- October 23, 2020
- Posted by: Ivan Taremwa
- Category: Blog
This 3 day Uganda gorilla and cycling safari is a short Uganda gorilla safari that sees you gorilla trekking in the Bwindi impenetrable forest. More so, you will get to enjoy a cycling safari taking in the amazing scenery of the rift valley. Bwindi impenetrable forest is home to over 400 mountain gorillas. With 4 gorilla trekking sectors, Bwindi is the prime location for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Trek through the lush green impenetrable forest in search of the gorillas in their natural habitat. This Uganda gorilla and cycling safari starts and ends in Kampala.
3 day Uganda gorilla and cycling safari highlights
- Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi
- Day 2 Gorilla trekking and cycling
- Day 3: Return to Kampala
3 day Uganda gorilla and cycling safari detailed itinerary
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
On the morning of your Uganda gorilla safari, you will be picked from your hotel or place of residence. After a short briefing, you will embark on your transfer to Bwindi. Our first stop will be at the equator. Here, we will have breakfast and take some photos at the equator monument. Proceed to Bwindi through Masaka, Mbarara, Ntungamo and Kabale. This drive is scenic giving you an insight on the lives of the local people. On arrival in Bwindi, you will check into the lodge and relax. The views and sounds of the misty forest are both soothing, spectacular and rewarding.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and cycling safari
Following an early breakfast, we will head to the park headquarters for a briefing. Here, we will be taken through the history of the park and conservation efforts. We will be briefed on the guidelines of gorilla trekking. You will be then be divided into groups of 8 to trek different gorilla families. With rangers and guides, you will head into the forest in search of these gorillas. On making contact, you will be amazed at the sight of these gentle giants. With your flashes disabled, you will take as many pictures and videos as you like. You will get to spend an hour observing them as they interact with each other, feed, play and groom.
You will return to the park headquarters for you gorilla trekking certificates before returning to the lodge. After a delicious lunch, you will get to relax and enjoy the views of the forests. Later in the afternoon, you will embark on a cycling safari in the scenic hills of Bwindi. With the loud cheers of children excited to see you, you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Kigezi region. After the cycling safari, you will return to the lodge for a relaxing evening.
Day 3: Return to Kampala.
On the last day of this 3 day Uganda gorilla and cycling safari, we will have a healthy breakfast, check out of the lodge and depart for Kampala. The scenic views of the forest and rolling hills of Kabale make the drive enjoyable. We will stop for lunch in Mbarara before proceeding to Kampala. The guide will drop you at your hotel or area of residence. This will mark the end of your 3 day Uganda gorilla and cycling safari