires someone who is strong enough. The trackers are also advisable to carry the rain coats as well as the boots since the weather is always unpredictable. There are also potters who carry the luggage on behalf of the guests at a small cost. Once you come face to face with these gorillas, the rangers will also guide you on how to handle them most especially by giving them a 6 meter distance as you play around with them. It’s also not so easy to predict the time to be taken while trekking and this will mainly depend on the location of some families since some stay really far from the headquarters. But this takes about 2 to 8 hours to come into contact with them and the rangers will also be there to guide you. This trek is also active and needs someone who is physically fit. After the trek, you will return to the lodge for dinner and relaxation in late afternoon.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Gorilla Resort Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range: Nkuringo Gorilla camp/ Gorilla Nest Camp

Budget: Bwindi View Bandas/ Bwindi travellers Motel Butogota

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 3: Enjoy a cultural tour & Departure

Have breakfast and then you will have a visit to the local communities before your departure back to Kampala. You have lunch in Mbarara town and then reach Kampala in the evening.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

Gorilla trekking permits

full board accommodation,

Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,

All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,

Bottled water while on safari,

Transport

Tour Exclusions

Kigali hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),

Tips,

Laundry services,

Beverages/ drinks,

international flights,

Visas,

Items of a personal nature,

Optional activities in the itinerary

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English
Included in price: meals,transport,accommondation,permits and pickup
Not Included in price: personal laundry
Additional Information: reminding to pay gorilla permits in time for preparation
Refund policy : no refund if booking is made
Cancellations : free cancellation before booking is made
Availability : yearly