Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, 3 days

 3 Days Short Mountain Gorilla Trek in Uganda.

Uganda Mountain Gorilla trips at the  Impenetrable forest of Bwindi National Park which is situated in South Western Uganda. Mountain gorillas in Uganda are tracked in Bwindi on western Rift Valley edge.  Bwindi Forest Park is home to over half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas and gorilla tracking is the reason for one to visit Bwindi. More than 300 gorillas are staying in Bwindi in the different gorilla families. Tourist who visit Bwindi for gorilla trips are from all over the world.

The word Bwindi is in Lukyiga and it means darkness . While on a day hike in the marvelous forest of Bwindi  you will be able to know why it got the name Bwindi. It is from this point that you will reason out  why word Impenetrable is used for this forest of Bwindi. As you think of taking the Gorilla tour to Bwindi make sure that you are physically fit and you have eneough energy since the  gorilla tracking experience in this Impenetrable forest involves steep climbing.

A part from mountain gorilla trips in Bwindi, the park is a home of about 346 birds species and over 200 butterflies of different types.  There are 324 tree species here, 10 of which are found nowhere else in Uganda and some are medicinal trees.  This is truly a safari destination to Adventure and explore.  Since the mountain gorillas in this forest are among the few remaining in the world and they are habituated. Time spent with the gorillas is  limited  and one must have a gorilla tracking permit to track gorillas at a cost of $500 each.

The Uganda Gorilla Safari at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of tourists who come to Uganda among other destinations. Besides that, Uganda is a beautiful and safe country where one can track mountain gorillas in their peaceful and natural environment.

3 Day Bwindi Mountain Gorilla safari taking you at Bwindi Impenetrable gorilla Forest in Uganda

Day One:  Travel to Bwindi

Depart Kampala early morning for your gorilla trip at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park in Western Uganda. You will stop along the way for your lunch. The journey to Bwindi from Kampala is not boring, you will have a lot to spot feel free to stop your safari vehicle at any place, any time for your Uganda photographic safaris.

Visit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and see the gorillasExpect to reach at your Bwindi Lodging late afternoon.  Here you will have to choose your preferred type of lodging ranging from super Luxury to budget lodging and camping. Dinner and overnight at your Bwindi gorilla park lodging and relax getting ready for the Uganda Mountain Gorilla safari on day 2 ( next day ),  tonight you are spending a night in the Rainforest of Africa where mountain gorillas stay. Some times gorillas pay a visit to some of the camp sites within the park.

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhomma Lodge/Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge

Day Two: Gorilla tracking day in Uganda

This morning you will have breakfast served early and assemble at the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for your  briefing and meeting with park rangers who will lead escort you for your gorilla trek.

Then it is time off for your own jungle tracking in the mist experience. Tracking mountain gorillas through this magnificent and mysterious thick gorilla forest where there is a lot to spot out as you search for Mountain Gorillas.  The fauna and flora, bird species, mammals, butterflies, primates will be most beautiful and only enhance this very special day.

The Mountain gorilla trek can involve some serious hiking and climbing but you have the  chance to meet the Gentle Giants face to face, talking to them, observing them just a few meters from your group, take some photos  of mothers feeding their  babies, the gorillas doing their daily routine and you are there.  You will never see the mountain gorillas in any zoo, its only the Chimpanzees which are kept in the zoo like the Uganda Wildlife Education Center. Only in this small section of Africa where the remaining mountain gorillas are found and tracked in their nature environment.

After meeting the Gentle Giants it is time to  return  to the Bwindi headquarters.  Depending on your energy level, you may opt to go for a village walk. While on the walk, you will see and explorer traditional ways including   brewing of local beer from remedies made from the forest and Bananas.  There will be some traditional dancing and entertainment you may even take part in the dancing as you observe the ways of the local people and how they survive and it is worth your while to take the community tour.

Budget Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation:  Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhomma Lodge/Silver back Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation:  Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge

Day Three:  Travel back to Kampala

This will be your last day of your stay in Bwindi. It is breakfast-Checkout afterwards and start your journey back to Kampala. On the way we stop at Mbarara town for lunch, then on to the Equator for picture taking and a formative talk and continue our drive to Kampala reaching in the evening.

Safari Price-covers: Underground Transportation including fuel and English Speaking driver – guide, drinking Water in Vehicle, fees to the park, accommodations, game drives, boat cruises, and all meals.  The safari price excludes laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages and drinks, or any other purchases you might make while on safari with us.

 

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