3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari over view
This 3 day Uganda Gorilla safari will take you Gorilla trekking in the lush impenetrable forest of Bwindi. Covering an area of 321 square kilometers, Bwindi impenetrable forest offers some of the best gorilla trekking safaris. With 12 habituated gorilla families, you will be able to experience the thrill of Gorilla trekking on your Uganda safari.
Bwindi impenetrable forest is home other primate species that can be seen during your trek. They include; baboons, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, L’hoist monkeys and many more. More to that Bwindi harbors 120 mammal species, over 300 butterfly species and an amazing 350 bird species.
Depending on the location of the gorilla families, gorilla trekking takes from 2-8 hours. This gorilla trekking safari offers amazing treks in the forest in search of these gentle giants. Enjoy the sounds and fresh air on your Uganda gorilla trekking safari.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari Detailed itinerary
Day 1: Depart Kampala for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
On the first day of our 3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari, we will have an early departure for Bwindi. We will drive along Masaka highway and stop at the equator for breakfast. This will give us the opportunity to take some photos at the equator and some experiments to show the different hemispheres.
After breakfast, we will continue on our journey through the scenic western Uganda region. In Kabale, we will stop for lunch as we enjoy the magnificent scenery of the hills. We will continue to Bwindi impenetrable where we will check into the lodge for the evening.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking.
After an early warm breakfast, we will head out to the park headquarters for briefing before gorilla trekking. In this briefing, we will been told more about the gorillas, their behaviors and the guidelines for a good gorilla trekking experience. We shall be assigned into groups for particular gorilla families.
With a walking stick in hand, we will venture into the forest in search of the gorilla families. The anxiety as you search for the gorillas will make your heart pump inside your chest. The sounds of the chirping birds make your Uganda Gorilla safari ever more memorable.
Upon contact with the gorillas, you will be amazed at their presence. You will get to spend an hour with them. In this 1 hour, you will be able to witness them in their natural element. You will see them play, eat and fart their way through the day.
Depending on the location of the gorilla families, this trekking can last between 2-8hours. After the gorilla trekking, we will return to the lodge for a relaxing evening. Visiting the indigenous people, the Batwa, is another activity that can be done in the evening.
Day 3: Depart for Kampala.
On the last day of your 3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari, we will have a late breakfast as we prepare to depart. We will check out of the lodge and depart Bwindi. The drive through Kabale will offer amazing views of the terraced hills. We will have lunch at the Igongo cultural center before proceeding to Kampala. The guide will drop you back to your hotel or airport in time for your flight.
This will mark the end of your 3 Day Uganda Gorilla safari.