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Overview

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of East Africa where you should expect an experience like no other. (INTERESTED IN UGANDA GORILLA PERMITS AT $400?). Being close to a family of wild mountain gorillas in the deep misty jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is utterly magical; nothing can ever prepare you for such an experience – their sheer beauty, brawn and soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or their extraordinarily gentle demeanour. One hour with these gentle creatures – 60 minutes, is all it takes to change your whole life’s experience.

This 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveller to have a chance to spend time with the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. If you’re a luxury traveller, don’t be bounced off yet. This Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour can be tailor made to suit your style too. Enquire with the Encounter Africa Safaris’ team of experts to make sure you get your desired safari package – including the right accommodation, transportation, meals and gorilla permits.

NOTE: Depending on the availability of gorilla permits at the time of your confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.

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Highlights

  • Safari takes place in South Western Uganda.
  • Safari starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Track the mountain gorilla tracking and spend one hour with the selected family of gorillas
  • Countryside road trip in an open-sided 4×4 vehicle and  pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged at an extra cost

Things To Note before you book this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Safari is guided by the new normal post covid 19 SOPS
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: Transfer To Bwindi For the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Depart Entebbe/ Kampala for your first day of the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour. The drive time from Entebbe/Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in Southwestern Uganda is between 8-9 hours. Although it may seem quite a long drive, it is worth it because you get to enjoy the countryside scenery with some of the most beautiful landscapes ranging from plantations, hills, all the way to the Virunga massive. Just keep your cameras near you and your driver will definitely stop if you need him to, so that you can capture that beautiful moment. You will have an en-route stopover at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe for the photography and a simple experiment before you continue to Mbarara town for Lunch. After lunch, you will embark on your scenic drive to Bwindi NP or Kabale for overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included) Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park

After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park Headquarters for briefing and joining others for briefing before heading into the forest for your gorilla trek. This trek can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family on that particular day. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behaviour, taking photographs before you return to the Park Headquarters for your certificate that confirms that you have tracked gorillas in Uganda. Overnight stay at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge. Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge. Meals: All Meals Included Drinks: Drinking Water

DAY 3: Return To Kampala or Entebbe Airport

After your breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala or Entebbe for your post-tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Uganda on the last day of your tour. Since you will use the same route back, you will have another stop at the Equator crossing for photo moments, buying souvenirs or to just relax before continuing to Kampala/Entebbe. Main Destination: Entebbe Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Drinks: Mineral Water End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)
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