3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari is one of the most booked Uganda safari tours. A 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari takes travelers to the great Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south western Uganda, a UNESCO world heritage site famous for hosting over half the total world population of mountain gorillas. Booking this 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking safari shall have you encountering these near human and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
This 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari is a Luxury/Mid-range Gorilla tracking photographic Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a gorilla trekking in Bwindi experience. The Safari Highlights of the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari include Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and a comprehensive Equator Experience.
Equipment to Bring
Essential gorilla trekking gear, Camera, Wide angle lens, 200+ mm lens, Tripod, Water proof protection for your equipment, spare batteries and a charger. Snap Uganda gives one set of complimentary photographic accessories that include a trip/nonopod, gimbal, cotton carrier and beanbag for each trip.
What to Bring for Gorilla Tracking/Essential Gorilla Trekking Gear
Good walking boots preferably waterproof, wet weather clothing and warm layers for the evenings – it gets cold and damp at this altitude. The sun is still fierce during the day – even when overcast – so be sure to still wear sunscreen and a sun hat. You may also want to bring waterproof bags to protect cameras and other equipment when hiking. Water and snacks will be provided.
Trip summary of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Equator experiment
Day 2: Gorilla tracking
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the best place in the world to track the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most diverse rainforests that dates back over 25,000 years hosting almost 400 species of plants. More famously, Bwindi’s “impenetrable forest” protects an estimated 463+ endangered Mountain Gorillas – roughly 50% of the world’s population. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known to have a rich fauna community in East Africa with over 120 mammal species making it only second in mammal numbers to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Apart from gorillas, there are 11 primate species in the park. They primates in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park include: Black-and-white colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys, baboons and chimps among many others. Other residents are: Forest Elephants and several species of antelopes. Of Bwindi’s 200 butterfly species, 42 are endemic to the Albertine Region. Out of around 350 species of birds, 23 bird species are Albertine Rift endemics.
Detailed Itinerary of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
On this 1st day of your 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari after an early breakfast, you shall be picked up by our safari driver guide. He shall brief you about your 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari and then proceed for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We make a stop at the Equator in Kayabwe to allow time for photographs and a polar water experiment. During the drive, you will see long-horned Ankole cattle, the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of the region, and beautiful panoramas that are part of the Kabale District. We have a lunch break en-route at Igongo Country Hotel. After, proceed with your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the late evening and check in at your lodge.
Meal plan (L, D)
Day 2: Gorilla tracking
Arise early in the morning, have breakfast and then drive to the park headquarters where they will brief you about how to track the Gorillas before you embark on your gorilla trekking adventure. Note that you have to be physically fit to undertake this activity and one is given one hour to interact with the primates. You will be led by the park rangers through the forest in a bid to see the great apes. On your way during gorilla trekking in Bwindi, you will might see other primates through the thick forest like the red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, baboons and various bird species which include the African green broadbill, White-tailed blue flycatcher, Brown-necked parrot, White-bellied Robin-chat and among others. This gorilla trekking adventure activity may take half a day or a full day depending on the location of the gorilla group and the terrain. After the gorilla trekking adventure, return to the lodge for relaxation.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala
On this last day of your 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, you shall have breakfast at the lodge and then proceed to check out. You shall then proceed for a transfer back to Kampala having lunch en route. Our driver guide will drop you at your hotel or airport if you have a late evening outbound flight.
Meal plan (B, L)
End of 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari
This is a private Photographic Safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of a maximum of 4 people per vehicle.
Transport in a 4×4 Safari Van
Services of an English speaking driver guide
Gorilla tracking permit
All park entry fees
Meals and accommodation
Drinking water in the Vehicle
Visa fees, Air ticket and tips for guides and porters
Note on accommodation
Depending on the location gorilla family you track, you will stay at Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury) or Silverback Lodge (Mid-range) in Buhoma. In the southern sector of Bwindi, you will stay at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Luxury) or at Rushaga Gorilla camp (Mid-range). This itinerary is based on a trip to Buhoma but can be adjusted according to the location of the gorilla family to be tracked.
Thank you for choosing Snap Uganda Tours. We will be pleased to hear your comments after the Photographic Safari.